Backpacks needed

The fourth annual Backpack Appeal is underway and donations of backpacks for children in care are already arriving at the Silves charity Castelos dos Sonhos for distribution before the start of school in September.

However, many more are needed. Organisers of the appeal announced this week that promotional clothing and merchandise company Absolute Zero Lda, based in Vale da Azinheira between Vilamoura and Albufeira, has offered to supply backpacks at a price of four euros each specifically for this cause.

For more information about this appeal, please contact David or Celia Mossman on 282 332 665 or email