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CUDECA - Costa del sol Cancer Care Charity

Most of us know at least one person who has been touched by cancer. Cudeca (Cuidados de Cancer - Cancer Care) started as an amazing and pioneering Hospice Centre in Benalmadena, where specialist palliative nursing is offered to patients, as well as caring support for families and friends and has now grown into as foundation supporting many aspects of cancer care on the Costa del Sol.

Since 1992 CUDECA hospice, founded and led by Joan Hunt (awarded the O.B.E. at Buckingham Palace in 2002 for her incredible work in southern Spain) has made a difference to thousands of people. With the dedication of this exceptional woman and hundreds of volunteers of all nationalities, Joan Hunt's dream of a hospice centre is now reality.

After two decades of persistence and hard work, the Cudeca Foundation achieved a major goal in June 2005 saw the inauguration of the newly constructed 16 bed centre where terminally ill patients are be cared for by expert medical staff, so that they can return home again with new strength. As well as the patient care, there is the day centre and many activities for patients to enjoy the best quality of life possible. As well as the 16 bed unit, Cudeca will continue to care for patients and their families through home visits for an average of 115 patients throughout the Province of Malaga. Cudeca has invested 4 million euros in this service since it began 13 years ago. The building of the centre cost 3,500,000 euros.

Look out for the Cudeca charity shops in; Alhaurín el Grande, Alora, Arroyo de la Miel, Coin, Estepona, Fuengirola, Nerja, Torre del Mar, Torremolinos, Cártama and also look into the Hospice Centre in Benalmadena where there is also a small shop in the Reception.

If you would like further information on patient care, both in the centre and home care, or if you would like to join the team of volunteers in fundraising events or at one of the 10 charity shops.

For a personal recommendation of Cudeca's Hospice Care, read this true story.

Read the interesting History of CUDECA

List with address and telephone of the 25 CUDECA Charity Shops on the Costa del Sol.



Fundación Cudeca
Centro de Cuidados Paliativos
Avda del Cosmos s/n
29631 Arroyo de la Miel
Benalmadena (Málaga)

Tel: 952 564 910
Website: www.cudeca.org