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Posted by portugalpress on May 14, 2018

A musical evening to mark the milestone of 50,000 litres of milk delivered to the Estoi Casa do Povo was organised by the Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI), raising €1,000 for the community centre.

In 2009, just after its inauguration, the RCEPI looked for a project that would help the underprivileged in Estoi. Financial collapse was engulfing the world and the number of families registered locally with the Faro Food Bank was rising dramatically.

The then President, Agnete Sylvan, talked to the director of Casa do Povo about how the Rotary Club could help, and the monthly food packs distributed from the community centre to those registered with the Food Bank were discussed.

At that time, each family only received 1litre of long life milk per month. RCEPI decided to increase this to 6litres per child and 2litres per adult for each family at an annual cost of approximately €2,500. This is funded in the main by the quiz nights organised by RCEPI.

Over the years, RCEPI has helped the Casa do Povo in various ways, such as installing a heating system, wheelchair ramps, painting the interior and helping to buy them a new van. The money raised at the recent event will be used to renovate an exterior area.

Music was provided by All Mixed Up, a choir from Moncarapacho giving their first ever performance; Rattle & Strum playing guitars, ukuleles and banjo; Bob Dylan tribute artist Boris Buggerov; and blues guitarist Pete Robinson.

www.rotaryestoipalace.org

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