Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Health and Wellbeing Taster Session

Swim Success

Congratulations and thank you to all those who participated in Swim for Shoes on Christmas Day, 2014.

This years event had, for the first time, the support of Events Organiser - Portugal4U and the Albufeira Surf Clube - who added greatly to the excitement by arriving by sea.

The weather was perfect, blue skies and high temperatures, and the sea calm.  At 11.00am a great number of Santas ran toward the sea for their annual dip in the ocean

Certificates were awarded to all those who got wet and everyone enjoyed a very welcome glass of Hot Chocolate and Brandy Wine in the Holiday Inn Algarve Bar afterwards.

A big thank you to everyone who participated, the media for helping with the publicity, Dave Sheldrake and Diogo Correia for photographing the event  and for all the donations - just over 900 Euros was raised yesterday.

In order to raise more funds - there is another "Swim for Shoes" on 1st January at 11.00am - just the way to recover from the festivities of New Year's Eve - welcome in 2015 by paddling or swimming in the Atlantic Ocean - what an achievement !

Monday, 29 December 2014

What's On

Events in the Hotel 

Friday, 16th January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Friday, 16th January - Art Play Workshop
Wednesday, 21st January - Royal British Legion Monthly Lunch
Friday, 23rd January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Saturday 24 January  - Workshop Reconnecting with Nature – A Journey Through the Macrocosmos and the Microcosmos
Thursday, 29th January - Silves Rotary Clube Dinner Meeting
Friday, 30th January - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
Friday, 30th January - Art Play Workshop
Friday, 6th February - Guided walk - Introduction to local flora and fauna 
13th-15th February - Valentine Package
14th - 16th February - Carnival Package
Saturday 14 February  -  Workshop Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing
Friday, 20th February - JJ Johns Show - with 3 course Indian meal
Friday, 20th March - JJ Johns Show - with 3 course Indian meal
3rd - 5th April, - Easter Programme
24th - 27th December - Christmas Programme
30th December - 1st January - New Year Programme

Events Nearby
Sunday, 15th February - Carnival Parade - Armação de Pera
Tuesday, 17th February - Carnival Parade - Armação de Pêra
1st - 8th April - Art Exhibition - Carvoeiro
2nd-4th April - Wine Show - Lagoa
20th June - Black and White Night - Carvoeiro
30th July - 5th August - Pirate Week - Armação de Pêra
7th-16th August,  - Silves Medieval Fair
 29th August - White Night - Loule

Monday, 1 December 2014

Swim for Shoes 2014/2015

Once again we will be "swimming for shoes" during the festive season.

Diary dates - two opportunities to Swim for Shoes where you can have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean and help to raise money for children here who are in need of new shoes.

These will be on Christmas Day and New Years Day at 11.00 a.m. on the beach at Armação de Pêra in front of the Holiday Inn Algarve.

All you need to do is turn up with swimwear, towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! Then everyone who takes part can recover in the Holiday Inn Bar and enjoy a Hot Bomba on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day.
Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoin...
g expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2015 with a new pair of shoes

Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!

As this is a charity event we will gratefully accept all donations offered.
For more information: Holiday Inn Algarve - 282 320 260