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#FreeTheKnee 2019 raises a record-breaking £11,000

19 Aug 19

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) held its fifth consecutive #FreeTheKnee (#FTK) campaign in aid of Prostate Cancer Support Group Gibraltar (PCSG).

A series of events were organised leading up to Friday 5 July, when local organisations ‘freed their knees’ by wearing shorts/skirts to work to help raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.

With the support of the local community, over £11,000 has been donated through events such as the first #FTK quiz night at Corks Restaurant and a raffle collection outside Morrisons.

Retailer, Marble Arc, collaborated with #FreeTheKnee to launch a separate shorts campaign, where 20% of proceeds from the sale of selected HOMME SHORTS went towards PCSG.

Further donations were made by various organisations with the GFSC’s Head of Risk and Innovation, Nicky Gomez, completing Mansion’s 5K challenge with a full leg wax, head shave and making front page news in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Director of Specialist Regulation, Heidi Bocarisa said: ‘GFSC staff have worked incredibly hard over the years in raising awareness for PCSG and this year it has been exciting to see the campaign further develop and thrive. As an organisation, we are proud of our staff’s dedication to give back to the community and hope to keep encouraging this for years to come. We’d like to thank all who supported #FTK2019’.

Winners of this year’s #FTK raffle can be found on @FreeTheKneeGFSC on Facebook.

Notes to Editors

1. The GFSC is a regulator of the Gibraltar financial services market, regulating providers of financial services conducted in both Gibraltar and other jurisdictions. The GFSC's vision is to be a high performing, agile, and innovative regulator. 

2. The GFSC's regulatory objectives are the promotion of market confidence; the reduction of systemic risk; the promotion of public awareness; the protection of the good reputation of Gibraltar; the protection of consumers and the reduction of financial crime. 

3. Prostate Cancer Support Group Gibraltar seeks to limit the impact of prostate cancer and other prostate diseases to all men, their partners and their families. They seek to prioritise the vital need for prostate problems to be detected and treated as early as possible and represent the interests of all men diagnosed with prostate cancer and other prostate diseases. Their overall mission is to find ways and means to promote quality of life for prostate cancer patients and their families.

4. The GFSC would like to thank the following organisations for their kind donations and support throughout the campaign: Aphrodite Beauty, Atlantic Health Club, Bianca’s Restaurant, Bruno’s, Charlie’s Steak House and Grill, Classic Cuts, Corks Restaurant, Dolphin Safari, Gibraltar Crystal, Gibtelecom, Healthwise, Hotel Chocolat, La Parilla On The Go, Lewis Stagnetto, Mamma Mia Pizzeria and Pasta House, Mansion, Monsoon/Accessorize, Morrison’s, Nocha’s Healthy Options, Ocean Medical Clinic, Papa Luigi Pizzeria, Paparazzi Steak House, Piece of Cake, SM Seruya, Sunborn Gibraltar, Swarovski, The Cellar, The Chimney restaurant, The Hunter Group, The Kasbar, The Look hair and Beauty, The Lounge Gastro Bar.

A special thank you to Nicholas Gomez and friends who kindly donated their Christmas lottery winnings to the cause, Mable Arc for sponsoring this year’s raffle ticket, Adrian and all at Easi Print from the printing involved throughout the campaign and Georgie from Paper & Pixel’s for designing this year’s poster. 

The GFSC would also like to send it’s thanks to YGTV, GBC radio and Brian, Eyleen and all at the Gibraltar Chronicle for their coverage and support throughout the campaign.

2019 GFSC #FTK

 

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