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The PJ Isola Foundation, established in 2006 in memory of Peter J. Isola with a view to raising funds for charity, has recently donated funds to a number of local charities.

The funds donated have been raised over the course of the last couple of years by members of staff at Isolas and Fiduciary, through their participation in events such as the gym marathon and a marathon cycle from Portugal to Gibraltar in October last year.

A spokesman said: “The charities which have benefited from the funds are various. ‘Women in Need’ were presented with a cheque for £1000, which will be used for a variety of projects. Happy Faces Gibraltar has been presented with a cheque for £2,000 as the first in a series of donations the foundation will make to assist them in a number of their projects. This first donation is to make a young boy’s dream come true – to meet Manchester United players and watch them play at Old Trafford. Secondly the Foundation will be donating £1,000 for the purchase of a special chair for a severely disabled 8-month old baby. Thirdly and finally, a donation of £2,000 will be made for an electric wheelchair for a disabled young boy for use to travel to, and get around, school.

“St Martin’s school have also benefited from a donation which will assist with the purchase of a highly specialised wheelchair designed for the purpose of moving some of the pupils at the school. In addition, the foundation also donated a flat screen TV to Bruce’s farm, a much needed addition to the impressive and improving facilities at their premises in the Upper Rock. Finally, the foundation has also donated the sum of £500 to Save the Children as a contribution towards the support of a local boy currently awaiting a liver transplant in Cordoba, Spain.

“In the coming days, the foundation will also be making a donation to Breast Cancer Support Group Gibraltar to help them in the continuing good work for cancer sufferers and their families in Gibraltar.”

One of the Trustees of the Foundation, Christian Rocca, explained that this was in keeping with the law firm’s desire to be active in the community, by helping out where it is needed the most.

To read about each of the donations and to keep up to date with the foundation’s efforts, the news pages on www.gibraltarlawyers.com has more detail. For any suggestions of fundraising activities, contact selwyn.figueras@isolas.gi

18-01-2010 | by Selwyn Figueras | Published: Gibraltar Chronicle