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The British Benevolent Society of California provides aid and relief to British Citizens in need.

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Invictus Games Competitors Receive Opportunity of a Lifetime

June 10, 2016

Two Invictus Games competitors have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to head to San Francisco where they will share their experience with other wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women and find out more about programs that actively recruit veterans into work.

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Networking for Good in Silicon Valley

March 28, 2016

Join our networking meeting with a twist and meet newly arrived Brit, Katy Zwetsloot-Hyatt who will share some of her talents in ceramics and invite us all to work with clay and make something.

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March News and Updates

March 28, 2016

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5th April at 5:00 pm followed by a reception at the Bay School. 

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From Entrepreneur, to Homelessness, to Entrepreneur Again

March 3, 2016

Simon had fallen into poverty and found himself homeless in Silicon Valley without any support. It’s been two years now and he is turning things around.

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BBS Networking for Good: Save the Dates

February 11, 2016

At BBS it’s always been in our DNA that…

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Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Ball

January 25, 2016

You are invited to a spectacular dinner and dance…

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Happy New Year!

January 25, 2016

Happy New Year to our BBS Community!  Thank you…

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2015 Annual Christmas Dinner Recap

December 11, 2015

The BBS held its annual Christmas dinner at the…

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Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

November 4, 2015

The annual Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance commemorates…

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2015 Annual General Meeting Recap

June 12, 2015

A very successful and enjoyable Annual General Meeting was…

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Did you know?

BBS President Courteney Walter Bennett rose to the aid of his fellow British countrymen affected by the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco. Bennett went as far as to risk his life while attempting to save important materials and documents in the consulate office as it was ablaze.