BENIDORM council is reallocate €214,000 from its festival budget to help boost aid for needy families.

Benidorm mayor, Toni Perez, said: “This injection of extra money for family aid has been fully agreed with all festival groups that normally get a grant for their celebrations that have had to be cancelled due to the pandemic,”

Perez added that a further €286,000 would be found from municipal funds to help alleviate some of the ‘social and economic problems’ caused by COVID-19.

“With these extra contributions we will be allocating more than €2.4 million in family aid, which is a million more than we had originally planned,” Perez commented.

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