Our Organisation's Legal Information

The Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief was first registered as a charity with the Charity Commission under the Friendly Societies Act (registered charity number 38) on 23rd May 1983 and as a company limited by guarantee with the Registrar of Companies in Gibraltar (registered company number 106292) in 2015.

The Society is administered by three trustees plus three council members. The council meets on a monthly basis to establish and monitor strategy, finances and operational processes, and to ensure that the Society runs in a legal and compliant way to best conform to the established purposes and goals.


Mrs Marisa Desoiza – Chair

Mr Martin Lennane – Treasurer

Mr Geoffrey Cleall-Harding – Deputy chair

Council members: 

Mr Christopher Pitaluga

Dr Nathan Chichon

Read more about our trustees and council members here


The Society is largely funded by donations and subscriptions generated in Gibraltar. It is the responsibility of the council to hold adequate reserves to maintain the level of services provided and the policy is to retain cash reserves to cover at least one year of running costs in case of a drop in voluntary donations.

The most recent financial statements of the Society can be downloaded here:

Financial Statement for 2017

Financial Statement for 2016

Financial Statement for 2015

Financial Statement for 2014

Financial Statement for 2013

The Future

With financial support from the Government of Gibraltar, the Society will establish four hospice beds within rooms at the Cancer Relief Centre during this year 2016. The Society will retain responsibility for all running and administration of the hospice and any costs not covered by Government grants will be funded from the Society’s donations and subscriptions