• Miss Gibraltar contestants support GibSams

    Miss Gibraltar contestants support GibSams0

    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

  • Ocean Village fun day raises over £650 for GibSams

    Ocean Village fun day raises over £650 for GibSams0

    A “leprechaun family fun day” was held at Ocean Village in aid of GibSams Charity last Saturday. GibSams are the Gibraltar Samaritans who work within the local community to aid people who are distressed and in need of emotional support by providing an anonymous helpline for people to talk without prejudice. With St. Patrick being

  • Rock Radio launches charity drive

    Rock Radio launches charity drive0

    Rock Radio Action is a new fundraising initiative that will see the radio station raise more than £25,000 for local charities this year. The money will be raised through events, shows and challenges, with 40% of the final funds allocated to GibSams, another 40% going to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society. The rest of

  • GibSams sets out plans to expand

    GibSams sets out plans to expand0

    GibSams has set out to double its number of volunteers to 100 this year as the charity plans to extend its helpline hours and launch a ‘chat’ message service. This is part of the charity’s ambitious plans over the forthcoming year, which also includes further work on their ‘chatty café’ scheme for those feeling lonely

  • GibSams receives £30,000 boost from local businessman

    GibSams receives £30,000 boost from local businessman0

    Local businessman Jimmy Attias yesterday donated £30,000 to GibSams in a bid to help the charity create its new ‘chat service’. The donation is the “biggest” single donation the telephone helpline service has received since it was founded. GibSams will be creating a chat service whereby people can message rather than call the charity when

  • Kilimanjaro challenge raises awareness of mental health issues

    Kilimanjaro challenge raises awareness of mental health issues0

    A group of young people climbed Kilimanjaro last month to fundraise for GibSams and spread awareness of mental health. Known as Kilicrew, the team of six raised approximately £18,000. Back on the Rock Tarah Wood and Samai Hurtado told the Chronicle about their expedition, its highs and its lows. Kilamanjaro is a dormant volcano in