2017 was a great year for us at the British Society!

First of all, Fundação Britânica de Beneficência will be awarded by the São Paulo City Council with the Salva de Prata, in honour to its 70 years of existence and its great work for the elderly and for the British Community. On the same opportunity, Mrs. Gertude Vigar will receive the title of Cidadã Paulistana (Citizen from São Paulo), the greatest honour someone who was not born in our city can receive.

The ceremony has not happened yet, but we will send a digital invitation to everyone on our mailing list as soon as we have a confirmed date for it, so we can have many people from our community on the City Council to join us on this great occasion.

We also launched a new website by the end of the year: www.fundacaobritanica.org.br. Its goal is to advertise the great work we do at Fundação to the Brazilian Community and become better known by society. With this, we believe we can acquire more supporters and donors, which will allow us to improve our Programs and increase our positive impact.

Finally, 2017 is the year that we took elder people from the community to over 200 doctor appointments, as part of our Care Program, and managed to create the greatest exhibition of British classic cars in Brazil, as you might have read on Spotlight’s last issue. What a busy and gratifying year!

You can see some of our best moments on the photos below.

And what about 2018?

We are looking forward to the expansion of our activities, mainly within the Care Program, since it has a major positive impact on its beneficiary’s life quality.

There will be more events as well. We believe they are the perfect way to bring the community together, promote the organisation to people who still don’t know it and raise funds for our projects. You will receive more information about them really soon!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any doubts or suggestions about things we could be doing. Just send your message to contact@britishsociety.org.br and we will get back to you as soon as possible. It’s always a pleasure to hear from the community members.