Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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One man and his dog raise over €1,500Local resident Colin MacBean successfully completed his walk across the length of the Algarve and raised enough money to buy a heart monitor for the Lagoa Bombeiros.

Colin, who lives in Carvoeiro, braved terrible weather conditions, injury and his fair share of navigational problems to complete his walk in aid of the Bombeiros, raising over €1,500 in the process.

L-R - Sue Toner Glashier from Harrys Bar, Gabriel Travassos from Lagoa Bombeiros and Colin MacBeanColin said: “I would like to thank many people for their help along the way, including John Wilson from Bespoke Architecture who helped with the organisations, and my good friend Dave for running me about during the walk. Thanks also to Sue and Aaron Glashier from Harrys Bar for believing in me, and to Bob and Ida Harris from the bar for adding an additional €400 to the fund, Peter and Miranda Gilpin for putting in the first €100 and Nicky Burns for also making a generous contribution.”

Many local bars and businesses supported Colin on his journey and helped to raise funds including Carvoeiro Bar, Hemingways, Accordeão, Boa Vida, J Bar, Algarve 2000 Bar, while the Tavira Taberna kindly provided Colin with some much needed warm food while en-route.

“I would also like to thank Faro Bombeiros for drying my clothes and pointing me in the right direction, and everyone in Carvoeiro for their support, however my greatest thanks go to my dog Roly for keeping me company all the way.”