Luxury market raises money for 3 charities

A luxury lifestyle market, called 3 Charities Christmas Market, is taking place at Vale do Lobo on December 5, with the aim of offering visitors variety, quality and style.

The market, which counts on the support of local businesses, will raise money for three Algarve charities: Wolf Valley Charity Fund, which provides support and finance to needy causes in the Vale do Lobo area, Madrugada, which supports people with life-limiting illnesses and provides palliative care in homes throughout the Algarve, and ACCA, a charity that supports underprivileged children, and their families, in the region.

The market will offer exhibition space to a selection of Algarve suppliers of gifts, products, food and drink, and promises to be an ideal day out for Christmas shoppers and gourmets alike. The programme of activities also includes entertainment for children, singers, choirs and fashion shows.

“Exhibitors have been pre-approved by the charities and the invite to exhibit has been specifically targeted to offer visitors variety, quality and style,” said a spokesman for Inspirations Algarve, promoters of the event.

“Visitors will also be able to stroll through a European-style food market. Fine Dining in Style will bring a traditional German stand to the market with Glühwein, Stollen and other German and Austrian treats.”

Chef Jonnie from Bistro des Z’Artes in Almancil will be cooking a variety of savoury and sweet foods and Chef Maurice Belhaj from Spikes Restaurant in Vale do Lobo will be preparing a special lunch menu. There will also be wine, mince pies, chocolate cakes and other gastronomic treats for sale.

The promoters said: “The main sponsors of the event are Vale do Lobo, who have offered the facility free of charge in support of the three charities, and 80% of the exhibition revenue and the entrance fee of €5 per adult will be donated to charity.”

A raffle will also take place, with exhibitors contributing the prizes, and every visitor will be given a free ticket on entry. Additional tickets can be purchased on the day.

The Algarve Resident is proud to be the official media sponsor of this event.

The 3 Charities Christmas Market runs from 11am to 7pm and the €5 tickets can be purchased on the door.