Pageant organiser YDS is proud to announce that the Miss Gibraltar contestants have chosen to support the local charity GibSams.
The contestants all felt that that GibSams was providing a much-needed anonymous and confidential service for the whole community, on a volunteer basis, to help those with personal issues who might not reach out to friends and family.
YDS will be working with GibSams and the Miss Gibraltar contestants in the promotion of the services in various events during the lead up to the Miss Gibraltar show on 1st June 2019.
“I am delighted that the Miss Gibraltar contestants have chosen to support GibSams this year and it is good to know that these young women are conscious of the issues we are addressing and want to raise more awareness by using the Miss Gibraltar platform for a worthy cause,” said GibSams Chairwomen and Founder Marie Lou Guerrero.
The aim of GibSams this year is to spread the feeling of hope to all those who call or are in contact in anyway with the charity. The charity has big plans for 2019, with projects to increase its helpline hours, introduce other services such as a text messaging ‘chat’ line and other initiatives.
The charity raises awareness through their outreach campaign, with schools, young people and within the community.
GibSams listeners can help with a whole range of issues, such as breakdown in a relationship, bullying, loneliness, feelings of depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts or any other issue that is causing a person mental distress.
The charity’s free anonymous and confidential helpline #116123 is open Mondays to Fridays from 4pm to midnight and 7pm to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays
The GibSams aim to “get Gibraltar talking” with its motto being: “It’s OK not to be OK and it is OK to talk.”