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Amovate & UK Charities arrange €50,000 equipment gift to Aljezur Bombeiros

Amovate & UK Charities arrange €50,000 equipment gift to Aljezur BombeirosA small West Coast community association has arranged to have their local Bombeiros in Aljezur presented with the gift of a staggering €50,000 worth of fire fighting and rescue equipment.
The fire and rescue equipment arrived at Aljezur Bombeiros HQ on Wednesday August 21st 2013. The staff at the fire station could hardly wait to open the crates—it was like Christmas, with Amovate President Peter Johnson, Secretary Ian Bedford and Public Relations Officer Matt D’Arcy in the roles of Santa Claus!

The work of the FJCSP

Foundation of the Jewish Community of South PortugalWe would like to give you a little update about the Foundation of the Jewish Community of South Portugal (FJCSP) and its work. As you might know the Foundation is still very young. So far the Foundation realized some of its goals, like organizing/sponsoring events, bringing a Sefer Torah to the Algarve, and trying to rebuild some Jewish infrastructure.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of manpower and assistance, the Foundation has decided to put the practical work on hold. And so, for now there will be no more organizing of communal events and high holidays.

Rotarians deliver chilled truck to help feed the poor

Rotary delivers chiller truck

With its partners at Rotary International, members of the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International have just made a huge difference to hungry families across the Algarve.

The fundraising and donating of a brand new refrigerated truck to the Banco Alimentar Contra Fome (Food Bank) in Faro will enable more food to be collected and distributed to the Algarve's thousands of families living below the poverty line.

Feel at Home at Vilamoura Lawn Bowls Club

Action from the 20th anniversary jamboree at Vilamoura Lawn Bowls Club, which was a successAmadeu Gil de Rocha nd his wife Janeth have run the Vilamoura lawn Bowls Club for 20 years, with the club recently hosting a 20th year anniversary competition. In that time they have made many friends in the sport and have built up a reputation for catering for the needs of hundreds of bowling tours.

Cordial company and social Bridge

Bridge Club afternoon with Frank SpelbosCoordinating two groups of Bridge players in Loulé and São Brás, Frank Spelbos explains, “The aims of both groups are similar. To enjoy the challenge of playing Duplicate Bridge and to meet new people in the local neighbourhood.”

Learn to paint in oils

Oil painting with Karen WrideCome along to one of our friendly group lessons in Pera, Central Algarve and artist Karen Wride will show you how. Beginners are welcome, and sessions are available every day from Monday to Saturday. Classes are restricted to a maximum of 8 people so hurry!

Bridge at the Holiday Inn - every Saturday

Play BridgeDuplicate Bridge in the Holiday Inn Algarve, Armação de Pêra takes place every Saturday. Starting time is 1.45pm.

Everyone is welcome - beginners to experienced players. 

For more information please contact Finola Gibson - 282 312 873 (answermachine) or by e-mail: finolagibson@gmail.com

Portuguese lessons - Fun, Friendly and affordable!

Portuguese Lessons for BeginnersA new BEGINNERS CLASS to learn Portuguese starts this Monday, 10th of September, from 5pm to 6.30pm at Activitarte Albufeira.  Classes are 90 mins per class, every Monday, and the cost is just *€60 per month. ITS FUN, affordable and you LEARN!