Walkathon 2007 Success!

News 23 Sep 2007

Walkathon 2007 Success!


Feedback Walkathon 2007

Success for cudeca hospice



Almost 500 people walked for Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice on Sunday 23rd September, setting off from the beachside of  Sunset Beach Hotel, Benalmádena.  The Walkathon is Cudeca?s most popular and successful fundraising event.


This year was the fifth walk organised by Cudeca and was very well attended by both walkers and supporters including staff from Andalucian Dream Homes, the leading Real Estate on the coast, and official Sponsor for this year, generously donating 10,000 Euros towards the cost of printing, t-Shirts, etc.


There were three different routes with varying levels of difficulty: a two-kilometre walk to Torrequebrada, a five-kilometre to the Benalmádena Marina, and the long 10 kilometre return walk.   Cudeca?s physiotherapist Carolina Martín, and Laura Haggis from the Fundraising department, gave a warm up stretching session at the start.


The non-walkers were entertained all day by Mel Williams and his music plus a host of other professional singers and dancers from Málaga province.  There was plenty of delicious food available ranging from Belgium and Vietnamese, to a huge BBQ.  The company ?Exploramás? provided games and activities for children and adults alike.   For those seeking alternative therapy, Louisa Guy and Janie Forbes, Cudeca Volunteers, offered various types of therapy including Reiki and massage.


The top three fundraisers (via individual sponsorship) were awarded with a prize; 1st prize went to Enrique Gómez from Cajasol bank who, for the second year, raised a magnificent 3,000 Euros; 2nd prize went to Chris Knapp with 1,035 and 3rd to the Nevada Bar for 1,000.


The raffle  proved very popular with prizes generously provided by local sponsors,  which included overnight accommodation at the Byblos Hotel and the Alay Hotel, dinner for two at various restaurants, entrance tickets to Selwo and Fuengirola Zoo, Coca-Cola packs, Detox treatments, Devine Nail manicure, Bowling lessons and many more?<