Swim for Shoes returns

THE SUCCESSFUL festive Swim for Shoes held in 2005 is being repeated this year, offering people the opportunity to take a dip in the Alantic Ocean and help raise money for children in care in the Algarve in need of new shoes.

The swims will take place on Christmas and New Year’s Day at 11am on the beach at Armação de Pêra in front of the Hotel Garbe.

Arrive with swimwear, a towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! You can then recover in the Hotel Garbe bar with a drink of mulled wine on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day.

Buying shoes for children in care is an ongoing expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2007 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 in at school.

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!

As this is a charity event all donations offered will be gratefully accepted.

For more information call Vicki Good on 282 320 260 or Verna Kinder on 282 449 395.