Swim for Shoes raises €1,217

Swim for Shoes 2012/13, the annual Algarve event to swim or paddle in the Atlantic Ocean for charity, has raised a total of €1,217 for new shoes for children in care. Pictured is Peta Birch (centre) from the Amigos das Crianças for Gaivota in Albufeira with Lídia Guia (left) and Rafaela Santos from the Holiday Inn Algarve, event organisers. Peta said that the money will purchase shoes for the youngsters at Gaivota. The Swim for Shoes events are held on Armação de Pêra beach over the festive season.