Charity Reception @ Finca Son Mir, Mallorca, 20 April 2017

Mallorcan pipes and drum welcome guests to Finca Son Mir

Her Majesty´s Ambassador to Spain & Andorra Simon Manley CMG, hosted a Charity Reception at Finca Son Mir in Mallorca on Thursday 20th April which raised in excess of €5000 for the British Benevolent Fund.

L to R: Stewart Cusden, HM Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley CMG, Dame Mary Archer holding BBF leaflet, Lord Archer and Lloyd Millen, HM Consul Barcelona

About 70 guests from all over the island of Mallorca gathered to hear the Ambassador emphasise the importance of the work of the BBF in caring for British citizens all over Spain.

This first fundraising event in Mallorca was a success in not only fundraising terms but in broadening the awareness of the BBF so that more British citizens may be helped.

Members of Resident Organising Ctte. L to R Anna Nicholas and Kate Mentink

Lord Archer raised the tempo of the event through a charity auction which raised as many laughs as money as he entertained those present. A weekend for two in a luxury hotel and a sixty minute helicopter ride over the island of Mallorca were amongst the items auctioned.

Lord Archer swinging into action

Reception in full swing!

Stewart Cusden, Chairman of the BBF publicly thanked Jason Moore, the editor of the Majorca Daily Bulletin, Balearic Helicopters, Palma Pictures and Camper & Nicholsons who had sponsored the event.

Lord Archer congratulates Michelin starred chef Marc Fosh for preparation of cocktail

Stewart Cusden, Chairman BBF