Celebrating the summer and raising funds for Clubhouse Gibraltar
Startup Grind Gibraltar hosts two yearly events supporting a chosen charity. This year the annual in-person Summer Party is back on the 1st July at La Sala, Sunborn Yacht Hotel with funds raised through various activities going to Clubhouse Gibraltar, a not for profit organisation that is providing support in the community for those who have been affected by mental illness and mental health problems.
Specsavers Ópticas Marbella is among the sponsors of the Startup Grind Summer Party, as part of its ongoing commitment to support those who have fallen on hard times or are struggling during the pandemic.
The team at Specsavers Ópticas are delighted to be able to help support the worthy cause, Clubhouse Gibraltar, which is self-financed and relies on grants, donations and fundraising to provide face to face contact during a 45-hour weekly support, with five qualified mental health professionals, free of charge. It is a psychosocial model which helps individuals develop to their full potential. The Clubhouse philosophy is that everyone can recover sufficiently from serious mental illness to lead satisfying lives.
As part of the fundraising efforts Startup Grind Gibraltar are also hosting a Charity Mixed Football Match with the support of the Gibraltar Football Association on 29th June 2021 from 10am – 12noon at Pitch 2 Victoria Stadium. Players for the friendly matches will join a 5-aside team for 20-minute matches with the winners playing each for the final. This will be a great team building exercise to help foster good mental health and support a very worthy cause. There are spaces available for players of 18+ and the minimum donation is £15.00.
All the money raised through the Charity Football Match and Summer Party ticket sales and raffle will be presented in a cheque at the event to Emily Adamberry, Founder and Executive Director of Clubhouse Gibraltar. Raffle prizes have been donated by Sunborn Yacht Hotel, Music Corner, Trends and Specsavers Ópticas Marbella and sponsors Abacus Gibraltar, Gibraltar Finance, Specsavers Ópticas Marbella and Gibtelecom are making the event possible.
Startup Grind’s Chapter Director Denise Matthews explains: ‘It has been an incredibly tough year for everyone. Our priority has been to keep going, continue to host events online for our community and give them a beacon of hope. We are now able to host in-person events so we are ramping up the efforts to raise money to donate to a charity that offers solutions for the issues caused by mental health as this has been affecting so many of us during restrictions. We are extremely grateful for the support we have received so far from all the businesses involved and especially to the GFA for helping organise the matches and their contribution.’
Director of Specsavers Ópticas Marbella Nerea Galdos-Little comments: ‘We are really happy to sponsor the Startup Grind Summer Party, attend the event and donate a pair of designer glasses to the raffle to maximise the amount of funds raised for this great cause. It is so important to offer support to people suffering with mental health issues which have been amplified by the pandemic. We’ve been supporting people who have fallen on hard times in the Marbella community by collecting toys for the Red Cross and donating 100 hot meals to Caritas and now we’re delighted to be doing our bit for Clubhouse Gibraltar.”