The rotary clubs of Estoi Palace International and Olhão together with the Alliance Française held their third very successful White Night Dinner on the 3rd of June at historic Faro Catering College which was formerly a 17th century convent.
230 guests came along, all dressed in white, to enjoy the evening bringing their own food and table decorations. Entertainment was provided by the ukulele band Rattle ´n´ Hum, Clube de Danças João de Feus who performed various oriental dances and Cristina Afonso, a contestant on The Voice. Cristina sang a selection of Portuguese and international songs whilst playing her piano and encouraging the audience to get up and dance.
The event raised 5300 Euro and the proceeds will go to support SPEM, Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclorese Multipla, a national charity founded in 1984, providing support for multiple sclerosis sufferers and their families, and other Rotary charities.
A cheque for 3700 euros was handed over to SPEM at their Algarve headquarters by President Jim Ditheridge from the Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International, Maria Carmo Justo, President of Rotary Club Olhão, and Antonio Bernandes President of the Alliance Française.