The Daphne Shipman Benevolent Fund was set up in memory of Daphne Shipman.

Daphne was the Chief Steward for BVNA, during Congress, for many years. Daphne was loved by all who knew her and sadly lost her fight against cancer in June 1999.

The fund has been made available to BVNA members with the objective of supporting members, their spouses, relations or dependents who are in need, hardship or distress.

The fund is available on the basis of donations agreed by the DSBF to members who have held at least two years’ continuous membership with BVNA. Collective claims will not be considered and please note that claims to replace loss of wages for reasons other than ill health are not eligible.

Every application is carefully considered by its trustees. If you are or know of someone who may require assistance, please contact the BVNA team on 01279 408644 or email

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Due to the BVNA office being closed at this present time, please send your application via email to