Fairs success

Hundreds of people visited the two Spirit of Christmas Fairs held at the Oceano Hotel in Portimão on December 1 and at the Vila Sol Hotel near Vilamoura on December 8.

More than €4,000 was raised during the fairs from stallholders’ fees, tombolas and raffles for the ACCA children’s charity and Madrugada, a charity which supports people with life limiting illness.

Meanwhile, wine company Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo of Douro donated vintage red wine to raise further funds with the winner of the wine being Mrs C. Clark from Portimão.

Event organiser Linda Taylor-Gonçalves said: “The fairs were so popular they could become annual events.”