Last year Childline Gibraltar received 781 calls to the Helpline and 21% of these were bullying related. A further 23% were abuse-related and it is important to note that most cases of abuse also involve some degree of bullying. The charity believes that this clearly demonstrates that bullying amongst young people is an issue in Gibraltar.
British Forces spouse Karen Marsh was so moved by the sight of a young wounded serviceman that she will be completing a 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp in aid of Help 4 Heroes.
Users of the Plater Youth Club recently held a fundraising raffle outside Morrisons, in order to raise funds for the club’s on-going programme of events. The prize, valued at £250.00 in gifts, vouchers and lottery tickets, went to lucky winner Adrienne Colombo with ticket number 072.
2013 proved to be yet another busy year for the RGP’s Charity Committee. Over £15000 was raised by its members throughout the year. A significant proportion of the funds were raised under the auspices of the annual Mini Olympiad held in October. This popular sporting event, held under the banner of ‘LOVE LIFE, LIVE SPORT’, brings together schoolchildren, Police Officers, teachers, sporting associations and parents alike.
Today the Association of Retired Police Officers handed over a mobility scooter to Mr Wilfred Charvetto a retired police officer. Mr Charvetto has undergone an operation to his right ankle and will be unable to walk for the next eight weeks.