The second Cudeca Goldies charity lunch at Vinea Restaurant in Fuengriola, which was inspired by the songs from the Music Hall performed by A Touch of Class raised 1,150€ and has brought the English speaking community of the Costa del Sol together one more time to put the fun into FUNdraising to help us to continue our special kind of caring.
The day started with an exquisite welcome cocktail for all guests followed by a delicious three course lunch prepared by Vinea Restaurante, on the Paseo Martimo in Los Boliches.
A Touch of Class, the international singing group, gave two performances during the lunch: the first one on the restaurant's terrace and the second one inside the restaurant. Both performances by A Touch of Class were excellent and included old favourites from the Music Hall, a sing-along and an Edwardian melodrama! Their costumes, as always, were superb.
Patrick Meehan, a social anthropologist and twenty year resident of Fuengirola presented his new book "Fuengirola Revisited". He combines local research with fresh analysis to tell this story and invited everyone to purchase a copy. The book tells the story of Fuengirola through a journey back in time across this 10 square kilometres of southern Spain and is an exciting read that brings together forgotten and newly discovered stories with fresh insight for the first time for the English-speaking community.
Mapuchi Moda, a stylish boutique for women with elegant, practical and affordable fashions, was at the event with a stall of wonderful clothes for the guests to try and purchase. The owner of Mapuchi Moda, Sara Haley was there to greet all guests.
A specialty Chef, Sam, invited us all to buy his speciality chocolates. Amaretto, champagne and lemon were just some of the many flavours available to be purchased by the guests.
As a final touch, Carol Frost, from Age Concern assisted Caroline Dunk and Suzy Rowe, organisers of the event and two of the original members of the Cudeca Goldies group, to present the charity raffle for Cudeca with exciting prizes such as bottles of champagne, wine, handbags, scarves, and many other generously donated gifts which enchanted the winners.
On behalf of the Cudeca Foundation, Esther Ráez with the Communication and Fundraising department of the hospice was present at the event. Esther took some lovely photographs of the event and said how happy she was to see the Cudeca Goldies enthusiasm to continue helping Cudeca over the years especially after the Covid situation. She mentioned Age Concern and the La Cala de Mijas Lions Club for their generosity and support of Cudeca Goldies, who were also present at the lunch.
The Cudeca Foundation would like to make a special mention of the event sponsors, Avalon and Lobster for their loyalty to the Cudeca Goldies.
The Cudeca Goldies are a group of caring individuals who wish to help the Cudeca Foundation continue to raise funds to be able to continue caring for patients with their specialism in palliative care at the end of life. The professional work and dedication with which the Goldies run their charity events is remarkable and very important to the hospice. Cudeca extends a big hug to Caroline Dunk and Suzy Rowe, as well as the rest of the Cudeca Goldies group, for continuing to support so many families in need of Cudeca's care.