Incredibly in such a short time in addition to masses of food, toiletries and other essential items, their efforts have raised an amazing €5,525. To put that in context this represents over 800 weekly grocery bags to the most needy families in the Algarve!

The Algarve Families in Need charity was created by Bernadette Abbot to provide support and practical help to those families who have seen their incomes destroyed by Covid-19.

It is run by a network of unpaid volunteers who devote their spare time to helping the poorest people in the South of Portugal not only with groceries but also with the delivery of much needed second hand furniture, clothing and domestic appliances.

On Saturday, 12 December Bernadette made an appearance at the annual Serra De Monchique carol singing event to personally thank Club Captain Des Briggs, Club Charity Fund Raiser Dave Darling and all the membership of the golf club for the way they have embraced the charity in such a generous manner.

The charity hopes that this help will continue into the New Year as this state of affairs is certain to continue well into 2021.