The Royal Golf Club Las Brisas in Nueva Andalucia, held a charity event last Sunday 4th May in order to raise funds for Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, which this year focused on helping to save the in-patient unit.
The opening of the In-Patient Unit in 2005 with an availability of 10 beds greatly increased the annual cost of the high quality care offered by the specialist medical team of Cudeca. The income from the Hospice Charity shops, donations, fundraising events, etc. has not been sufficient to meet the extra costs of this unit.
If this situation continues Cudeca will have no alternative but to close the Unit. If this hard and unpalatable decision has to be taken, it will in no way effect the care of patients in the Home Care Programme and in the Day Care Centre. These important care areas of Cudeca will continue.
The Tournament commenced at 09.30 on the beautiful Las Brisas 18 hole course, at the end of which players were invited onto the front green to participate in the putting competition. A superb luncheon followed which was organised by Antonio from the club restaurant. The holes on the course were sponsored by local businesses and some of the club members. A raffle was organised by Muriel Jenkins and Shirley Harries, and an exciting post-lunch auction ended a very successful day and as a result raised a fantastic total of 20,000 Euros!
A special thanks to Gina Pike for organising and co-ordinating the event. Muriel Jenkins and Shirley Harries for their successful raffle. Also thanks to Walter Bonniei, Club President, Margaret Woods and Peter Timmons, Lady?s and Men?s Captains for making it such a special event.