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Hard at work raising funds

Three fund-raising events in aid of Madrugada, a charity which helps people with life-limiting illnesses and their families, are planned over the next three months.

First up is a Royalty and Weddings themed quiz night at Valentino’s restaurant in Praia da Luz on Sunday at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost €10 per person and include a choice of bar snacks, quiz entry and donation to Madrugada.

For more information and tickets, please call Les on 918 966 015 or you can purchase them from the Madrugada charity shop in Praia da Luz, telephone 926 322 280.

Next is a Chinese Banquet consisting of a three-course meal with starter, selection of main courses, dessert, wine, beer or water and coffee at The Royal Garden Chinese restaurant in Praia da Luz on June 10 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost €20 per person and are available at the charity shop or by calling Joan on 967 732 508.

The last event scheduled for the near future is a celebrity concert featuring an appearance by Sir Cliff Richard at the Ria Park Hotel in Vale do Lobo on July 23 at 8pm. This concert will raise funds for Madrugada and Algarve children’s charity ACCA.

For more information, please contact Gaynor Morgan on 917 227 223 or e-mail

Madrugada offers support to those in need in various ways, including psychotherapy, complementary therapies, art and music therapy, family bereavement counselling and nutritional advice.

Madrugada charity shops are currently recruiting volunteers. For an application form, please contact or call 282761375. A spokesman for Madrugada said: “A man with a van to work one morning a week with our Luz shop delivery and collection team is urgently needed.”

For more information about the charity, please visit