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Monerís Special Olympics a Resounding Success

Special OlympicsOn 22nd May, the first ever Special Olympics competition for equitation in the Algarve was held at Pinetrees Riding Centre in Almancil. Special Olympics representative Pedro Serra complimented the organisers and participants for its fantastic planning and competition in the true spirit of the Special Olympics.

Christina Walks Tall…over her €2,000 Charity Donation

 The second photograph shows Christina with Donna Fernanda Agapito (left) and Caterina Rodrigues Pereira (right) from the Conferência de Nossa Senhora D’Alva, Aljezur.Christina Vandermeulen was the headline attraction at Amovate’s Country and Western Hoedown held at the Pétanque Club in the Churasqueira Mendes last Saturday, May 23rd.
Christina was walking tall after raising $2,000 for needy children and their families with her epic trek from Cape St Vincent to Fatima.

The Saddle Sisters raise money for MS Society

The Saddle SistersFour fit and determined friends from the UK set off from Stansted to Santander on the north coast of Spain for a challenging 8-day journey to the Algarve, in aid of charity.

Ice Bucket Challenge has changed her life

Sra Maria Conceição dos SantosIn September 2014 Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) member Uschi Kuhn organised an Ice Bucket Challenge at the Conrad hotel to raise awareness and funds for sufferers of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, perhaps better known as motor neurone disease (MND), a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles which leads to weakness and wasting.

Closely fought battle at Rotary Club Quiz Night

Closely fought battle at Rotary Club Quiz NightThe Rotary Club of Estoi Palace held the first of its two annual quiz nights at A FlorestaRestaurant on the 8th of May. Quizmaster for the night was Shirley Dunne and it was a closely fought battle between the 10 teams taking part with only 1.5 point separating 1st and 2nd.

WW2 Veteran Attends VE Day 70th Anniversary Celebration

WW2 Veteran Attends VE Day 70th Anniversary CelebrationA true World War 2 veteran was the special guest at the Royal British Legion Dinner celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE Day last weekend.

Ninety-three years old George Bailey brought the memory of the conflict to life as he spoke a few words in memory of all the comrades he served with in the fighting across Europe.

First British Legion West Coast Luncheon

First British Legion West Coast LuncheonThe Algarve Branch of the Royal British Legion (Portugal) held their first-ever west coast luncheon last week in Aljezur.
Members (some of them newly-recruited former service personnel) and guests enjoyed the afternoon on the terrace of the Pont'a Pe Restaurant in Aljezur, overlooking the Rio de Aljezur.

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.