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British Benevolent Fund appeals for donations to continue providing pandemic assistance

  • The charity, which works in conjunction with British consulates in Spain, has been responding to a surge in requests for financial assistance during the pandemic

The British Benevolent Fund (BBF), which has been providing financial assistance to UK citizens in Spain since 1933, has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity announced that there has been a dramatic increase both in the number and scope of cases being dealt with.

The BBF, one of the oldest English-language charities in Spain, has remained fully operational throughout the lockdown, responding to a surge in requests for financial assistance from families and individuals in vulnerable situations.

The organisation, which works in conjunction with British consulates in Spain, has been providing temporary grants to help with bills, accommodation and other basic necessities to people that have been stranded in Spain, or those who live here but have lost their livelihood. It has also been providing assistance to British nationals trying to return to the UK.

BBF Chairman John Scott said: "The appeal will help to deliver much needed financial assistance to people, many of whom have found themselves, through no fault of their own, without income and no place to turn."

To donate, or apply for assistance, see www.britishbenevolentfund.org / or contact the British Consulate in Malaga.