Cancer Relief Gibraltar
Clocking up kilometres for Cancer Relief Gibraltar
Our grants are continuing to help with the shortfall in funds charities are experiencing in the wake of the pandemic. In summer 2020, we made a £20,000 donation to Cancer Relief Gibraltar.
Cancer Relief Gibraltar has been providing support to people living with cancer in the community for over 30 years. It offers professional, practical, emotional and social support services, all of which are free and can be used by anyone affected by cancer. The charity has been providing virtual services during lockdown as it continues to support the community.
Our donation was part of the fundraising efforts of Kusuma Trust Gibraltar board member, Peter Isola. Peter cycled over 350 kilometres over seven days on his exercise bike, while his colleague Neil Costa, Gibraltar’s former Health, Care and Justice Minister, ran every day for 14 consecutive days, covering over 140 kilometres. They set out to raise £25,000, but overwhelming support from the community meant they ended up with an incredible total of £100,000, including Kusuma Trust’s contribution.
“In these unprecedented times, local charities that rely on fundraising and fundraising events, typically held during the spring and summer months, are suffering due to COVID-19,” says Peter. “But the work of local charities, such as Cancer Relief Gibraltar, has never been more vital. I am delighted that we can support a charity that does so much for our community.”
- Kusuma Trust contributed £20,000 to the fundraising efforts of Peter Isola and Neil Costa.
- Between them they ran and cycled almost 500 kilometres for Cancer Relief Gibraltar, fundraising through The Peter J Isola Foundation, which supports local causes.
- Cancer Relief Gibraltar has been supporting people living with cancer in the community for over 30 years.
“We’re extremely proud of our board member Peter and his fundraising partner Neil for completing an incredible challenge – running and cycling almost 500 kilometres between them. The money raised will support vital cancer services in Gibraltar which are needed now more than ever.”