On Saturday, June 2 at 9am, La Cala Resort has a very special date to celebrate with their silver anniversary of this traditional CUDECA tournament, and thus adds one more year to the trajectory of one of the most important charity events they organize. The aim is to raise funds to help us.

 

The CUDECA Cup has been held over the past 24 years and has become an essential tournament in the resort’s annual calendar. This important event aims to raise funds to help us supporting our work and to continue improving the income area dedicated to patients who require free professional care at the end of life.

 

From the resort management, they are very proud of the results of the last 24 years of organizing this tournament. “Last year, more than 10,500 euros were raised, funds that were allocated to the installation of a new air conditioning system that will improve the quality of life of the patients in the In-Patient Unit,” said Noemí Román, Marketing Director of La Cala Resort. For the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the tournament, the chosen course will be Camp America, known for its extensive golf course, flat streets and spectacular views of the Sierra de Ojén and the Mediterranean.

 

The registration fee for the tournament is 60 euros and includes Green Fee, shared buggy, prize giving and auction. There will also be a succulent barbecue at the end of the day and an auction to raise funds. Non-golfers have the possibility to accompany the players to lunch for only 24€. Participation in the tournament is open to all amateur players, with a valid licence issued by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and/or a handicap certificate from another international golf federation, with no handicap limitation.

 

The start is at 09.00 in the morning and the style of the game will be ‘individual stableford, 18 holes’. There will be prizes for the top three finishers in each category.

 

About La Cala Resort Golf, SPA, Gastronomy and Leisure

La Cala Resort on the Costa del Sol is one of the most important golf resorts in Andalusia. It has three 18-hole golf courses designed by Cabell Robinson, an academy located next to the six-hole par-three golf course. It also includes a football pitch and sports facilities according to FIFA’s technical specifications. It is the only one of its characteristics with an 8 km running circuit. The hotel has 107 rooms, three theme restaurants and a spa with more than 1,300 m2, among other services.

 

A community fun packed day out fundraising event to raise money for us to continue adding life to days will happen on Saturday, 5th May from 11am at La Tabla in Torrox (1st floor Commercial Centre Torrox Park).

 

Free entrance for this fun packed afternoon with a mix of stalls selling all sorts of hand crafted products, live music from 1pm with Niel M and Mel & Alf, kids corner and so much more.

 

There will also be a delicious BBQ for lunch. Everybody is welcome!

 

For more information:

 

603 110 608 / 603 113 931

www.tablatorrox.com

info@tablatorrox.com

 

Or contact Rachel Henderson at 662 063 987 for the charity activities or Esther Ráez with the Communciations and Fundraising department in CUDECA at 697 146 987 – pr@cudeca.org for more CUDECA information.

 

 

 

 

PR Spring fair for CUDECA in La Tabla – Torrox

 

Date: Saturday, 5th May 2018

Time: from 11am
Location: La Tabla

(1st floor Commercial Centre Torrox Park)

Contact:

the bars

603 110 608 / 603 113 931

www.tablatorrox.com

info@tablatorrox.com

&

Rachael Henderson 662063987(for the charity activities)

or

Esther Ráez 697 146 987 – pr@cudeca.org (for CUDECA information)

 

We regret to inform everyone that the charity event “Swim the Height of Everest” to take place in Nerja on 12 May 2018, is now postponed until after the summer.

 

This is due to the unforeseen and sudden closure of the main municipal “covered” pool until after August.

 

For all those people interested in participating, volunteering and donating towards the event, please rest assured that the organizers will be in touch nearer the time.

 

Meantime, there is the Spring Fair in aid of CUDECA in Torrox on 5 May and the “Swim for Life” event in Cómpeta on 12 May, which both request your support.

 

For further questions, please contact Esther Ráez with the Communications and Fundraising department in CUDECA on 697 146 987 or pr@cudeca.org.

