Upcoming Events

Swiss Benevolent Coffee Morning – Still on Zoom!

After much success over the previous months, the SBS Coffee Morning will continue to take place on Zoom!

Our friendly group of all ages and with a Swiss connection, gather monthly at 11 am on the second Wednesday of the month, for a relaxed and laid-back chat.

Please get in touch with Petra if you wish to participate on:
0207 836 9119

Once you have contacted us, please download the Zoom app onto your laptop or tablet, and we’ll send you an invitation by email with a link with details on how to join the meeting!


Past Events

Christmas Zoom Gathering – 21st December 2021

The Swiss Benevolent Society celebrated the many holidays of the winter season with an evening event for Swiss in the UK to enjoy laughter, conversation, community and culture. The virtual program was hosted by the Chairman Suzanne Egloff along with the Patron of the SBS, Ambassador Leitner on December 21, 2021. The community conversed in their relished chat break out rooms, sharing Swiss ways and heritage. Wellbeing tips to support everyone during the latest wave of restrictions, was offered by the Welfare Officer Petra Kehr-Cocks. The address of the Swiss Ambassador encouraged consideration for those in solitude during this holiday season and that to simply reach-out could lift ones day. Entertainment by Jonathan Blackley, who performed the abridged version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – reminded us that “there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour”.


Swiss Benevolent Coffee Morning – Still on Zoom!

After much success over the previous weeks, the SBS Coffee Morning continued to take place on Zoom!

Our friendly group of all ages and with a Swiss connection, gathered fortnightly for a relaxed and laid-back chat. We welcomed everyone to join us between April 2020 – July 2021.


Winter Holiday Journey
Saturday 12 December, from 5 pm
Grab a cocktail, put on your festive finery and join us online for a Swiss Winter Holiday Journey!

Gather around with your friends and family (within your social bubbles, of course!) and we’ll guide you through a realm of Swiss entertainment to bring those magical
and merry times in Switzerland to your homes.

Our special guest Ambassador Alexandre Fasel will also welcome us as Patron of the Swiss Benevolent Society.

The journey will have something for everyone of all ages and will be a joyous occasion to connect with the Swiss community in the UK!

Email rsvp@swissbenevolent.org.uk if you would like to participate, and we’ll send you the Zoom link!

Calligraphy Workshop
Swiss Benevolent Society Coffee Morning
– Special Event –

79 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H

Wednesday 30th October 10:30 – 12:30

Workshop on Japanese calligraphy with a Japanese Calligrapher.

Participants will have a go at their own calligraphy art work, paper, brushes and ink will be provided under the guidance of our Japanese Calligrapher.

£5:00 cost towards art materials
Places limited to 15, please book in advance.
email: info@swissbenevolent.org.uk

The Swiss Benevolent Coffee Morning is held every last Wednesday of each month and open to all Swiss Nationals. It’s an opportunity to meet and get together and chat over tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We usually have a few topics to debate on the day and we all take part discussing them.

We plan to have a workshop 3 times a year on a specific topic where a guest is invited to do a presentation/workshop.

The Swiss Benevolent Society UK enhances the quality of life of fellow Swiss, old and young, from all walks of life, who are experiencing difficulties.

Phone: 0207 836 9119 Email: info@swissbenevolent.org.uk

Please message Petra for more information if you are interested.

Read our blog post about May’s Coffee morning here.

Thursday 1st August – Swiss National Day

Swiss National Day celebrations in London will be held at the Swiss Church. The event will feature a programme of activities, alongside food and drink stalls!

To find out more, click here.

Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 18:30pm – Annual General Meeting 2019

Members & friends invited.

RSVP required – please use the form below to confirm your attendance.

Swiss Embassy, 16–18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ

    AGM 2019 RSVP


    Email address:

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    Additional member(s)/friends(s)

    Friday 17th May – Sunday 19th May – Annual Congress of the Swiss Societies UK (FOSSUK)

    Suzanne Egloff, President of the Swiss Benevolent Society shall be presenting with H.E. Ambassador Fasel and Sarah Lagger about Brexit and citizen’s rights.

    Free to attend at the Swiss Embassy, London. Reservation is required and spaces are limited.

    Please visit the FOSSUK website for all Congress documents and the full agenda.

    If you would like to attend, download the form below, complete and return to info@swiss-societies.co.uk by Friday, 10th May 2019.

    12th March 2019 – Bereavement Seminar, in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care

    Building hope for the future
    A seminar to discuss bereavement, understanding grief, self-care and coping with loss to build hope for a new future. The discussion will be lead by the experts at Cruse Bereavement Care in association with the Swiss Benevolent Society. Support to help accept the reality of loss can be valuable as everyone’s’ experiences and responses are individual to them. Keeping in mind that bereavement can impact people in different ways whereby one might possibly experience reactions or a difference in feelings, behaviours, thoughts, physical reactions, or relationships for a period of time.

    Various support sessions will be discussed from one-to-one to group.

    28th September 2017 – Ageing Well – Dementia or Age-Related Memory Loss?

    A seminar for Swiss citizens and their families/friends living in the UK explaining everything about dementia, including the difference between normal memory loss due to ageing and signs of dementia. Can it be prevented?

    With over 850,000 people suffering from dementia in the UK, a figure due to rise to 1.1 million by 2025 and two million by 2050, dementia is likely to affect most families. 

    Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017
    Location: Embassy of Switzerland, 16–18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ
    Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
    Cost: Free of charge