The Cudeca Foundation launched its latest campaign on Tuesday under the banner of Joan Hunt - One in a Million, an initiative that continues to pay tribute to the founder of Cudeca.
In association with Talk Radio Europe (TRE), the campaign has been organised to raise money to convert the house where Joan lived into a children's unit, or room 10, as it will be known.
Hosted by Financial Director Rafael Olalla Martinez, the launch was attended by vice-president Susan Hannam, and Medical Director Marisa Martín, who paid a moving tribute to Joan Hunt's life and legacy.
Joan had left special instructions in her will for the house, situated in the grounds of the hospice, to be used to enhance the charity's facilities. Cudeca are hoping to complete the adaptation and refurbishment of the premises by the summer of 2022.
Martin Nathan, Chairman of TRE, who devised the campaign, explained that to honour Joan's legacy, Cudeca would create the first ever in-patient facility exclusively for children and teenagers. The name of the campaign, he went on to say, was chosen "in recognition of the founder and driving force of Cudeca, who was a one in a million human being".
"While nobody chose to think about children dying, this campaign was designed to ensure that they could spend their last days in a dedicated facility with the very best of care and their family by their side," he added.
In order to raise the approximated 160,000 euros needed for the project, the campaign will focus on a crowd-funding weekend hosted by TRE from 26 until 28 November.
All pledges made during the weekend will be doubled by the campaign's sponsors.
For more information, see www.oneinamillion.es