The BLS does more than just extend a hand of friendship to women living in Kuwait – we also offer women a meaningful way to get involved and make a difference. The women of the British Ladies Society believe strongly in supporting charitable causes and giving back to the community, both here in Kuwait and internationally. Therefore we strive to make fund-raising an integral part of all our events and activities.
Each year the membership nominates and selects two charities to receive a percentage of the proceeds from all BLS activities for the upcoming year. Donations are usually made at the end of the Society year, in June. Since 1993 The British Ladies Society has collected approximately 250,000KD.
For the 2006/2007 Society year, the BLS donated over 16,000 KD to five organizations: KAACH in Kuwait and Port Alfred Child Welfare in South Africa; and in the UK, The Earl Hague Fund, Baby Lifeline and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
For the 2007/2008 Society year, the BLS donated over 6,400 KD to KACCH in Kuwait as well as the Special Care Baby Unit Endowment Fund at the Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
For the 2008/2009 Society year, the BLS donated 6,800 KD to both of our supported charities – Operation Hope in Kuwait and the Children’s Hospice in the UK.
For the 2009/2010 Society year, the BLS donated 5,800 KD Operation Hope in Kuwait and 6,100 KD to Breakthough Breast Cancer in the UK.
For the 2010/2011 Society year, the BLS donated 5,161 KD to Bayt Abdullah BACH in Kuwait and 5,864 KD to Breakthrough Breast Cancer in the UK.
For the 2011/2012 Society year, the BLS donated 7408 KD to Ruqayah Alqatami Breast Cancer Foundation (formerly Hayat4Cancer) in Kuwait and 7408 KD to Help for Heroes in the UK.
For the 2012/2013 Society year, the BLS donated 6000KD to The Salvation Army in Kuwait and 6000 KD to Cancer Research in the UK.
For the 2013/2014 Society year, the BLS donated 5000KD to K’S PATH (the Kuwait Society for the Protection of Animals & Their Habitat) in Kuwait and 5000KD to Womens Aid in the UK.
For the 2014/2015 Society year, the BLS donated 4500KD to Operation Hope in Kuwait and 4500KD to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in the UK.
For the 2015/2016 Society year, the BLS donated 4000KD to PAWS (Protecting Animal Welfare Society) in Kuwait and 4000KD to Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK.
For the 2016/2017 Society year, the BLS donated 3000KD to The Foundation of Hope in Kuwait and 3000KD to The Alzheimer’s Society in the UK.
For the 2017/2018 Society year, the BLS will be supporting Medecins Sans Frontieres in the UK and Humanitarian Foundation For Legal Aid in Kuwait.