Updated: Apr 23
On Wednesday, March 22, an event organised by the British Benevolent Fund in Calahonda to raise funds and awareness caught the attention of newspaper group, the Euro Weekly News, who also acted as event sponsors.
The EWN said: "More than 50 of the Costa del Sol’s hardest working charity workers came together for an extraordinary display of community spirit.
"With representatives from 15 charities, the Charities United Event at Club La Naranja, Calahonda, brought local organisations and politicians together to support the British Benevolent Fund as it shines a light on the amazing work it does to help Brits in need.
Founded more than 100 years ago to help Britons in Spain when they are at their lowest ebb, the BBF one-off payments to Britons in Spain in dire need of financial help. While not every case will be eligible, these payments can help in some life’s darkest moments, including with funeral payments or repatriation costs.
"Members of the La Cala Lions, Soroptomists, Collective Calling, Age Concern, and many other charities, as well as councillor Bill Anderson and Vice Consul at the British Consulate Miriam Velez Martin were all on hand for what proved to be the biggest of the BBF’s launch yet on the Costa del Sol.
"Sponsored by the Euro Weekly News, the event saw attendees nibble on EWN cupcakes while discussing important local topics."