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Unconquered – cheque presentations

WO Richard Burton presenting a cheque to the charity Royal Gibraltar Benevolent Fund for 5,250 pounds and the Charity Pathway Through Pain 16,000 pounds. The money was raised by the band of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment by holding a concert in St Michael's Cave Gibraltar on the nights of the 23rd and 24th of March 2019. Performing with the band was Wynne Evans who gave his services free of charge also in order to raise money for the charities.

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment (RG) presented cheques to Pathway Through Pain and the Benevolent Fund of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment last Tuesday evening.

A total of £26,500 was raised as a result of the Unconquered musical extravaganza concerts held in March this year.

During these concerts the Bands of RG and the Irish Guards performed in St Michael’s Cave with the operatic tenor, Wynne Evans.

RG Bandmaster Warrant Officer Richard Burton presented Darren Grech, trustee for Pathway Through Pain, with a cheque for £16,000.

WO Richard Burton and Mr Darren Grech

WO Richard Burton and Mr Darren Grech

Drum Major Sergeant Brian Baglietto presented regimental secretary Freddie Pitto, RG Benevolent Fund with a cheque for £5,250.

Drum Maj Brian Baglietto and Mr Freddie Pitto

Drum Maj Brian Baglietto and Mr Freddie Pitto

“As many of you are aware the money will be put to good use. Pathway through Pain aims to help children to have treatment in the UK, or outside of Gibraltar, to have a better stay.”

“All the money will go to the children and the families of children far away receiving treatment for serious diseases,” he added.

The commanding officer of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, lieutenant colonel David King, said: “For many of our musicians the Unconquered concerts will be remembered as a career highlight.”

“They showed off the musical excellence of the bands, Wynne Evans’ talent and character and most importantly the generosity of Gibraltar’s business community, government and public.”

“It’s a pleasure for the Regiment to do justice to that generosity tonight, generosity which will genuinely change lives,” he added.

A further cheque for £5,250 will be presented to the Irish Guards in the coming weeks.