The Rotary Club of Gibraltar has been helping your community over many years and continues to do so to this day.Rotary Day, 23 February, will mark close to a year of responding to the pandemic emergency. It has been an extremely difficult year with two lockdowns in March 2020 and then again in January 2021 and many restrictions before and after. This has had a serious impact on our fundraising efforts.
In spite of these lockdowns and restrictions we have still been able to fund raise and donate to local charities. In November 2020 we had a Gin Tasting Event with all the rules followed such as social distancing and numbers gathered. We gave Easter eggs to the children of Rainbow Ward and Women in Need. We also presented Women in Need with a cheque for their Christmas festivities and presents for all the children. We held a raffle at Christmas for Nazareth House. Donations were also given to Cancer Relief Gibraltar and Action 4 Schools.
Together with Amcham, the Lions Club and Round Table we raised £9000 for Nazareth House to be able to provide over 350 food hampers to all those that needed them. Not forgetting the GHA and all the vital work all the staff have undertaken during these difficult times we presented them with a donation of £2500.The pandemic has meant learning new ways of keeping up to date with technology and so we have had many interesting meetings with other Rotary Clubs in the U.K. Finally, we even held a Music Quiz on 26th January 2021 by Zoom which was well attended and a lot of fun!
Our junior club Interact have also played their part in fund raising with two main activities both around Christmas.Firstly they held a Christmas card competition with the theme being ‘Christmas in Gibraltar’ and together with a local hotel who agreed to match the money raised held two Sunday afternoon Teas.
Rotary President, Jennifer Stentiford said “This pandemic has been difficult for us with many of our usual fund raising activities being cancelled but it has made us look at alternative ways and opportunities to fund raise for local charities and in some ways has brought us and other Clubs in U.K. closer than ever!”
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all local businesses, Organisations, Associations, Clubs (too many to name individually here) and to you the people, our local community, for your support over the many years. Without you we would not have been able to help so many local charities both here and internationally.
Rotary began 115 years ago with four business people who wanted to find ways of helping people. It is now worldwide and responding for the pandemic on all continents.
Our members have found that it is a truly rewarding experience to become involved with Rotary projects and help their community. Why not joins us!
If you are under 18 years and would like to know more about Interact or would like to join you can find out more on