Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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The Portugal Masters 2013The official charity chosen for the 2013 Portugal Masters played at Vilamoura from October 10-13 was ACCA. The event raised a huge €31,782 !!! This was an amazing result for ACCA, who help children in need in throughout the Algarve.

Rotary Food Bank Project is completeMore than 18 months after the idea for the vehicle was ‘hatched,’ Rotary Club Estoi Palace International, together with other Rotarians in the Algarve and further afield, have delivered the final part of the project to provide a refrigerated lorry for the Banco Alimentar (Food Bank). Last week a shipment of 300 heavy duty plastic boxes for use inside the lorry was received at the Faro facility.

Lawrence Warner - facing his fears for a good causeHere is Lawrence Warner - Falling for Madrugada, a fabulous demonstration of courage and determination by the 74 year old.

Macmillan Coffee MorningThe MacMillan Coffee morning at Casa Bonina, Rocha Brava managed to raise very close to a € 1000 - to be exact... € 999.44! Vanessa de Beer with the help of Carmen baked and donated all the cakes for the coffee morning.

End Polio Now campaignThe Algarve chapter of the Rotarians’ Wine Appreciation Fellowship held its first fundraising event for the multi-national campaign End Polio Now on Friday, 4th October at Restaurant Veneza, near Paderne. 

St Luke's Church"Members of St. Luke's congregation fill 50 boxes of groceries following the Harvest Festival service. The boxes are destined for disadvantaged Portuguese families in the area and all the food was donated by members of the congregation."

Back Pack drive for poor children returning to schoolA very big thank you to everyone who supported this years Backpack Drive for children returning to school. The calls of help for backpack donations from organisations across the Algarve were answered with record support of the campaign, now in its 7th year.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2013The ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, held last Friday, is a major fund raiser across the UK for Macmillan nurses involving thousands of people making donations to the charity. This year a number of organisations held events here on the same day and two of them made donations to Madrugada to help it support people affected by life limiting illness.