Welcome to the Kirsty Maxwell Charity

What is our aim?

This charity was set up in memory of Kirsty Maxwell whose life tragically ended in unexplained suspicious circumstances whilst was on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Kirsty’s family have had to (and continue to) campaign and fight for truth, answers and progress regarding the loss of Kirsty.We hope that some good can from the tragic loss of Kirsty with our charity by being able to support other families unfortunate to find themselves in similar terrible circumstances as we are. No family should ever have to experience what we have had to deal with however sadly it will happen again to others and we hope that what we have learned can be used to offer assistance, advice and support for other families having to deal with a death abroad.

Hopefully This Should Never Happen Again

  • Abandoned to find our way through a justice system abroad which did not properly investigate Kirsty’s death.
  • Our Governments did not have joined up processes to help us.
  • We had to fundraise to finance legal, translation, travel and our own investigations.
  • Inaccurate non victim focussed media reporting.
  • We were left to develop our own media and social media campaign.
  • We had to do our own media interviews to counteract inaccurate media reporting.


We hope that what we learned by having to develop our own processes, identify and employ our own linguistic, investigatory and legal experts that we can help others unfortunate to find themselves in the same situation as we did. There is many ways you can help assist the Kirsty Maxwell Charity in preventing this happening again through fundraising and sharing our Charity so we can ensure to reach as many people as possible who may be victims of a death abroad.


same terrible situation we will be able to:

  • Help, Advise and Sign- Post you to what you need to do
  • Put you in touch with the relevant expertise
  • Advise you regarding social media campaigns
  • Advise you regarding fund raising
  • Share our experiences and provide empathetic sincere advice
Make a donation

If you would like to make a donation to help assist victims of death abroad visit our donate page or contact us directly for more information. Donations will be used to help assist those impacted by a death abroad.

Fundraising Events

We will be arranging various fundraising events to help raise money to assist those directly impacted by deaths abroad. If you would like to attend an event please visit our
Events page.


If you are a victim of a death abroad and not sure where to turn to get in touch with our specialist team who will offer as much guidance and support as possible through this difficult time.
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Latest News and Updates

Check out all our latest blog posts and updates on death abroad assistance

Families Deserve More Legal Assistance When A Loved One Is Killed Abroad


A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN THAT TIME A few words from Independent Reviewer / Crime Expert David Swindle On 18th February last year (2020) at that emotional launch of Kirsty’s Charity in Edinburgh none of us could have envisaged what would follow for the next year. This last year has brought so much sadness with […]

The Ben Lawers 7 Munros

On Saturday 29th August a group of keen lads completed the Ben Lawers 7 munros in aid of two charities very close to their hearts. These were both the Kirsty Maxwell Charity and Macmillian Cancer Support, with fundraising being split between the two. They have attempted to keep fit during lockdown by running and cycling, […]