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Posted by portugalpress on January 03, 2017

Christmas 2016 was particularly heart-warming for the Castelo de Sonhos charity as so many people and organisations helped the underprivileged families of Silves council this festive season.

The charity's president Liliana Rodrigues would like to thank the following:

-Silves town hall and parish council for loaning the venue for the children's Christmas party, including all the entertainment and decoration.

-Iceland supermarket in Albufeira and their customers for supplying children's presents and over 200 boxes of chocolates, which meant that families registered with the charity received a decorative box of chocolates together with their basic food bank supplies this Christmas. A total of €483 was also donated by the customers of Iceland.

-Silves Rotary Club for their generous donations of toys, warm clothing, basic food supplies and many Christmas shoe boxes for the elderly.

-Julia Bardill, Eve Wood and Colin Robinson of Balaia Golf Village for collecting and delivering 44 Christmas shoeboxes.

-All the members of the public who responded to the 12th annual shoebox campaign for the elderly.

And last but not least, thank you to all the supporters and volunteers who helped with fundraising initiatives for Castelo de Sonhos and at the Silves charity shop.

To find out more about the work of Castelo de Sonhos, visit



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