Staff and students from the Gibraltar College have donated £250 to the Prostate Cancer Support Group after staff members participated in Movember. The money was also collected from a weekly contribution by the Staff for dress-down Fridays as well as a collection from students.
Nov 25 - Public Urged to ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ This Christmas
In an effort to give back to elder members of the community who are less likely to receive a Christmas gift or visit this year, the Citizens Advice Bureau, in conjunction with the Ministry for Social Services have launched a campaign to collect Christmas presents for a collection of elderly members of the community.
Shane Smith, who works closely with the Gib Mission Africa project, is calling on locals who wish to carry out missionary work in Ethiopia Gambella. Groups would join Father Tesfaye in working with the poorest areas in Ethiopia, providing lessons on language, personal hygiene and the value of human life to members of the community.
Janice Zarb recently presented £4886 to Help for Heroes Co-ordinator WO1 Gary Mitchell following three charity events she organised. These included a Quiz Night at the Kiki Lounge, a Poker Night at the Three Owls and then a Group Sky Dive for 21 people in Seville.
In aid of Childline Gibraltar, Service Police Officer, Master-At-Arms Bobby Stokes will next week carry out a 24-hour charity walk in fancy dress. He is offering the chance to win a cash prize to those who donate £1 and can guess how far Bobby will walk over the 24 hour period. The person closest to his actual distance covered will win half of the total amount raised.
Nov 20 - Comedy for Africa – Bringing Some of the UK’s Headlining Comedy Acts to Gibraltar
Bringing some of Britain’s top names in comedy to Gibraltar, the Comedy for Africa event promises to both fill it’s audiences with violent bursts of laughter and raise funds for William Hill’s worth while Project for Africa charity as well as Gibraltar’s own Childline.
Four shows will be hosted at the John Mackintosh Hall on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of November. Acts include Archie Kelly, who made a name for himself in Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ playing Kenny ‘Dalgish’ Senior. Archie has since become a headlining act in a gamut of well know clubs around the UK, including Manchester’s ‘The Comedy Store’. Archie incorporates his Northern wit and razor sharp song parodies into his stand-up. He has formerly toured with Paddy McGuinness and Peter Kay.
Nov 20 - Rotary Club Donation After Philippines Disaster
Following the recent typhoon in the Philippines, the Rotary Club of Gibraltar has this week made a £2,000 donation to 'ShelterBox'. This is an international disaster relief charity specialising in emergency shelter provision for people in times of crisis.
The committee of Maroc Atlas held a darts stall at the Fair this summer where money was raised for two charities: Gibmission Africa and Special Olympics Gibraltar. Maroc Atlas is Gibraltar's only 4x4 Club, and was formed in 1994 as a Solidarity group taking supplies to children in the remotest parts of Morocco.