Cancer Relief Gibraltar Team


To identify and meet the needs of patients, their families or any individual affected by cancer in Gibraltar.
We aim to give you the strength and assistance to find your own way to cope with the challenge’s cancer brings.


  • Focus our efforts on patients and families first, allowing them time, space and choice.
  • Advise, support and respect patients in decisions regarding their care.
  • Intend to empower people to contribute to their own well-being by finding their individual approach to life.
  • Provide an open, flexible, accessible range of services to address the physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.
  • Actively seek ways to make our services available and appropriate for all the races and faiths that make up our multifaceted society.
  • Work towards maintaining and enhancing quality of life for those affected whenever possible.
  • Help people to live their lives with the utmost dignity.
  • Provide bereavement support for anyone affected.
  • Encourage volunteers and members to actively participate in the running and development of our Centre.
  • Support and advise healthcare professional in their care of cancer patients.
  • Collaborate with other professionals and advisors to make a positive contribution for the development of cancer services in Gibraltar.
  • Build on the current success of our Hospice Outreach service by expanding the reach and delivery of our hospice care, enabling more people to live well at the end of their lives and choose where to die, supported by excellent care.


  • We provide high-quality care delivered by people with professional knowledge and expertise.
  • We aim to provide a home-from-home environment, where people can be themselves.
  • Our services are individually tailored to each person’s needs.
  • We are independent, allowing us to be innovative, flexible and specific to your requirements.
  • We work in partnership with all GHA and external treatment facilities to allow for holistic and coherent services.
  • We work to develop and recognise the contribution of our staff, both paid and voluntary, sharing our knowledge and skills through education, audit and research.


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. In 2017 the Cancer Relief registered a company limited by guarantee with the Registrar of Companies in Gibraltar (registered company number 106292). However, we retain our Registered Charity number 38. The charity is administered by seven directors, who are also trustees. The committee meets on a monthly basis with our CEO to establish and monitor strategy, finances and operational processes, and to ensure that the charity runs in a legal and compliant way to best conform to the established purposes and goals.

Our Trustees

 Marisa Desoiza – Chair

Martin Lennane

Geoffrey Harding – Treasurer

Fabian Vinet

Christopher Pitaluga

 Clare Bensadon

Dr Nathan Chichon

Read more about our trustees here

Trustee group


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.