Carvoeiro-based social club CASA made two donations recently – €1,500 to the Portimão firefighters and €160 to Silves-based charity Encontrar Sonhos which helps adults with mental disability.
CASA is not run as a charitable organisation but does make occasional donations when the state of the club’s funds make this possible.
During the AGM, the members selected the organisations which should be supported this time.
Portimão Bombeiros used the donation to purchase 160 new red sweat-shirts for the force.
The cheque was presented to Dr. João Mergulhão (Vice President) by Margaret Brito (Chairman of CASA Social Club).
“These exceptionally brave men and women work relentlessly, day and night, to keep us all safe. The fires this year again tested them to the extremes, but they consistently rise to the dangerous challenge and we owe them our infinite gratitude,” said a spokesperson for the club.
Meantime, Encontrar Sonhos used the donation to purchase food supplies for the coming term.
CASA’s next meeting will be on Saturday, September 17 at Restaurante Rainha near the Barragem do Arade, east of Silves.
For more information, visit www.casasocial.club, email [email protected] or call Margaret Brito on 282 495 475