Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) held their annual Christmas charity lunch on December 12 at Restaurant O Oliveira in Tunes, again in aid of the Gaivota home for teenagers in Albufeira. The event was extra special as ASB founder David Shirley also celebrated his 80th birthday and 65 years of motorcycling.
The event was attended by 75 members and guests including Sónia and Margarida from the home who thanked the ASB for their ongoing support.
Some festive music was supplied by The Reel Band, and Fiona Wishart won the Christmas cake made by David’s wife Dee. Lunch organiser Steve Wills and Marilyn Jensen took charge of the raffle. As a result, ASB was able to present Gaivota with the sum of €1,650.
Every summer, the bikers organise a barbecue with the children and, as a result, more than €1,000 was handed over to the home last June.
ASB founder David Shirley said: “Following on from that BBQ, several members saw and appreciated some of the needs of the home and decided to help even more. I must thank the following members for getting involved and doing so much for the kids: Peter and Jane Allen, Stephen and Julie Hall, Asha Mohan and their friends and families.
ASB member Martin Holloway has also been running a quiz night at the Cocktail Garden in Monte Carvoeiro with the proceeds of €1,800 going to the home. Other members have donated items such as televisions, clothes and furniture.”