Saturday, 24 June 2017
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RBL Remembrance Dinner 2016The Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Dinner in Lagos was once again a huge success and a sell-out, with people having to be turned away.
The room resounded to the old classic wartime songs, using the karaoke machine specially programmed for the occasion.

Associação Humanitária Solidariedade Albufeira (As an expression of gratitude the Associação Humanitária Solidariedade Albufeira (AHSA) would like to acknowledge that since 2014 we have been blessed with the support of a group of Swedish citizens who live in Albufeira.

Every month they have been supplying 432 liters of milk plus other food products which the amount varies depending on the necessity of each month, food such as beans, cereals, sausages, tuna, tomato pure, oil and olive oil.

Tavira RemembersOn Friday 11th November, members of the East Algarve Strollers turned their walk into a fund-raiser for the Poppy Appeal. Picture shows some of the 46 who took part relaxing on Barril Island following the two minute silence which was kept at 11am.

Support those with sight loss - send the RNIB your used stamps!Thank you from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to all ADN readers who have sent their used stamps to us. We are DESPERATE for any amount of stamps at anytime of the year. With the Christmas period nearly here this is the perfect time to start saving stamps for us!

RNIB are UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with Braille, talking Books and computer training, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. Every day 100 people start to lose their sight. Your support helps rebuild lives devastated by sight loss.

AIRC put the smiles back on faces!Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has, for a number of years, supported the 'Association of Mental Illnesses Families and Friends of the Algarve' (UNIR). Centre Director Dra Margarida Trindade heads a day care centre in Loulè where persons with mental disabilities are given occupational therapies.
When Dra Margarida asked for help towards a new UNIR centre in Portimão, AIRC member Dr Raymond Parfait organised a sports event at the Conrad Hotel which raised 4,000 euros. Sadly, however, Dra Margarida was unable to raise the balance of the money needed to pay for the centre so it couldn't go ahead.

Tricks, treats and ghostly goings-onPint-sized ghouls with streaks of green in their hair, pointy red fingernails and chalk-white faces arrived by the score at Quinta Shopping to turn this year’s Halloween party into a seriously scarey affair. With flowing capes, floaty grey net wraps and, for some young ladies a touch of ghostly Victoriana, the dress was fancy in every respect, and the fun to be had was the best ever.

New Homes for Old Gnomes - Helping people in TaviraAssociação de Caridade – Mãos de Ajuda (Charity Association – Helping Hands) is now in operation and opened the doors of its new charity shop in Tavira for the first time on 2nd November.

The first item sold was a golf bag and during a brisk morning’s trading many other items including two garden gnomes departed to new homes. The primary aim of the association is to raise money for people in need in and around Tavira which will identify specific projects in due course.

World Polio Day - The group from the Quarteira Interact Club took part in the AIRC Charity Walk 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.