From left, Fátima (Between The Lines), Libby North (ALL), Caroline Langston (Emporium) and Pat Roberts (ALL)
From left, Fátima (Between The Lines), Libby North (ALL), Caroline Langston (Emporium) and Pat Roberts (ALL)

Ladies lunch groups help needy families in Tunes

Algarve Ladies that Lunch (ALL) recently donated €1,000 to the Algarve Emporium Charity, which helps families in need in the Tunes area.

ALL consists of a group of Algarve-based women who meet once a month to enjoy a lunch together and raise money for charity. They meet at different restaurant locations each month and have been working together for more than 10 years, raising thousands of euros for good causes.

The Algarve Emporium is a charity that obtains and supplies food for people in need in the Tunes area.

At present, the Emporium assists 31 families, but over the three years they have been operating, they have already helped more than 65 families.

The distribution is managed from the Between the Lines Restaurant in Tunes, where they meet every Friday from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Each family receives a bag once every two weeks, which contains meat, potatoes, eggs and various dried and tinned foods.

The photograph shows ALL organisers Pat Roberts (right) and Libby North (second from left) giving the €1,000 in cash to Caroline Langston at the Algarve Emporium location in the Between the Lines Restaurant in Tunes. Also in the photograph is Fátima (left), the owner of the restaurant, who kindly allows the Emporium to use her facilities.

Another luncheon group that Pat and Libby are involved with, quaintly known as ‘Serranas’, or Ladies of the Hills, also donated a large amount of the staples that were handed over to Emporium to supply the local families.

And lastly, an appeal had been made for warm clothing, so Pat and Libby supplied many jumpers and jackets, which were greatly appreciated by the locals.

If you want to know more about these two lunch groups (ALL and Serranas), contact Pat – tjrandpdr@gmail.com

If you want to know more about the Algarve Emporium and how to help or donate, contact Caroline – algarveemporium@gmail.com