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So, Christina HAS walked the walk!

Fourteen days after setting off on her 240 mile marathon charity walk from Cape St Vincent, West Algarve resident Christina Vandermeulen arrived in Fatima - ne day ahead of schedule!
Christina, 61 and from Belgium, decided to make this personal pilgrimage to raise funds for the poor children of Aljezur.

Mr No Ears helping Algarve street cats

Mr No EarsA rural shelter for retired and disabled street cats located within Carvoeiro Cats Charity’s grounds, is to be known as “MR NO EARS’ RESCUE AND RETIREMENT SANCTUARY” in honour of Algarve’s world famous street cat.
We have the location, a volunteer group to support it, a builder and building supplies needed at the ready - now we just need to raise the funds to pay for it.

Successful Wine Tasting benefits the Food Bank

Successful Wine Tasting Benefits the Food BankThe Rotarian’s Wine Appreciation Fellowship is pleased announce the results from the recent wine tasting and dinner held at Restaurante/Garrafeira Veneza near Paderne. Seventy-three happy wine lovers packed the Garrafeira to enjoy the wines of Herdade do Mouchão near Évora in the Alentejo. Each wine was presented by Mouchão Director David Ferreira Marques and then paired with appropriate food. David had so much fun talking to those in attendance that he even forgot to eat the duck course!

Costa Vicentina Dog Show - Digby is TOP DOG

Costa Vicentina Dog Show - Digby is TOP DOGMore than 150 people - and 54 dogs! - attended the first-ever Costa Vicentina Fun Dog Show held at Vales, Aljezur on the Algarve’s West Coast last weekend.

And the event, held in aid of local animal charity AEZA, was such a success the organisers pledged to repeat it next spring.

Easter Fun raises money for ACCA

Zoe Pirret with one of the children, and Lisa burns.On Sunday 4 April, Quinta shopping held an Easter party to raise funds for Algarve childrens charity ACCA.

Great fun was had by all, and the children were kept well amused with an Easter egg hunt, Mask making, decorating Easter cup cakes, find the chick, and lots more.

Easter Party Show raises funds for 'Riding for the Disabled in the Algarve' charity

Easter Party Show raises funds for 'Riding for the Disabled in the Algarve' charityAEDA (Riding for the Disabled in the Algarve) would like to thank Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil for their kind donation of all entry money from their annual Easter Party Show, held on Good Friday.

The proceeds from this, alongside the stalls of fabulous cakes, books and bric-a-brac raised a much appreciated €340.85.

For those that would like to know how to donate or volunteer to AEDA - please visit our FB page www.facebook.com/AlgarveRidingTherapy or the website www.algarveridingtherapy.com.

AEDA - Associação de Equitação pera Deficientes no Algarve

The Accidental Cylist raises funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Accidental Cyclist - Charlie PickCharlie Pick, 29, set off from his family's village shop near Chesterfield in mid February this year to embark on an epic life changing trip around the world on his trusty bike. His first stop is Portugal, before heading to Spain and next, Italy. From there he hopes to move on to the United Arab Emirates and further afield.

"My aim is to circumnavigate the globe using pedal power on land to transport me wherever is safe and realistic, whilst raising awareness and help fund raise for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. I'll be making a living from coaching tennis along the way."

John Aldridge Charity Classic Tournaments

 Left to right: John Aldridge, NECI’s Dr. João Vieira G. Silva and Charlie Milsom of Boavista GolfOn one of his regular visits to Boavista Golf, John Aldridge took the opportunity to present a cheque of €8,500 to NECI’s President Dr. João Vieira Gonçalves Silva, money raised at his charity tournament at the end of last year at Boavista Golf.

Sporting a field of 132 golfers, from the UK, Ireland and Portugal, the John Aldridge Charity Classic proved once again to be a great success. Brought back to Boavista Golf and Spa Resort in 2011 the event has grown each year, with 2014 reaching record numbers, in both players and monies raised.