This year’s EY Relay for Children has raised a record amount of money. £6,093 has been collected by participants for the two charity beneficiaries, Research into Childhood Cancer (RICC) and the Saffron Rose 4 Rett Charitable Trust. The event, organised in collaboration with the Gibraltar Amateur Athletic Association (GAAA) and Gibraltar Insurance Institute, was held Sunday 22 May and is now in its third year.
Stephen Carreras, Executive at EY and part of the organising team said: ‘We are delighted to have beaten the record amount raised last year. There is still some money to come in but we have already exceeded last year’s total. We want to thank all those who participated or cheered on family and friends making it possible for us to handover this money to our chosen children’s charities’.
The event also attracted record entries for the various categories. The overall number of participants taking part in the Relay, Ironman Challenge and Fun Run was in excess of 350. More than 200 of whom joined the Family Fun run that included adults and children. The Relay attracted 27 teams, another record and the Iron Man Challenge, in only its second year, attracted double last year’s count with 41 participants.
Commenting on the festive atmosphere of the Relay, Stephen said: ‘There was a great community feel to the event which was further enhanced by the appearance of ex-Premier League Liverpool legend Mark Wright. He was in Gibraltar that weekend raising awareness for fostering children as part of the Football Legends event also held that weekend. From start to end the Relay for Children brought out Gibraltar onto the streets and made this a great community day to remember’.