The Minister for Culture, Steven Linares, yesterday presented cheques on behalf of the Self Determination for Gibraltar Group to the value of £8,200.

These funds are 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 pertinent 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
  • Lions Club of Gibraltar
  • Psychological Support Group
  • 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:

Patio Competition

1st : Ross House, Alameda Estate

Shop Window

1st Prize – Knew Marketing Ltd - Khubchands

2nd Prize – Early Learning Centre

3rd prize – Saverland

Patio Competition 1st Prize, Ross House Alameda Estate

Shop Window 1st Prize – Knew Marketing Ltd - Khubchands

Shop Window 2nd Prize – Early Learning Centre

Shop Window 3rd prize – Saverland