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The Resident’s charity auction – start bidding!

The Resident celebrates 18 years of publication!

Happy Anniversary to us!  Next week, The Resident will celebrate 18 years of continuous weekly publication.

In the next edition of The Resident, we will take a few steps down memory lane and show you just how far we have come in 18 years.

But for this week, we want to talk about something that is close to our hearts:

One important part of business life in the Algarve has been for us, giving something back to the community.

This year we invited charities to apply to be our Charity of the Year. It was the first time that we had done this and were amazed, surprised and delighted at the number of responses we received. At the same time it really concerned us that there are so many deserving causes in this small part of Europe.

We appointed a small independent committee to review the applications and the Lar de Crianças Bom Samaritano in Alvor was the charity chosen to receive money raised by The Resident throughout 2007.

One of the major ways in which we will raise funds this year for Lar de Crianças Bom Samaritano is our auction. Many of the items pledged so far are already on our website – and you can bid for them now – there is something for all pockets. If you are overbid, we will send you an email so that you can make another bid if you choose to do so.

So how do you make your bid? It really is simple.

Go to

Click on the flashing button.  

Check all the items available. The coding at the beginning of the item number is as follows:

BPO – Available at party only*

WO –  Available to bid only on the website. The winning bid will be the highest bid at 16.00 on November 9, providing that the reserve has been met.

WB – Bids will be accepted on the website.  The highest bid on the website at 4pm on November 9 will be taken to the party, where it may be overbid.*

Complete the simple form at the top of the auction listings and bid away!

Limited edition prints - THE EMIRATES Golf Club in Dubai and the Turnberry Course in Scotland (below) are depicted on this handsome pair of prints by well respected artist, Graeme W Baxter. The Dubai print is an atist’s proof and the only one in the world.
Limited edition prints – THE EMIRATES Golf Club in Dubai and the Turnberry Course in Scotland (below) are depicted on this handsome pair of prints by well respected artist, Graeme W Baxter. The Dubai print is an atist’s proof and the only one in the world.

There is no limit as to the number of items that you can bid on, or the number of times you can bid on any item

*Telephone bids on the night. If for some reason you are unable to attend the party but would like to take part in the bidding on the night, you can book a phone line to do so. Please call Stephen on 916 783 246.

Please keep checking the website as there are items being added each day. And please bid generously – we will be

delighted and so will the children.

In the meantime, there are still some tickets left for our party on Friday November 9. This event is being held at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra, a long time friend of The Resident, where there is arguably no place better to party. Starting at 7.30pm, there will be plenty to eat and drink and we have great entertainment all night long.  

• Bagpiper Catherine Harman will be welcoming our guests

• The great classic guitar player Eudoro Grade will provide the perfect background music for you to enjoy the delicious food on offer;

• Go back in time with Ray and Sandie of the Saraband Duo

And to end the evening in style, Beto Kalulú will no doubt have you dancing to his African beats.

For those wishing to stay overnight, the Hotel Garbe has offered us a very special rate of €45 per double room inclusive of breakfast.  Please book directly with the hotel on 282 320 260.

This is an evening to enjoy. Dress code is smart casual and we intend to have a good time. Come along with your friends – or come along and make new friends. Either way, we will be delighted to see you and enjoy your company.  For tickets call Stephen on 916 783 246 or email [email protected].  See you on November 9.

Children’s Wish List

The Resident received this week a wish list from the Lar de Crianças Bom Samaritano. Here are some of items from that list:

• Sound equipment, such as speakers, headphones, sound table and microphones for the children’s leisure time.

• Bedroom furniture, such as two wardrobes to keep the kids’ clothes tidy and 10 laundry baskets

• The girls’ playing room needs two bookcases, a wide round table and two sofas

• The toilets and showers need renovating for the children’s safety. The plumbing needs renewing, new tiles are needed as well as 2 basins and 2 toilets. The girls’ toilets need bidets. A toiletries unit is also needed.

A wooden house to store the bikes, skates and surfboards of some of the children, as well as the home’s gardening equipment

Nine-seater minibus. The home has two vans set up for transporting children, however another one is needed to take the 36 children to their schools, as well as other locations

Sofas for the living and visiting rooms

Tins of coloured paint for the children’s bedrooms

Colourful duvets and bedding

New clothes (no second-hand clothes please!)

Digital camera

New upgraded computers

Hair clippers for the boys

A TV unit

A new water heater

Gymnasium equipment


DVDs and videos

Satellite dish

Electric guitar

If you can help fulfil the children’s wish list, please call the Lar de Crianças Bom Samaritano on 282 459 201 and speak to Margarida Cardoso.

Wonderful world

When friends dropped in to Sally Dawson’s home, they were invited to make their own mark on a painting Sally had started.  It’s a Wonderful World will be auctioned

It’s a Wonderful World will be auctioned on the night of November 9.
It’s a Wonderful World will be auctioned on the night of November 9.

on the night of November 9 at The Resident’s 18th Anniversary.  Everyone who added something to the painting has signed the back of this fun piece of art.

Stay on top of your laundry this winter!

Bosch, A name for excellence, is the make of this exceptional clothes dryer being generously offered by Elite Kitchens in Lagoa in collaboration with CMC Lda. A perfect opportunity to ensure dry clothes with winter just

around the corner. The retail price of this item is over €500.

Charitable quartet

FOUR OF the Algarve’s amateur artists got together to paint an item for The Resident’s 18th Anniversary auction. All four, Hazel (Sally Dawson), Harry Hopley, Jan Telfer and Helen Brockman, were aware of the needs of the Bom Samaritano Children’s home and felt this was a way in which they could help.  The idea developed and friends of ‘the Algarve four’ were invited to sponsor the painting.

The result is a glorious painting, which has already raised €210 for the children’s home, thanks to the generosity of Sally Dawson who donated the canvas and Lar das Molduras of Lagoa who framed the painting at their cost. Those who donated money to the painting are Martin Banner, Mardie Cunningham, Jan Telfer, Rita Bird, Andrew Dawson, Jackie Steadman, Mary Kemp, Stella, Marina Hardy, Carol Wiseman, Pam Silva, Meriel Jones, Connie Emdean, Alan Atkins, Elaine Atkins, Doris Levschel, Ronald Levschel and Jane Turnbull.

So, now it is your turn. Please visit the website and click on the flashing button to make your bid.  You don’t have to be present at The Resident’s anniversary evening to bid – you can do it from the comfort of your own home. And if you want to make sure you are the winner, call us and let us know that you want to take part in the auction by phone.