Quinta do Lago Golf club brings Christmas cheer to local communities

Quinta do Lago Golf club brings Christmas cheer to local communities

Members of Quinta do Lago Golf Club took the opportunity to present cheques to four local causes at their annual Christmas competition and lunch on Sunday, December 7. In total, €10,000 was raised in events held by the club through the year and the club chose local causes where they felt the donations would make a real difference.
The causes to benefit were the Associação Social e Cultural de Almancil (€2,500), which provides care, both residential and in outreach programmes, to the elderly in the Almancil area, the Organização Pais-em-Rede (€1,000), a national organisation helping out families with particular needs, the Instituto D. Francisco Gomes (€2,500) which runs the Casa dos Rapazes, a boys’ home in Faro, and the Associação Oncológica do Algarve (€4,000), providing professional assistance to cancer sufferers across the region.
In addition, in campaigns that run throughout the year, club members have purchased €5,000 worth of food for the Centro Paroquial de Quarteira, and provided essential goods for young mothers to the Instituto António Aleixo, valued at another €5,000.
Club Captain Ole Jespersen said: “We are delighted to be in a position to support the local community who we know from first-hand experience are finding life tough in these difficult times. We wanted to find causes where we knew our donations could make a real difference.”
Hermes Alberto, president of the Associação Social e Cultural de Almancil, said: “We were honoured to be chosen by Quinta do Lago Golf Club who have provided support to us over many years. Their donations really do make a difference”.