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Madrugada President Carol Spires (left) with Sr.ª Presidente Dr.ª Maria Joaquina de Matos, Presidente of Lagos CamaraMadrugada, the charitable association which provides care and support for people affected by life limiting illness, hosted a large number of members, volunteers and dignitaries on Saturday 17th November, at the official inauguration of its new Support Centre in Luz.

A Fabulous Night - Thank You To Our Streetlife Supportersafpop East Algarve organised a Wine Tasting & Dinner on the 15th November and raised €1300 for our local StreetLife Animal Sterilisation Programme.
Our thanks go to all of the afpop EA members who attended the event, Vila Monte for their excellent food & service and to SoGrape who very generously contributed the wines for the evening.

Goldra NOW - October 2018Of course it was too good to last. The steady reduction in the number of residents at Goldra has been brought to a halt by an influx of animals dumped in various places. Fortunately, they are all youngsters at the moment, with a good chance of rapid re-homing, but the time and effort, not to mention expense involved in rearing and protecting them is again putting a strain on the resources of the sanctuary and its managers.

 Margarida The mission of Rotary Club Estoi Palace (RCEPI) has always been to help in the local community and last year the first Charity Party raised over 5000 euros to help a local Estoi university student who was losing her sight due to a congenital eye condition, to complete her university studies and help with her medical treatment.

APAA Dinner & Dance - Nov 10thIt´s that time of the year again to get out the dancing shoes, as NIGHTSHIFT are back in town for the APAA Dinner & Dance at O Caseiro in Arão on Saturday 10th November, at 7.30pm. All monies go to APAA.

This event gets full quickly - so if you want to be there book early. 


This edition covers those topics, and has news of some new life at Goldra. You will also see a report on the last recent fund-raiser, which was a great success.


João P. CunhaThe 3rd Obrigado, Bombeiros! fundraising event held on 22nd September was a massive success and raised €7,300 for the Bombeiros of Lagoa and Silves.

Around 200 people attended the event at Casa Algarve in Porches. A live auction attracted an amazing response and much generosity from event goers, who got to bid for a variety of goods and services donated by local businesses, including jewellery, artwork, fine wines and dining, boat trips, rounds of golf and stays at 5 star Algarve resorts. Kiss FM’s Sir Owen Gee used his many years of auctioneering experience to maximise the bids.

Florentinta Charity Fashion ShowOn Saturday, 29th September, the Florentinta Charity Fashion Show took place at Bijou Restaurant in Almancil. Nearly 100 people attended to watch our 10 glamourous models strut their stuff and showcase a selection of clothes available from Florentinta.
€2,000 was raised and will benefit two charities, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International and the Goldra Dog Sanctuary.