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22-May-2018
- Founder's News
Since Jane Nicholson founded the FARA Foundation in 1991 the charity has developed into one of the largest and most experienced care providers in Romania, reaching out to the poor, the marginalized and most excluded in s...read full article
10-May-2018
- Project News
Andrei is a resident of our St. Michaels hostel, he is in his last year at school and has already discovered his love for designing and making clothes – setting his sights on a career in fashion in the future. The staf...read full article
19-Apr-2018
- Romania News
When Miruna visited the FARA Therapy Centre she had been given a complex diagnosis, including malnutrition, craniofacial dysmorphia and delayed development. Coming from a modest background and having had a difficult star...read full article
10-Apr-2018
- Romania News
When David arrived at the FARA Therapy Centre he had recently received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, his mother felt very confused and was searching for information;
"At first I had some reservations because ...read full article
09-Apr-2018
- Romania News
The staff and children at the Emanuel Therapy Centre in Suceava, Northern Romania, were delighted to welcome British Ambassador Paul Brummell and his family to the centre on Friday April 6th. The Ambassador has been a lo...read full article
05-Apr-2018
- Romania News
Daria is a little girl with Downs Syndrome. She arrived with her mother at one of FARA’s Therapy Centres in June 2015 when she was 2 and a half years old.In the beginning Daria was quite scared, she was unsure of the n...read full article
26-Mar-2018
- Romania News
Silviu was 3 and had just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when his mother brought him to one of the FARA Therapy Centres. In Romania having a child with disabilities can be isolating, there is a stigma...read full article
19-Mar-2018
- UK News
We are appealing for donations to help us open a NEW Therapy Centre in Bucharest. FARA Charity provides a free lifeline to marginalized families at two successful Therapy Centres in the rural north of Romania, and these ...read full article
06-Mar-2018
- UK News
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27-Feb-2018
- Romania News
Adrian Fulop has spent two years in one of our FARA Hostels, he is now ready to brave the outside world and live an independent life – we are all so proud of him. Congratulations and good luck to Adrian as we bid him a...read full article
23-Jan-2018
- Romania News
The children at our Emmanuel Therapy Centre were delighted to find a new resident when they arrived last week. The children all gathered round to get acquainted with their new companion, a ginger and white short-haired G...read full article
08-Jan-2018
- UK News
We are delighted to announce our Wishing Star Appeal raised a wonderful £5946.32! We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all our donors and the FARA Charity Shop staff, for all their eff...read full article
13-Dec-2017
- Romania News
FARA Charity marked 20 years of the St. Nicholas family home with a concert held at the Roman Catholic Church in Suceava on Friday December 8th. There was beautiful music and singing, and a fun party back at the home - c...read full article
07-Dec-2017
- Romania News
Each year the children in Romania, and across Europe, leave their shoes or boots out on the eve of December 5th, in the hope St. Nicholas will visit and leave gifts and treats. The children in our Saint Nicholas home in ...read full article
05-Dec-2017
- Romania News
Every year the children in our Tackling Poverty Through Education Programme in the Suceava district of northeast Romania write Christmas cards to their sponsors. This marks a wonderfully fun festive way for our children ...read full article
28-Nov-2017
- Romania News
New 2016 statistics published by Eurostat, the EU's office of statistics, show Romania to have to highest percentage of children at risk of poverty or social exclusion. At 49.2% that is almost half of the children in Rom...read full article
20-Nov-2017
- Project News
"The star has appeared on high, like a big secret in the sky, the star is bright. May all your wishes turn out right." 'Star Carol' A traditional Romanian Christmas songRomania has one of the highest rates of child pove...read full article
23-Oct-2017
- Founder's News
I was very sad to hear of the death of Princess Marina Sturdza on Sunday 22nd October in New York.Princess Marina, Patron of FARA Charity will be greatly missed by all of us in FARA and by me personally...she was dedicat...read full article
01-Apr-2017
- UK News
On Saturday 29th two cyclists are setting out on a sponsored ride from London to Bucharest. We’re so grateful to Silviu Chirila and Alex Alexandrescu for their fundraising on behalf of FARA.A few days ago Silviu met up...read full article
14-Mar-2017
- Romania News
The children in our Tackling Poverty Through Education programme don’t have any routine access to a dentist. So it’s great that our friend and supporter Dr Lungu recently offered to treat them free of charge. Not sur...read full article
09-Dec-2016
- UK News
FARA’s 25th anniversary year ended on a celebratory note with a reception in London hosted by our Royal Patron HRH The Prince of Wales. We were delighted to be able to invite a large group of friends and supporters to ...read full article
01-Nov-2016
- UK News
A new child sponsorship scheme has been launched by FARA. Aimed at alleviating child poverty in desperately poor villages in north-east Romania the scheme will promote school attendance and family welfare.Commenting on t...read full article

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