Presentation of Cheques - National Day 2017

21-Sep-2017


PRESS RELEASE

No: 552/2017

Date: 20th September 2017

Presentation of Cheques – National Day 2017

The Minister for Culture, the Hon Steven Linares, today presented cheques on behalf of the Self
Determination for Gibraltar Group to the value of £10,400. These funds were collected during the
Gibraltar Fair and National Day events and then shared amongst those charities that took part in
our annual festivities.

Minister Linares addressed representatives of the relevant charities and said: ‘Her Majesty’s
Government is indebted to those charities, as indeed we are to those non-charitable organisations
and volunteer groups, because it is thanks to their efforts and their support that Gibraltar is able
to enjoy a varied programme of entertainment during our annual festivities.

‘The staff at the Gibraltar Cultural Services worked very hard to co-ordinate the many events that
took place, but the charities, organisations and individuals who contributed to the outstanding
success of this year’s Gibraltar Fair, National Celebrations, National Day and its ancillary events
need to be thanked and acknowledged.’

Cheques were presented to: -
• Actions for Schools
• Gibraltar Girl Guides
• Lions Club of Gibraltar
• Psychological Support Group
• Shrine of Our Lady of Europe
• St John Ambulance
• Women’s Health Group

Awards were also presented for the Shop Window and Patio competitions. The top prizes were
awarded as follows:

Shop Window Competition

• 1st Prize Khubchands
• 2nd Prize The Cellar
• 3rd Prize Bassadone Motors
• Highly Commended Itek Design

Block and Patio Competition

• 1st Prize Mr & Mrs Brian Perez at Ross House, Alameda Estate
• Highly Commended Ross House, Alameda Estate
Picton House, Alameda Estate
Victoria House, Alameda Estate