Feb 11 - Clubhouse Gibraltar Receives £30,000 Donation

Local businessman, Jimmy Attias, last Thursday presented a cheque for £30,000 to Clubhouse Gibraltar.

Clubhouse Gibraltar say it's the largest single donation by a private individual or entity the organisation has ever received.

A spokesperson said: "We are extremely grateful to Mr Attias for his generosity. The money will go towards funding our move to new premises, hopefully by June this year.  Since September 2013 Clubhouse has been operating from what were intended as temporary premises at 24 Wellington Front. The new Clubhouse at 304a Main Street is more spacious and will facilitate the further development of our work-based programme, that provides hope and opportunities for people with a history of mental illness to reach their full potential."

Clubhouse Gibraltar CEO Emily Adamberry Olivero said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Mr Attias to benefit from his commitment and generosity to support people who are affected by mental health problems. His donation will go a long way towards providing the type of environment that can help individuals recover from severe mental illness and lead personally satisfying lives.

Jimmy Attias said: “I am very pleased to be able to support Clubhouse Gibraltar, an organisation that provides invaluable assistance to people with a history of mental illness and helps them regain their lives by building up their confidence and self-esteem. I hope there will be many more donations like this in the weeks and months to come.”