Press Reports - 2015

Saturday 30th May 2015

Wolf Valley Charity’s Golf & Family Day


Royal Golf Course

1st place - 48 points - Guy Woolford & David Heaton

2nd place - 44 points - Mike Suter & David Exley on c/b

3rd place - 44 points - Tony Steed & Steve Pennistone on c/b

4th place - 44 points - Bernard Dempsey & Stephen Parratt

Nearest the pin :

7th hole - Alan Nowell

7th hole - Ladies - Gay Evans

Ocean Golf Course

1st place - 53 points - Janice Cadbury & Robin Edwards

2nd place - 43 points - Pat McDonagh & Debbie McDonagh

3rd place - 41 points - Peter Phippin & June Barnard on c/b

4th place - 41 points - Justin Bassett & Lewis Francis

Nearest the pin :

7th hole - Men - Colin Wilding

7th hole - Ladies - Amy Bray

Click here to see the full results

Photos of the day

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Champagne Bottle

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Guess the Weight of the Cake

Won by - Madam Fatima of Spikes

Silent Auction Bids - Total raised €

1. 2 Nights at the Sheraton  

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2. Two Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast for 2 at the Royal Oak Hotel Betws y Coed North Wales   

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3. Signed shirt by tennis star Henri Leconte

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4. Dolphin Experience

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5. Painting Nr 1

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6. Painting Nr

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7. Painting Nr 3

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8. Painting Nr 4

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9. Painting by local artist Aderita Silva

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Thank you

Thank you to Vale do Lobo for kindly giving the two courses, to all the Vale do Lobo staff for the organisation of the day, to all the businesses, restaurants, hotels, other golf clubs and many more.

To  Lacocar, Medal and Victoria Insurance and Million Dollar Hole-in-One for their sponsorship of the Hole-in-one and nearest the pin prizes on each of the courses.

To all those who helped by giving up their time on the day and to the golfers without who we could not have the event.

The Wolf Valley Charity Fund Committee would like to thank you all and we hope you will join us again next year, provisionally Saturday 28th May 2016.


26 February 2015


The Community Center of Vale Silves (CCVS) is located near Boliqueime.  It was founded in 1990 by Dra. Maria Armanda Silva and her late husband with help from people in the local community.  It is a privately run non-profit institution providing social, economic, cultural and sporting development for the local area.  It provides a number of social activities which include:

Recently the Wolf Valley Charity Fund presented the CCVS with a new specially equipped Ford minibus adapted for wheelchair access costing €43,000.  

António Tá Certo, the well known restaurant on Praia do Garrão and famous for its charcoal grilled fish, participated in the fund raising.

Accepting the minibus Dra. Maria Armanda said “Today is a very happy day for us and all members of Boliqueime’s Community. With the help of the WVCF we can expand the activities of the community centre, leisure and extracurricular activities as well as increasing the number of people included in the home care program.

This minibus will be used especially to bring the elderly with physical disabilities (who depend on wheelchairs) to activities in the center (such as community gatherings, physical activities, ceramic, cognitive stimulation) and to provide transportation to patients’ houses to perform supervised physical activities (adapted to their individual needs) and cognitive stimulation and avoiding their isolation.  The new minibus is also available for other needs from Boliqueime community members.

So in the name of the institution, and for all the members of the community, we would like to thank the WVCF for your kindness and solidarity with the neediest persons in our community”.

This new vehicle was blessed by Father Joel Teixeira of the San Sebastian Church in Boliqueime on Sunday March 22, 2015.  

The next WVCF Golf and Family Charity Day at Vale do Lobo will be on Saturday May, 30th., 2015.  For more information about the WVCF and to make bookings on the Royal and Ocean courses please visit its website


1 April 2015


The residential section and nursing home for older people at Benafim was formally opened on February 8th., 2015 by Vitor Aleixo, Mayor of Loulé with Ofélia Ramos, Director of Social Security for the Faro district, Fernando Vargues and other dignitaries.  Fernando Vargues is the President of the Association for Social Progress and Well-being of Benafim.

The new residential unit is a part of the facility at Benafim – Associaçao Social Benafim - that has a large kitchen that caters for people who have daily access to the social unit.  This unit also provides a “meals-on-wheels” service for about 50 persons.  In addition there is a laundry service that provides clean clothing and bed linen to needy persons including those living in the area. It also has a crèche.  So, all age groups from babies to those approaching 100 years of age are cared for.

This social unit is led by Rosa Maceira and Cátia Gomes.  The newly opened section is designed for people over 65 years or those at risk of loss of self-reliance.  This very modern building has a total of 12 rooms (9 double and 3 single) that can accommodate 21 people.  All rooms have en-suite facilities, air conditioning, TV and all have plenty of natural light due to the large windows.  In addition there are areas where residents may congregate together and enjoy each each others’ company.

The Wolf Valley Charity Fund has donated furniture for the new home.

The next Charity Day will be on Saturday May, 30th., 2015.  For more information about the WVCF please visit its website