Oct 08 - Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society Awareness Day
This Saturday, the Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society will host an awareness day, with stands to be manned in the Piazza, Casemates Square and opposite the Convent. The flag day will run from 10:30 am to 2:30pm with patients, carers and society supporters available to hand out leaflets and talk to individuals who wish to know more about the society or the condition.
Local Charity BabySTEPPs aims to lend support and care to new parents suffering bereavement following baby loss. The charity has this year raised over £10,000, earmarking 10% of this for research into pregnancy health. These funds have been donated the ‘RESCUE’ project, which studies the best way to treat women who are threatened with premature labour at a stage in pregnancy where delivery would mean that the baby could not survive.
Thanks to financial support provided by the Kusuma Trust, the charity partook in a 3-day training session with a senior member of UK charity SANDS, which deals with Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.
Oct 04 - A 20,000 KM Journey on a 125 cc Motorbike – London to Johannesburg for Help for Heroes
Former soldier, Will Moore has embarked on a 20,000-kilometre challenge that will see him travel from London to Johannesburg on a 125 cc motorbike. In an effort to raise money for injured war soldiers through the Help for Heroes charity.
Will embarked on his solo adventure last month and is currently well on his way to stopping off in Gibraltar, where he will take the ferry to Tangier and continue his journey through impoverished African countries, as well as a large chunk of the Sahara Desert.
Oct 01 - Government Condemns Spain's 'Hatred Against Gibraltarians' - Commissions Investigation into Spanish Incitement to Hatred
The Government has insisted that it takes a very serious view of the campaign of hostility against Gibraltar and its people, which continues in Spain.
This follows a series of irresponsible and untrue accusations made by Ministers and officials of the Spanish state against Gibraltar, which have in turn predictably been exaggerated further by certain sectors of the Spanish media and have now sparked off a climate of hatred against Gibraltarians.
On Saturday 5 October 2013 the Royal Gibraltar Police Charity Committee will hold a 12-hour static cycling marathon in conjunction with the up coming RGP Mini Olympiad. The event will start at 8am and run through to 8pm, outside Morrisons Supermarket.
Sep 27 - Linares Presents Gibraltar Fair and National Day Charity Funds
Culture Minister Steven Linares this morning presented cheques to the value of £7000 this morning to a number of charities involved in the Gibraltar Fair and National Day festivities. These included the Catholic Education Service, the Gibraltar Lions Club, the Psychological Support Group and St. John’s Ambulance.
Commenting on the matter, Minister Linares, who was accompanied by SDGG Chairman Dennis Matthews, noted that the charities provided the fair with a unique local flavour. He added, ‘Her Majesty’s Government is indebted to those charities and to other non-charitable organisations and volunteer groups, because of the variety and support they bring to our annual festivities.’
Sep 20 - Childline Calls for Appropriate Adult Volunteers
In an effort to provide more Appropriate Adults for local charity Childline Gibraltar, the team has been ‘training the trainers’. These adults include volunteers who make themselves available at all times to support vulnerable juveniles who have been detained by the police and whose parents or carers are not available. Appropriate Adults also assist with communication between the detained person and the police. It is important to stress that this service has been very much welcomed by the RGP and HM Customs. The Appropriate Adult role was first introduced under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, the principles of which have been adopted in Gibraltar.
Genevieve and Fabian Vinet successfully completed their 50-kilometer Thames Path Challenge Trek on Saturday. Despite having set themselves a target of completing the Walk within twelve hours, they managed to finish the entire Challenge in exactly 10 hours and 30 minutes.
‘The faster pace did come at a price,’ explains Fabian. ‘At around the 26km mark the pain set in and after stopping for lunch at the 29km point, I was literally almost unable to move and for a few minutes thought Genevieve would have to continue without me. Thankfully the painkillers and muscle-relaxant spray helped, as did the adrenaline and determination, and so we managed to soldier on.’
Sep 16 - Charity Cyclists Receive Warm Welcome at Cancer Relief Centre
Late last week cyclists Wayne Meenagh, Lee Vivian and Harry Meenagh received a heartening welcome at the Cancer Relief Centre as they completed their 5000 km charity cycle from the Artic Circle in Norway, to Gibraltar.
15-year-old Harry was greeted by a selection of peers from his school year. The team has so far raised £15,000 for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity based in the UK, the Jersey Hospice and Cancer Relief Gibraltar.