It’s that time of the year again with Christmas roaring up and, we at Aanifeira, have several fundraising programs in action as follows:-
5th Christmas Bazaar – 26 Nov. to 31st Dec., held at the old Mill situated not far from the beautiful VI Century Santa Maria da Feira castle. This year Aanifeira has the backing of the Santa Maria da Feira Municipal Council who kindly arranged the old Mill for this event.
Items for sale at the bazaar have been donated by local companies and private individuals and with things well under way, sales have been promising. We look forward to our members and volunteers popping by to choose Christmas gifts for their loved ones.
Music concert, December 15th, in aid of Aanifeira by well-known Portuguese singer and guitarist Ricardo Azevedo. Ricardo has been a long time close friend and supporter of Aanifeira and his concert tonight will be held at the 4everclub in Rio Meão. The 4everclub have also been strong supporters of Aanifeira in hosting dinners, cocktails and other fundraising parties in aid of the shelter.
And, last but not least, we now have our selection of Christmas cards/2013 calendars available for sale both at the shelter and at the Christmas bazaar. These are unique in that they double-up as a Christmas card with a picture of an Aanifeira animal on one side and a 2013 calendar on the reverse side! They sell for Euros 1,50 each and are numbered with the resulting winning number being taken from the official Portuguese Christmas lottery.