Gibtelecom announced today that it is making an annual donation of £10,000 for each of the next three years towards the development of the new Calpe House, which provides accommodation for Gibraltarians undergoing medical treatment in the UK together with their families. This new development will quadruple the available capacity.
As part of its ongoing support, Gibtelecom, in collaboration with the Trust, has also set up three donation telephone numbers allowing callers to make their own contributions. Callers can dial 8602, 8605 and 8610 to donate £2, £5 and £10 respectively, with all proceeds going directly to the Calpe House Trust.
Tim Bristow, Gibtelecom’s CEO, in making a presentation to Albert Poggio, Vice Chairman of the Calpe House Trust said “the Company supports a broad range of local community initiatives, events and societies but is particularly pleased to be able to contribute to the remaking of an institution that has become so significant to Gibraltar.”
Albert Poggio, in thanking Gibtelecom, responded that “he and the Trust had been overwhelmed by the level of support from the local community demonstrating the importance of Calpe House to Gibraltar. Although almost £1 million of the £6 million required has already been raised, there is still a long way to go and he thanked Gibtelecom for their leveraging their technology to help raise monies.”
Gibtelecom’s Head of Marketing and Business Development, Adrian Ochello, told B2B “Calpe House is a home away from home for many families during difficult times, including from time to time Gibtelecom employees and their families. With a new Calpe House currently being redeveloped, providing more accommodation and improved facilities, we felt it important that Gibtelecom contributes to this worthy cause.” The Company is also encouraging its own staff members to make their own private contributions through various initiatives.