HRH The Prince of Wales

Our Royal Patron

"As Patron of FARA, I am delighted to send this message of congratulations on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary. I would also like to extend my warmest good wishes to to FARA's dedicated stafff and to the children and young people in their care.

From its beginnings in 1991, FARA has grown to include fourteen projects in three regions of Romania working to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable or abandoned children and young people. These projects have set internationally recognized standards for loving and sensitive care and continue to develop in response to new challenges.

I have seen at first hand what FARA has achieved in giving fresh hope and opportunity to so many of Romania's poorest. There continues to be a desparate need for charity in Romania with the experience and insigt to tackle their complex needs. I look forward to seeing FARA's wonderful work develop further, as it pursues its vision of a world in which all children and young people grow up with freedom and dignity in a loving, protective environment."