Over in Cape Verde for the opening of The Resort Group PLC’s third Resort, Llana Beach Hotels, Fantcha took time out of her busy schedule to bring a day of festive cheer to 350 children at the Cape Verde Foundation Christmas Party 2016.

Held on Monday 12th December, the day was one full of face painting, balloon animals, food and all things Christmas as the foundation celebrated a successful 2016 shoebox appeal campaign. A drive which asks those more fortunate to fill a shoebox with Christmas gifts for the children of Cape Verde, The Foundations appeal was one of its most successful yet receiving 350 gifts to be opened that day. Brought to the MELIÃ Dunas Beach Resort & Spa amphitheatre, children from Santa Maria, Espargos and Palmeira joined The Cape Verde Foundation 2016 Christmas Party hosted by The Resort Group PLC Founder, Rob Jarrett and President of the Foundation, Analita Fernandes Das Neves.

Performing alongside much loved British singer and performer Jamelia, Cape Verdean legend Fantcha said: “Performing for the Cabo Verde Foundation was very special to me. I felt blessed singing for all those children on such special occasion. It gave me so much joy seeing the happiness and the smiles on their faces, I felt so honored and privileged when all the children sang Sodade with me. That moment will forever stay in my heart and my soul. I want to say a very special thank you to The Cape Verde Foundation for giving me this amazing gift.”

The Christmas Event was covered by local TV station, RTC and guests included Mayor of Sal, Mr Julio Lopes; Councilman of Youth, Sports, Education and RH, Mr. Euclides Silva do Rosário; Councilman of Decentralized Santa Maria Management and Municipal Police Management, Mr. Hermínio Duarte Monteiro and the Representative for the Ministry of Education, Lúcia Baptista.


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