Third anniversary mad sale

We all know a euro doesn’t buy a great deal these days. But from August 25 to September 8 one euro could buy you anything from quality women’s and men’s clothing to bric-a-brac, electrical goods and even furniture.

To celebrate its third anniversary, Madrugada, the Algarve-based charity supporting people with life limiting illness, is holding a Mad Sale where thousands of items in its Praia da Luz and Portimão charity shops are priced at only €1.

Madrugada President Alison Blair said: “During the last three years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the expat community which has donated so many high quality goods. These have attracted a broad customer base to our shops ranging from expat and Portuguese residents to holidaymakers.”

“Our shops have become the lifeblood of our organisation, enabling us to assist people and their families affected by life limiting illness. Sometimes we only need to give advice while, at the other end of the scale, we have organised round the clock care in the home.”

As Madrugada enters its fourth year of existence, it needs to raise funds to train and employ full time nurses. For this, it has set a target of raising €100,000 and decided a Mad Sale was a good way of increasing public awareness while giving something back to the communities which have helped the charity through the recent years.

Madrugada Charity Shop Opening Times:

Praia da Luz

Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

Saturday – 10am to 1pm

NOTE: Saturday August 25 open from 10am until 4pm

How to find the shop: It is located at 100 Rua Direita, at the beginning of the one way system when entering from the Lagos end of the town (Tel: 926 322 280).


Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm

Saturday – 10am to 1pm

How to find the shop: It is located at 5 Rua Direita, which is the road heading left from the top corner of the square where the Portimão Municipal Theatre is sited (Tel: 925 664 235).