News from the House of Roses

Linda Barnes, Trustee of RAKE, recently gave us an update on how the youngsters are getting on at the House of Roses in Barlad, Romania. The town of Barlad where Casa Trandafirilor is situated has fortunately not been too badly affected by Covid 19 and the residents and staff have kept well. But...

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The latest news from the Rainbow House

One of the projects we support works particularly with marginalised and poverty stricken children from mainly Roma communities. Here is their latest report.  It is great to hear what they have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic, and good to know their work continues in spite of the...

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Shop Donations

From 1st October, we will be accepting donations on FRIDAYS ONLY, 10-4 Please do not attempt to deliver donations outside of these hours, as we will not be able to accept them.  This is because we have to quarantine donations for 72 hours, and have very limited space to do so. Many thanks for your...

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Covid-19 Update

We just wanted to let all our customers and supporters know where we are with our plans for re-opening the shop. The Trustees are very clear that we will only re-open when we can be sure there is no (or minimal) risk to staff, volunteers and customers. But, we are working hard behind the scenes to...

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Update from the Rainbow House

I was able to catch up with Rebekka Single, Chairman of the charity Open House, who runs the Rainbow House in Romania.  It is reassuring to know that they are continuing to help their families as much as possible.  Here is the situation, on the ground: Harghita has no recorded Covid-19 cases so...

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Covid-19 Update

To all our Supporters The Trustees have decided that our charity shop should now close until such time as the pandemic is under control and it is safe to re-open.  The Government guidelines are clear – Stay home!  Our staff and volunteers are complying with that. We would like to reassure...

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Our charity shop in Hassocks, West Sussex

Our charity shop has been a stalwart in the village of Hassocks for over 20 years.  Relying solely on donations from local supporters, it provides the majority of the funding for our projects in Romania.  Without the generosity of the local people, and the hard work and commitment of our large...

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Help for a family in urgent need

At the end of last year, we received a plea from Rebekka at Open Hands, a charity we support working with poor families in Romania.  through their vital outreach work, they identified an urgent need for a family to replace their old and dangerous stove – which is used for both cooking and...

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