Thursday, 27 July 2017
A- A A+

Exchanging films and studentsSix 13- and 14-year-old students representing the ten schools of Agrupomento Silves Sul flew to Southampton for the Wildern School’s Oscars ceremony. They brought six digital films with them, out of the more than 40 produced at the schools, to enter into the Best International Film category.

On July 11, they walked the red carpet to the ceremony. The film, “Mudar de Estilo” from class 2B from EB1 school in Armação de Pêra won the award. Mauro Coelho, accepting the award for the primary school class, said that the trip was a “life changing experience.”

A Right Royal PartyThe celebration of HM the Queen’s 90th brought in much-needed funds for children’s charity ACCA. Generous donations mean that more youngsters in need will have specialist life-changing treatments

The Algarvean sunshine was at its brilliant best, bubbly flowed, and canapes did the rounds when ACCA supporters came together at Monte da Quinta Resort on 12 June for a special celebratory afternoon.

HM even made her presence known with a life size model presenting a photo opportunity.

Wolf Valley Charity has raised over €1,000,000 since it's inceptionThe 2016 Wolf Valley Charity’s Golf and Family day was held at Vale do Lobo on Saturday, 4th June. 168 golfers enjoyed playing on Vale do Lobo’s Royal and Ocean Courses.

During the day the total funds raised by the Wolf Valley Charity Fund (WVCF), since it was established in 1999, topped €1,000,000. The amount raised on the day was just over €30,000.

Fantastic result from the Rotary Club White NightAnother very successful White Night, Branco Ao Jantar, was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Estoi Palace International and Olhão, together with the Alliance Francaise Algarve. 180 people attended the event held at the Faro Catering College.
Everybody attending dresses in white and brings their own food, and dresses their own table. Guests were entertained during the evening by the Sao Bras Folkloric Group, Fadista Raquel Peters, and Danças Salao by Escola Joao de Deus do Faro.

Cheshire Homes Charity Shop - Open every WednesdayThe Cheshire Homes shop in Carcavelos is opening on Wednesday, 15 June from 10 - 13 hrs, in their basement. Then afterwards every Wednesday throughout the year.

They will be selling ladies and mens clothes, shoes and accessories, Bric a brac, Linens. Top price for clothes is not more than €5 so come along and grab yourself a bargain. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Bombeiros 'booted up' by Balaia Bowls ClubThe Balaia Bowls Club, based at Balaia Golf Village in Albufeira, recently organised a supportive tournament in memorial of ex captain of the club, Mr. Tom Sanderson, with all funds raised kindly being donated to the Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Albufeira (AHBVA).

riceThe weekend Food Bank collection across the Algarve resulted in 125 tonnes of donated foodstuffs, down slightly on last year’s record amount but filling the Faro and Portimão warehouses.

The public was willing but a shortage of volunteers reduced the number of the region’s supermarkets where collections were mounted.

Nuno Cabrita Alves, the main in charge in the Algarve, praised the work of his volunteer groups at supermarkets and at the distribution centres, for their "personal efforts in making this campaign successful.”

Vale do Lobo Fashion Show raises €2000 for WVCFOn behalf of the Wolf Valley Charity, Angela Dickinson organised a Fashion Show and lunch in the Vale do Lobo Auditorium on Friday, 13th May 2016.

A magnificent collection of the latest summer fashions was provided by local fashion retailers

By Rory at Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - modelled by Natashia
Collections by Alison Slater of Carvoeiro - modelled by Becky
La Dolce Vita by Marité in Almancil- modelled Niquette