2nd March - Items available on web

9th March - Web open for bidding

25th March – Website bidding closes

  • Items up to €50 value will be sold to the highest bidder and all other items will go forward to the live auction during the telethon on 27th March.

26th March - Batches Time Added

  • Batch times/sale times of each item on website

27th March - Telethon Radio Show

  • 10:00 Phone-in bidding commences on-air on a batch-by-batch basis
  • Live Telethon auction show with music, guest visitors, live interviews and news from your favourite TRE presenters.
  • 19:00 Live show ends .

30th March – Items available for collection

  • Morning of 30th March Auction Items to be relocated to appropriate collection point
  • 1300 items available for collection at TRE studio or Cudeca Hospice receptions

About the Telethon

Over the past few years the number of patients who have asked to be treated at home in their final months and days, has grown each year, and Cudeca Hospice has increased its support for these patients and families by providing HOME VISIT TEAMS. Each team cost Cudeca €100,000 per annum and with the demand growing year on year a fifth team is now required. The Hospice cannot survive without private donations and fundraising such as this. Every year, TRE holds a telethon to raise funds to support Cudeca Hospice. This year, TRE TELETHON 2015 must raise €100,000 to cover the cost of a Home Visit Team for one year.

Bid on-line on the web

When you bid on-line for a specific auction item, you will be asked for a name, location, telephone number and value – which will then appear against the item on the web (but with the telephone number partially concealed). The latest web bid will be the starting point for the on-air auction of the item on the live TRE Telethon radio show. Note that items which fail to reach their reserve price will not be sold.


You can add a message to the website with your donation. If you would just like to participate by making a donation to the Telethon, you can either use the Donate link on this website at any time to register your donation, OR phone the Cudeca Hospice (952 000 282) on the Telethon day and give your name, telephone number and amount you would like to donate.


We wish to thank the following sponsors for their support

Total amount raised

Ongoing information on the amount raised will be broadcast from time to time during the Telethon day, with the final figure (once available) being broadcast on the radio station, published in the local press and highlighted on both Cudeca´s and TRE´s websites.

When will bidding on items end?

In order to allow listeners and bidders to understand the time at which an item will be finally sold, the majority of the auction items will be split into hourly “batches”. This means that a mixed selection of items will be concentrated upon and (hopefully) sold in each hour of the Telethon, with certain selected(high-value) items running throughout the whole day and finally closed in the last hour of the show. This “selling hour” for each item will be added and made available on the website and the radio all day 27th March.


Please note that a Credit Card is our preferred method of collecting the payment. Once an item has been “sold” to a buyer during the radio show, the details of the sale will be passed to the administration staff. Within an hour of placing the winning bid, the buyer should expect to receive a telephone call on the number they used to call the show or registered on the web. A Cudeca volunteer will ask you for your Credit Card details and the location where you would like to collect your purchase.

Collection of Goods

In the event that a purchaser is unable to collect the prize from either of the two collection points, the purchaser will be responsible for paying the carriage charges for any item that has to be sent to them by mail or courier. Note that at time of payment, Cudeca volunteers manning the ´phone lines will ask buyers whether they wish to collect their purchases from TRE or the Cudeca Hospice. It should be appreciated if purchasers were to collect their prizes as soon as possible after 12:00 on Monday 24th March (goods will be moved to the appropriate collection point on the morning of that day).
Talk Radio Europe reception is open between 09:00 and 15:00 on weekdays and can be found on the first floor of the La Colonia Commercial Centre at the junction of the A7 a Avenida de la Virgin del Rocio in San Pedro de Alcántara, Malaga 29670 (offices on the floor above MacDonalds restaurant).
Cudeca Hospice is open between 08:30 and 18:00 on weekdays and can be found at the small roundabout on Avenida del Cosmos, in Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena 29631. (exit 222 from the A7/E15, turn right at the petrol station roundabout at the bottom of the slip-road and go straight past the “cosmos” roundabout with the large shiny globes)

About Cudeca Hospice

Foundation Cudeca was set up by Joan Hunt OBE more than 20 years ago in order to provide palliative care to patients with non-curable cancer in the Málaga province. It is a registered charity in Spain (MA/728). The Foundation has now grown to include 13 charity shops, multiple medical support teams and the Hospice Centre in Arroyo de la Miel with the in-patients unit, day centre and administration facilities.
Cudeca care programmes are offered completely free of charge within the province of Málaga. The costs of running the foundation amount to over 2.5Million Euros per annum. Public donations contribute more than 90% of the Foundation´s income, with events such as the TRE Telethon providing substantial support.
The situation of advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses is complex and affects all aspects of life at physical, psychological, social and spiritual levels. In order to fulfil its objectives Cudeca has multidisciplinary teams consisting of doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physiotherapists and qualified volunteers who attend to patients. It is not only the patient that needs assistance. Palliative care recognises the vital role of families and carers, and their own needs. Support is provided throughout the illness and extended to the bereavement period. Cudeca care programmes are characterised by their flexibility and continuous adjustments to attend these needs as they arise. Cudeca has developed the care programmes to include : 4 teams working on the home-care programme; a 9-bed in-patient unit; an out-patients clinic; a day-care centre; psycho-social, rehabilitation programmes and a counselling services.
For more information about Foundation Cudeca, please visit our website