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24th May 2023, 16:52

GBC Open Day donates £166,500 to local charities

Published by GBC News

The GBC Open Day has donated £166,500 to local charities. The money was raised last year and led into the Open Day in December.

The Trust has also identified a surplus amount left over from 2021 and will be making further donations and announcements later this year. 

This December, the Community managed to raise more than £160,000 through the GBC Open Day.

Every year, Registered Charities are invited to apply for a share of the community’s generosity. And the Open Day Trust has now selected eight beneficiaries who have received sizeable donations.

Cancer Relief which is celebrating its 40th year in Gibraltar has been awarded £50,000. Chairperson, Marisa Desoiza says the Charity would not be able to offer the range of services it does were it not for the generosity of the Community and the GBC Open Day. Just this last weekend, the charity held a Fun Day to thank the community for its support and generosity over the last forty years.

Another of the beneficiaries is Possibilities - The independent and privately run special educational needs support facility. It has received £45,000

For its part, Childline promises to use every pound of the £22,000 donation to bring the highest impact to support children and families.

And PAAMOA which has received £8,500 says it will use to continue providing classes for the older generation.

And The Special Needs Foundation, MBS WellBeing, CYE-CLE and the EV Foundation have also received donations.

GBCs CEO James Neish says the donations have been possible thanks to the generosity of the wider Community and James confirms that further donations will be made in the coming months with some money from the 2021 Open Day still not having been allocated.

He also thanks Gibraltar for its continued huge support of the GBC Open Day