Rotary auction raises thousands

Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) held its annual Auction of Promises at Restaurant Jardim do Vale in Almancil.

More than 30 items were up for auction, ranging from champagne dinners, rounds of golf, go-karting and sightseeing tours to paintings and hot air balloon trips.

All items were bid for by the 60 attendees, raising €4,200.

Peter Hinze of the AIRC said: “This has been the best auction result so far. We would like to thank Steve Rodgers for acting as a most entertaining auctioneer and to the AIRC Chair of Community Services Selma Cazes and event committee member Uschi Kuhn.”

Items to be purchased from the proceeds will go to the charity UNIR, an association to assist mentally disabled adults in the Loulé area, and for the Scout Group being set up in Almancil.

For more information about the Scouts group, please contact Vanessa Santos 966 463 314 or [email protected]

For further details about the AIRC, please call 289 432 286 or visit