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The Wednesday Club

An English-speaking social club for the older man and woman. The Club, located in Braine-l'Alleud, just south of Brussels, provides a caring and secure environment within which members can enjoy each other's company and, if they wish, participate in a range of interesting and stimulating activities.

Duchess of Richmond's Ball

On 15 June 1815, just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, the Duchess of Richmond organized a ball in Brussels for the officers of Wellington’s army and distinguished guests.

Nearly 200 years later, the Ball was revived and monies raised are used to help charities supporting British and Belgian citizens, including the BCF. The last ball, which raised over 50,000 euros, was held on June 13th 2015.

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The BCF, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion, the Wednesday Club, and the Royal Air Force Association, organises many activities for beneficiaries of the fund, including regular lunch meetings and theatre visits.

Bicentenary year

2015 marked the bicentenary of the existence of the British Charitable Fund in Belgium.

For over 200 years we have helped thousands of British citizens and their dependents with advice or material assistance.

To mark our 200th anniversary we are seeking 200 new donors. The current Duke of Wellington has kindly agreed to become the first donor to the new appeal.

We would be very grateful for your support – by making a donation you can directly assist in securing the future of the Fund. Please click on the link below to find details of how to donate.