Pancreatic Awareness Day
On Thursday 16th November, staff and pupils at Westside were encouraged to wear purple in support of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. A total of £359.55 and €9 was raised in just one morning through this effort.
It is the fastest killing cancer due to rather general symptoms, such as stomach and digestive problems, feeling tired, loss of appetite/weight loss, as well as skin turning yellow. As a result, diagnosis is often quite late, thus the cancer would be in the advanced stages. Therefore, raising awareness of the symptoms and early detection plays a significant role in battling this disease!
“On behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar and myself, a massive thank you to all of you who supported the campaign on Thursday by wearing purple and donated! Many thanks and I'm looking forward to next year!” Mr Baldachino (staff member leading the initiative).
Christmas Tie Day
Christmas Tie Day in memory of Mr Stephen Grant, a much loved staff member at Westside School.
£450 was raised for the Cardiac Association.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.