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The 2017 Goldra calendar is now availableWe are please to announce that the 2017 Goldra calendar is now available so if you would like to order your copy, or two, then please contact Sue Ward on 289 462 204 or email sue@thegoldradogsanctuary.com.

This year we are trialing a new easy to post format and would appreciate any feedback from you that would enable us to improve the 2018 calendar.

ACCAChildren’s charity ACCA, helps those in need in different ways, covering the cost of much-needed therapies and treatments that range from physical and psychological to the practical, with the supply of special equipment that will make a difference to a child’s development. The charity’s small committee fund-raise throughout the year, working with business and organisations who sponsor events, and individuals who have chosen to donate to ACCA’s worthy causes.

Harvest Festival Charity Dance - Oct 29thWe are a local charity FLIC (Funds For Locally Identified Causes). Our Harvest Festival event is at the Sociadade in Amorosa on Saturday 29th October, doors open at 7.00 for 7.30, and is 12€ including a meal of Chicken in the oven, or 3€ after 9.30, without a meal.

Attendees are asked to bring with them a 'bag for life' containing non-perishable goods.

‘OBRIGADO BOMBEIROS’ raises over €3000 for local firefightersA fundraising event held on 24th September was a roaring success and raised over €3000 for the Bombeiros of Lagoa and Silves.

Over 150 people attended the event at O'Grady's 12 Bar, Quinta da Figueirinha in Silves and enjoyed an afternoon of good food and entertainment. While event-goers tucked in to a Portuguese BBQ, local artists contributed by performing a variety of music from traditional to jazz, rock and classical.

The Golf Shack provided a selection of bright coloured back packs.ACCA’s back to school appeal gets hundreds of youngsters off to a great start

This year, more children than ever before were helped by ACCA, returning to school with the equipment needed to ensure they can learn. In all, 841 new school bags and back packs were given out to 35 different establishments including schools, food banks, orphanages, homes and social community centres looking out for the poorest kids in the Algarve.

Left to right: Team players ;Pat Tolin; Eddie Charnock, winning Pro; John Malpas; Andy Coulton Children’s charity ACCA scored major points at the fund-raising Pro-Am last week at Pinheiro Altos Clube be Golfe, when 72 players competed for the winning trophy.

Thanks to prize sponsors Blevins Franks, Footjoy, Golfino, CPD Sound & Vision, Good Life Spas and Garrafeira Rui and hole sponsors Grasshopper Greens, Florian, Jeff Mauger Project Management, Duo Decora, Leita, Rubicer, IBC,Cartridge World, PremFX, Vendeci Properties, Oscars Bar, Ideal Homes Penguin Airconditioning, Platinum Auto Sales, this year’s Pro-Am generated the highest ever funds for ACCA, and as a result more children in need will receive the support and therapies they urgently need.

Charity Bar Walkers Raise €2,000…And Counting!The figures are impressive—more than 50 walkers, 35-degree heat, dozens of gallons of beer and wine consumed…and most importantly more than €2,000 raised for local children’s charities, with the promise of more to come.

That’s the bottom line following the second annual West Coast Charity Bar Walk last Sunday from Restaurante O Paulo on the Arrifana promontory to the Restaurante Vale Da Telha at the Pines roundabout.