This page will contain details of fund raising by the Club in support of the Albufeira Volunteer Fire Brigade - 'Os Bombeiros de Albufeira'
In 2016 almost €6,000 was raised through a mixture of fund
raisers, donations and fines. Wrong bias anyone?
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24 HOUR SPONSORED BOWLS MARATHON SATURDAY 16th AND SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBERUpdated - 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.
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Club Chairman Richard King thanks 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 their floodlights,
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.
BALAIA BOWLS CLUB AND ALBUFEIRA BOMBEIROS 16th MAY 2017
The club passed a donation of €1100 towards new uniforms for our local volunteer firemen, who then tried their hands at our game!
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January 2017 - some of the local Bombeiros (firemen) tried their hand on the green and sent us these words of appreciation
Their Facebook page recorded that"Um strike de 5.691,68€. Foi o que o Balaia Bowls Club conseguiu em 2016. Com esse donativo comprámos botas, aparelhos respiratórios e manequins para formação." #bombeirosalbufeira
"A strike of 5.691,68 €. was what Balaia bowls club has managed in 2016. With this donation we bought boots, breathing apparatus and mannequins for training." #Bombeirosalbufeira
14 November 2016
A little over €600 donated for the purchase of mannequins for life saving training
Parachute Jump 24th July 2016
€3600 was raised by a sponsored parachute jump. Money was used to buy much needed breathing apparatus. More here.
Tom Sanderson Memorial Day
€500 raised to purchase new boots for the firemen - more here
Babs Day Memorial
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