Friday, 20 October 2017
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IsecaA gathering took place at Loulé GNR station on 26th January 2012 to mark the 2nd anniversary of the forming of the Safe Residence Program (SRP). Some 35 residents representing 17 villages who have joined the program attended the event which was hosted by Capitão Abel Arcanjo de Sousa Adriano, Commandante do Destascamento Territorial da GNR de Loulé and overall in charge of the SRP which operates in the area.

Centre Algarve - Special Needs Holiday TrustCentre Algarve, Europe's FIRST specialist holiday centre for Special needs and disabled people.

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion has been helping Service people past and present for the last 90 years.  The Legion is the major voice for Service and ex-Service people throughout the year.  We are custodians of Remembrance, ensuring that those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today are always remembered.  We welcome men and women of all ages, whether or not they have served in the Armed Forces.

Lagos Animal Protection Society (LAPS)In 1980 we were the first animal protection society to be established in the Algarve. We do not euthanase until the animal itself decides that life is not worth living, and therefore feel we are entitled to call ourselves a Sanctuary.

Associação Cadela Carlota & CompanhiaAssociação Cadela Carlota & Companhia  are a non-profitable animal protection charity based in Lagos and the Western Algarve with a protocol with Lagos Camara and work closely with the Lagos Canil to help and re-home abandoned animals.


Doug McAdam, the Chieftain of the Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve handed over the artistic materials to Dr Eduarda Santos, the Director of NECI (the Montinhos da Luz- based institution for the education of pupils with special needs).

Animal CharitiesBelow is a list of Algarve and Portugal based charities. If you represent a charity in the Algarve or in Portugal and it is not listed below please send the details to


Algarve PhotographersAlgarve Photographers is a multi-national group of friendly, enthusiastic photographers who meet alternate Thursdays at the Museum in São Brás do Alportal, except when field photo trips are planned when we may meet elsewhere.