Clubhouse Gibraltar have released a statement thanking the Community of Gibraltar for their "tremendous support" on their Wear Yellow in support of Mental Health Awareness.

"Clubhouse Gibraltar has run a very successful Mental Health Awareness and Fund raising campaign this year.  The campaign started with the launch of their Annual Report on Thursday 12th May at a presentation in John Mackintosh Hall and this was followed by Wear Yellow day on Friday 13th May in which many schools and organisations participated and also collected funds for the ongoing work provided by Clubhouse Gibraltar up to 50 hours weekly. On Saturday 14th May the Annual Walk was held from The Convent to Casemates where a very successful Family Fun, Fundraising and Awareness Day was held.

The Casemates event was a huge success in many respects. It began with the arrival of the Yellow Walk from The Convent to Casemates accompanied by The Gibraltar Re-Enactment Association. The Gibraltar Government showed their support with four ministers participating in the walk, the Chief Minister, Minister Sacramento, Minister Cortes and Minister Linares.  At Casemates the Chief Minister, Minister Sacramento, and Minister Cortes as well as Emily Adamberry Olivero CEO and a Clubhouse member Tracey Spiteri went up on stage to address the public. The Chief Minister affirmed Governments support with a special mention of the issue of premises whilst Clubhouse representatives thanked the community of Gibraltar for their overwhelming and on-going support. Also, attending the event was His Excellency The Governor, Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Feetham and member of the opposition Laurence Llamas.

 

Not only did the day create awareness and enabled fund raising, there was a lot of first hand involvement by many different sectors of the Gibraltar Community. The age span ranged from the youth to the elderly. There was youth actively involved beforehand making things both from the Gibraltar Youth Services who provided a huge cake stall and face painting and the MOD Top Rock Youth Group sold handicrafts, up scaled jewellery and books. Service users from the Waterport Senior Citizens Day Centre made lovely yellow felt flowers with positive thought messages attached, these were also sold on the day at The Care Agency stall. The Gibraltar Health Authority was also on hand providing information and advice on their stall.

 

Monique Sanchez provided her own very special style of Face painting in support of Clubhouse and was kept busy all day.

Clubhouse Gibraltar had their own stall full of information, merchandise and of course the raffle tickets. Clubhouse members participated in all aspects of the day. Including helping with the raffles, sharing their Clubhouse and Mental Health experiences with the general public. Also, joining in fun activities such as Zumba and dancing to the DJ music and the Valerga Brothers.

The Psychological Support Group provided the duck stall which is very popular with the children. Another popular feature was the Jumping Castle. Grand Home Care, the main sponsor of the event not only gave financial support but also provided yellow wristbands and promoted their new mini bus service which is available free for worthy causes. The ‘beauty with a purpose’ motto was put into practice by the reigning Mrs Gibraltar 2015 and the 13 contestants for Mrs Gibraltar 2016. Their beauty and charm helped to sell many raffle tickets throughout the day.

Saffron Restaurant provided a food stall with free samples for people to taste.

Daniel Guerrero from the Ministry of Culture did a great job in coordinating all the stage acts and activities. Danza Academy and Gibraltar Mediterranean Dance group provided dancing and Zumba provided by Janine Pereira and Erica McGrail. The public were encouraged to join in and dance throughout the day. The day’s live music entertainment culminated with The Valerga Brothers, Denis and Henry which attracted people back to the dance floor.

The raffle prizes were drawn by the beauty queens and also by His Excellency the Governor who was very impressed and interested in the event and organisations present on the day.

Clubhouse Gibraltar would like to thank the following individuals, schools and organisations:

Participants in Wear Yellow Day

Department of Education

St Bernards First School

Bishop Fitzgerald Middle School

St Pauls School

St Mary’s First School

Westside School

Bayside School

Gibraltar College of Further Education

Aquagib

Argus Insurance

Beacon Press

Care Agency

Central Clinic

College Clinic

Credit Suisse

The Convent

Deloitte

Department of Social Security

Economic Development and Employment Company

Environmental Agency

Hambros Bank

Land Property Services

Lloyds Bank

Newcastle Building Society

Gibraltar Cultural Services

Ministry for Culture

Sacarellos

Valmar Pharmacy

Sponsors

Grand Home Care 

Cafe Modelo, 

Rock English Fish and Chips, 

Saccone & Speed

Stall holders and helpers

Elite Bouncing Castles

GHA Staff

Grand Home Care

MOD Community Service Top Rock Youth Group

Care Agency

Gibraltar Youth Service

Louise Ross

Elizabeth Harrison

Monique Sanchez

Psychological Support Group

Saffron Restaurant

Martin Hosken

PC Tarnya Minter

PC Palmina Ferrary

Raffle prize donors

Alwani Foundation

Base Stationary

Bistro 292

Dacta Galt/Us for Toys

Gibraltar Confectionery Ltd

The Jewel Box

Christine Mandleberg

Marks & Spencer

Netgear

Saverland

Seruya Ltd

Trafalgar Sports Bar

Performers & Entertainment

Janine Pereira+ EricaGrail---Zumba

Mediterranean Dance Academy

Danza Academy

Valerga Brothers

Others

Autosport

Mrs Gibraltar 2015

Mrs Gibraltar Contestants 2016

Gibraltar Re-enactment Association

Gibraltar Focus

John David Montegriffo

Daniel Guerrero & George Victory

Morrisons

Lol Productions

W McLaren

Gibraltar Government

HE The Governor

The Opposition

Anonymous Donations