This Christmas we would again like to help them and we are now planning the 17th Annual Shoebox Drive for the elderly. The boxes will be delivered by the Castelo de Sonhos team. We hope you will participate. He is what you need to do:

  1. Find an empty shoe box. Most shoe shops are only too pleased to give you one.
  2. Decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman
  3. Fill your shoebox with a variety of gifts (each gift may be individually wrapped). Please pack carefully and wrap breakables well.
  4. Wrap the shoebox and label for a man, woman or a couple
  5. Deliver the shoebox to Castelo de Sonhos in Silves or the Holiday Inn, Algarve in Armação de Pêra between 15 November and 9 December 2021.

If you are looking for some inspiration for your box then consider: shampoo, soap, body lotion, bath gel, comb, mirror, woolly hat, gloves, scarf, socks, tights, small shawl, sewing kit, torch, face cloth, tea towel, sweets, chocolate, cakes, small ornament, Christmas card or a small notebook and pen.

Be sure to not include any medicine or alcohol.

For further information, please contact Sue Butler-Cole, 933 374 865 or email