Fundraising dinner in aid of Madrugada

A charity fundraising dinner in aid of Madrugada, which helps people with life-limiting illnesses, is being held at the Pashmina Indian restaurant in Lagos on January 21.

The event, which starts at 7.30pm, will include a three course meal with wine or beer for 20 euros per person.

Madrugada spokesman Clive Goodacre said: “A generous proportion of this charge is donated by restaurant owner Raman Bhasin, while a raffle and auction provides additional revenue for Madrugada.”

He added: “November’s event was a full house raising well over 1,000 euros for the charity, which was established last year.”

Meanwhile, the charity’s fundraising group has set up a regular programme for 2010 that includes a karaoke night at the Mirage restaurant in Praia da Luz, a third Pashmina night in Lagos on March 18, a quiz night and carvery at The Duke in Praia da Luz on April 15 and a musical extravaganza in May with venue and dates to be confirmed.

“Our aim is to build a strong social networking aspect through these events where people can enjoy something a little different in good surroundings, make new friends and help support a good cause,” said John Moir.

For further information and tickets, please contact the Madrugada charity shop in Praia da Luz on 282 761 375 or 282 762 620/967 732 508 for out of hours calls.