ACCA delivers backpacks and smiles

ACCA, the children’s charity that is focused on helping needy children across the Algarve, topped its record and kitted out 866 youngsters with learning essentials.

The growing success of ACCA’s fundraising activities meant that more children than ever before started the new school year with confidence – and the basics that will allow them to take full part in classes, and progress.

Backpacks filled with notepads and pencils, erasers, set squares, files, recorders, calculators and compasses were distributed to some 31 organisations from Tavira to Lagos, in a drive to ensure all students have the chance to achieve good academic results by being equipped with the essential stationery.

Contributions from generous individuals and businesses made ACCA’s target achievable and this year’s donations have exceeded expectations.

Among the many who worked tirelessly, and gave willingly, are the Central Ladies Lunch Club, Vila Sol Golf Club, Laranjal Golf Club, Four Seasons Fairways and St Vincent’s Anglican Chaplaincy who shopped, filled bags and delivered them to ACCA pickup points, from where committee members, led by Gwenda Daud, took charge of distribution to schools and social centres.

To donate towards next year’s drive and other ACCA-supported ventures, bank transfers can be made to IBAN PT50 0079 0000 4342641910 122.