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St.Patrick's Society present €1000 donation to Lagoa BombeirosOn Tuesday 19th June, Commander Vitor Rio of the Lagoa Bombeiros was presented with a donation of a 1,000 euro from the St.Patrick's Society.
The cheque was handed over by the society's membership secretary, Teresa Ferreira, and the chairman, Damien Clarke.

The Society is always on the look-out for new members (any nationality!) to take part in the various events during the year.

For further details please email dclarkegalway@yahoo.co.uk or phone 282 354 440.

Model GolfersThe ladies of Pinheiros Altos Clube de Golfe turned out in force to watch a fashion show staged by Marité Stabile of the prestigious La Dolce Vita store in Almancil, and some strutted their stuff modelling the latest looks before a highly enthusiastic audience.

The Estoi Rotary Club White Night 2018The 4th annual successful White Night, Branco Ao Jantar, was organised by the Rotary Clubs of Estoi Palace International and Olhao together with the Alliance Francaise Algarve. 230 people, attended the event held on Saturday 9th June, in the courtyard of a former 17th century convent that is now the Faro Catering College.

Four Seasons Fairways Present ACCA With €1000 ChequeIn the sparkling new £2m clubhouse, the result of seven months’ re-design and refurbishment, Jorge Oliveira, the General Manager of the prestigious Four Seasons resort, presented ACCA’s Gwenda Daud with a huge cheque which will benefit the many projects the children’s charity is involved in. This generous donation has become something of a tradition– one that is welcomed and appreciated.

ACCA is shortly to launch its vital Back To School project, which helps ensure that needy youngsters across the Algarve have the essential equipment that to start the new school year with pride… and ease.

Beatles Tribute Band Helps Raise More Than €3,000 For BombeirosThe Beatles famously sang “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” - but it CAN buy vital equipment for the Bombeiros.
And west coast community association AMOVATE enlisted the aid of The Bottles, the Algarve’s Beatles tribute band, to help raise just over €3,000 for the fire fighters of Aljezur.
It was anything but “A Hard Day’s Night” as more than 200 people - local residents and Day Trippers - twisted, shouted and danced through the evening, hosted by the Restaurante Fonte do Vale, which also donated €500 to the final total.

Dunas’s wedding cakeACCA’s fun-raising raffle at the Dunas Douradas Beach Club on Saturday resulted in sufficient funds to buy young Marley his much-needed oxygen unit

Thanks to the generosity of the many sponsors who put up prizes to be raffled, and the overwhelming response from visitors there to watch the Royal Wedding on the big screens, children’s charity ACCA, which looks after deprived youngsters across the Algarve, raised almost €2,000 on Saturday.

ACCA Bikers Raise Funds For Good CausesThe 9th Annual Charity Bike Ride on 5 May brought in a whopping €7,200 for ACCA, the charity that makes a difference to the lives of under-privileged children across the Algarve.

Sixty riders, from lively youngsters to energetic seniors, took part, meeting the challenge of cycling distances from a gentle 10kms to a demanding 75km from the hotel.

GoldraThe horror that has engulfed the Sanctuary for the past few weeks has taken its toll in many ways. Currently, only two of the pups affected by the outbreak of Hepatitis C have survived (see below). There is, as you can well imagine, and air of sadness, not to say devastation, permeating the place, with the puppy pens empty. The more immediate issue, as I predicted last time, is that of the cost of the epidemic. The total vet bill for treating the dogs and pups affected is around €8000.