The photograph shows ALL organisers Pat Roberts and Libby North giving the €1,000 in cash to Caroline Langston at the Algarve Emporium location in the Between the Lines restaurant in Tunes.

Also in the photograph is Fátima, the owner of the restaurant, who kindly allows the Emporium to use her facilities.

The ALL group consists of a set of Algarve-based ladies who meet once a month to enjoy lunch together and raise money for charity. They meet at different restaurant locations each month and have been working together for more than ten years. During this time, they have raised many thousands of Euros for good causes during the time.

The Algarve Emporium is a charity that obtains and supplies food for people in need in the Tunes area. At present, the Emporium has 31 families that they assist, but over the 3 years they have been operating, they have helped more than 65 families.

The distribution is managed from the Between the Lines Restaurant in Tunes, where they meet every Friday from 11:30 to 12:30. Each family receives a bag, once every 2 weeks which contains meat, potatoes, eggs, and various dried and tinned foods.

Another luncheon group that Pat and Libby are involved with is quaintly known as the Serranas, or Ladies of the Hills, which had donated a large amount of the staples, which were also donated to the Emporium to help supply the families.

And lastly, an appeal had been made for warm clothing, so Pat and Libby supplied many jumpers and jackets, etc, which were greatly appreciated by the locals.

If you want to know more about the ALL or Serranas lunch groups contact Pat by email at If you want to know more about the Algarve Emporium and how to help or donate contact Caroline at