Cat Charity Walk 13 April 2024 at 10am

São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

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Figs on the Funcho
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26 reviews
Apr 13, 2024
Group size: 1 - 40
Cat Charity Walk 13 April 2024 at 10am
São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Figs on the Funcho
  • Email address verified
26 reviews

Apr 13, 2024
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

Join our April Cat Charity Walk, to help raise funds for the Mr No Ears Cat Haven's external project "Silves Street Cats".


I am organizing a fundraising walk to support the external project "Silves Street Cats" by Mr. No Ears Cat Haven's charity. The funds raised will contribute to facilitating adoptions and providing care for stray cats that cannot be re-homed due to age and disability. If you're interested in participating in this cat charity walking event, please secure your spot.


🐈 The charity project, Mr. No Ears Cat Haven, derived its name from a white cat in Albufeira who underwent ear removal surgery due to cancer. Funding for this operation was made possible through contributions from sponsors globally, including those here in Portugal.


🌡The organization operates in a manner similar to a hospice, specializing in caring for numerous cats dealing with severe illnesses and injuries. They offer love, creating a secure and joyful environment for these feline companions.


🥾I, Cheryl, will be leading the walk along the picturesque path beside the Funcho River. We'll traverse through pine and cork forests, eventually reaching the hilltop church. From this vantage point, you'll enjoy sweeping views of the rural Algarve countryside, known for its cattle farming and hunting grounds. Along the way, we might share the route with a shepherd and his flock of sheep, providing a unique encounter.


Covering approximately 6km in about 1 hour, this walk is generally moderate, with the exception of a 180-meter incline leading to the church. You have the option to skip this part and wait for the group's return. Additionally, there's a slope on your way back, just before reaching the entrance to the road leading to our destination, Figs on the Funcho.


☕️If you would like to skip the walk and join us for refreshments only then join us at about 11am

Refreshments, including coffee/tea and cake, will be provided following the walk. It's a chance to forge new friendships and connections in person. We also appreciate any contributions of cake donations.

Walking Event Details

Date: 13 April 2024 at 10h00

Location: Figs on the Funcho, S.B. Messines, Algarve, Portugal
Find us on Google Maps here.

Cat Charity Donations

🐈 If the readers would like to make a donation directly to the charity, contact can be made with the charity ” Mr No Ears Cat Haven”; a Portuguese registered non-profit organisation at abrigoparagatos@gmail.com


☕️ We also appreciate any contributions of cake donations.

What’s included

  • tea/coffee and cake

Available Packages

Trip Price
€0

Itinerary

Cat Charity Walk
Walking Details

🐑 🌳The out-and-back walk, starting from Figs on the Funcho, will follow the path along the river Funcho and pass through pine and cork forests before reaching the church perched on the hill. The hill top has bucolic vistas of the Algarve’s rural countryside where cattle are raised and animals hunted. The walking route is shared with the shepherd and as it is the lambing season we may meet his flock of sheep and cute lambs.

🐈‍⬛ Walking distance is approximately 6km and will take about 1 hour to complete. This is a moderately easy walk except for the 180 meter incline that leads up to the church, however, you can opt not to do it and wait for the walking group to return. Also there is the incline, on your return, just before reaching the entrance to the road that leads to our location, Figs on the Funcho.

🐈 Let Graham and Cheryl know if you wish to do a shorter version of this route.

Coffee/tea and cake will be served after the walk and you will have an opportunity to make new friends and connections face-to-face.

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Figs on the Funcho
26 reviews
🏆LuxLife Hospitality Award: Algarve's Most Idyllic Riverside Retreat 2023 Cheryl & Graham, co-founders of Figs on the Funcho, share their love for the Algarve through culinary, walking & painting packages. With 20 years of experience, they explore the best beaches, restaurants, and villages for a memorable experience. Passionate about cooking, they draw inspiration from culinary experts like Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage, Sami Tamimi, and Jamie Oliver. Their retreats offer healthy and delicious vegetarian meals, delighting all taste buds.

Reviews

The botanical watercolour workshop was well organised with Rita as an excellent “conductor”, advising - discretely - where needed without overwhelming. The place itself was great where you could be at peace with the motivated participants. The organisers did a great effort in preparing all this and absolutely not to forget the outstanding lunch. Some advice: better signposts should be useful and I missed a good Portuguese coffee. All in all a workshop to be recommended.
By Franciscus G for 3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June on Jun 15, 2024
The atmosphere at Figs on the Funcho is very relaxed and welcoming, which sets the scene for a thoroughly delightful cookery workshop. Cheryl and Graham are wonderful hosts and their passion for good food and great hospitality is evident throughout the event. I enjoyed learning how to cook the dishes on our menu and also the social side of the event. I was in company with a lovely group of ladies and we paired up to make the different dishes. The food itself was delicious, we were all very pleased with our efforts! Eating our brunch in the beautiful setting outside, overlooking wonderful scenery, was a treat in itself. Overall, it was a really fun experience and I’m looking forward to trying out the recipes myself at home. Thank you Cheryl and Graham for a great brunch!
By Paula M for Ottolenghi Inspired Vegetarian Brunch AWN on Jun 02, 2024
The cookery course was great fun and we learned a great deal, had fantastic food (and wine!) and met some lovely people. The location was very relaxing and scenic. Highly recommended.
By Alison G for Portugal's Spice Route & Beyond: April Gastronomic Adventure on May 24, 2024
We have had an excellent new painting experience together with wonderful people, have eaten great food. I always love the atmosphere of this really nice countryside and nice people.
By Fabienne C for Watercolour Plein Air Day in the Countryside on May 20, 2024
A lovely day out, with the experience to enjoy preparing and cooking some new food dishes, with other ‘foodies’ ! Graham & Cheryl are excellent hosts with a relax and welcoming atmosphere. Great location ‘out in the wilds’ of the beautiful Algarve ! I Can recommend it to any of you looking for ‘something different to enjoy’ 😎
By Alan C for Flavours of the Portuguese Spice Route: A Journey Through Africa on Apr 12, 2024
Thank you Alan, lovely to meet up with you
By Figs on the Funcho on Apr 13, 2024
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