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.

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Meeting with Cruz Roja and the British Consulate

Our President, Bill, has, along with Beverley and Robert signed an agreement for partnership working between the British Embassy, HELP and the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in Alicante. He recently attended a meeting with Cruz Roja and the British Consul, and learned a lot about recent changes in Spain - for instance ambulances must now belong to a private organisation and can no longer be run by local Town Halls. The consulate would like all local charities to communicate and co-operate with each other and to share ideas.

Extraordinary General Meeting 5th November 2015

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting taking place as part of our regular 5th November meeting. Would members make their best effort to attend, or if you are unable, please register your 'apologies for absence' so that we are able to reach the numbers necessary for a quorum. Members attending must be 'fully paid up'.

Beware of pickpockets!!

Several members have told us about the women who are operating in and around Benidorm as pickpockets. They often work in groups of up to four. They target men and have been very successful in pickpocketing wallets. The police do not seem to be able to intervene effectively. There is seldom enough evidence for an arrest, and in the main these crimes are regarded as petty. Always be vigilant and avoid putting your wallet in you back pocket. One member did show us his wallet which had a chain attached. This may act as a deterrent.