On this special occasion the lights on the Hospice building were switched on by Joan Hunt O.B.E., Cudeca Founder, together with directors Marisa Martín and Rafael Olalla.
In addition to switching on the lights, Father Christmas was present together with the choirs from Sunny View School and Costa Soul Singers.
After the performances, Marisa Martín Roselló presented Inmaculada Ramos and José María de las Peñas with a diploma of gratitude for the "Solidarity Challenge 180 kms Path" from Maro to Manilva that took place from 4th to 10th December and raised more than 1,200€ for the hospice charity.
The solidarity raffle was drawn offering great prizes donated by El Corte Inglés, Carrefour Torremolinos, Sabor a Málaga, Famadesa, Unicaja Basketball, Málaga CF, Nagomi Spa, Vithas Xanit International Hospital, Ice Club, Baboo Restaurant, Muebles David, GHD, Doña Lola and many more. The draw for the Patchwork quilt was also held by "Lucky Quilters", who raised €630 to benefit CUDECA.
To conclude, the event continued outside the Centre with guests, families and friends. The lights are dedicated to loved ones and all those present were wished Good Health and a Happy Christmas.
In addition, a letter was read from the mayor of Benalmadena, Victor Navas excusing his attendance at the event and sending affection and support to all those present.
This was followed by a special prayer of remembrance in honour of loved ones and was followed by the lights of Cudeca Hospice being switched on accompanied by more than 200 candles carried by the attendees. At that special moment we enjoyed the exceptional performance of the Chilean tenor Rodrigo Orrego who delighted us with his rendering of "Noche de Paz" and "Adeste Fideles".
If you wish to Light a Light for a loved one, please visit www.lightupcudeca.org. You can also write a dedication which will be included in our “En Memoria” book “Light a Light”.