Alan, single dad with health issues

And for single dad, Alan, the BCF was there to provide temporary support to get through a serious bout of ill health. Unable to work for several months at his small gardener/handyman business, Alan...

Sandra’s Return Home

A fresh start for Sandra’s family: how the BCF made going home a possibility. “I received our passports today. I’ve booked the ferry and we are now on our way. Thank you for all your help in...

Caroline – Convalescence

Here is what Caroline, aged 70, told us after returning home after spinal surgery and convalescence: “Please convey my thanks to your committee for the ‘Get Well’ card and cheque I received...

Bill – Aged 55

Bill, aged 55, a self-employed lorry driver, became unable to work after a serious fall at home. He lived alone, and his savings were almost gone. The BCF supported Bill during this difficult time....

Jill – Single Mum

Jill’s family – and the joy of being able to buy new shoes. Jill and her family came to live in France in 2006 but when her husband left the family and stopped supporting them in December...

Keeping Warm – Ben & Edith

Ben and Edith retired to France in 2000. The unfavourable exchange rate reduced their pension considerably and by the end of last year, they were in dire straits. They had to borrow money for a major...