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22         The Portugal News · 21 Nov 2020         Good News Section

      East Algarve’s fundraising footballers!

      As Vaughan Willmore explains, walking football in the eastern Algarve continues to

      thrive and raise much needed funds for local causes.

                                                                                                        much everywhere else    members pay, with a third
                                                                                                        in-between! Since then,   of all monies collected
                                                                                                        funds have been raised   from every football session
                                                                                                        to sponsor two disabled   going into our fundraising
                                                                                                        children with horse riding   fund. So, the next time you
                                                                                                        therapy and we are also   see us traipsing across the
                                                                                                        paying the printing costs   pitches of the Algarve, bear
                                                                                                        for recipe books that will   in mind we’re doing it all
                                                                                                        be sold to raise funds for   for a good cause!” 
                                                                                                        the Bombeiros. We’re also   Walking football takes
                                                                                                        making arrangements for   place 9.30am on a Monday
                                                                                                        more items of diabetic   and Thursday for Over
                                                                                                        equipment to be delivered   50s, Wednesdays for Over
                                                                                                        to the Centro de Saude in   60s. The normal (running)
      The East Algarve Football Club continues to flourish while supporting local charities and good causes.  Olhão. Looking forward   football sessions are on a
                                                                                                        to Christmas, we’re     Tuesday and the club is
                espite the     charities and good causes.   regular (running) football   of good causes”.   supporting 2nd Chance   particularly keen to attract
                obvious        Organiser Jonathan Syed   team with both merging   Walking footballer Nobby   Tavira by donating €500   new members of 35 years
                challenges of   explains “There’s been   under the banner of East   Clark explains “Already this  for an older people’s   and upwards. 
      D the last year          a lot going on this year.   Algarve Football Club.   year we’ve made a donation   Christmas dinner in Santo   If you have any thoughts
      walking football and now   We are now playing four   Most important of all, we’ve   to the Centro de Saude   Estaevo and we’ve set aside   regarding which charities
      regular (running) football   days a week at the Estádio   been conscious of the many   in Tavira of equipment   another €1,000 for food for   would welcome support,
      continues to flourish,   José Arcanjo in Olhão,   challenges the pandemic has   for diabetic children and   families in need”.  then club representatives
      with this year seeing the   closely observing all health   presented, so we’ve really   throughout lockdown there    Jonathan explained that   will be delighted to
      formation of East Algarve   guidelines when doing   stepped up our fundraising   were food collections and   “Our support for local   hear from you and can
      Football Club and a real   so. In addition to walking   activities which has enabled   deliveries in both Tavira   causes has been boosted   be contacted at https://
      drive to support local   football, we now have a   us to support a whole range   and Olhão and pretty   by a change to how our 
      Charity Auction Christmas                                                               UK Christmas light displays

      Bake Off – Coming soon!                                                                 switched on to bring early

                                                                                              festive cheer

      Support for Families and Algarve Emporium Charity (both part of Associação              People around the UK have switched on their
      Guarda Chuva) since March 2020, have joined together to support families                incredible Christmas light displays to bring some
      and individuals suffering from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 crisis.          early festive cheer.

        Many people have had no     29 November and ends on Sun-  Messines, Between the Lines   A retired couple “plodded on”   colourful silhouettes, an inflatable
      employment for several months   day, 5 December, a must if you   Restaurant in Tunes, K’Delicia   through the coronavirus pandemic to   Father Christmas and light-up
      and those who managed to find   are looking for delicious Christ-  in Tunes, Jaffers Supermarket   decorate their home in Cambridge-  reindeer. They also decorate several
      some work during the shortened   mas presents or just a delicious   (Butcher’s Counter) in Tunes   shire with hundreds of festive lights.  trees outside.
      summer season have few savings   indulgence for yourself.   and Al-Gharb Coffee Roasters   Helen and John Attlesey have   Mrs Attlesey said: “We started with
      to last through the winter. So   Apart from our Facebook   in Albufeira.                decorated their house in Soham   a few lights nine years ago and every
      that we can continue to buy fresh   Auction there are several ways in   We would like to thank all   every year for almost a decade to   year we’ve added more and more.
      meat, fish, vegetables and fruit   which you can help us right now   these businesses who are sup-  raise money for three charities that   “People come from all over to
      to give hungry families we are   to support needy families and in-  porting us by raising funds and   helped their grandson Jacob recover   admire the display, they love it, it
      always looking at ways of raising   dividuals: There are regular food   in particular shoppers and staff   from a serious form of epilepsy.  makes them happy, it’s really become
      funds.                        collection points near Burger   in Iceland, Overseas Supermar-  The couple, who began putting up   a tradition.
        Our latest venture is an online   Ranch, fast food outlet, in Silves   ket, Guia who so far have raised   lights at the beginning of Septem-   “It’s just our way of giving back to
      auction on our Facebook group   (near the Piscina) every Monday   over €1,000.          ber, said they worked through the   those who saved our grandson.”
      – “Charity Auction Christmas   11.30 – 12.30pm and at Between   Collections of food and other   coronavirus pandemic to ensure their   The couple raise money for East
      Bake Off ” where we will have   The Lines Restaurant/Bar, Tunes,   items, including Christmas pre-  display was ready to be switched on   Anglia Children’s Hospices, Great
      wonderful home-made cakes,    11.30 - 12.30 every Friday. We   sents for needy children, can be   last week.          Ormond Street Hospital Children’s
      preserves, hampers and other   also have a food donation box in   brought to Pão de Aldeia Café,   Among the decorations are   Charity and Dreamflight.
      Christmas goodies that have   Loja Candeias, Rua do Ribeiro,   Guia, near Iceland, Overseas Su-
      been kindly donated by many   Algoz. A lovely new supermarket   permarket from 11am – 12noon
      domestic goddesses who support   that opened on 2 November.  on the 15  and the last day of
      our charitable work. Wonderland   We have collection tins in   each month. 
      Tea Rooms in Ferragudo, Algarve   Iceland Overseas Supermarket in   Donations can also be sent to:
      Cakes in Lagos and Between    Guia, Pastelaria/Café Requinte e   Associação Guarda-Chuva, Crédi-
      the Lines in Tunes are donating   Tentações in Algoz, Calibri café   to Agricola Bank,  IBAN: PT50
      baked goods and the following   1 in Guia and Calibri café 2 in   0045 7011 4031 6715 4683 8.
      businesses have donated vouch-  Galé, The Football café/restau-  Algarve Emporium have a                                            The house
      ers, Coco Jolu Bar in Guia and   rant in Guia, Cantinho do João   charity section selling a variety of                              of Helen and
      Al-Gharb Coffee Roasters in   in Guia, Café Doce K Doce in   items and 100% of proceeds go to                                       John Attlesey
      Albufeira, which we will also be   Vale Parra, Arcadia Bar in Vale   charity.  https://algarveemporium.                             in Soham in
      auctioning. It starts on Saturday,   Parra, Tapas 13 Sports Bar in   com/collections/sold-for-charity                               Cambridgeshire.
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