Balaia Bowls Club Fund Raising
This page will contain details of fund raising by the Club in
support of the Albufeira Volunteer Fire Brigade - 'Os Bombeiros
In 2017 just over €10,000 was raised through a mixture of fund
raisers, donations and fines. Wrong bias anyone?
|DETAILS OF EVENTS TO BE HELD IN 2018 WILL
OUR MAJOR EVENT IN 2017!
24 HOUR SPONSORED BOWLS
MARATHON SATURDAY 16th AND SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Updated - A fantastic total of €10055 was raised at this
event. The money raised is being used to buy face masks
for each fireman (currently each mask is shared between 6
& 8 firemen!!!)
They are also buying personal tracking units so when a
fireman goes into dense smoke in a forest or building and
gets into difficulties the controller can send help
immediately to the right area.
When a forest fire can be over many acres, this is a
massive time saver and could save lives.
Some pictures from the event are still available
(links are being updated). Each will open in a new window
Club Chairman Richard King thanked all those members and
others who took part.
Thanks are also extended to the many who sponsored the
participants, to the Bombeiros (Firemen) of Albufeira for
to Maria and Rui of Balaia Golf Village for the use of the
facilities, to Joni and the clubhouse staff for keeping
the clubhouse open all night
and to Jean and Peter King for donating the tea lights and
bunting which will come into use at future events.
Biggest thanks to Alison for a brilliant job in organising
such a cracking event!
Many members of the local brigade were sent to the centre
and north of Portugal during the middle of October to help
fight the many serious fires that broke out.
A formal presentation took place on October 31st.
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