Father Christmas visits Estoi and Moncarapacho

Santa and Mrs Claus paid their annual visit to Estoi Casa do Povo to assist in the distribution of the food packs provided by the Faro Food Bank.

The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International was “fortunate to have received many donations of toys, enabling us to give all the children registered with the food bank an extra Christmas present”.

RCEPI has provided additional long-life milk to supplement the monthly food bank parcels distributed to those registered with the Banco Alimentar in Faro for 10 years and to date has supplied over 50,000 litres of milk.

Local businesses also donated extra items, such as bread, fruit, chocolate Santas and the traditional Bolo-Rei cake to make Christmas “a little happier for these underprivileged families”.

The annual Christmas Party for the children of families registered with Faro Food Bank took place on Friday, December 14 at Casa do Povo in Moncarapacho.

Father Christmas visited to hand out chocolate coins and gifts to the children, who then tucked into sandwiches and drinks laid on by the club. A local face painter was on hand to give the children a “new look”. Says the club, “a very good time was had by all”.

Father Christmas returned to the Estoi Casa do Povo on Sunday, December 16 to distribute chocolate coins and gifts to the children there whose families are registered with the Faro Banco Alimentar.

There was a wealth of entertainment including folklore dancing and face painting. The club also provided sandwiches and drinks for all those attending.

As in past years, RCEPI supplied the event with goodies, cakes and drinks and President Bruno Sousa Costa and Chair of Community Service Maria José Pires were there to give ‘Pai Natal’ a helping hand.

For further information on RC Estoi Palace International, email moc@estoipalace.org or visit www.rotaryestoipalace.org