Swim for shoes

This year’s Swim for Shoes campaign to raise money for children in need of new shoes is due to take place on December 25 and January 1, 2008, at 11am in front of the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra.

Participants should bring swimwear and a towel, and following the dip in the ocean, the Hotel Garbe bar will be offering a free drink of mulled wine on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Year’s Day, to everyone who takes part.

Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoing expense and the campaign aims to help as many youngsters as possible to start 2008 with a new pair of shoes. Each child of school age needs a pair of gym shoes and a pair of trainers. While some clothes can be second hand, owning a pair of new shoes helps to ensure the children feel good and fit at school.

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that it is at their own risk. As this is a charity event, all donations offered will be gratefully accepted.

For more information, please contact Vicki Good, Sales Manager of the Hotel Garbe and Hotel Carvoeiro Sol on 282 320 260, fax 282 315 087 or visit www.hotelgarbe.com

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