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      20 The Portugal News •  8 Dec 2018


      Helping Hands                                    Come and sing Carols


        Local charity Helping Hands in  CAFFRA in Grantham to their
      The Algarve has continued in  base in Basildon.  with the Choir
      recent months to support a vari-  The Sapadores will sort the kit
      ety of worthy causes including  and prepare it for distribution to  On Sunday 16 December, All  a resident choir, descants are a
      The Bombeiros, horse riding les-  some of the less well equipped  Saints  Anglican  Church  must of course so there are a few
      sons for children with cerebral  fire stations who are in greater  Almancil is holding its annual  of those thrown in.  We cannot
      palsy, the Children’s Home in  need of the donated items.  Festival of Nine Lessons and  guarantee snow in this part of the
      Loulé and local families in need.  On Sunday 18 November, a  Carols upstairs at ASCA  Algarve but we do guarantee a
        Recently, a consignment of  further €131 was added to Help-  (Associação Social e Cultural de  warm welcome to start the serv-
      firefighting kit was delivered to  ing Hands in The Algarve funds  Almancil) near the Parque dos  ice and afterwards Mulled Wine,
      the Bombeiros Sapadores de  at the annual Charities Fair,  Comunidades.  There will be a  Mince Pies, Stollen and other
      Faro, consisting of 47 fire fight-  Mercadinho Solidário, in the  short communion service from  Traditional Festive Refresh-
      ers’ tunics and trousers and 45  Municipal Market in São Brás  10.15am for those who wish to  ments.  All in all it should be a
      pairs of boots. The kit was  de Alportel. Items donated by a  attend, and the Carol Service  wonderful morning so why not
      sourced at CAFFRA, a non-gov-  variety of supporters in U.K.
      ernmental organisation based in  And The Algarve were sold.  starts at 11am with the tradi-  come and join us as all are wel-
      U.K., which supports civil pro-  Helping Hands in The  tional Once in Royal David´s  come, regardless of age or reli-
      tection projects around the  Algarve also organised a  City, with soprano solo for the  gion.  ASCA - GPS N 37° 5.121',
      World. Thanks should go to Phil  combined dinner and quiz night  first verse.  All Saints Almancil  W 8° 2.06'  or ring Jenny on 919
      and Jan Garner who liaised with  on Wednesday 5 December at  has a resident choir who will be  464 863 for directions or a map.

                                                                                                        Part of the ASCA complex, showing where churchgoers
                                                                                                        Part of the ASCA complex, showing where churchgoers
                                                                                                        Part of the ASCA complex, showing where churchgoers
                                                                                                        Part of the ASCA complex, showing where churchgoers
      CAFFRA and the Sapadores.  the Fonte da Pedra restaurant in  singing three pieces during the  There will be a further Carol  Part of the ASCA complex, showing where churchgoers
                                                                                                        can access the upper floor where the Festival of Nine
                                                                                                        can access the upper floor where the Festival of Nine
        Algarve Express very gener-  São Brás de Alportel.  service and the leading soprano  Service at All Saints Anglican  can access the upper floor where the Festival of Nine
                                                                                                        can access the upper floor where the Festival of Nine
                                                                                                        can access the upper floor where the Festival of Nine
                                                                                                        Lessons and Carols will be held.
                                                                                                        Lessons and Carols will be held.
                                                                                                        Lessons and Carols will be held.
                                                                                                        Lessons and Carols will be held.
      ously agreed to transport the kit  Further details about Helping  will also be singing a solo.  There  Church in Lagoa on 23  Lessons and Carols will be held.
      from the UK to the fire station  Hands can be obtained from  are well known carols and some  December . It will be held at
      in Faro. They even covered the  richardmcr@hotmail.co.uk or  you may not have sung for a  11am at the Chapel in the Lagoa
      cost of transportation from  by phoning 914786875.  while, so a lovely mixture.  With  Convent. All are welcome.
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