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Create your caring event.

Create your online caring event we need to finance one of our home care teams, consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a psychologist and a social worker. It is important that you encourage your relatives and friend to collaborate. You can create you online event on https://www.migranodearena.org/en/create-cause Here we give you some ideas for your event:  

BE PART OF THE SUNFLOWER EFFECT

We need to make an extra effort, after being hit hard by the pandemic, to continue to provide
our special kind of caring for our patients.
The charity shops, which are our biggest source of income, had to close for three months, and all charity events (another big source of funding) have been curtailed. That is why have launched this campaign, to appeal to the power that each of us has to add life to days, through the Sunflower Effect.
With the Add life to days campaign we will raise funds to maintain a multidisciplinary team on our Home Care Programme.
Our teams attend to patients in their homes and provide the medical care, as well as the psychological and social support they need. A multidisciplinary home care team, consisting of a doctor, nurse, psychologist and social worker costs 185,000 euros per year.

A challenge to be auctioned

Shaving your head, growing a beard, going to an event in disguise... Do you have an idea
and we haven't reflected it in this guide? Share it with us and let's put it into practice!
Here's how Ian Froment left it up to his friends and family to remove or grow his beard.
Ian had been growing a beard for a few years. Many people suggested that he should shave
it off to show his face again, but others said that it suited him.
Drawing an analogy with the Brexit situation, he decided to take a vote to decide whether he should remove his facial hair or keep it and still be Santa Claus, as some children called him. He decided to turn this vote into a charity event, involving Cudeca and another charity called MacMillan.
If they voted for a shave, he would donate the funds to Cudeca, and if they voted for him to keep his beard, he would give the money to MacMillan, so either way, charity won.

“One week without” challenge

Ask your supporters to save up the money they would normally spend in one week on a treat or activity, and donate any money they save to the campaign.
Some dispensable spending ideas you can propose are meals in restaurants or drinks in upmarket establishments.
You can also ask them to collaborate with the money that would be spent in a beauty centre or spa on hairdressing, manicure or beauty treatments, linking it to the subject of the care provided by Cudeca.
The idea is that the small sacrifice they make is more than compensated for by the satisfaction of donating so that others can also enjoy these pleasures.
This also means that they will continue to remember the cause during their daily routine.

Grouping of mini-activities

If organising a big event seems to be too challenging, you may feel more comfortable organising smaller, more varied events. Organizing small activities can make this campaign more dynamic and give people more opportunities to find the best way to collaborate.
If you consider a period of a week, for example, you can plan an activity for each day of the campaign, such as selling sweets on Monday, a second-hand market on Tuesday, a children's mini tournament on Wednesday and so on until the last day, proposing a different and special activity to complete the challenge.
This way of communicating the cause usually works very well in environments where you find yourself on a daily basis; in the office, at school or in your shop. Also, you will find that the issue of logistics is resolved so that the organisation is much simpler.

Plan a contest in your social network

Don't miss the opportunity to use digital media to spread your cause.
If you're not in the office right now or your physical attendance has dropped a lot, consider using social media to start communicating your charity ideas.
You could organise a raffle or competition, for example, to win desserts or cakes with a Cudeca motif.
To do this, you simply need to find a nice photo that will get your community interested, and the right text and hashtag to link it up to the campaign. Don't forget to clearly specify the conditions of the draw or contest and include a call to action.

Charity sales

If you are into crafts, use your skill to add days to life.
This is what Cristóbal Corral did, weaving by hand the scarves displayed in the shape of a Christmas tree at the open day at the Living Pilates Studio in Fuengirola.
If you want to do this kind of activity, remember to tell the public what moves
you and how you did it. In this case, Cristóbal shared with all of us how he had made the scarves and his joy at being able to help our cause.
You must also explain how they can acquire the item and how much of the cost will go to the charity.

Charity Market

At a charity market you can sell both promotional items for the cause and all those things that we have at home and have not used in a long time.
For example, the library in Arroyo de la Miel and the secondary school IES Benalmádena organized a 3 day sale of books, second hand items and promotional material for the campaign including calendars, bracelets or sunflower pins. The market was run by the students themselves, parents of the AMPA and volunteers from Cudeca.

