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Gibtelecom backs Calpe House charity drive

Gibtelecom will donate £10,000 a year for the next three years towards the development of the new Calpe House, the company announced yesterday.

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, presented a first cheque yesterday to Albert Poggio, Vice Chairman of the Calpe House Trust.

“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,” Mr Bristow said.

Mr Poggio tanked Gibtelecom and said 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 leveraging their technology to help raise monies.

Gibtelecom’s Head of Marketing and Business Development, Adrian Ochello, added: “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.

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