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Charity golf weekend

PARQUE DA Floresta’s Charity Committee is holding its second annual Golf Weekend to help raise funds for local charities on May 5 and 6. This year’s beneficiaries include the Lagos Orphanage, Núcleo de Educação da Criança Inadaptada (NECI), Cancer Research and Vila do Bispo Bombeiros.

The weekend begins on the Saturday when the main competition will be an Am Am with a prize-giving dinner and auction in the evening. Star lots to bid for include 10 days in a luxurious ocean-front villa on Mexico’s magnificent Pacific Coast, including five days’ use of a skippered sports-fisherman boat along with seven nights’ stay for two people at the exclusive Hummer Valley Golf Resort in New Foundland, Canada. Sunday concludes the event with a Texas Scramble.


Local businesses including Winkworth Estates, Dom Sebastião Restaurant, O Celeiro Restaurant, Pebble Pools, Atlantic Restaurant, Million Dollar Hole, Luzdoc, The Pig’s Head Pub, O Tiago Restaurant, Gardeur Fashion, Bes Bank, Super Bock, Monte Verde wine and Sol Mate have all agreed to sponsor a hole or golf event whereas supermarket Baptista in Luz is sponsoring the main event as well as the award ceremony dinner.

Alan Hodson, Golf Director for Parque da Floresta, said: “It is important for The Vigia Group and all of us at Parque da Floresta that we continue to support the local community, local charities and those less fortunate than ourselves. I look forward to welcoming old and new faces to this year’s event to help raise much needed funds for such worthwhile causes.”

Last year, the Parque raised 67,000 euros in two days with every last cent donated to Algarve beneficiaries. Representatives from the Lagos Orphanage, Vila do Bispo Bombeiros, the Oncological Association in the Algarve and Centro Cultural e Social de Figueira were all presented with their cheques in January and are now putting the money to good use.


Tony Nevison from Lagos Orphanage is delighted with the money raised. He said: “Every cent is spent directly on the children with no dilution of funds for administration. The money kindly donated has been used on a wide range of benefits, including furniture and appliances, and last year a major capital project of a new, safe and well-equipped playground was completed.”

Later this year, work begins at the orphanage on a new Lar (home) for the boys in Lagos since the original premises weren’t actually designed for boys as well as girls.

For more details or to receive a programme detailing this year’s charity event, contact Alan Hodson on 965 396 104.

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