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Algarve diocese fund at rock bottom

It has been helping the needy since 2009, but now the social fund of the Algarve diocese is empty. The situation has been communicated by the president of Caritas Diocesana do Algarve, reports...

When the volunteer firemen (Bombeiros) of São Brás de Alportel held their annual Christmas party on December 14 there was much to celebrate. Members of the Bombeiros and Ian Lowe of the Rotary...

The Estoi Casa do Povo held its annual Christmas party for the underprivileged families in the parish on December 15. The local Freguesia had no funds in their budget to help finance the...

cantina olhao

Olhão municipal authority has ensured that no needy child attending primary schools in the borough would go without a nourishing lunch each day during the Christmas holidays.

Until January...

A festive market will be taking place in Vilamoura’s Rua da Lusotur this weekend (December 20-22), starting Friday at 10am and ending on Sunday evening at 6pm. The event, running through each day...

Charity hampers

Eighty-five needy families in the Western Algarve borough of Vila do Bispo will be receiving bumper Christmas hampers this week, in a bid to bring a little sparkle to their...

Grand Christmas parade in LouléLoulé parade

ACRAL and the borough of Loulé will be hosting a grand Christmas parade this Saturday (21) starting at Monumento Engº Duarte Pacheco and involving “as many participants as possible”, including...

Father Christmas delights grown-ups at RBL lunch

Father Christmas made time in his busy schedule to drop into the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra last week, when the Royal British Legion (Portugal Branch) held a festive Christmas lunch....

Cancer care receives new year boost

Early this year when the Algarveans Experimental Theatre Group decided to perform the acclaimed stage show Calendar Girls, the hunt began for a local worthy cause.

The poignant play...

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