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Local pupil helps children in need in Algarve

Florence Trodd, a year 10 student from the International School São Lourenço, joined forces with Algarve charity ACCA to help local children by arranging a collection of second hand clothes on April 28 and 29.

By collecting unwanted clothing from her fellow students and passing these on to underprivileged children in the area, Florence successfully combined recycling and protecting the environment with local charity work.

“In this project, we not only recycle clothes but, more importantly, help a local children’s charity. It means we are helping in two ways,” said Florence.

The collection was undertaken by Florence as part of her work for the Portuguese equivalent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Prémio Infante D.Henrique, and Florence was responsible for starting the scheme, arranging promotional material, presenting the idea to pupils at the school and liaising with ACCA and the Almancil Community Centre, ASCA.

ACCA committee member Samantha Diamond said: “On behalf of ACCA, I would like to say a special thank you to Florence and all the other children who kindly donated their clothes to the underprivileged children of the Algarve.”