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HELP AGM 8th February 2018 - a short report

Our outgoing President, Sylvia said a big thank you to all - " Geoff for the accounts which must be one big headache; Anne who has writers’ cramp; Jenny for stepping in on last minute emergencies; Pearl who had to resign thank you for all the service you have given us for many years; Pat for organizing all the interpreting and all the interpreters for their hard work; Eileen for renewal of subscriptions and welcoming new members; Rob for all the monies he has raised with the raffle and outside activities; Marilyn for organizing all social events and coach trips which have been a great success

BREXIT Meeting at Centro Social La Torretta Rincon de Loix, Benidorm on Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 at 12:00pm

The British Consul for Alicante, Sarah-Jane Morris, is coming for an open meeting to talk to British nationals about any concerns they have relating to Brexit. Any British nationals who want to find out more about how Brexit might affect them and what they can do to prepare are very welcome to attend this open meeting.
The event and venue details are: Centro Social La Torretta Rincon de Loix, Benidorm on Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 at 12:00pm
Sarah-Jane Morris will give a short talk to update British nationals on the information that is currently available and will then take questions.


Would all Help members note that it is our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 8th February 2018, to be held at the José Lorca Llinares Social Centre, Benidorm (our usual meeting place). Please register your arrival from 10.30 am as the meeting will start promptly at 11 am. If you have any items for the agenda or Any other business, please notify us at least a week before the meeting.

Message from The British Benevolent Fund Of Madrid

Dear Friend of the British Benevolent Fund,

I have the pleasure of forwarding you the latest BBF Newsletter available at this link:
Our next event is the Madrid English Speaking Community Fair on Thursday 21st September and I look forward to seeing you there on the night.
Warm regards
Stewart Cusden -Chairman

Summer Break - but we will still be here!!!!

Hi all - it was our last main meeting yesterday, 29th June, before the summer break and meetings will recommence on 7th September 2017. However, am pleased to say that we will continue to meet up informally for a get together each Thursday throughout the summer at the Social Centre at 11.00 am. Look forward to a coffee (or a cold drink) and a chat.

D Day Lunch Tuesday 6th June 2017

We are holding a lunch and sing-song at The Peppermill on Tuesday 6th June at 1 pm, marking D Day. The cost is €13.50 including a tip, and it should be a lovely afternoon. Please book with Marilyn as soon as possible. Please bring all your friends. Next week(commencing 29 May) is the last week for booking and paying.

La Nucia International Day 12 March 2017

La Nucia International Day 12 March 2017

International day was celebrated for the 4th year in La Nucia’s sports centre. On this day many Nations were showcasing their traditions, costumes, customs, and cuisines.
The event began with a parade of many nations in traditional dress. There were also performances throughout the day.
Members of HELP International Benidorm were there to raise awareness of their charity. Other British charities also represented included R B L, CHUMS and the CCC cancer care group.
Thousands of people attended the event. Once again it was a really enjoyable day out.

HELP Members enjoy a day out in Valencia

Help in Valenica

As well as our commitment to helping other people, we do enjoy a day out now and again as a social event. We recently had a wonderful coach trip to Valencia and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the lovely city and you can see a few photos of what we saw in our photo gallery, 2017.

How To Apply For Convenio Especial In Valencia

For anyone who is under 65 and needs healthcare cover in Spain, it is available under the "Convenio Especial" and more information is available, including application forms, at the Citizens Advice Bureau Spain website see :

Mummers Christmas Play December 2016

The Mummers Christmas Play was performed by members of HELP and the HELP committee at our last meeting of 2016. Father Christmas - Geoff Rose, King George - Rob Ellis, Turkish Knight - John Wiggins, The Doctor - Garry Gibbons, and Little Johnny Jack -Emma. It was a great success,thoroughly enjoyed by all, and an apt finish to our 2016 year. It also raised 60 euros in Donations from the members present.

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