LUNAR WALK ON FRIDAY

Dear Editor,

On behalf of Breast Cancer Support Gibraltar, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Lunar Walk and those entities and individuals who supported us by donating during the lead up and on the actual evening of the Lunar Walk. Thank you Gibraltar, we are forever grateful.

We are extremely happy to inform you that 505 participants registered for the Walk.

The charity greatly appreciates the wonderful support we continuously receive throughout the year from the community.

We would like to thank the following entities and individuals:

During the lead up to the Lunar Walk:

Alice, for her very informative write-up on Breast Cancer; GBC - for the interview on the importance of attending mammogram appointments and The Panorama for promoting the Lunar Walk.

For making it work at Casemates:

Minister Steven Linares and the Ministry of Culture for the use of Grand Casemates Square; Argus Insurance, for the public liability insurance (without their support we would not be able to walk along the perimeter of the runway); Mr Guy Povedano, Mr Aurelio Pincho and Saccone & Speed, for their continued support by supplying us with free bottles of water for the participants .

Mr Stanley Antoniou from the Gibraltar Electricity Authority for lighting our beautiful Tower of Homage in pink.

A big thank you to our faithful volunteers who helped us on the night to register participants, collect donations, hand out water and generally look after the walkers: Rosabelle, Brenda, Allene and Giovanna.

Our most sincere thanks goes to Layla for your very worthy contribution and Anne Marie and Inma for helping Layla on the night.

A very special thank you to our beautiful Miss Gibraltar 2019 – Celine Bolaños, 1st Princess, Miss Janice Sampere and 2nd Princess Jyza Balban. To our faithful helpers who go beyond their call of duty from Ideal Production: Mark, Denise, Angel, Karina, Grace, Cristina and Carla, Mrs Gibraltar 2018 Kathleen Victory, lst Princess Giovanca Afzan and 2nd Princess Carla Sedgwick

A big thank you to the Gibraltar Sea Scouts Pipe Band for their piping at the start and the end of the walk. It would never be the same without you guys. We are very grateful to you guys for having been with us since the first Lunar Walk. Thank you.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone.

On the Walk itself:

Our thanks also go to:

The Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority, Mr Steven Victory and staff, for switching on the lights at the stadium whilst the participants walked along the perimeter of the runway;

For the marshalling: A very big thank you for your continued support to the young men of the Round Table, we will always be grateful to you guys who have been with us since the very beginning.

The MOD, for supporting the event, RAF Gibraltar, NATS, ATC for letting us use the Airfield; the Airport Fire and Rescue Service, JPSU and the Gibraltar Defence Police for allowing us on the perimeter of the runway and keeping an eye on us; Thank you for running the event so smoothly. Thank you.

The Royal Gibraltar Police for their patience and traffic control.

And last but not least, a very big thank you to our friends from St John's Ambulance for leading us and looking after us. We are forever grateful to you guys.

A big thank you to our dear husbands for their continued support throughout the year.

We hope that we have not missed anyone or entity that supported or contributed towards the success of the Lunar Walk, if we have our sincerest apologies.

Thank you Gibraltar once again for supporting such a worthy cause.

Thank you once again on behalf of the committee of Breast Cancer Gibraltar and those who will benefit from your generosity.

Yours faithfully

Mercy Posso

Chairperson

Breast Cancer Support Gibraltar

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