By 2019-09-11 InCommunity

Auction to help firefighters attracts “overwhelming support”

Associação Obrigado Bombeiros’ fourth ‘Live Auction’ to raise funds for the Silves and Lagoa fire departments has attracted an “overwhelming amount of support from the local community.”

A record number of local businesses have offered to sponsor the event by donating goods and services, the association says.

“Numerous desirable items will be up for auction, alongside vouchers for many of the most popular local attractions, activities and restaurants, together with stays in several of the region’s best hotels and rounds of golf on some of the top courses in the Algarve,” it adds.

Leading musicians from across the Algarve are also giving their time and talent to support the cause and provide event-goers with an “entertaining programme of live music.”

Acts include The Jon Storey Blues Band, The Lovely Brothers & Matt Lester, Meadowsweet & New Moon, The Evidence and Rockhoppers.

In addition, there will be a raffle and fun tombola with plenty of prizes to be won, and stalls selling “plants, yummy cakes and pre-loved goods.” Representatives from Silves and Lagoa Bombeiros will also be there on the day to answer any questions about their work.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at Carvoeiro Tennis Club, where the bar will be open and barbequed food, wraps and filled baguettes will be available to buy all afternoon.

Doors open at 1pm (until 7pm). Entrance is €5 on the door, which includes five raffle tickets.

Advance reservations are welcome, but tables will be held only until 2pm.

There’s ample free parking.

For reservations call (+351) 964 877 032, or email

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