Frank Grima and Sue Rossi tied the knot last month at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Valletta, followed by a reception at the Queen Victoria Pub in Valletta. Both well-known personalities in their own right, they first met 28 years ago at one of Mr Grima’s establishments when Ms Rossi was contracted to organise the launch of one of his new projects.

Sue Rossi with designers Charles and Ron and (below) with Claudia Calleja.Sue Rossi with designers Charles and Ron and (below) with Claudia Calleja.

They stayed in touch ever since but it was only seven years ago that they got romantically involved and officially became a couple. Being in the public eye, they decided to set an example and do something incredible during their wedding. So they donated all their wedding gifts to the Inspire Foundation, raising a significant amount of money that will go a long way in helping the foundation continue its mission.

“Both of us are always looking for people to help and causes to back. It’s something we both agree on,” Ms Rossi said. “We do this throughout the whole year and we help different organisations and individuals in need or those facing a difficult time.”

One of the couple’s friends, Clara Curmi, is an employee at the foundation. After speaking to Ms Rossi about the programmes and services the foundation offers, the couple decided to fundraise for the cause.

“Inspire believes we all have a right to equality and inclusion, and helps children and adults with disability to achieve this. As a couple, we both agree with this mission and fully support it, so we decided to help Inspire as much as we could,” said the couple.

“We were always sure our family and friends would appreciate this gesture. So we made our wishes clear on the invitation by asking for monetary donations for the foundation, even though everyone was free to do as they pleased.”

Ms Rossi’s brother, David Rossi, with the couple.Ms Rossi’s brother, David Rossi, with the couple.

From left: Jeff Francalanza, Alan Darmanin, Valentina Rossi, Carlo Gerada, Wayne Grech and Jean Zammit.From left: Jeff Francalanza, Alan Darmanin, Valentina Rossi, Carlo Gerada, Wayne Grech and Jean Zammit.

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