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Horse & Hound Hilarity at Pinetrees

Pinetrees riding centreHorse riders and dog lovers got together for fun at Pinetrees Riding Centre recently to help raise monies for two well deserved animal charities - Associação dos Amigos dos Animais Abandonados de Loulé (AAAA de Loulé) - São Francisco de Assis Dogs Home and Their Voice Portugal.

The afternoon started with a Fancy Dress Parade, made up of Queens, Princesses, Cowboys and Rock Stars. However, it was Emily Aarons, who won the first prize of a dinner for four at Nelito´s Restaurant in Almancil.

All-American On The West Coast!

Brian Jutsum, aka DJ Rockindad Yeee—Haw! Residents in the West Coast community of Vale da Telha saddled up last Sunday for an All-American experience that raised €761 for the Madrugada Charity.

Commemoration versus Celebration

Lights OutThis year, one hundred years since the beginning of World War 1, is obviously a poignant one for many and should be a reminder for us all of just how disastrous war is. 

The chances are that no-one reading this was alive during the years of World War 1, but you will invariably have had at least one member of your family serving in that war. Many young men lied about their age because they believed so strongly that they should ‘do their bit’ and be loyal to their country.


Chef's Martin Temple and José Galamba with Rotary members Patsy and José MiceliThe final fundraising activity for Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) for the Rotary year 2013/2014 was a summer BBQ held at the home of AIRC member Uschi Kuhn on Sunday 22nd June. It nearly wasn’t summer since it rained in the morning but the sun came out at 1:00pm and from then on it was a glorious afternoon.

AIRC donate nebulisers to the ASCA

AIRC donate nebulisers to the ASCAFor most of us foreigners the wonderful climate of the Algarve was one of the major factors in our decision to live here all year round. However, it may have come as a shock to realise the warmer weather also brings with it a high level of humidity in spring, and autumn and in winter when it rains heavily it gets extremely damp.

Most of us can cope very well with these conditions but for some families it means breathing difficulties, especially for young children.

Canil de São Francisco chosen to receive Algarve Dog Show proceeds

Canil de Sao Francisco chosen to receive Algarve Dog Show proceedsEach year Paws 4 Pets choose a charity to help with the proceeds from the Algarve Dog Show. This year we have chosen Canil de São Francisco de Assis.

Lilo from Canil de Sao Francisco de Assis has very kindly shared some background information about the charities history and future projects.

Having their cake...and eating it!

Rotary Club charity eventLast week was a truly rewarding one for members and friends of Silves Rotary Club.

Two events to raise money for 2 different charities raised €1600 between them!

Rotary Club Estoi Palace Honoured by Rotary International

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club bannerRotary Club Estoi Palace International was honoured to be recognised by Rotary International for its commitment to and active support of the worldwide work of Rotary in the prevention of disease and humanitarian care. 

In a letter from the Chairman of The Rotary Foundation Trustees, D. K. Lee, to the club members he congratulated them on their support for the Rotary ideals of giving to help others.

In recognition of their financial support the club has been awarded the 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club banner, only the second club in Portugal to receive this recognition. The club will now be added to the worldwide list of such recognised clubs.