Excitement, laughter and fun at the Pinetrees fundraiser

RDA Algarve Association was held at the Pinetrees Riding CentreOn the 17th of August, a fundraiser for RDA Algarve Association was held at the Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil. 

The riders had a lot of fun participating in Fancy Dress, Riding Classes and Clear Round Jumping sponsored by Blevins&Franks.

Rotary Club provide essentials for underprivilaged Silves babies

Rotary Club provide essentials for underprivilaged Silves babiesSilves Rotary Club and Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) recently joined forces to provide some much needed support to Castelo do Sonhos, a charity for the underprivileged set up in 1999 and located in Silves.

The charity is a private institute for social welfare which distributes food, clothing, bedding, furniture, babies’ and mothers’ requirements to poor families in the Silves area. They receive donations from the regional food bank, private donations of needed items and money to cover transport costs (to places as far away as Saõ Marcos da Serra). They currently support 2,355 families providing for 8,500 people including 3,000 children and 125 babies.

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.