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Padel tennisAlmancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) has had a long association with Escola EB 2/3 Dr Antonio de Sousa Agostinho in Almancil. Amongst the projects already supported has been paddle boarding for some of the pupils with special needs and, in particular children with autism. As well as being enjoyed by the children it has helped to improve their coordination and communication skills.

MadrugadaAlgarveblog.net have chosen The Madrugada Associação to be their ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2018. They went along to their centre to meet the President Carol Spires, and the Vice President, John Hough, to find out more about them and their work.

The Madrugada Associação has provided palliative care and support to over 100 people and their loved ones in the Algarve since 2009. They are based in Praia da Luz, and they offer support throughout illness and beyond, to people in the Algarve who are affected by a life limiting illness. Their specialist clinical team provide home-based end of life care to those who prefer to spend their remaining days in their own home.

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By https://algarveblog.net


Rafaela Santos (Holiday Inn Algarve) Ricardo Pinto, Lidia Guia (Holiday Inn Algarve) and Ricardo XufreThe 2017/18 the annual charity event to swim or paddle in the Atlantic Ocean has, this year, so far raised over 1331 Euros for children in care. Many congratulations and thanks to all those who participated. Special thanks must go to the campers from Camping Park Armação de Pêra and the bridge players from Arena Bridge who made additional donations.

The weather was perfect for both of the events, one on Christmas day, and the second on New Year's day. Although on New Years Day the waves were at some points very high!!!!

Brian (DJ Rockindad) Jutsum with Aljezur Bombeiros Commander, Mario CostaResidents of the west coast community of Vale da Telha have presented Aljezur fire fighters with 10 pairs of state-of-the-art fire resistant boots and 12 pairs of gloves especially designed to help in the extrication of casualties from wrecked vehicles.

Friends Brian Jutsum, Sally Henman and Richie Brogden organised a concert, “Musicians Supporting The Bombeiros” at the Restaurante Vale de Telha that raised €1,760 for the Aljezur Bombeiros.

Operation Shock makes second round of deliveriesThe OPERATION SHOCK campaign took another step towards its goal this week, when the next six portable defibrillators were presented to the Commandants of Silves, Albufeira, Messines, Faro (x2) and Alcoutim stations.
afpop’s CEO Michael Reeve and council president Chris Ireland, presented the equipment to the commanders at a short ceremony at the Portimão Bombeiros station. So far defibrillators have now been supplied to 13 of the 17 Bombeiros stations in the region.

St. Luke's festive donation to Faro food bankAt Christmas, Father David and members of St. Luke's congregation presented a cheque and food to the Director of the Faro food bank.
The food bank is one of the main charities supported by St. Luke's congregation and the cheque included cash gifts from the family of Gerald Prosser deceased and the Bertie Watson Trust.

Father Christmas Comes To Estoi Casa Do PovoOn the 14th of December, Father Christmas paid an early visit to the Casa do Povo in Estoi. Since 2006 a new van has been on the wish list of Estoi Casa do Povo and Santa Claus and the Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) were able to make this wish come true. 14500 euros had been raised over the years with help from the American Association of Portuguese Emigrants and the 231 citizens from Benemerito. There was still a shortfall of around 14.000 euros.

Quiz Night in Mato do Santo Espirito, TaviraFriends and neighbours in Mato do Santo Espirito, Tavira, gathered together to raise funds for a very worthy cause, CAIC ‘ A Gaviota’. A childrens home in Tavira.
The idea was to have a free Quiz Night followed by a raffle to raise money to ensure that the children there had a good Christmas.