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.’
Tomorrow 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.”