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Charities benefit from business fundraising

A raffle at the recent Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (PCC) gala dinner held at Vila Vita Parc near Porches raised €1,350 for three Algarve charities.

Leading business executives from Portugal and the UK attended the event in the resort’s ballroom  and their generosity will jointly benefit the Wolf Valley Charity Fund, which provides support to numerous needy causes in the Loulé area, Madrugada, which raises funds for people with life-limiting illnesses and provides palliative care in homes throughout the Algarve, and ACCA, which supports underprivileged children and their families in the region.

The raffle was hosted by Christina Hippisley, London-based General Manager of the PCC, which promotes trading and business relations between Portugal and the UK, with prizes donated by a variety of Algarve companies.

The main prize was a tour of Vila Vita Parc’s vineyard in the Alentejo, Herdade dos Grous. Other prizes included rounds of golf at Vale do Lobo and a Christmas Collection of flower arrangements from Suzannah’s Flowers in Lagoa.