Welcome to Help International Benidorm

Help International Benidorm is a registered charitable organisation, with no political or religious affiliations, run by volunteers to provide help to residents and visitors in emergencies and times of need:

  • We assist patients in hospital and pay regular visits to the housebound
  • We assist in emergencies, providing advice when people do not know where to turn.
  • We have several interpreters to assist people at medical appointments, or handling emergencies requiring the Spanish language.
  • We loan medical equipment- wheelchairs etc.- for short term use without charge.
  • HELP maintains a close relationship with the British Consulate in Alicante and with other charitable organisations.
  • Volunteer teachers provide free Spanish language lessons for HELP members. (A donation is required)
  • We organise our own social events and encourage house-bound members to participate. We raise funds which are used to assist other charities that serve the Costa Blanca community and we work as volunteers to serve that community.

Come and join us on a Thursday morning about 10.30 am at the José Llorca Linares Social Centre, Benidorm - see 'Our Location' for directions.

Latest News - Click here for previous articles

Annual General Meeting, Help International, Benidorm - Thursday 4th February 2016

Would all Help members note that it is our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 4th February 2016, to be held at the José Lorca Llinares Social Centre, Benidorm (our usual meeting place). Please arrive from 10.15 am as the meeting will start promptly at 11 am. IMPORTANT- All members attending must have fully paid up membership and their membership cards in order to attend. If you are unable to attend, please can you ensure that you let us know by email or phone (see contacts page on our web site www.help-benidorm.com) and give 'apologies for absence' to allow us to make our quorum.

MEETING CANCELLED 10TH DECEMBER 2015

Our meeting on Thursday 10th December is cancelled, and our next meeting will be on Thursday 7th January 2016. Please help by sharing cars or even taxis to get to meetings to keep down the number of parking places needed. There is some parking available at the Foietes Sports centre, and the number 1 bus runs nearby. We have investigated alternative venues, but have decided that as an important part of our meetings is the coffee and chat, the Social Centre is still the best place to meet. We look forward to our Christmas Dinner celebration on 18th December 2015.

Retirement of our Vice President and Welfare Coordinator

Christine, our much valued Vice President and Welfare Coordinator was presented with a gold "Helping Hands" on a gold chain, to mark her retirement from HELP International Benidorm. We thought it very appropriate and she, obviously, agreed. Flowers were also presented and it was noted that she has a week to enjoy them, before she flies off to her family in Australia. She has been with the organisation for most of her twelve years in Spain and has covered every volunteer post going!! Everyone here wishes her the very best of health and happiness in her Australian home. She will be much missed!