Gibraltar Defence Police Officer, Sergeant Romany Cortes raised over £900 for five local charities in a recent charity Hair Cut. The chosen charities included Breast Cancer Support Group Gibraltar, Prostate Cancer Support Group Gibraltar, Baby Stepps, Karen Joaquin and Friends of Mount Alvernia.
Throughout this week, Rock Motors have placed a mobile showroom opposite the entrance to Morrison’s. On the second day of the event, Rock Motors donated £500 to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society which is the current Miss Gibraltar’s charity of choice. Shyanne Azzopardi has been helping to raise money for this charity for the past nine months.
Childline Gibraltar’s Education Team is hosting a Creative Media workshop during the Easter holidays, following the success of a similar course held last summer. Aimed at ages 12 and over, the aim of the workshop is to try to start creating some content on issues affecting young people to raise awareness about these topics.
This Saturday will mark the ninth edition of Earth Hour, which will see a twenty-four time zones across six continents band together for an hour, to ‘unify a global community bound by individual actions on climate’.
Participants will turn off all lights, or all unessential lights in their home or business for an hour, as from 8:30pm local time. Dr. Cortes is delighted to support Earth Hour once again and will turn the North Facing lights on the Rock, as well as the Moorish Castle lights, off for the whole weekend.
Trustee of the PJI Foundation, Peter Isola, and Genevieve Bossino, a member of the team at the firm ISOLAS responsible for the organisation and delivery, with others, of initiatives to raise funds for the Foundation, recently paid a visit to the new Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Day Care Centre to see for themselves the progress of works to complete the facility. Due to open by the summer, the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (‘GADS’) has been committed to raising funds for the project and has so far raised over £100,000 with the help of the local business and wider community. Its work is, however, far from over in this respect.