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A double-bill of fundraisers at Ocean Village helped local causes in terms of raising both funds and profile.

On 8th June, a Toy Story event took place in aid of Childline Gibraltar, which ended up raising in excess of £400.

Many children attended the event dressed as their favourite Toy Story characters and lucky winners Luca, Evie & Noah (pictured) won tickets to the Toy Story 4 premiere at Leisure Cinemas.

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Annie Green, Chairperson for Childline Gibraltar commented, “We are very grateful to Ocean Village for organising this wonderful event. Fundraising initiatives like this allow us to offer our service and keep going on our mission to end all forms of cruelty to children in Gibraltar. Lots of children, lots of treasure hunting fun, games and dancing with Woody, Buzz and Jessie, all in aid of Childline Gibraltar. Childline volunteers and the Childline bear were on hand to get the proceedings off to a good start, and we were delighted to see so many children joining the fun. What a lovely time we had with the Toy Story gang!”

Later in June, the mystique and intrigue of the untamed jungle arrived at Ocean Village as Go Wild For Fashion turned up the heat for Alameda Wildlife Park. It takes care of exotic animals confiscated by HM Customs, plus unwanted pets – giving them a much-needed home – and also works to raise awareness and sustainability for important endangered species by taking part in captive breeding programmes which helps support species in the wild.

Over £1,600 was raised during the evening for the Alameda Wildlife Park, with funds earmarked for the Alameda Overground Project, a structure of tunnels and tree-top walkways which will enrich the lives of a specific set of animals at the park (especially lemurs, cotton-top tamarins, common marmosets and long-tailed macaques) and create a much more exciting and immersive visitor experience.

Emilia Hazell-Smith, Marketing and Social Media executive for Ocean Village said: “Holding these kinds of events at Ocean Village allows us to give back to the local community and raise money for important local causes, while providing a fun day out for families.”

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