Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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Fundraising Event to say 'Obrigado Bombeiros!' - Sept 23Following the success of “Obrigado, Bombeiros!” 2016, organisers will be holding a similar fun fundraising event for the Bombeiros of Lagoa and Silves this September, to mark their continued support and appreciation for the remarkable and vital work of our firefighting crews.

This year’s “Obrigado, Bombeiros!” will take place on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Quinta Bar (formerly O'Grady`s 12 Bar), Quinta da Figueirinha in Silves.

Man United T-Shirt up for auction 2017Entrance is free and a variety of live music acts will perform at the event, including Lady Rock Choir, Franky B Boy, Jon Storey and Meadowsweet.

A diverse range of items and services will be up for grabs at a live auction. There will also be a silent auction, where bids for each Lot are made in writing and the highest bidder wins. Lots include a signed Manchester United T-shirt, accommodation in Lisbon and a stay at 5 star Vale d’Oliveiras Resort, as well as tickets for Zoomarine, Pestana golfing vouchers, meals out, wine and many more.

In addition, event-goers are invited to contribute with used items to be sold on a second hand goods stall.

A Portuguese BBQ meal with Sangria, priced at €10 per adult and €6 per child (up to 10 yrs) will be on offer too, and if you book in advance you’ll be entered into a prize raffle.

Clarissa Meca, one of the event organisers commented: “The overwhelming turn out for our first ever 'Obrigado, Bombeiros!' last year and the generosity of those who attended and those who gave up their time to take part or donate items and services, demonstrates the tremendous gratitude felt towards our firefighters.” She continued: “Our Bombeiros do a fantastic job in keeping our community safe and we felt we wanted to continue to support them by making 'Obrigado, Bombeiros!' an annual event.

The event starts at 2pm and closes at 7pm.

The 2016 event raised a total of €3,236. All profits raised by the event will be divided equally between the Bombeiros of Lagoa and the Bombeiros of Silves.

For more information, auction donations and to pre-book a BBQ meal contact Clarissa Meca on:

T: 964 877 032
E: cmeca@hotmail.com

The 'Obrigado Bombeiros!' 2016