Madrugada charity celebrates one year

A charity which helps people with life limiting illnesses received a major boost during its first anniversary lunch at Fortaleza da Luz in Praia da Luz on February 25 with a donation of 20,000 euros from the Hands of Light organisation.

The cheque presentation to Madrugada was kept a secret right until the end of the lunch when the four founders of the Hands of Light charity organisation came forward and made the announcement.

In thanking the organisation, Madrugada president Alison Blair said: “This very generous gift means that we are now in a financial position to deliver a service in the community. One last push to tie up a few loose ends and we’ll be able to make a start. It’s been an incredible first year, but now our real work is about to begin.”

She added: “Madrugada is an all Algarve project belonging to the community and it’s the community that will benefit so please help us to help you.”

For more information about Madrugada, please visit the website, available in English, at or telephone 282 761 375 or 962 322 280.