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Lemon Tree Masters supports ACCA projects

The Lemon Tree Masters, held at Quinta do Lago’s award-winning Laranjal course on Saturday June 7, raised close to €7,000 for its nominated charity, ACCA, which looks after children in need in the Algarve.
Now in its fifth year, the event is the brainchild of Robert Armour, owner of the Lemon Tree restaurant in Almancil, who is a firm believer in putting something back into the community. Since its inception, The Lemon Tree Masters has helped ACCA causes with over €35,000 of funding.
This year’s winning duo, PJ O’Regan and Nigel Collins, came in with 45 points (22 back nine). In second place were Artur Gonçalves and Mike Suter with 45 points (18 back nine), followed by Sandy Lauder and David Carolan who made 43 points.
Mike Saunders picked up the accolade and a €35 voucher from Natura plus a lemon tree from the Fonte Santa garden centre, for the straightest drive.
The €110 game fee included golf, use of a buggy and a buffet lunch. More than 70 players took part, competing the 18 holes in around four-and-a-half hours; many have already put their names down for the 2015 event.
The organisers would like to thank sponsors Blevins Franks, Florida Golf, Golfino at Quinta do Lago, The Print Shop and the Quinta do Lago organisation for its ongoing support.
“We are also hugely appreciative of the many contributors and local businesses who have pledged their support by supplying prizes for the winning players, the auction and the raffle,” said a spokesperson for ACCA.
All monies raised this year will be used to purchase the vital medication needed for a five-year-old child, Rosa, who is now living in the comfort and security of a children’s home in the Algarve, where she has, for the first time, the chance of a future.
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Picture from left: Robert Armour of The Lemon Tree, Nigel Collins, Wanda Crawford, President of ACCA, PJ O’Regan and ACCA’s Jackie Quirk