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APAA Summer 2020 Newsletter

APAA SUMMER 2020 NEWSLETTERCovid-19 has of course had an effect on APAA. We were unable to open our shops at all for ten weeks and then for only 2-3 days each week as some of our more vulnerable volunteers were, understandably, reluctant to expose themselves to possible infection. This has resulted in a big dent in our income. CLICK HERE to read the newsletter.

 

Rotary Club Estoi Palace International 2020 Virtual Cat Show

ROTARY CLUB ESTOI PALACE INTERNATIONAL 2020 VIRTUAL CAT SHOWRotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) has launched its first annual Virtual Cat Show on 15th September.  
Do you have the purrfect pussy cat, the cutest kitten, the cat with the loveliest eyes, most magnificent whiskers? Then enter your feline friend into this fun virtual show. 

The Tiny Shelter is asking for Micro-donations!

E TINY SHELTER IS ASKING FOR MICRO-DONATIONS!Animal rescue centre, TheTiny Shelter in Albufeira got it’s name because of the size of the shelter. Initially dogs were rescued and looked after close to an old ruin in central Albufeira. However, when the land was sold, a kind benefactor allowed Isabel Searle the use of her land, and a small shelter was built in a few weeks.

Join the Madrugada team!

JOIN THE MADRUGADA TEAM!Join the Madrugada team - the Algarve charity currently have two part-time job vacancies they urgently need to fill, a position as Administration Assistant at the Madrugada Centre in Luz, and a Retail Supervisor role at the Madrugada Home Store in Lagos.

Business As Usual At Helping Hands In The Algarve

USINESS AS USUAL AT HELPING HANDS IN THE ALGARVEDuring the pandemic, local charity Helping Hands in The Algarve has continued to support a number of good causes even though their usual means of income, such as quiz nights and meals, have been impossible.

Horse riding lessons at Pinetrees Riding Centre for young adults with cerebral palsy, sponsored by Helping Hands in The Algarve, have resumed so that the young people involved can continue to benefit from these activities.

afpop delivers food to Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome

Chris Ireland, Nuno Alves and Paul StreeterOver the course of the last few months, the Banco Alimentar Contra a Fome (BACF), the national foodbank charity, has seen the call on its service increase dramatically in the Algarve, from 16,000 requests for assistance to more than 24,000. Understandably this has caused a huge strain on their resources, made worse by the fact that at their first food collection in May, they were unable to have volunteers in the supermarkets asking for food donations from shoppers, which created a massive shortfall in their supplies.

Petition For Government to Fund Stray Animal Sterilisation

PETITION FOR GOVERNMENT TO FUND STRAY ANIMAL STERILISATIONWithout help to pay for the sterilization of pets owned by needy residents, more animals will be abandoned. The cat colony situation is already catastrophic and more and more stray dogs are appearing on the streets.

APAA and other associations do as much as possible, but we all have limited funds and the government should be doing much more to alleviate the problem.

Delivery of Interactive Paediatric Simulator

DELIVERY OF INTERACTIVE PAEDIATRIC SIMULATOROn June 30th, 2020 an interactive paediatric simulator was delivered to the Paediatric department of Faro Hospital (CHUA- Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve).  Rotary Club Estoi Palace International was delighted to be a contributor to this excellent initiative.  The cost of the simulator was almost 25.000 and this was raised by contributions from Faro and Moncarapacho Councils, the Rotary Clubs of Albufeira, Almancil, Estoi, Faro, Lagoa, Lagos, Olhao and Tavira plus individual rotarian donators.