Saturday, 15th September 2012
All ready for Gib clean-up
Nearly seven hundred volunteers in 38 teams will take to Gibraltar’s green and coastal areas on September 22 for Gibraltar’s participation in the global 2012 Clean up the World (CUTW) event.
A spokesperson for the organisers have said that there will also be underwater action and boat access only sites being targeted and they are hoping the event will be a huge success once again with several schools, CUTW teams and members of the public due to support the Parade setting off from Casemates at 11am on the day.
The Parade’s aim is to provide a taste of what the public can look forward to at the weeklong exhibition taking place at the John Mackintosh Hall between September 25 and 28.
Organisers have said that growing support for the event from all sectors of the community is much appreciated and that they expect several NGO’s and schools will make up the Exhibition Displays.
This year, for the first time ever, one of our religious leaders, Gibraltar’s Imam will be donning the gloves, who will be heading the team from the recently formed “Tarikibnzyad Youth Association”, and organisers have said that they would like to warmly welcome the Imam and his team, all long term and new volunteers to this year’s event.
Close to fifty team leaders and representatives were in attendance and registered at this week’s key planning meeting, according to organisers who have also said that lots of arrangements and plans were made to ensure the smooth running of what has become a huge logistical operation supported by all sectors of our community.
This weekend the ESG will be supporting the Mini Olympiad organised by the RGP taking place at Victoria Stadium on Saturday with a CUTW stall and on Sunday the group have been invited to visit the first ever clean up being carried out in a green park in La Linea under the direction of a long-term cross border colleague.