On Saturday, 8th June, Rotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCPI) together with the Rotary Club of Olhao and Alliance Française hosted their 5th annual iconic White Night Dinner at the historic Museu de Traje in Sao Bras.
The evening was a fantastic success with over 240 people attending, exceeding last year´s numbers. The guests dressed all in white and brought white decorations to create beautiful tables. They shared homemade dishes under a star-lit sky while enjoying a live music performance from the outstanding Fado singer Melissa Simplício. The all new Rotary Voices Choir made their debut during the event. This group is composed of Rotary members from across the entire Algarve.
RCEPI members were delighted to welcome dignitaries and politicians from across the Algarve to the event including Vítor Guerreiro, Mayor of São Brás, Conceição Cabrita, President of Vila Real de Santo Antonio; Rotary District Governess, Ilda Braz, as well as two past Rotary Governors; Abílio Lopes and Afonso Malho.
The funds raised from this unique event will go to support two different causes: the Algarve Oncology Association (AOA) and CARITAS in São Brás. Thanks to the White Night Dinner the AOA will receive money towards outfitting a specialized mobile van with skin and lung cancer detection equipment – meanwhile CARITAS will put the money raised towards the purchase of a multipurpose transportation vehicle.