Welcome to the Online Christmas Charity Fair!
It’s Christmas coming soon! This year is certainly different; some will be lucky to spend the holiday with their family, and some will join the festive table via Skype and send a Christmas card from overseas.
But there are also people who are struggling this Christmas. There’s a growing number of families in need in Algarve who might not even have a simple treat to offer their children this holiday. It breaks our heart and we want to do something about it.
That’s why our member Kateryna Ilchuk has organised the Online Christmas Charity Fair with lots of members of the Algarve Society of Artists taking part. Together they invite you to shop for Christmas presents for your family, while they donate to families in need, making sure that kids get their presents this year. More than 50% of the total revenue will proceed to Algarve Network for Families in Need, which is a local non-profit organisation that every day makes a difference by helping with food and other basic needs.
In it you’ll find the works of the following members that contribute to the Online Christmas Charity Fair: Kateryna Ilchuk, Gabriella Makhult, Malcolm Hyde, Rowan Marques / Cat House Fun Art, Anke Punt Bach, Alyson Sheldrake, Inna Hawker, Andrew Stephens, Caroline Wood, Alexandra Speiser, Lesley Goldie and Eliza Hafer. Thank you all for being part of this.
Bernadette Abbott, manager of Algarve Network for Families in Need: “We have so many families who we are supplying food to as they have zero income and no state aid. The next six months are going to be critical and a Christmas present for these children would make such a difference and reduce a little of the stress on parents. Thank you so much.“
Please feel free to contact an artist whose work you want to buy and ask for payment details and delivery. Each page is dedicated to one artist and there is contact information. If you have any other questions you can write to AlgarveCharityFair@gmail.com.