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Madrugada 10th Anniversary Coffee Morning - Feb 23rd

Madrugada 10th Anniversary Coffee Morning - Feb 23rdMadrugada hopes that as many of you as possible will come along to our 10th anniversary coffee morning fundraiser from 10:00 till 12:30 on Saturday 23 February at our new Support Centre in Rua Direita 44 Frac A, in Luz (opened by the Lagos Mayor - Presidente Maria Joaquina de Matos on 17 November).
Last year was a momentous year for Madrugada. Not only did we move from our initial Support Centre at Rua Direita 100 to our new location further along the road, but we also moved our Homestore from the same address to our new location at Pedra Alcada (opposite the Lagos Vet). In September we opened an additional store – in Lagoa at Rua Francisco Veloso (opposite the GNR). So we feel we have more than usual to celebrate as the new Support Centre and shops will benefit more patients and their loved ones!

Until recently Madrugada’s coffee mornings coincided with Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” but we found this led to some confusion. Many believed that some of the funds raised here for Macmillan’s wonderful work in the Madrugada 10th Anniversary Coffee Morning - Feb 23rdUK was passed by them to Madrugada to help with our work here. This was not so and nor would we have expected them to do this. So beginning last year we felt it was much more appropriate to hold our own anniversary coffee mornings here to raise funds solely for the nursing and care services provided by Madrugada.

We at Madrugada are working in our own small way to provide specialised end of life care and support for anyone in west Algarve who is facing a life-limiting illness. Although founded only 10 years ago we feel we have made tremendous strides and to date 136 patients and their loved ones have benefited from Madrugada’s `hospice at home’ service, support and counselling: a unique offering in Portugal.

It is entirely due to you, the public, through your generosity, donations and support of Madrugada’s charity shops and fundraising events, that our Clinical team are able to provide our end-of-life services free-of-charge. Nor could we do this without the invaluable contribution of our wonderful volunteers across the whole of the organisation. But we always have room for more! On the other hand, if you are not interested in working in one of our charity shops but feel you would like to help as a fund raiser, we would also love to hear from you at the Madrugada Office on 282 761 375.