A superb lunch provided by the “Pashmina Indian Restaurant” in Carvoeiro hosted over one hundred and twenty guests who generously participated in raffles and auctions whilst enjoying the spectacular live music entertainment from “Poor Man Band”. The “Poor Man’s Band” are six retired businessmen playing old rock and roll songs from the nineteen sixties for fun and donate to charitable events.

One of the Irish guests has her grandson fighting for the cause.

Over the last two years, several events have provided funds for the project “Ambulances for Ukraine” run by Roman Grymalyuk in Lagos.

Roman, together with his team, tirelessly transform old vehicles into ambulances and deliver them to Ukraine. They are used to rescue wounded Ukrainian soldiers on the front fighting line and take them speedily to medical posts.

Sixteen vehicles so far have been delivered to the elite forces in Ukraine. TAP Airlines have been instrumental in helping return the drivers back to Portugal.

Apart from raising money, Sunday benefited the cause by introducing Roman guests to various other areas that can help. The retired community in the Algarve have a wide range of skills and knowledge that they give freely to help the project.

Potential drivers offered their services to deliver the ambulances, plus a specialized drone manufacturer with the latest technology and a three-D printing company based in the north of Portugal, who would like to help. At the moment assistance is required in sourcing old 4 x 4 vehicles, should anyone have contacts please contact www.oranta.pt or call Roman on (+351) 913 333 990.

It is a particularly worthwhile and needy cause, all donations are welcomed at the official website www.oranta.pt.