When the British Mexican Society raises money for Mexican
charities we try to find small charities for whom our relatively
modest donations will make a real difference.
Charities which have received donations from us during the
past few months include:
New Life Mexico
A charity in Puerto Vallarta which supports children
and young people who have been physically, sexually or emotionally
The charity takes children, many of whom have been found
living on the streets by the police, from primary school
age and helps them for as long as needed.
For more information see www.newlifemexico.com
Fundación Amistad Britanico-Mexicana
Fundación Amistad Britanico-Mexicana ('Amistad') was formed immediately following the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. It now provides support to schools and healthcare institutions following damage caused by any form of natural disaster. It is now very active in raising funds in the aftermath of the September 2013 floods. The British Mexican Society is working together with Amistad to raise money for the Amistad Flood Disaster Relief Fund.
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Sierra Gorda
This extensive biosphere reserve in one of the most exciting
regions of the Mexican Sierra was formed in 1997 to protect
the exceptional richness of animal species and ecosystems.
It embraces the Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda which trains
local people to carry out recycling, reforestation and other
environmental education tasks.
With the help of one of the BMS members it was possible
to make a donation to this charity which they used to purchase
a semen storage vessel which is essential to a project to
improve the genetic strains of cattle in the reserve.
For more information see www.sierragorda.net