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Tickets are quickly selling out for the Algarve’s major annual charity golf event and gala dinner with show. Despite the fact that 2003 was a difficult business year and that there are more and more charity requests going out to companies and individuals all the time, the organisers of the Vilamoura charity event have announced that all of the principle event sponsorship slots available have been taken.

Lusotur Golfes, Solverde/Vilamoura Casino, Vodafone, Atelier do Sul – Design Consultants and, for the first time, The Sovereign Group, have responded to the call to help the region’s less fortunate. Response for sponsorship of the golf holes is also progressing well, the tombola prizes are coming in (last year there were 275) and event tickets are selling quickly, although there are still a few places available.

The money raised this year will go to the Associação Cultural e de Apoio Social de Olhão, to help the building of an indoor swimming pool for disabled people. The event takes place on January 31 and tickets are still available for both the golf competition and the gala dinner and show (95 euros), or dinner and the show only (45 euros) at: Atelier do Sul – Boliqueime (289 363 340); Florida Golf – Almancil (289 399 522); Four Seasons Country Club – Ian Pugsley (289 357 144); Solseta -Quinta do Lago (289 396 677) and the Algarve Resident- Lagoa (282 342 936).

Anyone travelling and wishing to stay overnight can book rooms at the Dom Pedro Marina (289381 000). Please specify that the stay is for the Annual Charity Event and receive a special 25 per cent discount.