A 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.
Lawyer 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.”