The house where Cudeca founder Joan Hunt lived will be converted into the new in-patient unit. / SUR

Talk Radio Europe crowdfunding campaign raises 90,000 euros for Cudeca

The radio station's presenters used their shows to encourage listeners to donate funds to help create the first palliative care in-patient unit for children and teenagers in Andalucía

TONY BRYANT

Almost 90,000 euros was raised during the Talk Radio Europe (TRE) One in a Million crowd-funding campaign last weekend, an initiative to raise funds to help create Cudeca’s first palliative care in-patient unit for children and teenagers.

TRE presenters used their shows to encourage listeners to donate funds to convert the house where Cudeca founder Joan Hunt had lived into the new in-patient unit.

Every donation that was made over the weekend was matched by the project’s sponsors, and now the campaign will continue until the end of January 2022 in the hope of hitting the target of one million euros.

The recently deceased pioneer of palliative care in Spain had left special instructions for her home to be used to expand Cudeca’s services, and the money raised by the campaign will go towards constructing and operating the new facility, the first of its kind in Andalucía.

In addition to the in-patient unit, the money will support the training of a team of professionals to provide home care and day-care for children suffering from a variety of life-limiting conditions.

Magnificent response

TRE President and campaign organiser Martin Nathan said that he was “delighted at the magnificent response from listeners”.

“Once again the expatriate communities have shown their amazing generosity for an important cause. This is the beginning not the end of the campaign and Cudeca will now continue its fundraising within the community until the end of January,” Nathan told SUR in English.