Sep 17 - Charity Trek Success

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

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

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

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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