Quinta do Lago has joined forces with residents at the Portuguese resort to donate more than €500,000, approximately $549,000 USD towards the cost of buying essential hospital equipment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The golf and lifestyle family venue with around 500 residents from various countries donated in support of medical products and supplies at the region’s three public hospitals in Faro, Portimão and Lagos.
Quinta do Lago contributed €50,000/$55,000 USD towards the cost of buying badly needed equipment – including CT scanners, ventilators, Covid-19 testing kits, heartrate monitors, echocardiogram machines, blood-testing kits and personal protective equipment – with the rest of the money coming from private donations.
The money raised will go to the Algarve Biomedical Centre (ABC), the consortium which is leading many of the Algarve’s initiatives to contain the pandemic, who will then supply the Algarve University Hospital Centre (which manages the hospitals) with the products needed to fight the pandemic.
Quinta do Lago is also offering all healthcare and emergency service workers free takeaway coffee and breakfast every morning at its boutique café and Pure juice bar.
Sean Moriarty, CEO at Quinta do Lago tells WBGD, “We are very much indebted to the great work that these people are doing at our local hospitals. We currently have 500 residents staying at the resort, and everyone at Quinta do Lago is committed to supporting these hospitals over the following weeks to help support them financially in their fight against Covid-19. In these unprecedented and challenging times, the resort is united against Covid-19, and I’m confident that we will all get through this difficult period so that our vibrant resort and community can return with a renewed zest for life.”
A 15-minute drive away from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago is a golf and lifestyle community with three 18-hole championship golf courses and The Campus, a sports hub for professionals and amateurs alike to keep fit.
Also at Quinta do Lago are 13 bars and restaurants, including Bovino Steakhouse and recently-opened Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, and accommodation at the recently-acquired boutique The Magnolia Hotel.