The extraordinary amount of £100,000 will be donated to Cancer Relief Gibraltar following the fund-raising effort of the Peter J Isola Foundation earlier this month.
The Foundation set up in memory of the Hon Peter J Isola OBE has been supporting worthy local causes for many years.
Over a two week period, ISOLAS Partners Peter Isola and Neil Costa covered almost 500 kilometres in a sustained effort to raise funds for Cancer Relief. Peter cycled some 350kms over 7 days on his Wattbike, and Neil ran every day for 14 consecutive days covering over 140 kilometres.
The call for help of Cancer Relief was picked up by former Health, Care and Justice Minister Neil Costa who canvassed the participation of Peter Isola and the team at the Foundation. They set out to raise £25,000 but were overwhelmed by the public support including personal, online and corporate donations.
“At such a difficult time in our history, to have these firms and individuals stepping up and so generously donating to this excellent cause is truly humbling. Neil and I would like to thank each and every one of our supporters for their incredible kindness” commented Peter Isola.
“Cancer Relief carry out incredibly important work in our community for persons who live with cancer, and I have had the personal privilege of working closely with them. Frankly, the effort of running 10km every day is insignificant when compared to the vital work that the Cancer Relief Gibraltar team put in every day to support and help those persons who are most in need of their care. Peter and I are both overwhelmed and extremely grateful to the great generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors”, said Neil Costa.
The Peter J Isola Foundation is proud to have been able to support Cancer Relief and grateful to all our Sponsors and supporters for making this happen.
As a small community, charitable giving is extremely important, but never more so than during this pandemic, when local charities dependent on fund raising have had to cancel their events, while providing even more vital support to those in need.
A huge thank you to all who made this happen!