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.
Action 4 Schools was recently presented with a cheque for £1,000 by the Gibraltar Students Association. The funds were raised during Christmas by students at various functions and parties.
Childline is asking local companies to get involved in their annual week of raising awareness and funds, from 11th-15th March 2014. A Childline spokesperson commenting on the initiative said, 'the charity has a team available to visit your place of work to talk to you about our services and how you can help us end cruelty to children in Gibraltar, and we have corporate packs available to get you started.