The cheque was presented to Rita Pinto one of the clinical psychologists who work with the charity.

Castelo de Sonhos was formed in 1997 by Dra Liliana Rodrigues, with a mission to help the poor and underprivileged of Silves.

Castelo de Sonhos plan to spread the welcome donation over all their activities, with nappies and baby food being priorities

Steve Johnston, the current Master of the Lodge of Discoveries said “It is such a pleasure to be able to support Castelo de Sonhos, by making a contribution to local people in need”

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