Contributed - Help for Heroes Fundraising Success

The dinner/dance on Saturday, 29th May at The Garbe Hotel, Armação de Pêra, was an outstanding success, with a sell-out of 120 tickets. SARABAND kindly provided the music, free of charge. A tombola together with an auction helped to increase the overall profit to more than €5,300. An initial €5,000 has been sent to the Help for Heroes charity in the UK.

The organisers of the event, Carol Williamson, Carole Good-Dixon and Heather Scott wish to thank everyone who supported their fundraising over the past weeks, for the many donations received and for the 60 plus tombola prizes provided. To those who gave free advertising, publicity and printing etc, our heartfelt thanks.

Fundraising will continue through the summer with the main emphasis on 'PHONES for HEROES' a scheme to recycle unwanted mobile phones with 60% of the proceeds being donated to H4H. To date, 'PHONES for HEROES' has raised over £40,000 for the charity and is an environmentally friendly way of disposing of your old phone, too. Details of 6 collecting points are as follows:

Cockerel Country Kitchen Restaurant, Areias Sao Joao, Albufeira.
Quo Vadis Restaurant, Cerro Grande, Albufeira.
Monty’s restaurant, Vale do Lobo.
The Garbe Hotel, Armação de Pêra.
Let the Magic In, English Shop, Algoz.
Direct Transport, Porches.

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