By John Smith •
Published: 23 Dec 2019 • 19:00
Elsa and Santa amongst their fans
THE last few weeks have been busy ones for Gibraltar charity as firstly, for eight days, a series of Christmas events took place in Ocean village in order to raise funds for Wobbles Children’s Charity.
There were some very special visitors including Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen, Captain America, Spiderman and Iron Man who entertained and danced with the crowds of excited children.
Santa Claus was there to welcome youngsters to his Grotto and there was a Festive Treasure Hunt with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, aided by Catboy and Spider-Man.
The Christmas Market sold a selection of tasty treats and unique gifts, with stall rental income being donated to the charity.
A total of £2,200 was raised and Frankie Hatton, Founder of Wobbles thanked all who helped generate this money and confirmed that it would all go towards making children in Gibraltar happier.
Then, at the same time, the third annual Christmas gift campaign was underway at the World Trade Center and workers there and members of the local community donated no less than 480 wrapped presents to be given via the Youth Service Gibraltar to underprivileged children to make their Christmas a happy one.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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