June 25 - BabySTEPPs Welcome Budgetary Measures Supporting Young Families

BabySTEPPs welcome the Government's announcement of several budgetary measures to support young families. A spokesperson for the charity said:

 “The 50% increases in both the maternity grant and the nursery allowance will no doubt ease the financial burden for parents of young children. In addition, the new children's bond in the Gibraltar Savings Bank and the £500 deposit the Government have pledged for every new baby will assist parents wishing to set up savings schemes for their children. We are also very much encouraged to hear about the commitment towards ensuring friendlier working hours for public sector workers.

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June 21 - Gibraltar Team Help ADANA Dogs

Staff and volunteers at the ADANA kennels, in Estepona’s Pedregales Park, were delighted  to be joined by a team of young volunteers from Gibraltar.  The team, all of whom are employees of global insurance company AON, had volunteered to help to a much-needed clear-up job on the weeds and vegetation that had grown over the year in the dogs’ exercise runs.

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June 20 - BabySTEPPs Are STEPPing Out Into Main Street On Saturday

BabySTEPPs will be hosting their biggest event to date: Gibraltar’s first ever Pramathon. Vice-chairperson Louise says “a Pramathon is simply a charity walk WITH prams so we encourage all the family to come along with their buggies and take part in the event. This is a family event, and contrary to other charity walks, we invite all participants young and old to come along and “push” something along the way. Whether it’s a pram, a wheelchair, a toy car, a toy buggy or those tug-a-long toys, bring them with you on Saturday. Let’s make this a fun and memorable event”.

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June 10 - ‘Dress Down’ Day Raises Money For Cancer Relief Centre

dressBayside Comprehensive School recently held a ‘Dress Down’ day in aid of the Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief as part of the Operation Daffodil Bike Challenge which will start from Norway, just inside the Arctic Circle, and end in Gibraltar in August 2013.

Harry Meenagh, a student at Bayside School, will be cycling part of the journey with the team which includes his father, Wayne. In support of Harry’s efforts, nearly £600 was raised by Bayside students, money which will help fund the following services at the new Cancer Relief Centre:

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