The seventh and final member of the Vine Trust Gibraltar work party team has returned home from Tanzania. Methodist Minister, Fidel Patron joined the other six work-party volunteers from Gibraltar to help on community projects near Moshi in northern Tanzania. During the two-week long trip the team worked on two schools, which are attended by a large number of orphans, and built a home for a disabled father and his family. As well as lending his support to the construction work, Fidel also opted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro during his trip.
Vine Trust Gibraltar’s six-strong volunteer work party have returned from their trip to northern Tanzania. During their two week stay in the African country, they helped to build a 3 roomed home for a disabled father and his family, helped to build a children’s home for 32 orphans who attend a nearby school and created a covered eating and play area at another school.
In an effort to celebrate the ability and talents of to Down’s Syndrome through Down’s Syndrome Awareness month,
With October covering Down’s Syndrome awareness month, retailer F&F, along with local photographer Bianca Baglietto, celebrated the abilities and talents of six year old Mara Mahtani through a photoshoot, during which Mara was able to wear a selection of new outfits given to her by F&F.
On Saturday 26 October, weather permitting; 46-year-old Richard Mayon-White will be unfurling the sails on Haskapa, a 6.5 metre mini transatlantic class yacht, and embarking on his ocean crossing with a difference. He’ll navigate through the Strait, sail south to follow the western coastline of Morocco and the Sahara, and then meet the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north. This famous line of latitude will then dictate his course for 4,000 miles, before reaching Fort Lauderdale around a month later.
On Friday, Acting Commissioner of Police Mr Ian McGrail on behalf of the Royal Gibraltar Police Charity Committee handed over a mobility scooter to Mr Avelino Segui a retired RGP Officer.
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