New Van for Vale Silves Community Centre Boliqueime
The Social and Community Centre of Vale Silves, Boliqueime, provides support to the local community in various ways. Its principal objective is to help and support unemployed families but its scope is wide and far reaching. The team there provide information, occupational workshops, social and cultural events, transport, youth clubs, activities for the elderly, and much more. It relies heavily on donations to keep going.
The Centre desperately needed a new van to continue transport of the elderly and infirm plus daily food deliveries to families within the Loule area. The Council committed to funding 50% but needed help with the remaining 50%. The Wolf Valley Charity stepped in with an offer of assistance and they asked Rotary Club Estoi Palace International if it would also like to contribute.
The Wolf Valley charities are helping the Rotary Clubs of the Algarve to purchase a new mobile breast screening unit for the Algarve Oncology Association. In the spirit of working together with other charities to assist in the local community, RCEPI were only too pleased to be able to join them on the Vale Silves project. The van was handed over last week to a delighted Administration Team by the Wolf Valley Charity President Paulo Chaves and Treasurer Graham Miller along with President Elect Jim Ditheridge and Chair of the International Committee Shirley Dunne from RC Estoi Palace International. The Centre staff explained what a difference the van would make to them in the help they can give to the local community.
For further information on RCEPI contact , Wolf Valley Charity at and view events and info on the Vale Silves Community Centre website www.cscvalesilves.com