The Rainbow Ward at St Bernard’s Hospital was grateful to receive a £14,000 donation from the Guardian Angel Foundation. The donation has funded the refurbishment and development of the existing playroom, including the purchase of new toys, art and craft materials, two laptop computers, a music system, a soft play area and child-friendly furnishings. A large proportion of the money donated by the Guardian Angel Foundation funded the construction and equipment of a sensory room within the original play area.
The Gibraltar Youth Service has been very busy during the Easter holidays offering the community a diverse and exciting programme of activities. All youth clubs have been involved in both onsite and offsite activities for regular members.
Whilst members of the Youth Centre were busy organising an Easter themed children’s fun day at their premises which formed part of their fundraising efforts of their life skills project, members of the Dolphin Youth Club were involved in a sight-seeing historical tour of the Upper Rock and the Gibraltar Museum, a cable car ride and were treated to a performance at the Ince’s Hall Theatre as part of the Gibraltar Drama Festival.
The Govt have announced two measures which deal with fire safety. The first is the publication of a new Part E to the Building Rules together with a supporting Approved Document. Part E deals exclusively with fire safety considerations when it comes to buildings and construction. The second measure is the publication of an Integrated Risk Management Plan. This is a three-year plan which builds on the foundations of risk reduction that the Government and the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service have already been delivering.
“The opening of two new buildings designed specifically for dementia care, which are new concepts in Gibraltar go much, much further than the completion of a building project,” commented Minister John Cortes.
Five new ‘monkey-proof’ recycling bins have been placed at strategic points around Gibraltar. The bins were designed by Jared Peralta as part of his Design & Technology A- level in 2014. The concept was presented to Minister for the Environment, Dr. John Cortes, as a way of helping to improve the co-existence between humans and the renowned Barbary Macaques.