On Saturday, June 2 at 9am, La Cala Resort has a very special date to celebrate with their silver anniversary of this traditional CUDECA tournament, and thus adds one more year to the trajectory of one of the most important charity events they organize. The aim is to raise funds to help us.

 

Copa Cudeca has been held over the past 24 years and has become an essential tournament in the resort’s annual calendar. This important event aims to raise funds to help us supporting our cause and to continue improving In-Patient Unit  dedicated to patients who require free professional care at the end of life.

 

From the resort management, they are very proud of the results of the last 24 years of organizing this tournament. “Last year, more than 10,500 euros were raised, funds that were allocated to the installation of a new air conditioning system that will improve the quality of life of the patients in the In-Patient Unit,” said Noemí Román, Marketing Director of La Cala Resort. For the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the tournament, the chosen course will be Camp America, known for its extensive golf course, flat streets and spectacular views of the Sierra de Ojén and the Mediterranean.

 

The registration fee for the tournament is 60 euros and includes Green Fee, shared buggy, prize giving and auction. There will also be a succulent barbecue at the end of the day and an auction to raise funds. Non-golfers have the possibility to accompany the players to lunch for only 24€. Participation in the tournament is open to all amateur players, with a valid licence issued by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and/or a handicap certificate from another international golf federation, with no handicap limitation.

 

The start is at 09.00 in the morning and the style of the game will be ‘individual stableford, 18 holes’. There will be prizes for the top three finishers in each category.

 

About La Cala Resort Golf, SPA, Gastronomy and Leisure

La Cala Resort on the Costa del Sol is one of the most important golf resorts in Andalusia. It has three 18-hole golf courses designed by Cabell Robinson, an academy located next to the six-hole par-three golf course. It also includes a football pitch and sports facilities according to FIFA’s technical specifications. It is the only one of its characteristics with an 8 km running circuit. The hotel has 107 rooms, three theme restaurants and a spa with more than 1,300 m2, among other services.

A community fundraising event to raise money for Cudeca Hospice enabling them to continue adding life to days will happen on Saturday, 12th May at 10am at the Competa´s 25 m International Swimming pool (alongside the Pabellon and Correos).

 

 

Climbing the 8848m to the summit of Everest has been achieved by many brave souls so these Competa Cudeca Volunteers could not resist the idea of taking on the alternative challenge of swimming the distance when it was suggested to them by Martin Robinson of Canillas de Albaida.

 

Possible World Record

 

They can potentially set their own World Record for the fastest time in the Guinness Book of Records. Martin, a keen swimmer, undertook an epic 5000m swim 2 years ago whilst undergoing chemotheraphy.  He is determined to swim again despite the fact he is still receiving intensive treatment, but this time surrounded by an intrepid team of kind hearted pleasure and competitive swimmers, some of whom are cancer survivors or are simply swimming in memory of a loved one.

 

Teams

 

This unique challenge requires two teams, an Elite and a Challenge team each to swim 354 lengths of the Competa’s 25m International pool. The Challenge team differs slightly and is open to all swimmers of all abilities and age who may just want to come along and swim as minimum as 10 lengths, for instance.  That means they need all swimmers out there and wish to challenge everyone to join Bobby 98, Ing 90 and 13 year-old twins Katy and Sam, who have put themselves forward for this charity challenge.

 

How does it work?

 

The Elite team will swim the same distance but in sets of 20 aiming for the fastest time possible.  Two team members will swim at the same time so should make for competitive viewing. An epic combined swim length of 17,696m or 8 ½ times the height of our local mountain, La Maroma, Sierra de Tejada is the target for a great achievement.

 

It would be great if the community would come along and join this group of challenging CUDECA volunteers to help “cheer them on”, possibly sponsor them or just watch the challenging event from 10.00am on Saturday, 12th May.

