Royal British Legion Portugal announces upcoming social events

After the summer break, the Royal British Legion Portugal is back into full swing with social events to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.

The monthly lunches start again in central Algarve on September 8 and in eastern Algarve on September 14.

RBL Portugal is looking for a volunteer who could arrange lunches in the Western Algarve – so if this could be you, please contact the RBL.

The next large event is a Jubilee Band Concert with the City of Southampton Albion Brass Band on Sunday, September 25 at Mário’s Restaurant in Albufeira. The 34-strong band will be playing a selection of traditional marches, songs from the musicals, pop songs and English Folk songs climaxing in the Britannic Salute with ‘Rule Britannia/Land of Hope & Glory’.

A three-course roast dinner will then be served, followed by a party night with dancing to the magical sounds of Suzanne Wilson. Cost per person is €24.

October sees the Poppy Appeal launch coffee morning with musical entertainment at the Holiday Inn in Armação de Pêra on October 26.

November is time for the highlight of the year – the Annual Dinner Dance on November 5 which includes cabaret coming from England just for the night as well as music for dancing with Collar and Cuffs. A visit from a surprise guest is also planned.

A week later, on November 13, RBL Portugal hold a Remembrance Service at St Luke’s Church in Palhagueira followed by lunch at Restaurant Horta in São Brás de Alportel.

To finish the year, in December, there will be Christmas lunches in the east Algarve on December 7 and central Algarve on December 11, both with musical entertainment.

All events are open to non-members of all nationalities. For full details of the events, contact Colin Hearn, the Branch Chairman, by email rblportugalchairman@gmail.com or telephone 926 908 089