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Sep 27 - Linares Presents Gibraltar Fair and National Day Charity Funds

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linaresCulture 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.’

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Sep 20 - Childline Calls for Appropriate Adult Volunteers

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childlineIn 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.

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Sep 17 - Charity Trek Success

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vinets charity trekGenevieve 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.’

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Sep 16 - Charity Cyclists Receive Warm Welcome at Cancer Relief Centre

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cyclistsLate 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.

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Sep 20 - Cleaning Up the World Once More

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cutwTomorrow sees Gibraltar’s 9th participation in the inspiring global Clean up the World campaign.  CUTW Australia, founders of this great campaign say, “The estimated 35 million volunteers, who take part in Clean Up the World, are taking responsibility for the environment – and the effects are felt not only in the community in which they take place, but right across the planet. Our campaign theme - Our Place… Our Planet… Our Responsibility - highlights how local action – taken by every community and volunteer involved in a Clean Up the World activity – has a global impact.”

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Sep 16 - GCSE Results Party Raises Funds for AKIN Sierra Leone School Project

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akin Students of Westside School that recently hosted a GCSE results party, raised £500 for AKIN’s Sierra Leone school project, which involves the charity re-building and refurbishing schools and orphanages in Sierra Leone.

The group was made up of Kelly Balestrino, Aimee Balestrino, Anna Martinez, Mollie Lyons and Ainsley Howard. Jimmy Bruzon the project co-ordinator thanked the girls and congratulated them for taking the initiative of raising funds for needy students in Sierra Leone.

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Sep 06 - Jersey To Gibraltar Mammoth Bike Ride

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A team of three cyclists have set off on a gruelling cycle ride from Jersey to Gibraltar in support of cancer care charities including Jersey Hospice Care, Gibraltar Cancer Relief and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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Sep 06 - AKIN Music Festival Raffle Raises £1,000 for Sierra Leone Project

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akinA raffle was held this Wednesday, by the AKIN Sierra Leone Project, in aid of their on-going effort to build schools and orphanages in Sierra Leone. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Gibraltar Students Association. The raffle managed to raise £1,000, which will be used to provide a new set of latrines at the Kabala Amputee primary school. The winning ticket numbers were drawn by Gabriella Martinez, along with other members of the committee. The first prize of two Gibraltar Music Festival Tickets and one night’s accommodation at Hotel Barceló in Marbella was awarded to ticket number 178, belonging to Louise Mifsud.

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Sep 05 - Charity Trek to Raise Funds for Rainbow Ward and Great Ormond Street Hospital

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charityLawyer and former Government Minister Fabian Vinet and his wife Genevieve, a school teacher, are raising money for the Rainbow Ward at Saint Bernard’s Hospital and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. On Saturday 14th September they will be taking part in the ‘Thames Path Challenge’, a 50km non-stop endurance, against-the-clock trek which they aim to complete in about twelve hours.

Described as a test of physical and mental strength, the Walk starts at 8am near Putney Bridge and covers public footpaths and other terrain through Richmond, Kew, Twickenham, Hampton and Kingston, finishing at Runnymede. The charitable venture has been made possible thanks to the direct assistance of Lombard Odier & Cie (Gibraltar) Limited. “We are so grateful to Lombard Odier and its Senior Management for having financed all the logistics surrounded the Walk,” said Genevieve and Fabian. “Lombard Odier are in effect our Main Sponsors and their help really has been invaluable. It is thanks to their assistance that 100% of all other funds received will be donated to the charities.”

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