Local Disabled Man Completes 15,000 Feet Skydive for charity


In Aid Of CFFG (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gibraltar)

After much anticipation, on the 12th of December 2012, the brave Stuart Cerisola carried out a nail-biting 15,000 foot skydive in aid of the CFFG, despite being wheelchair bound. Ever since the doctors gave Stuart the all clear to jump out of a plane at 15,000 feet and endure a 60 second free-fall, reaching speeds of up to 125 MPH, he never looked back, and started rigorously fund-raising along side his ever so supporting wife, Muriel Cerisola, and with their valuable help, and that of the CFFG committee; over £1,000 has been raised! We would like to thank the community as a whole for their donations, and the following companies for their kind sponsorship: -Attias & Levy -Gibraltar Live -AquaGib -Interbuild
The chairperson of the CFFG adds: ”We are ever so proud of Stuart, and we think his bravery is exemplary, we cannot thank him and his wife enough for all the funds and awareness they have raised in such a short period of time.”

You can’t rain on my parade! By Rose Fernandez


Not many people will remember when this year’s first day of torrential rain was; but I do!
I recall waking up on the morning of the 26th of September and looking out of my window, in disbelief, at what looked like a waterfall running down my windows.
Why do I recall this you may ask? Well, it just happened to be the day of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gibraltar’s launch party, which we had been planning every detail of for over 3 months.
The launch was planned to take place outside, with a BBQ and a summer’s evening feel to it;
but plans has to be changed just hours before the event.
Despite the short notice, we all pulled together and the inside venue ended up looking great decked out in purple & with educational posters everywhere , everything fell in to place perfectly and it all turned out better than we could have ever wished for. We believe that the rain was a blessing in disguise; the party was meant to take place inside after all.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gibraltar was officially inaugurated by our Chief Minister, The Honourable Fabian Picardo in what was a very well-attended party; with the attendees including
The Hon. John Cortes, The Hon. Samantha Sacramento, The Hon. Paul Balban and Opposition Minister Isobel Ellul-Hammond amongst other friends, family, medical professionals and the local press.

The launch had a family feeling to it, where adults and children alike experienced a night of enjoyment, entertainment and a medley of emotions.
The Chief Minister wore a purple tie in support of the charity and stated: ‘’ A charity like Cystic Fibrosis is a welcomed step in the right direction, it is something that the Government wants to support and we want to show our support by having an important contingent of Ministers here tonight to display visually how much we support that Rosie is putting in to this, and that Winston is helping her with.’’
He then went on to say: ‘’ I know you have already been through a lot of hard times, in getting people to realise what the charity means and what the illness is… When I woke up this morning and saw it was raining, I thought it might be a blue day for some but it has turned out to be purple for everyone’’

We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated to and supported the CFFG on what was a very important night for us.
We hope to have enlightened a part of the community about CF, and we will strive to raise awareness in the whole community about this illness; as the Chief Minister said: ‘’you can count on our support whether it is today to launch the charity or in the harder work that will come’’

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-Contact details: Tel: 54008614 Email: cffgib@hotmail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CFFoundationGibraltar/ Twitter: CFFGIB1