Light a Light
On Friday 18th December more than 200 candles were flickering at Cudeca Hospice, Benalmádena in celebration of Light a Light in memory of loved ones.
At this special celebration, the lights on the Hospice building were switched on by Joan Hunt O.B.E., Founder and Honorary President together with Vice President, Susan Hannam, CEO and Medical Director, Marisa Martin, Deputy CEO and Financial Director, Rafael Olalla, Mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas, Councillor for Entertainment, Ana Scherman and Councillor for Health, Alicia Laddaga.
Joan Hunt said "This is the 16th year that Marisa and I have had the honour of joining together to spend a few moments remembering our loved ones who received the special love and care of Cudeca during their final days. Our first Light a Light celebration in memory of a loved one was in 1999. Now 23 years after the birth of Cudeca, we are proud to tell you that our medical teams have cared for more than 11,000 patients – approximately 1,000 each year”.
In addition to the switching on of lights, Father Christmas visited, face painters from Alma Animación and there were performances from pianist, Marina Berlanga, the Santa Cecilia Choir, children from Sunny View School and the Cantando Entre Amigos Choir.
A website has been created to light a light in memory of a loved one at www.cudeca-events.org/evento/lightalight2015
This event was made possible thanks to the unconditional support of our volunteers and the collaboration of Peña Virgen de la Cruz de Benalmádena, Rimicol, El Corte Inglés, Coca Cola, Nagomi Spa, Cocodrilo Park, Club de Hielo Benalmádena, Campo de Golf Sensara, Carrefour Torremolinos, Mariposario de Benalmádena, Restaurante Rincón Asturiano, Restaurante Baboo, Selwo, Restaurante The Beefeater, Restaurante La Calma, Málaga CF and Unicaja Baloncesto.