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Gibraltar’s Referees were faced with a challenge during lockdown. They needed to find unique ways of keeping themselves fit whilst keeping to their limited amount of daily outdoor exercise without being able to use a gym or train on a football pitch.

Consequently they came up with taking on a ‘Mount Everest Challenge’. In short, as a team, Gibraltar’s referees needed to climb the equivalent of the world’s tallest mountain in and around Gibraltar. To do so, each individual referee would have to climb 1770 steps over a period of three days in April, which they completed successfully!

As part of their ‘Mount Everest’ challenge, our Referees set themselves a target of raising £500.00  for the Gibraltar Health Authorities COVID-19 fund, which they surpassed comfortably. Today Seth Galia and Jason Barcelo, a frontline healthcare worker and nurse himself presented a cheque to Minister for Health The Hon Paul Balban MP and the GHA’s Director of Nursing Sandie Gracia.