Swim for Shoes 2016/17 the annual event to swim or paddle in the Atlantic Ocean has, this year, so far raised over 1100 Euros for children in care. Many congratulations and thanks to all those who participated.
The weather was perfect for both of the events, one on Christmas day, and the second on New Year's day.
The funds raised will be divided between A Gaivota, Santa Casa in Albufeira and Espaço Amigos in Armação de Pêra.
Great excitement was added by the TV crews - Portuguese channels - Sic on Christmas day and TVI on New Year's day.
A big thank you to everyone who took part, to Bruno Valente from BlueXperience and his paddlers for participating on paddles, Lifeguard Gonçalo Nicolau those who watched, the media for helping with the publicity, Dave Sheldrake - http://davesheldrakephotography.com/, Lewis Moulson - https://www.facebook.com/ChilliPepperProductions/?fref=ts and Diogo Correia - https://www.facebook.com/diogo10 for their coverage of the events and to everyone who donated so generously.
Photos by Dave Shedrake Photography