Maroua Kharbouch, Miss Gibraltar 2013, has presented a cheque for £500 to Daphne Alcantara, Chairperson of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Group.
Yesterday afternoon the Rainbow Ward at St. Bernard’s Hospital unveiled two brand new breastfeeding chairs that were purchased by the GHA with funds donated by Babystepps, the newly formed charity that focuses on pregnancy and early parenthood.
Director of nursing Freddie Pitto thanked Louise MacLaren and Francesca Cano of BabyStepps for their continued support. He insisted that their work with the GHA does not go unnoticed.
Childline’s Annual Treasure Hunt will this year take place on Friday 26th July. Teams will assemble at 6:30pm on that day at Le Bateau in Queensway Quay where there will be live music, raffles, a BBQ and a prize for the best dressed team. Groups can wear a fancy dress of their choice or “go French” with a beret, a striped top and a compulsory baguette!
This weekend, a tribute charity concert will be held in aid of local charity ‘Pathway Through Pain’. Local Teenager, Philip Diaz, passed away last year following a battle with terminal Cancer. Philip had become increasingly involved with the charity, which assists families who are experiencing financial troubles due to illness.
The concert, dubbed the ‘Big Up Diaz Tribute Charity Concert’, will feature performances by the Royal Gibraltar Regiment band, the Harmonics Choir, local act This Side Up and others.
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.