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‘One man and his dog’ walk 360kms to raise funds for firefighters

The terrible fires that ravaged the Algarve and other parts of Portugal this year and the bravery of the firefighters who fought them have inspired one local resident to raise funds while walking the length of the Algarve.

British resident Colin MacBean will be embarking on his fundraising walk in aid of the Bombeiros on October 24 with his canine pal Roly keeping him company along the route.

Colin and Roly will begin their walk in the eastern Algarve at Vila Real de Santo António and will follow the coast all the way to Aljezur, covering approximately 360 kilometres over 10 days in the process.

“The fires this year in Portugal were terrible and when I saw the bravery of the Bombeiros I knew I had to do something to show my respect for the tireless work these volunteers do to keep us all safe,” said Colin.

“I thought a walk along the coast of the Algarve would be a great way to raise awareness about the work of the Bombeiros as I pass through the different towns and cities, while also being the perfect opportunity to help to raise funds for much-needed equipment.”

Colin will be collecting money along the route but there are also fundraising tins for those who would like to show their support, located in Harry’s Bar and Hemingways in Carvoeiro and in Algarve 2000 in Rocha Brava, near Carvoeiro.
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Photo: Colin MacBean and his four-legged friend Roly will be walking the length of the Algarve in support of the Bombeiros