A sun-filled Easter Saturday in Quinta Shopping in Quinta do Lago brought out the creative talents in visiting children as young as three.
But it wasn’t just the children who delighted in painting their own Easter bunny face masks, or decorating eggs, or icing cup cakes… mums and dads, grans and gramps joined in the fun and produced little works of art which, although not up to Fabergé's standard, certainly delighted onlookers.
ACCA, the charity that looks after the needs of disadvantaged children across the Algarve, set up their stands in the morning, offering good, old-fashioned entertainment to one and all, from guess the weight of a cake, to name the bunny, to tossing an egg into a nest, and there was not an ipad in sight!
In all, close to €1,000 was raised, which will go into the ACCA fund, set up to help pay for vital therapies and urgent treatment such as dentistry, required by children in homes or from families living on the poverty line.
ACCA will shortly release its fundraising programme for the rest of the year. Volunteers as well as donations are what makes a difference to the work of this small charity that has won a place in so many hearts.
By SUSI ROGOL GOODKIND