Anyone growing up in the 40's or 50's would probably have known someone who had polio - a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease which spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.
In some cases the virus affected the muscles that helped sufferers breathe. In 1928 a device known as the iron lung was developed by Philip Drinker and Louie Shaw. This device would be placed over a patient's body to take over their breathing. Most patients would spend around two weeks in the device but many polio survivors with permanent respiratory paralysis continually use modern jacket-type ventilators that are worn over the chest and abdomen.
Rotary Club Estoi Palace International held its annual Quiz Night on Friday, 28th October at A Floresta Restaurant, in Almancil. The quiz was preceded by an excellent meal prepared and served by the hardworking A Floresta team.
73 people took part in the quiz divided into teams of up to seven. The question master was Rotarian Shirley Dunne who posed a series of challenging questions designed to test the general knowledge of participants.
The mission of the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) is to provide service to others particularly in the local community, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace.
To ‘Tell our story’, promote Rotary and increase our Membership, RCEPI held a wine tasting event at the About Wine Garrafeira in Faro.
Algarve residents Graham Hewitt and Ian West completed their crazy '1000 Minutes Bowls Marathon' succesfully on Wednesday morning. The two took part in order to raise money to buy specific items for Centro de Acolhimento Temporario Gente Pequena (A children´s residential home) in Vila Real de Santo Antonio.
We are please to announce that the 2017 Goldra calendar is now available so if you would like to order your copy, or two, then please contact Sue Ward on 289 462 204 or email email@example.com.
This year we are trialing a new easy to post format and would appreciate any feedback from you that would enable us to improve the 2018 calendar.
Children’s charity ACCA, helps those in need in different ways, covering the cost of much-needed therapies and treatments that range from physical and psychological to the practical, with the supply of special equipment that will make a difference to a child’s development. The charity’s small committee fund-raise throughout the year, working with business and organisations who sponsor events, and individuals who have chosen to donate to ACCA’s worthy causes.
We are a local charity FLIC (Funds For Locally Identified Causes). Our Harvest Festival event is at the Sociadade in Amorosa on Saturday 29th October, doors open at 7.00 for 7.30, and is 12€ including a meal of Chicken in the oven, or 3€ after 9.30, without a meal.
Attendees are asked to bring with them a 'bag for life' containing non-perishable goods.