Fun and games help Aids victims

news: Fun and games help Aids victims

THE BRITISH Community Council (BCC) organised a successful Fun and Sports Day at St Julian’s School last Saturday, in aid of local Grupo de Apoio e Desafio à SIDA (GADS), an Aids charity group.

On a sweltering hot day, 18 sports teams gathered to do battle in hockey, football, lacrosse, touch rugby, volleyball, basketball and Scottish country dancing.

There was also a bouncy castle, human football and a paintball alley to keep the children well occupied and car boot sellers did a brisk trade. Music lovers were not left out as the St Julian’s School Strings Orchestra, under the direction of David Higginbottom, and a number of other groups kept visitors entertained.

The raffle included a large number of prizes, such as a return trip for two to the UK supplied by Monarch Scheduled, three nights for four people at the Four Seasons Country Club in the Algarve, dinner for two at the Japanese Restaurant in Penha Longa, to name a few. Tim Munnion kept everyone entertained with his witty banter and it looks like he will have the same job next year!

Then came what competitors had been waiting for – the announcement of the winners. For the Fair Play Award, the referees decided that it should go to ‘Bigio’s Boys’, with the eventual winners being ‘The Light-Houses’, who received the cup from David Smith, headmaster of St Julian’s School.

The money raised on the day, which is in excess of 5,000 euros, will be spent on equipping one of the rooms in the new GADS centre, which will be built shortly in Cascais. Logan Ritchie, a director of GADS, spoke to The Resident and said his team thanks everyone for their generosity.

Please remember there is a large number of innocent HIV/Aids victims. If you were unable to attend the Fun and Games Day, but would like to donate towards the cause, Logan can be contacted on 214 861 429.