 

 

 

 

 

Donations for the Tombola table

 

Sue Van de Water, call whatsapp 635 77 43 33 or email suevandewater2403@gmail.com

 

Bake or cake and children´s cookies

 

Mave Moore, 952516632 or email mavemoore@ymail.com

 

Online donations or sponsors can be made using the following link http://www.cudeca-eventos.org/en/evento/swim-for-life#cudeca-formulario-donacion

 

Further information

 

Any further questions, please contact Cindy Jones 665156467 or email cindyjones19@hotmail.com

 

  • Or contact Esther Ráez from CUDECA 697 146 987 or pr@cudeca.org

 

 

Thank you in advance for your support for these fantastic swimmers helping our worthwhile cancer care charity

 

Challenge Motto

 

IT’S NOT THE DISTANCE WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES

 

 

Date: Saturday, 12th May 2018

Time: 10am
Location: Competa´s 25m International Swimming Pool

MA-112, 15

29754 Cómpeta

(alongside the Pabellon and Correos)

Contact: Cindy Jones (665 156 467) or cindyjones19@hotmail.com

Or

Esther Ráez (697 146 987) or pr@cudeca.org

 

On Sunday 15th April, Unicaja Foundation celebrated the Endesa League match dedicated to the social and cultural work of the Foundation with a match between Unicaja Basketball and the F.C. Barcelona Lassa at Martín Carpena Sports Centre.

During the break of the match, the General Manager of Unicaja Foundation, Mr. Sergio Corral, presented the charity cheque to CUDECA Hospice, the Red Cross, the Institute for Cooperation for Sustainable Development (Icodes), the Association for the Fight against Kidney Diseases (Alcer) and the association Nena Paine.

The collaboration of Unicaja Foundation aims to cover part of the costs of home care team of Cudeca Hospice.

We are very grateful for the important support of Unicaja Foundation.

Maggie Woodward, a British expat living in Competa for ten years, is approaching her 6th charity challenge in aid of CUDECA.  Starting on Saturday, 14th April in Almería she will walk the Camino Mozárabe to Santiago de Compostela, some 1,500 km over 56 days.

Maggie is in her sixties and first walked the most popular camino route (Camino Frances) in 2013 with her daughter.  Since then she has walked a camino every year, and has clocked up over 5,000 km through Spain and Portugal and raised over 5,000 euros for Cudeca.

 

WHAT INSPIRES MAGGIE TO KEEP WALKING?

Many people who walk the Camino de Santiago become addicted to the freedom and solitude of the way, but also the camaraderie that can develop amongst the people you meet from many countries around the world, people you’re not likely to come across in normal life, some of whom will remain friends for many years to come.

Maggie´s spring walk through Spain and Portugal from Almería to Santiago de Compostela passes through stunning countryside, along tracks bordered by glorious wild flowers, and through cities such as Granada, Córdoba, Trujillo and Salamanca in Spain, Amarante, Guimaráes, Braga and Viana de Castelo in Portugal, whilst raising sponsorship funds for Cudeca Foundation.

Her journey can be followed by visiting her blog at magwood.me and also via the CUDECA´s website and social media communications.

For more information contact Esther Ráez (697 146 987 – pr@cudeca.org) or Maggie Woodward (magwood@live.com).

Donations and Sponsorship can also be done by clicking on the Cudeca´site www.cudeca-eventos.org

Saturday 14th April 2018
Almería to Santiago de Compostela

Route 1500Km – 56 days

Contact: Esther Ráez or Maggie Woodward

On 12th April we celebrated our Annual Results Presentation 2017 at the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmádena.

Attending were many representatives of public institutions, companies, organizations, together with volunteers, friends and many supporters, including Jutta & Claus Rohrer from Buchinger Wilhelmi and Sandro Morelli from Villa Tiberio. And from Cudeca Hospice, Joan Hunt, Honorary President and Founder; Susan Hannam, Vice-President of Cudeca; Dr. María Luisa Martín, Chief Executive and Medical Director; Rafael Olalla, Deputy Chief Executive and Financial Director

Susan Hannam opened the presentation with a huge thank you to the attendees as well as all the people who have made it possible for CUDECA to care for over 14,000 patients and their families, completely free of charge.