Plan a contest in your social network

Don't miss the opportunity to use digital media to spread your cause.
If you're not in the office right now or your physical attendance has dropped a lot, consider using social media to start communicating your charity ideas.
You could organise a raffle or competition, for example, to win desserts or cakes with a Cudeca motif.
To do this, you simply need to find a nice photo that will get your community interested, and the right text and hashtag to link it up to the campaign. Don't forget to clearly specify the conditions of the draw or contest and include a call to action.

Charity workshops

Do you have knowledge or skills that may be of interest to others? Create and teach a workshop
to transmit it.
This is what our volunteer Merche López Valdivia does, offering charity workshops in aid of Cudeca. What better way to help than by sharing what you know!
As far as the organisation is concerned, it would be a good idea if you could provide information about the activities to be carried out, the knowledge or skills to be acquired, the material or clothing needed, the date, time, place and contact details.

Sports event

Fundraising for our cause through sports activities is a very good option. It involves a desire for self-improvement, wellbeing and passion, concepts that are strongly linked to our philosophy.
Here are some examples of how to carry out the activity.
Maggie Woodward, a British expatriate who has been living in Cómpeta (Málaga) for ten years,
decided to walk for Cudeca. She is an expert walker and has walked the Mozarabic Way to
Santiago de Compostela for five consecutive years. She decided to do it every year for charity and we were her charity of choice.
While walking, Maggie shares her experiences in her blog and tells us about the progress of her fundraising. She has already covered 5,000 km, raising more than 5,000 euros.
Apart from posting your ideas and fundraising achievements in your social network and on our official website, we recommend that you share your activity in local media and other blogs or sites related to your own activity and solidarity events.
Maggie is an expert sportswoman, but you don’t need to have this skill to set up a sports charity event. Often, a person's first contact with a field in which they have no experience arouses great interest and helps to attract attention. You may be setting a great example for your community.
This is the case of another Cómpeta resident, Michael Moorcroft, who despite being a novice walker has decided to face a challenge of a high degree of difficulty and complexity: to hike up Mount Maroma in memory of his mother Fran, a CUDECA volunteer, who died of cancer. He will take up the baton and help us to continue to add life to the last days of others.
To make it a success, Michael prepared training sessions for the team of friends who would climb with him to the top.
He was lucky enough to be able to call on his friend Cindy Jones, who has also been raising funds for CUDECA for over 12 years. Do not hesitate to follow his example and look for allies and supporters to achieve your goal.
He was lucky enough to be able to call on his friend Cindy Jones, who has also been raising funds for CUDECA for over 12 years. Do not hesitate to follow his example and look for allies and supporters to achieve your goal.
All those who wanted to take part went to the meeting point, located in the town's Tourist Office, at the appointed time and day. It is important that, in addition to this information, you let people know all the details about the walk: difficulty, duration, clothing requirements or advice on diet and hydration.
As you can see, Michael's idea served to motivate and inspire the people around him and involve them in his cause.
If you believe that your event can be linked to a self-improvement challenge do not hesitate to go for it!
This is just what Martin’s companions in adventure did, under the slogan: "IT IS NOT THE DISTANCE WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES".
These kinds of activities help us to remember how important the desire to live and improve is. Proof of this is an event designed by Martin Robinson, from Canillas de Albaida, who swam 5,000 metres while undergoing chemotherapy treatment several years ago.
In his next adventure, he will travel with a group of swimmers the distance equivalent to the height of Everest: 8,848 meters in an Olympic pool. Martin, who is still receiving intensive treatment, will swim in aid of CUDECA together with his companions, some of whom are cancer survivors or are swimming in memory of a loved one.
And finally, a recent success story.
The RUN FOR HEROES campaign was initiated during the hardest moments of the pandemic by Olivia Strong, a documentary film producer and running enthusiast who thought of using the exercise periods allowed during the days of confinement to help the health workers.
She proposed that each person should run a distance of 5 kilometres, donate 5 pounds and nominate 5 other people to raise £5,000 for the UK health system, but the power of the idea soon led to the raising of £5 million.

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