Babs Patterson

Dear Members,
As many of you know Babs, one of our founder members, had a fall and broke her femur and the end of October. On behalf of the BBA and its members we sent her a bouquet of flowers which she , as you can see , was delighted with. Babs served on our committee, as President ,for many years and she is well known in Alt Emporda for all the work she has done helping the local community.
She is at home now, going to a rehabilitation centre twice a week. It is a slow process but she is getting there. She would welcome visitors. Her telephone number is 972455264 if you wish to give her a call

BBA Management Committee

Quiz Night in support of the British Benevolent Association

This will take place on Friday 13th April starting at 7:30pm with the Quiz beginning at 8pm. There will be a participation fee of 5€.

The venue will be as before at the Club House in Can Carbonell which is between  Llagostera and Vidreras. The bar serves a good range of drinks and food.

Once again Roger Arndell will be the quiz master for the evening and no doubt he will make it a fun evening as he always does. To reserve a table for your team – or if you do not have a team, register and we will make up teams of four – please send an email to Anne Collier on:


From the North take the C31 Barcelona road which becomes the C65 and then the C35 to exit 92 which is direct onto Urb. Can Carbonell. Take the slip road passing the petrol station on the right and up to the  roundabout, turn left to cross over the main road to the next roundabout taking the first exit, passing the yellow mail boxes and the club house is directly in front of you. There is plenty of free parking.

From the South – Vidreras – use the C35, exit 92 and then right at the first roundabout, pass the yellow mail boxes and the club house is in front of you.

You Are Invited to the BBA AGM

British Benevolent Association

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday April 11th 2018
At 3.30pm
In Hotel Entidats,

Guest Speaker – Lloyd Milen, British Consul General,
Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

Afternoon tea will be available at the end of the meeting.
If you are a member of the BBA full information will be sent to you in March.
If you are not a member you will be very welcome to attend, to learn more about the BBA.
Please contact us at for full details.

Hertfordshire Big Band Benefit Concert

The acclaimed Hertfordshire Big Band came to Empuriabrava on the evening of June 1st to give an outdoor concert in support of the BBA. What a good night it proved to be.

About 450 came to sit in the square, enjoy a drink and listen to the band, whose repertoire included many jazz classics and as you would expect, some good 1940’s swing.

During the break in the band’s sets a charity auction was held with the proceeds going to the BBA. The auctioneer was Erik Rosman, and our thanks go to him for giving his time to do this. The auction items included deals in restaurants in the area, spa treatments, boat trips, entry to local attractions, Spanish lessons, lunch with the British Consul-­General, Lloyd Millen, and many others, too numerous to mention. Local businesses and individuals were very generous and we cannot thank them enough for their support. The local bars in the square were also very supportive.

At the end of the evening the BBA had raised €445 from the collection and €528.50 from the auction a grand total of €973.50, which all must agree is a good sum. None of this would have been possible without a great deal of work by the small working group, so special thanks to them for all their work before and on the night.