Over €1,700 raised for StreetLife animal sterilisation programme

afpop East Algarve organised a Wine Tasting & Dinner on November 18 at Vila Monte Farm House in Moncarapacho and raised €1,733 for the local StreetLife animal sterilisation programme.

Thanks go to all of the afpop EA members and StreetLife supporters who attended the event. “The Vila Monte team excelled themselves with excellent food and service helping to create a magical evening. The atmosphere in the Laranjal restaurant was buzzing,” said organiser Linda Cree.

Arvad, a fairly new wine producer from the Algarve, sponsored five wines for the evening. Mariana Canelas explained the history behind ARVAD and the grapes used in the making of the wines.

The evening was described as a success. Ninety-six guests tasted the wines while raising money for a worthy local cause. A date for next year has already been booked with Vila Monte Farm House.

Everyone’s generosity was overwhelming and StreetLife thanks everyone involved in the evening for helping to make a difference to the lives of so many local dogs and families on low incomes.

StreetLife is about to launch a “Be wise – sterilise” campaign targeting families living in rural areas.

StreetLife is a non-profit association which supports low-income families and helps animal shelters to sterilise their dogs, reducing the number of unwanted puppies and strays in the East Algarve. StreetLife has currently authorised the sterilisation of 600 local dogs.