Vilamoura International School (CIV) has donated a total of €7,945 to charity. The cheques’ presentation was held at the school’s Christmas concert on December 18 at Vilamoura Casino.
The amount was raised during the school’s Christmas Fair on November 30 and will go towards supporting four charitable causes.
The school thanked Loulé Council, the Junta de Freguesia de Quarteira and Inframoura for their support, as well as all the families and companies who donated prizes for the Christmas raffles.
The school community raised funds for social canteen Refeitório Social de Quarteira (€2,000); the Big Hand Project which provides education for children in Mozambique (€1,500), the Casa de Acolhimento Temporário “Os Miúdos” (€2,000) and former CIV student Jack Wilson, who is struggling with paraplegia following an accident last summer (€2,445).
“For us, this is the most important moment of our school’s Christmas season. Through small gestures, we are able to make a difference in someone else’s life,” said Cidália Ferreira Bicho, Pedagogical Director.
Additionally, 268 Christmas shoeboxes filled with gifts were distributed among children in need across the Algarve with the help of Cáritas.