In order to commemorate and celebrate the life of the firm’s former Senior Partner, the Hon Peter J Isola OBE, who passed away on the 28th January 2006, members of ISOLAS’ law firm decided to set up The PJI Foundation, which is registered in Gibraltar as a Charitable Trust. The main object of the Foundation is to support local charities and worthwhile causes. The firm itself has already contributed substantial funds to the Foundation, and the firm’s staff are constantly engaging in fundraising activities to generate additional resources for the Foundation. This year, in time for ISOLAS’ 125th anniversary, The PJI Foundation has launched a new website and is setting out exciting plans to give more support to important community programmes.
Throughout the year, The PJI Foundation assesses appeals for funding and makes contributions to a range of worthwhile local initiatives. The Foundation has, since its creation, donated funds to a number of local charities with the help of work done by Fiduciary and ISOLAS staff. Events carried out to help raise funds include cycling marathons, bake sales and raffles, and staff have also participated in a range of events organised by other charities.
The PJI Foundation is committed to investing in the Gibraltarian community by supporting local charitable organisations and promoting philanthropic social projects with a view to bolstering stronger support systems for the most vulnerable groups in the community, as well as fostering greater opportunities for development in the fields of education, sports and culture.
At The PJI Foundation, we are dedicated to working with local charities and organisations in order to provide a truly comprehensive and collaborative community support platform, combining their specific expertise and our vision to create a positive environment in Gibraltar for all members of the community.
ISOLAS and The PJI Foundation have, for example, committed to providing £30,000 to the Calpe House Trust to support their mission and help in funding the major development they are undertaking to set up a new Calpe House at a much larger facility. These new premises will provide 38 ensuite bedrooms and a large communal area to accommodate the ever-increasing number of sponsored patients travelling to London for specialised medical treatment.
The PJI Foundation, together with Sapphire Networks and Europort International Holdings, have also collected and donated £16,104 to the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society, sponsoring a hairdressing salon and three reminiscing rooms at the new Dementia Day Care Centre; a much-needed facility which will support people living with Dementia in the community, as well as their families and friends.
These funding projects are aimed at ensuring the continuity of the fantastic service these charities provide to the Gibraltarian community for many years to come. See more of our friends below.
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
— Nelson Mandela
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‘Gifts that Give Back’ Initiative Raises £20,000 for Local Charities
Reaching Out Gibraltar Charity Newsletter
In December, Kusuma Trust and The PJI Foundation launched an exciting new charitable giving initiative which saw 18 popular local businesses commit to making a charitable donation to the of value of a percentage of sales for that month. Over the last few weeks the final donations through the initiative have been collected and our team our extremely pleased to announce that a grand total of £20,000 has been raised, largely in the form of stock goods and vouchers, which has been distributed between 9 hardworking local charities. We would like to thank all of the philanthropic businesses that participated in the initiative as well as, of course, the local shoppers who visited these shops and supported the campaign.
Last year, Kusuma Trust Gibraltar and The PJI Foundation partnered together to produce a Gibraltar charity newsletter entitled Reaching Out, with over 7000 publications distributed locally every quarter in the Gibraltar Magazine and shared widely online. The newsletter aims to give a voice to local charities and let the community know about all the good work these organisations are doing.
It is The PJI Foundation’s hope that the newsletter will become a positive vehicle through which people will all be able to participate in and contribute towards our campaign to bolster continued and growing support for the charitable sector in the community.
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