Cancer support

674. Beryl Zammitt (Gibraltar)

Beryl Zammit is a principle founder of Gibraltar’s ‘Leukaemia and Lymphoma’ charity.

Beryl has dedicated the last 22 years to providing accessible and trusted support to Gibraltarians suffering from these life-changing conditions. Her ambitious leadership has also supported family members cope with, what can be, the overwhelming challenge of caring for loved ones throughout their illness. She is a tireless fundraiser, undertaking a myriad of imaginative initiatives that have raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

In a personal letter to Beryl, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Your dedication to ensuring Gibraltarians living with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma have access to the support they need is inspirational. Your fundraising is making an important contribution to the efforts to beat blood cancers.”

Beryl said:

“I am honoured to receive this award. I feel very humbled and delighted with the recognition given to me. I would like to share and dedicate this award, especially to my father and brother who were also involved in charity work.”

Beryl was informed of her award by the Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant-General Edward Davis CB CBE.

His Excellency the Governor said:

“I am delighted that Beryl has been duly recognised by the Prime Minister with a Point of Light Award. Her award is richly deserved. Beryl is a shining example of someone that puts the needs of others ahead of her own for the greater good. She is an inspiring example of what can be achieved through bold and passionate leadership. Simply, she is an example to us all. I congratulate a special person that has made a real difference to the well-being of those that suffer from Leukaemia and Lymphoma in Gibraltar. We are lucky to have her.”

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