Our charitable activities are financed through our trust fund –fideicomiso- which derives its income from the management of the British Cemetery at Tacuba, from direct donations and from any surpluses from events. Our current projects include:
- The English Cemetery at Real del Monte, Hidalgo. This impressive site on a hill top, overlooking the town was largely abandoned until adopted by the Society, through a trust established for its preservation including local community representatives.So far we have invested some US$60,000 dollars in the restoration of the cemetery, including US$35,000 dollars from the State Governor, Lic. Miguel Angel Osorio Chog.
This project, which requires around a further US$60,000 dollars for its completion, not only preserves the memory of the mainly Cornish miners who lie buried there but will also greately assist the town in its programme to use its mining history as a major tourist attraction.
- The British-American Museum and Cultural Centre in Mexico City. This project involves the conversion of the now abandoned English Gottic Church building in downtown Mexico City into museum and cultural centre, which will especially display and promote the British and American contribution to Mexico’s industrial merchantile and cultural developments. The project will cost some US$50 million and is attracting international interest.The Society’s role is to provide such modest financial but especially moral support to assist in the achievements of this objective.
- To help with the provision of a football field at the Magattzi children’s School in Real del Monte. The Cornish miners introduced football to Mexico in the early 19th Century. It is now Mexico’s most popular sporting activity and surely we can provide a football pitch for the children of this town, the birthplace of the game in Mexico.In addition to the above, we have now taken under our wing the support of the British and Commonwealth Ex-Service Association and its important role. In the future we expect to have a similarly closer arrangement with the British and Commonwealth Benevolent Society.
In addition to the above, we have now taken under our wing the support of the British and Commonwealth Ex-Service Association and its important role. In the future we expect to have a similarly closer arrangement with the British and Commonwealth Benevolent Society.
Our sister society, fundacion Amistad Britanico-Mexicana, dedicates its activities to generally assist in improving and developing educational and medical facilities for the economically disadvantage.
The Society is finalising arrangements with the Mexican Treasury to permit it to receive tax free donations.