Editorial - Spotlight nº 126 - May & June 2019

Editorial - Spotlight nº 126 - May & June 2019

I hope you all enjoyed the recent celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, organized by the British Society and held at the British and Brazilian Centre. This year the event was anticipated to May. This is one of the more important events of our Cultural Calendar. Full coverage and photos will be included in our next edition.

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How FBB has been working for the Community and for the elderly cause in 2019

How FBB has been working for the Community and for the elderly cause in 2019

The other projects have not been interrupted and continue in operation in consistence with the demands of our beneficiaries. In February and March, FBB’s staff made 105 carer-escorts available in the Care Programme and 7 in the Extended Programme where we continue assisting the Casa Madre Teodora dos Idosos with financial, material and human resources. Besides that, we keep taking care of our own: 44 home visits were made to the elderly people of our community in order to check their situation and provide any assistance needed.

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Letter from America

Letter from America

Readers who have lived in the United Kingdom might remember listening to the weekly “Letter from America” on BBC radio. It was my favorite programme when I lived in England, which explains the title of this article as I am in America as I write this. However, I will be back in São Paulo before the next Spotlight reaches your home (or computer) so please get back in touch. I miss you all, and NEED feedback if these articles are to be of any use to the British Society.

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Care for some eggs?

Care for some eggs?

After being demonized in the past, several studies appeared pointing to the fact that eggs were safe to consume. Now, a new report, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association from March 15, combining data from six earlier studies, found a 6 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease when the average number of eggs consumed per day went up by half an egg. The team from Northwestern University in the USA analyzed data pooled from six studies involving a total of 29.615 people followed up for a median of 17.5 years.

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The Cultura Inglesa opens a new branch in Paraisópolis and funds 100% of the cost of doubling the capacity of the Anglican Institute creche

The Cultura Inglesa opens a new branch in Paraisópolis and funds 100% of the cost of doubling the capacity of the Anglican Institute creche

This new school is the biggest single social project that the Cultura has ever undertaken and the total investment of nearly R$17 million covered not only the construction and fitting out of this brand-new school but also doubling the size of the adjacent creche of the Anglican Institute.

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The Conviviality Centre, our new project for the elderly, is back again in 2019!

The Conviviality Centre, our new project for the elderly, is back again in 2019!

The Conviviality Centre, our new project for the elderly, is back again in 2019! The evaluation we received from the elderly, users of our Conviviality Centre, was extremely positive. The project that we inaugurated in October 2018 received an overall rating of 4.92 on a scale from 1 to 5. This was the same score received by the Fundação Britânica staff that was responsible for managing the activities.

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Dr Albert Schweitzer’s efforts after the rampage in 1963 and his burial in 1965

Dr Albert Schweitzer’s efforts after the rampage in 1963 and his burial in 1965

Old man Schweitzer, 88, with tears rolling from his eyes watched his over forty years of work being partially destroyed by the insurgents. He thanked God that his beloved wife Helène Breslau Schweitzer (1879-1957) had left this earth six years before, after forty-four years of hard dedication and tough times beside her husband, despite long and severe suffering due to the ailment that victimized her for years on end.

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