Football Shirt Donation Drive

Our work in Cape Verde includes the generous donations of visiting guests – who bring everything from toys to clothes for the children of the Islands. Many families come to us to kindly leave items that they’ve brought on holiday with them, while others collect their donations before they arrive to bring with them. That’s what […]


UK Nurses in Cape Verde: Part 3

As their four weeks in Cape Verde draw to a close, our six nurses spoke with us again to discuss how they feel at the end of the experience. Is there one person in particular from your experience that stands out for you? Jasmin – One of the nurses called Melaina welcomed us all so well, she […]


UK Nurses in Cape Verde: Part 2

Last week, we met the six nurses who have flown out to Cape Verde to complete a six-week work experience placement in the Hospital Ramiro Figueira. With the help of Dr Monica at Medical Services SA and the University of Nottingham, the six nurses were placed at the Espartos-based hospital to aid those who work […]


The Youster Family donates

The Youster family love Cape Verde and have visited MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort eight times already so it came as no surprise to us when they wanted to kindly help the Foundation. Mr and Mrs Youster, along with their two sons – Joshua, 9 years old and Marcus, 11 years old – decided to bring […]


Nicola’s Fundraising Skydive

If you hadn’t heard, one of our intrepid supporters Nicola Andrews took a huge leap for the Cape Verde Foundation over Easter Weekend and jumped out of a plane to raise money. We are so impressed and honoured that she has gone to such lengths for the Foundation that we just had to ask her […]

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UK Nurses in Cape Verde: Part 1

Welcome to the start of a three part series on the six nurses, currently training in the UK, who have flown to Cape Verde to complete four weeks of work experience. We’ll be following their journey as they work with the wonderful healthcare professionals of Cape Verde. Healthcare in Cape Verde has come noticeably far since tourism […]


Filming for the Foundation

We recently sent a filming team over to Cape Verde to get a real representation of how the Foundation is changing lives in the community. It was an incredibly humbling experience for the team, who have nothing but respect for the people who work tirelessly to make the Foundation’s aims a reality. They spoke to […]


Skydiving for the Foundation

When we first met the Andrews family in 2012, we had no idea how much they would come to help the Foundation. It was only in August 2015 that they were last flying over to Cape Verde with an extra suitcase filled with clothes and toys to personally donate to the children of one of […]

The Clark Family

Thank you to the Clark Family

So often, we are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our holidaymakers, investors, friends, family and team members but we wanted to say a special thank you to a family that went above and beyond this holiday season. The Clarks contacted us before their visit to MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa in December to […]

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Fundraising at the Foundation

It has been an excellent year for the Foundation with each department organising their own individual events to raise money. And we have two more to tell you about, as well as the grand total for 2015. Terence and his team held a brilliant evening at Bar 5 in Derby just before Christmas. An auction style event […]

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