Please find attached to this letter a poster advertising the forthcoming Summer Garden Party on Friday 10th June,the public holiday of Dia de Portugal, in Torre being organised to raise funds to send the 15 dancers of the Escola de Dança de Lagos to the Dance World Cup Finals in Jersey at the end of June. The school has an excellent record of competitive results, but it is not just this that makes DWC important to these young people. It is the whole experience of international travel, representing their country and our region, the chance to meet people with a common interest from all over the world and practice their language skills. This is the value of supporting these youngsters, some of whom would rarely leave the town, let alone fly abroad.
The team and their friends have been putting on a number of events around the region since April because the group heading for Jersey is bigger than ever and have four qualifying dances.
The garden party was such a success last time we arranged it some three years ago, that many who attended have encouraged us to do the same again. Our hostess Mandi has also been so gracious as to invite us back and with the help of previous sponsors too such as Sr. Batista and now including various restaurants offering signature dishes for the buffet, it is with great pleasure that we announce this popular event.
As many of you know, the ticket price of 20€ includes live music, a dance show by the dance school, wine tasting kindly sponsored by Sr. Batista, and a superb buffet. The gates will open at 1430p.m. till 1830 p.m. This year we will also be having an art auction of pieces donated to the cause by local and guest artists. The pieces will be exhibited on the Facebook page, with a biography of the artist and can be examined in the framing shop Moldopoli behind the private hospital or on the day. We also have some super raffle prizes donated by many local businesses.
Tickets are limited and ALL the receipts revert to the funds of the DWC team of the Escola de Dança de Lagos. If you are interested in attending or would like more details, please contact Carolyn on 969216398 or via DConcept Clinics or Edite of Moldopoli, Lagos on 918612320.
If you are unable to attend this day but would still like to help the 14 girls and Afonso Gouveia, the school will be performing a fundraiser in the Teatro Mascarenas Gregório in Silves on 4th June and tickets for this event can be reserved with the school secretary Viola on 915812055 or there is a crowd funding site where you can pledge money and join with others to achieve the target of 2000€ http://ppl.com.pt/prj/pelo-sonho-vamos is the reference.
Any support you can offer to these events or the cause is gratefully received.
Carolyn and Edite