Three Malaga based charities join forces to help support their families

  • DEBRA the Butterfly Children’s Charity, the Cudeca Foundation and the Ronald McDonald foundation join together to organise two fantastic tournaments on the 19th of June and the 4th of July, at the Marbella Club Resort and La Cala Golf Resort, respectiv
  • The aim is to raise essential funding to improve the quality of life for families with Butterfly Skin, support children with cancer and other terminal illnesses and to help provide accommodation for children spending long periods of time in hospital for treatment.
  • By coming together, they hope to recuperate some of the financial loses caused by the Coronavirus crisis and to continue to guarantee families the support that they need.

 

Friday the 4th of June 2021. After months of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis, three Malaga based charities join forces: DEBRA the Butterfly Children’s Charity, the Cudeca Foundation and the Ronald McDonald foundation come together to restart their event calendars with two amazing golf tournaments on the Costa del Sol.

These will take place on the 19th of June and the 4th of July at the Marbella Club Golf Resort (Benahavis) and the La Cala Golf Resort (Mijas). To sign up please email pieldemariposa@debra.es or call +34 619 505 180. The entry price is 85 euros for the fist tournament and 65 for the second.

The main aim is to confront the economic crisis suffered as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, raising funds for families in need.  In DEBRA’s case this will be to continue to offer the physical, social and mental health support to families with Butterfly Skin: a disease that causes extreme fragility of the skin, lifelong disability and pain. Cudeca will invest funding in support for patients with cancer and other terminal conditions whilst the Ronald McDonald Foundation will use the funds for the Malaga house, providing accommodation for children receiving medical treatment away from home.

 

  

Coming together to face Covid

Through these events they hope to raise awareness and portray the extreme vulnerability of these families, which has been further aggravated by the health care crisis.  “The coronavirus pandemic has underlined the importance of a public health service, which can look after us in the most difficult situations.  Our patients are always vulnerable and they only have the charities to help them.  Covid has cast a shadow over other illnesses, but patients continue to be here, with the same complex needs.  In the face of a National Health system which is confronting collapse we have continued to support our families” said Marketing executive and fundraising manager Ana Maria Ponce from the Butterfly Children’s Charity.

The economic and social consequences of this crisis have severely affected these charities as fundraising opportunities were brought to a standstill and charity shops were forced to close.  A huge reduction in income meant that charities were unable to guarantee the level of care and support they had been offering families long term.

 

 

This union around the tournaments is a fantastic opportunity to send a message of unity and solidarity between charities. “Our work is essential to families.  We are all in the same boat.  The three charities all work in health care, protecting the most vulnerable families around us and we have all struggled through this complex and challenging time” Said Esther Raez, Marketing and fundraising executive for Cudeca.

Vicente Moros, manager for the Ronald McDonald home in Malaga said “I firmly believe in team work and in unity to help our patients” The DEBRA Butterfly

Children’s Charity underlined that they also urgently need “the help and support of individuals and businesses to make this happen and reverse the current situation”

The three charities underlined their excitement at the prospect of re-starting these events, “although many sectors have restrictions in place, golf is open as it is an outdoor sport with no spectators and all safety measures can stay in place”.

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