By Chris King • 27 April 2021 • 5:03
Benidorm Dream Ends In Food Bank Handouts For Brit Family.
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BENIDORM Dream Ends In Food Bank Handouts For Brit Family thanks to coronavirus.
Lindsey Evers, a 45-year-old mother of three, originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, and her partner, chef Peter Chadwick, have seen their dream life in the popular Spanish tourist destination of Benidorm shattered by the pandemic, as they find themselves surviving on handouts from a local British-run food bank, with just €20 (£17) in her pocket, and facing eviction from their two-bed flat in four weeks’ time for rent arrears.
Without the funds to fly home to Britain, Lindsey, who moved to Benidorm 10 years ago, told The Sun, “We’re relying on charity and goodwill to put food on the table for us and the children. We’ve been legal residents here for years, worked hard, and paid our taxes. Now we’re one step away from living on the streets. Coronavirus has been an absolute disaster for us and a lot of other Brits who moved to Benidorm and had made a good life for themselves here.”
Karen continued, “We knew during the first lockdown in March last year that a lot of Brits here would suffer as many live hand-to-mouth and were waiting for their seasonal contracts to start because we were coming out of winter. The food bank was created around that time with donations of money and goods, and it very quickly spiralled into helping more than 100 mostly British families.”
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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