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.
This Saturday, the Gibraltar Multiple Sclerosis Society will host an awareness day, with stands to be manned in the Piazza, Casemates Square and opposite the Convent. The flag day will run from 10:30 am to 2:30pm with patients, carers and society supporters available to hand out leaflets and talk to individuals who wish to know more about the society or the condition.
Local Charity BabySTEPPs aims to lend support and care to new parents suffering bereavement following baby loss. The charity has this year raised over £10,000, earmarking 10% of this for research into pregnancy health. These funds have been donated the ‘RESCUE’ project, which studies the best way to treat women who are threatened with premature labour at a stage in pregnancy where delivery would mean that the baby could not survive.
Thanks to financial support provided by the Kusuma Trust, the charity partook in a 3-day training session with a senior member of UK charity SANDS, which deals with Stillbirth and Neonatal Death.
Former soldier, Will Moore has embarked on a 20,000-kilometre challenge that will see him travel from London to Johannesburg on a 125 cc motorbike. In an effort to raise money for injured war soldiers through the Help for Heroes charity.
Will embarked on his solo adventure last month and is currently well on his way to stopping off in Gibraltar, where he will take the ferry to Tangier and continue his journey through impoverished African countries, as well as a large chunk of the Sahara Desert.