Friends and neighbours in La Drova gave a Safari Supper for 70 people on Saturday 5th September in aid of the Transformer Appeal for the Franciscan Refuge in Palma de Gandia.

What is a Safari Supper? A group of people host a four course meal in four different locations.

The Starter – Our hosts at the first venue were Alan and Pauline Higgins together with friends – They served us a mouthwatering selection of tapas together with sherry and wine of our choice, to set us on our way. Plus, of course, we were not permitted to leave without buying our raffle tickets.

The Main Course – Linda and John Todd welcomed us to their home for the main course. With the help of friends we were tempted with a wonderful choice of either, Stephen Carden’s Steak and Ale Pie, or Linda Todd’s Thai Salmon, Chicken Korma or Vegetarian Quiche. All served with delicious vegetables. The waitress service was second to none, we even had a visit from our cooks Linda and Stephen during the meal.

The Dessert Course – Georgie and Ed Harvey held the dessert course at their home together with hard working friends. An amazing array of extremely tempting desserts were served (many of which had been donated by friends and neighbours for this event) together with cheese and biscuits, Port and Dessert wine.

Coffee and Brandy – Ann and Alan Chapman hosted the finale. As well as the Coffee and Brandy, there was of course, a large choice of drinks. Dave Snell supplied the music and along with our host Alan, they prepared fund raising games around the swimming pool, such as plastic duck racing and Pitch and putt pool golf. We also had several raffle prizes donated that went a long way to achieving our final total. Thanks to everyone responsible for the donations. It was agreed that we all had a really enjoyable time and the Safari Supper finally ended at 5.00am

All of the events above raised a grand total of 1126 euro towards the Transformer. This was an amazing amount. Especially as during the day we had suffered a mini Gota Fria and all of the houses involved had to suddenly find space for everyone inside, out of the heavy rain.

Thanks to everyone who took part , a very worthwhile result.