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Cheshire Homes Charity Shop - Open every WednesdayThe Cheshire Homes shop in Carcavelos is opening on Wednesday, 15 June from 10 - 13 hrs, in their basement. Then afterwards every Wednesday throughout the year.

They will be selling ladies and mens clothes, shoes and accessories, Bric a brac, Linens. Top price for clothes is not more than €5 so come along and grab yourself a bargain. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Bombeiros 'booted up' by Balaia Bowls ClubThe Balaia Bowls Club, based at Balaia Golf Village in Albufeira, recently organised a supportive tournament in memorial of ex captain of the club, Mr. Tom Sanderson, with all funds raised kindly being donated to the Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Albufeira (AHBVA).

riceThe weekend Food Bank collection across the Algarve resulted in 125 tonnes of donated foodstuffs, down slightly on last year’s record amount but filling the Faro and Portimão warehouses.

The public was willing but a shortage of volunteers reduced the number of the region’s supermarkets where collections were mounted.

Nuno Cabrita Alves, the main in charge in the Algarve, praised the work of his volunteer groups at supermarkets and at the distribution centres, for their "personal efforts in making this campaign successful.”

Vale do Lobo Fashion Show raises €2000 for WVCFOn behalf of the Wolf Valley Charity, Angela Dickinson organised a Fashion Show and lunch in the Vale do Lobo Auditorium on Friday, 13th May 2016.

A magnificent collection of the latest summer fashions was provided by local fashion retailers

By Rory at Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - modelled by Natashia
Collections by Alison Slater of Carvoeiro - modelled by Becky
La Dolce Vita by Marité in Almancil- modelled Niquette

Sherry´s Bar raise money for Albufeira FirefightersThe Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters of Albufeira (AHBVA) recently received a donation from Sherry´s Bar in Albufeira, for the amount of €4232.56.

The money was raised during a Skydiving event organised by the bar and the following people: John Helliot, Alan Nicol, Kevin Sherry, Linda Bimpson, Frank Meade, Rigo, Helen Goldsack and Ade Harman.

Bob Dylan tribute bandOn Friday night a the Cineteatro in São Brás, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International were delighted to host a Bob Dylan Tribute Concert to raise funds for the Centro Comunitario de Estoi to assist with food distribution to those in need, and to assist other Rotarian charities.
The main act was supported by 3 young girls from the Jovens and Natureza Associacão in São Brás, ably assisted on the guitar by Paul Carter and on the piano by their singing teacher Irene.

A CaritasIn April 2016 Rotary Club Estoi Palace decided to help a local charity, A Caritas, which operates out of São Bras de Alportel. Its mission is to help families in need and currently supports around 50 plus families in the area.
Estoi Rotary Club has helped arrange 2 collections of food, clothing and other items that are urgently required by these families. The collections were well supported with a lot of people donating items to help support the work of Caritas.

ReFood - reutilising the food we would throw awayIs it possible that we throw away 1/3 of all the food we produce? When a ReFood Volunteer came to Rotary Club Estoi Palace International and explained that it is possible, everyone there was very surprised.

What is Refood? In 2010 an American ex pat living in Lisbon, Hunter Halder, realised that he could help to stop these shocking amounts of food being thrown away and reutilise them.

On Wednesday 9th March 2011 Refood went into action with one volunteer on a bicycle visiting 30 restaurants, and collecting enough food to feed 50 people in need for 5 days a week. Today there are 31 ReFood centres operating throughout the country where more than 4,500 volunteers are currently rescuing 46,000 meals a month from more than 900 food source partners, and serving 2,500 people 5 to 6 days a week.