Monday, 16 October 2017
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Sounds of Music Singalong Dinner - Nov 4thHave you ever just wanted to put on a "Wimple" and sing like a Nun? Well now you can!

Enjoy a delicious meal and Alan, on keyboards, will be playing all of our favourite songs from The Sound of Music.

FLIC Christmas Dinner & Dance - Dec 2ndJoin us to celebrate Christmas and raise money for FLIC (Funds for Locally Identified Causes) at Amendoeira Golf Course on Saturday 2nd December.

Dinner, Drink , Dance - Live music by DJ Gary and more....

Dinner & DanceDinner and Dance at 'O Caseiro' Restaurant in Arão on Saturday 21st October from 7.30pm. All proceeds to APAA.
Boogie to the amazing sounds of live music from NightShift.

Charity Bar Walk 2017 Raises More Than €2,000The Vale Da Telha Charity Bar Walkers raised more than €2,000 for local children last weekend—and they also raised a thousand smiles along the 2.2-mile (3.54km) route on the Algarve’s west coast.

The final sum is expected to be significantly higher once the last donations and collecting tins are in, which would make a total well in excess of €7,000 for local charities over the three years since this annual event was started by local resident Cath Baker.

RefoodVolunteer that is! It's all a big plus as far as I'm concerned and I've been doing it for 20 years here in the Algarve. From helping set up the first charity shop for APAA in Montechoro to Castelo do Sonhos in Silves and AAG here in Guia.

For the last 2 years I've been volunteering with an organisation called REFOOD but I'll come back to them later. First the reasons why.

ACCA's Back to School project helps hundreds of childrenACCA, the children’s charity that is focused on helping needy kids across the Algarve, topped its record and kitted out 866 youngsters with learning essentials

The growing success of ACCA’s fundraising activities meant that more children than ever before started the new school year with confidence… and the basics that will allow them to take full part in classes, and progress.

91 year old RonAs a frequent visitor to the Algarve 91 year old Ron from the East End of London is well aware of how desperate for funding the Portuguese fire service are, so decided on THIS visit he would do his bit!

He and his daughter Sue rallied up some sponsors and yesterday Ron did the 720 metre long zip line from Spain to Portugal, travelling at a speed of 70 kilometres per hour, to raise money for the Bombeiros!!! 

Come and help our disabled ridersEvery Thursday and Friday morning from September to May children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities enjoy riding therapy through the Associação de Equitação para Deficientes no Algarve (Riding for the Disabled in the Algarve). However, volunteers are needed to provide help and support for many of them while riding.

The benefits of the therapy sessions include improved concentration and coordination, posture and, importantly, self esteem. The movement of the horse is particularly valuable as the rider, to keep balance, has to use the almost identical muscles and joint movements used in walking. The horse produces 1000 movements in three dimensions in 10 minutes - this is far greater than any therapist could produce in the same time!