Dr. María Luisa Martín Roselló, Chief Executive & Medical Director, has explained the 2017 annual results, emphasizing that the number of patients and families attended has not stopped growing, in some years in a very important way and in 2017 the increase has been 13% over data from 2016. She also announced that we have cared for 1,064 new patients, and adding this number to the number of patients who stayed with us since last year, makes a total of 1,436 patients and 2,585 families.

In relation to Care Programmes, Dr. Marisa Martín has highlighted that 271 patients were cared for in our In-Patient Unit. Thanks to the Social Programme offered by “la Caixa “ Foundation, our psychologists have attended to 800 patients and/ or their families and in 575 cases our social workers have had to help 79 patients attended our Day Care Centre, 126 patients were given rehabilitation. “In only 5 years the number of patients attended to in a year has gone up by double and to attend this increase we have had to add from 4 to 7 our home care teams”.

She also announced that “this year CUDECA will build the new Training & Research Centre. It is because, thanks to a very generous donation from a good friend and benefactor, Dr. Yusuf Hamied, it will finance the majority cost of the construction. We are hoping that in this new fase of CUDECA, it will help us to extend the philosophy and knowledge of our “special kind of caring” to many professionals and at the same time to patients and their families. In addition, we hope that in 3 years this project will start to give benefits and be another important source of income for Cudeca Hospice”.

She ended saying: “Empathy is to be able to put yourself in the place of others, and we assure you that CUDECA feels fortunate enough to feel the empathy and support of the community. If you can, we ask you to make another step forward: we need you to be compassionate, that is to say, to be sensitive to the requirements of those suffering and furthermore to be active and compromise to alleviate. Compassion is empathy in action! Please be compassionate now is the time”.

Rafael Olalla, Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director has highlighted the positive economic result for the fifth consecutive year, despite the unstoppable rise of patients and their families requesting our care, we have managed to cover all expenses, and it was made possible thanks to the generosity of all donors, regular donors, volunteers, public institutions and organizations, since public funds account for only 15% of our revenues.

Following the two reports, the 2017 Gold Pin was awarded by Assumpta Eceiza, Financial & Facilities Manager to Jutta & Claus Rohrer from Buchinger Wilhelmi, in recognition to her longstanding and highly valued collaboration.

Finally, Susan Hannam expressed her wish to let everyone know how important all volunteers have been for Cudeca since the beginning, and how incredible the idea of having a hospice seemed in the first place. She also explained how fulfilled she felt every time she thought of the more than 900 volunteers enabling CUDECA to help more patients.

 

The Members Memorial Charity Tournament was celebrated on 16th February at Marbella Golf Country Club in aid of Cudeca Hospice.

 

The golf tournament shotgun started at 9:30am and golfers played Individual Stableford format. Lunch with one drink was included in the signup fee and prizes were given for the first 3 qualifiers & nearest to pin ladies and men:

 

Ladies nearest to pin: Mª Ángeles Ramírez

Ladies winner: Liz Britton

Men´s 2nd: Pat Jones

Men´s 3rd: Conrad Mazen

Men´s nearest to pin: Conrad Mazen

Men´s winner: Paul Dunford

 

A total of 1,800€ were raised at the tournament by all participants and direction and a 100% of the funds collected were given fully to Cudeca.

What a great night of Mods and Rockers was to be had on Saturday Night 31st of March at the Millenium Bar in Calahonda as “Suited and Booted” came to town.

 

A fabulous atmosphere greeted us all from the start as Rob Sas, Hayley Drops with her fire juggling, Debra Stacey and Susan Mohr treated us to some amazing entertainment with DJ Steve Goodey spinning the discs and getting us all up dancing in between the other professional performances. A Charity raffle also took place as 2190euros was raised to help us.

 

Thanks go to the Hosts Jorge and Nacho of the Millenium Bar, all the performers for playing for Cudeca Hospice, but special thanks go to Steve Hughes for organising this event and compering the whole evening.