The Charity Concert held on Sunday 18 September at the Teatro Mascerenhas in Silves was hailed as a great success by all.
Thanks to the generosity of the Silves Camera in providing the venue and Blevins Franks Weath Management for sponsoring the event over 2100€ was raised by those attending by having a wonderful time listening to the fabulous music performed by the Eiglestein Brass Quintet in the delightful theatre. The members of the quintet took time to introduce each piece and mingled with the audience at the interval. Thanks to them and the audience for making it such a successful evening.
Members and friends had fun in the sun following clues and visiting five sites along the coast from Armação de Pêra. Doug McLachan a friend of RC Silves arranged our treasure hunt and all those who took part would like to thank him for providing such an interesting and enjoyable activity. The occupants of each car were given clues and directions to local beauty spots and took photographs to prove they had found them. There were also questions to be answered along the way. Doug also provided us with a jar and a fishing net so that we could provide live evidence of our visit to the Sitio das Fontes at Estômbar. Bringing back memories of our youth. Some members who have lived in the algarve even found new places to return to for a longer visit. The money raised will be donated to End Polio Now. Thanks again Doug.
Rotarians and friends enjoyed an afternoon of fun and fundraising in the garden of Isabel Flores’s home near Silves, on 25 August. Isabel’s shady garden offers views over the Silves countryside and guests enjoyed a wide array of lovely food in this gorgeous setting. A quiz about Portugal caused alot of laughter as guests battled with questions about the personalities and history of this beautiful country. The event was in aid of supporting those suffering with cancer and raised 600€. Dr Margarida Damasceno, Directora de Servico, Hospital de S Joao in Porto was on hand to accept the donation on the hospital’s behalf. RC Silves also has a project which encourages people to focus on environmental issues and as part of this project three new trees were planted in Isabel’s garden by Alan Winn, Sheena Rawcliffe and the RC Silves President David Trubshaw. Thank you Isabel for a lovely afternoon.