Having the BBQ at the home allowed those members who attended the event to meet the kids and staff of the home and see where the money we raise at our events throughout the year is used to benefit the kids.

I led a ride from Boliquieme to the home via the viewpoint above the pretty village of Alte before stopping at the nearby Fontes for a coffee and then on to Gaivota for the celebrations.

As a result of the event, I was able to present Dra Raquel Nunes the director of the home with 1790 euros including some much appreciated donations from people unable to attend.

ASB Member Ken Blunt also handed over another 250 euros from the Vale de Milho Members Club.

Dra Raquel together with two of the residents thanked the ASB for the continued support and presented me with a lovely painting appropriately depicting a Gaivota (Seagull) and a motorcycle as a token of their appreciation.

It was nice to see at least two members who were at the first meeting of the group and some new faces as well.

My thanks to all the ASB members who have supported me over the last 14 years and long may it continue.

by David Shirley - ASB organiser.