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Two Encores Needed

Another enthralling concert at the Casa da Cultura, Silves: Eighty people enjoyed drinks and canapés in the garden of the Casa de Cultura as they gathered to hear a superb programme of music by Sonora Saxaphone Quartet. Their interesting programme included music by Dvorak, J.B Singelé, Bach, Piazzolla and Gershwin. The audience were enthralled especially by their performance of the Rhapsody in Blue and called for two encores. The benefit event raised 1000€ for Banco Alimentar. Thanks go to the RC Silves event team, Casa Cultura staff, Silves Camara and the pupils of Escola Silves Sul for their help serving the drinks and canapés.
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AudienceReady to begin
Taking a bow

Baby Clothes for Castelo dos Sonhos

This charity is always close to our heart at RC Silves. They struggle each year to support the local community especially those newly born. Stewart Smith and his partner Linda have coordinated a collection this year of baby clothes, cots and high chairs both here and in the UK with the support of RC ? The equipment was delivered to Lilliana Rodriques at the charity’s headquarters in Silves. Much to the delight of the Castelo de Sonhos team.

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Team with Sue Team with David and Stewart

And in preperation for Christmas Paulo the Penguin is delivered…


Fundraising Dinner

Silves Rotary Club started its fundraising year with an enjoyable evening of food, wine and friendship at the home of past president Alan Winn in Salir.


The event raised 420€ for the digital media project and school exchange. Guests were treated to a four course meal with a choice of main and dessert. Thanks must go to also to those who could not attend but gave a donation. We have some way to go yet to hit the funding target but we are on the way. The date for the Agrupomento Escolas Silves Sul Oscars has been confirmed for March 14 2016 and students from the UK will be joining us at the event.