The ceremony held to mark the 15th anniversary of Fundación Cudeca on Wednesday, February 27th at the Hospice Centre in Arroyo de la Miel ended on a sad note. After the showing of an emotive video giving the testimony of one of the 5.000 patients who have received the palliative care that Cudeca offers completely free, all over the province of Malaga, the Foundation’s financial director, Rafael Olalla, said that while Cudeca wished to convey its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all those friends who have made it possible for this project to become a reality, “we are calling for help to the community, companies and public organisations to enable us to make up the deficit of 600.000 euros within the annual expenses of two million euros that the Foundation has to meet.” Otherwise, he said, the continuity and maintenance of the In Patient Unit, which opened in 2006, will be at risk by 2009, due to its high maintenance costs and its need of greater financial support. The ceremony was attended by Mr. José Luis Marcos Medina, Government Delegate for the Junta de Andalucía in Malaga; Mr. Javier Carnero Sierra, Mayor of Benalmádena, together with his Councillors for Social Welfare, Sports and Festivities; Ms. Amparo Bilbao, Provincial Delegate for the Council on Equality and Social Welfare; Mr. Julio Andrade, Delegate for the Area on Citizens Participation of the Malaga Town Hall; Mr. Maurice Boland, Honorary Trustee of Cudeca and Director of REM FM, together with many other personalities related to the health sector, local government and companies who have given their support since 1992 and who wished to join Joan Hunt OBE, President and Founder, on the special occasion of celebrating the Foundation’s 15th anniversary. During the ceremony, Cudeca trustee Juan Antonio Astorga and Maurice Boland presented the Golden Insignia of Fundacion Cudeca 2007 to Mr. José Luis Marcos Medina, Government Delegate for the Junta of Andalucía in Malaga.


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