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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.

Last meeting before Christmas

We have our last meeting before Christmas on Thursday 15th December 2016. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Although we won't be having meetings, our contacts are still available via our mobile phones as per the Contacts page. See you in 2017!!!!

New Committee Members after our EGM 24th November 2016

We would like to welcome our new committee members who were elected at our recent EGM on 24th November 2016. For full details of all the committee, please look at our Contacts and Donations page, where you will find their names and where applicable, telephone numbers for contact. We are very grateful yet again for people stepping up to the plate to keep our worthy organisation going. Without our hard working committee members and volunteers, we could not exist!

Changes at the helm

We are sad to announce that due to family circumstances and illness, our President, Bill has recently had to resign his post and has returned to the UK. We wish Bill and Sophie all the best for the future and give our grateful thanks to him for all his hard work over the last two and a half years. We will shortly be announcing our new appointments for President, Vice President and Secretary.

Car park re-opened

HELP International Benidorm are pleased to announce that the car park at the Jose Llorca Llinares Social Centre has reopened earlier than anticipated and so our weekly meetings on a Thursday morning will once more be much easier for members and new members to attend. For directions please visit our web site at

Amazing fund raiser at Buddies Bar in Benidorm!

Buddies Bar fundraiser

A wonderful €1000 was raised by Giving 4 Giving at a great afternoon´s entertainment held at Buddies Bar on 15th May last! Our grateful thanks go to Gary for organising this - we all had such a good time while raising money - can't be bad!

Benidorm's best at Buddies Bar Sunday 15 May 2016


Giving 4 Giving in association with Buddies Bar in Benidorm are hosting an afternoon's entertainment to raise funds for HELP and Make a Smile. So come along for a great time between 2 & 6 pm and enjoy yourselves while helping others!


Remember - if you have been resident outside the UK for LESS than 15 YEARS, that you can vote by post in the upcoming referendum on 23rd June 2016.
You can use your last known UK address to register for voting, if you are not already registered and to download a postal vote application form go to:-
This can be either posted to your last council office area, or scanned and emailed to them. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 8th June 2016 - don't leave it too late!!

Goodbye to Beverley and Alan

Presentation to Bev and Alan

We were all very sad to say goodbye to Beverley and Alan, much valued members of HELP. They did a splendid job of manning the post of Equipment organisers on the committee, and by their hard work and dedication raised many euros in donations from people who borrowed our various equipment for the less able. We wish them luck and happiness in their new life back in the UK.

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