It was Madrugadalicious!

Friends Jenny Leeder and Mo Miller have launched a new venture to help raise funds for Madrugada, a non-profit association working in the community to provide palliative care here in the Algarve.

Christened Madrugadalicious, the venture’s first event took place in Carvoeiro on October 12 with a lunch at Jenny and John Leeder’s villa and gardens.

Lunch was served for 24 guests who each paid a €10 donation to Madrugada, while a number of people unable to attend also made donations, bringing the total raised to almost €300.

Jenny told the Algarve Resident how the idea came about: “We had heard that the Macmillan charity had raised a huge amount of money for its palliative care nursing in the UK by organising lunches and similar events based on small groups of friends meeting up at their houses. So we thought, why not do the same here for Madrugada?”

Having enjoyed the first event, many guests and friends have decided to help, either in the same way or by organising their own events for raising funds.

The Corte Real Gallery in Paderne is hosting ‘The Perfect English Tea’, including a fine selection of home baked cakes, from 2.30pm-5pm on December 14.

Susan and John Thorpe at Porches Pottery have also confirmed that they will organise a coffee morning at Bar Bacchus in Porches.

If you would like to help by hosting your own event or for more information about the events in this article, please contact Jenny Leeder or Mo Miller at [email protected] or [email protected]