Updated: Apr 23
The British Benevolent Fund held its first ever Costa del Sol event in September 2021, and the press were quick to heap praise on the charity.
Major newspaper Sur in English extensively covered the event, saying: "The British Benevolent Fund (BBF), one of the oldest English-speaking charities in Spain, has extended its presence on the Costa del Sol. It is part of a long-term strategy for the fund to expand its partnerships in the region and offer its services to the local community.
"The Madrid-based fund, which is an independent association with an all-volunteer committee, held its first event on the Costa del Sol last month. The meeting was held at the Cerrado del Águila Golf Club in Mijas and was attended by members of Age Concern, Cudeca, The Lions Club, Age in Spain and Support in Spain among many others. Also present were chair of the fund Olaf Clayton and the British consul for Andalucía and the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin, who said, 'I am delighted to welcome the BBF to the Costa del Sol.'"