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This cause is made of people.

That's why we decided to create this space to collect testimonies to publicise those who support this cause and are the reason why it lives on.

Would you like to take part too? Send us your testimony.

Simon Pérez

Quinta dos Ingleses is frequented by young people mainly for sports such as football, mountain biking, cycling, running or simple walks in the middle of nature. 
We met Simon Pérez and his family on one of our meditation walks organised by SOS. Simon is a 10th grade student who lives in Carcavelos and explains why it's important for him to preserve the greenery of this area.

Kika Veselko

Destroying Quinta dos Ingleses "is criminal". These are the words of Robert Butler, who has lived in Carcavelos for 12 years. Rob has been a father and teacher for more than two decades, so he deals closely with children and young people and is well aware of the challenges they face today. Surfing was the main reason that brought him to Carcavelos, but Rob has put down roots: he published the book "Além Lisboa/Beyond Lisbon" and, alongside teaching, he works as a nature walk guide in the Lisbon region (https://pt.sintratreks.com/).

Teresa Durães

Teresa Durães, as well as everyone who enjoys the benefits that the Quinta has to offer, recognises what a privilege it is to have a large green space by the sea, accessible to all. And that's why she's making an appeal: we have to save this unique place!

Filipa Osório

Filipa Osório Candeias is a staunch defender of Quinta dos Ingleses in Parede, and it shows in her words. 

Her family has been established in the town of Parede since at least 1850. Her grandfather, Augusto Osório Pereira, an athlete with the Rádio Clube Português, was involved in the creation of Parede Futebol Clube and was part of the first Parede parish council in 1953. The family was also associated with the founding of SMUP and the construction of the Octaviano neighbourhood. 

A historian and anthropologist, she has helped to collate and revise all the historical information linked to Quinta dos Ingleses that can be found on our website.

João Miguel Costa

João Miguel Costa grew up and lived in Carcavelos all his life and it was at the Quinta, at St Julian's College, that he learnt sports such as tennis and golf. He still regularly attends the countless matches that take place there, either inside the school or on the Quinta's sports fields. Until when?

 
João Miguel Costa deeply regrets the possibility that the Quinta's nature area could be turned into concrete and the loss that would mean for Carcavelos.

Maria Botelho

Maria Botelho grew up in Carcavelos. She shares her experience of Quinta dos Ingleses and the many walks and picnics she's had here with her children.

Lena Botelho

Lena Botelho is a Carcavelos resident with a special taste for strolls so that she can appreciate and photograph her surroundings. Fresh air and contact with nature are the reasons that bring her to Quinta dos Ingleses, a refuge in the middle of the city centre, right next to Carcavelos beach.

Joana Vitorino

Joana first got to know the cause of Quinta dos Ingleses, and then she started taking part in clean-up actions, going there and getting to know the corners of the Quinta. It's a place that really deserves a lot more care than it's getting at the moment. Joana Vitorino is the Secretary of the Board of the SOS Quinta dos Ingleses Association, and like all of us who are part of the movement, WE BELIEVE that together we can change the fate of the Quinta, turning it into an Urban Park.

Manuel Valadas Preto

Cascalense, surfer, sailor and father of children who study at St Julian's (the English school that occupies part of the Quinta dos Ingleses site) and a staunch supporter of preserving this green lung since 2012.
Manuel Valadas Preto, vice-president of SOS Quinta dos Ingleses, stresses the importance of saving the Quinta for the preservation of Carcavelos beach, the last great beach on the Line, with over a kilometre of sand.

Robert Butler

Destroying Quinta dos Ingleses "is criminal". These are the words of Robert Butler, who has lived in Carcavelos for 12 years. Rob has been a father and teacher for more than two decades, so he deals closely with children and young people and is well aware of the challenges they face today. Surfing was the main reason that brought him to Carcavelos, but Rob has put down roots: he published the book "Além Lisboa/Beyond Lisbon" and, alongside teaching, he works as a nature walk guide in the Lisbon region (https://pt.sintratreks.com/).

Luísa

Luísa was born and raised between Oeiras and Carcavelos and has lived in Carcavelos Sul for ten years. She supports the cause and the fight to preserve the environmental and historical space of Quinta dos Ingleses, both as a regular visitor and through actions such as identifying species of fauna and flora, cleaning and raising awareness, among others. She continues to believe in a miracle and to dream that Cascais will become world famous for repealing PPERUCS, for preserving and improving what should be a local protected landscape site.

Filipa Leandro

Filipa Leandro, from Carcavelos, explains what brings her to Quinta dos Ingleses regularly on the many walks she takes here with her dogs, children or friends. Filipa's dream - and ours, too - is to transform the Quinta into a natural urban park.

João Sousa

João Sousa, resident of Carcavelos, Biology university student and founder of Alvorada da Floresta, explains why it's so important to preserve Quinta dos Ingleses. 
João is one of several young people who are part of this civic movement for the Quinta's cause, a movement open to a diversity of people from all walks of life.

Guilhere, Sebastião e Benjamim

Guilherme, Sebastião and Benjamim are three young defenders of Quinta dos Ingleses, because they recognise more than many adults the importance of preserving this green area and its biodiversity, for the well-being and leisure time it provides... It is for this and for all the generations of residents of Carcavelos and the surrounding area that we say: "Let's Save Quinta dos Ingleses!"

Pedro Moutinho

Fado singer Pedro Moutinho joins his voice to the one of so many people who believe that the preservation of Quinta dos Ingleses is essential due to the climate crisis we are experiencing.

 

"I grew up on the Cascais line and have a strong connection to Quinta dos Ingleses in Carcavelos, the last green space by the seaside. At a time when we speak a lot about climate change it doesn't make any sense to cut trees to plant concrete. I appeal to keep all that nature and not let just a few hectares remain."

Ana Zanatti

Besides giving her voice on stage, the acclaimed actress Ana Zanatti also gives her voice for the preservation of Quinta dos Ingleses in Carcavelos.

 

"I have been living in Cascais for decades and have a strong connection to Nature. Quinta dos Ingleses in Carcavelos is, as we all know, a very rich green space that houses not only countless and varied species of trees but also animals. That's why I want to leave here my appeal to control, to stop this construction project because it will be a real attack on the environment. Not only to the environment but also to the health and well-being of the population. We cannot forget that the excess of cement takes away from us everything that Nature so generously gives us: which is health, well-being and quality of life."

Carlos

Carlos, a young father, rides a bike with his daughter at the Quinta, the only space in Carcavelos where they can enjoy nature safely. He remembers how as a child his family would also bring him to Quinta dos Ingleses.

Henrique Santos

Henrique Santos is one of the many neighbors of the Quinta who uses the space to relax and walk with his four-legged friends.

Alfredo Oliveira

Alfredo Oliveira, a resident of São Domingos de Rana, tells us why he walks in Quinta dos Ingleses and how there is no place like it in the neighbourhood - to the magnificent sound of cicadas.

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