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Rotary golf fundraiser in Vilamoura

The Atlantic Piano Bar and Vila Sol golf course, both in Vilamoura, were the venues for a grand fundraising event on Sunday, March 20. A total of €1,250 was raised for charities supported by Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC).

The day began with 16 golfers playing in glorious sunshine, followed by an evening of quizzing at the Atlantic Bar.

The event was organised by bar owner Peter Thorn and his family. “Following a visit to one of the AIRC regular lunches at the Conrad hotel, I was very impressed with the work they are doing for local charities and I wanted to do something to help,” said Peter. “We hold regular quizzes at the bar and I decided to dedicate one of these to the Rotary Club to raise funds for them. Since we also have our own Atlantic Golf Society I thought we should have a fun Texas Scramble golf competition with the Society members and Rotarians, and combine the two.”

“Peter, his family and staff pulled out all the stops for us,” said AIRC President Uschi Kuhn. “Not only did they organise the whole day, we were treated to chicken and chips in the evening, courtesy of Peter, who also donated two tickets for a gala dinner at The Conrad on April 31, which raised €450, together with many other prizes including chocolate Easter bunnies! We are supporting a number of charities at present and this money will be used primarily for the benefit of under-privileged children.”

Caption: Peter Thorn and AIRC President Uschi Kuhn (left) with the prize-winners