Award-winning Portuguese Estate Agency supports former Dragon's Operation Smile mission

Award-winning Portuguese Estate Agency supports former Dragon's Operation Smile missionChris White, founder of Ideal Homes Portugal, will be making a generous donation of £3,000 in support of Operation Smile at the forthcoming Bannatyne Fundraising Ball on November 6th being held at Bannatyne Spa Hotel, Hastings.

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity, working with a team of dedicated medical volunteers who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

Algarve Golf Club Raises over €4400 for local cancer charity

Algarve Golf Club Raises over €4400 for local cancer charityMembers of Quinta do Lago Golf Club celebrated “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” by holding a “Pink” Cancer charity day on Sunday raising over €4400 for a local cancer charity.

The beneficiary was The Challenge which is a fund raising initiative set up by Robin Thomson, the local GP in Quinta do Lago and Andrea Viega, a local lawyer, with it’s aim to provide palliative care to patients and their immediate familes as they tackle cancer treatment.

Charity Walk in recognition of World Polio Day, 24 October

End PolioDespite heavy rain, 47 kind-hearted and intrepid volunteers set out on Saturday to walk in support of Rotary International's Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership that also includes the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

West Coast Charity Walkers Donate 26 Wheelchairs to Portimão Hospital

West Coast Charity Walkers Donate 26 Wheelchairs to Portimao HospitalThe “Not The Naked Chef”, a "half-man-half-woman" and a JCB “digger” with its driver last week presented Portimao Hospital with 26 new wheelchairs to be spread around the units of the hospital.

The donation valued at around €2,300 was the result of a Charity Bar Walk a month earlier by residents of the Algarve’s west coast community of Vale da Telha, just outside Aljezur.

ACCA helped more children go back to school happy

ACCA helped more children go back to school happyThis year, children’ charity ACCA stepped up its back-to-school drive dramatically and, thanks to its supporters, helped some 400 youngsters get the new term started

ACCA doesn’t simply collect together the basics for its back- to-school programme; the charity prefers to supply specifics that are requested by the management teams and teachers of various schools across the Algarve, thus ensuring that the needs of individual pupils are met.

'Back to School' - smiles all around

'Back to School' - smiles all aroundIt’s back to school for most children in the Algarve. This comes as a welcome relief for those parents who have been struggling with keeping their children amused during the long break. But for some with financial difficulties it means having to find the money to buy items and equipment needed for the start of the new school term.

West Coast Walkers Raise €1700 For Charity

West Coast Walkers Raise €1700 For CharityA group of West Coast walkers raised more than €1,700 for charity last weekend…with a fancy dress pub crawl!
It was fun in the sun for the 50 people who entered a Charity Bar Walk to buy - appropriately - walking aids and wheelchairs for Portimão Hospital.

Prepare to pledge - a new scheme

Prepare to pledge - A new schemePortugal will be accepting a quota of refugees in the next few months and 'Bem Vindos Refugiados Algarve' is one of several organisations preparing for their arrival.

One of the schemes to be adopted will pair refugees with local people prepared to accommodate them in their homes. Introduced and successfully running in Berlin, a dozen people living in the Algarve have already volunteered to host a refugee.