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26 March 2012

Just a quick note to say that Chris and I both swam our mile on Sport Relief weekend but did it for the children in Pleven. 64 lengths was a bit of a challenge for someone like me who is not the fittest in the world but we thought of a different child we have met at Pleven for each length and that kept us going. Thank you for sponsoring us and donating whatever you can.

 

Sue

5 December 2011

We came back from Pleven at the beginning of November and I just wanted to put on this page that we saw real signs of improvement. Things are still very far from easy for the children and the staff still have a lot of challenges but there are a lot more children with Babas and othe things are changing too. There are efforts to feed children out of their cots and from spoons rather than bottles. It is really important that meal times becoming a little more enjoyable and quite a few children have gained weight and look healthier and happier. There is a long way to go but your help has definitely made a difference. Thank you.

 

Sue and Chris

10 October 2011

We are due to go out to Pleven again on Saturday 15th and are really hoping that some of the people we have told about the children will feel they could make a donation. There is still so much these little ones need just to give them a tolerable kind of life, but there is progress. Most of that is down to people like you who have given before or who have asked us to tell you about the orphanage.

Please help if you can by donating and helping to fund grannies for some of these lonely and helpless children. All the money TBACT raises goes directly to the children as the volunteers fund their own expenses.

Thank you again

Sue and Chris

August 2009

We have just returned from our third trip to the orphanage in Pleven. 250 children live in a large building. There are not a lot of staff so not much time for more than feeding and cleaning up. Most are under 5 but around 80 children are very disabled. Staff do their best but they don't have the resources that we have here so things are pretty difficult still.

This year we were joined by Vanessa a student volunteer and because the trip was during July and August it was very, very hot! But so rewarding..The children's lives are not easy but we are sure that there is progress. Other charities are helping too  - more volunteers are coming  - especially over the summer and the conditions on the floors where the very disabled children are have improved thanks to donations from people like you.There is even a small secure play ground with swings (nothing else yet) so the older children get to go outside.

That's why we are asking again for you to donate. Your money  will pay for basics like nappies and also fund the growing number of older local women who for just £20 a week provide the nearest things to family these children will ever know. The Babas (grandmas) visit the same child every day to love them, play with them and take them out of the orphanage. We have seen this in action - we know that your money will help change these children's lives. Thank you.


Sue and Chris

 

Raising money for

The Bulgarian Abandoned Childrens Trust

The Bulgarian Abandoned Childrens Trust

Charity Registration No. 1129778

The Bulgarian Abandoned Childrens Trust campaigns for an end to the use of institutional care and supports children suffering the harmful effects of growing up without a family.

Donations 54

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Thanks to colleagues and friends from New Harmony Singers

Donation by Sue Morgan on 26/04/12

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

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Sponsored swim - thanks to my family for their support

Donation by Sue Morgan on 15/04/12

£65.00

+ £16.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Sue & Chris. Do you have webbed feet now?

Donation by Jeannette Sweet on 12/04/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Sue

Donation by Kay Palmer on 28/03/12

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Sue and Chris, keep up the wonderful work that you do Shirley

Donation by Shirley Burt on 27/03/12

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Thanks Sue and Chris - a wonderful thing to do. Keep up the good work!

Donation by Andy Phillips on 27/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Sue!

Donation by Paul Cunningham on 27/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Amazing Sue! Keep up the fantastic work!!

Donation by Stuart Broad on 27/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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well done sue and chris hope to see you soon love tony

Donation by anthony davies on 26/03/12

£10.00

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Well done. You must be very seaworthy.

Donation by Martin Peters on 26/03/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done hope you didn't use a motor boat for the 64 lengths...........I would be tempted.

Donation by David Hartley on 26/03/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good for you. I'm happy to share in your work.

Donation by Olga Hammock on 26/03/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation from Dan-y-Graig Guild Risca. A big thank you from Chris and Sue on behalf of the children of Pleven Orphanage x

Donation by Dan y Graig Guild on 10/10/11

£73.00

+ £18.25 Gift Aid

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We are currently adopting the child in the photo, who is older now. Going to Pleven in a few wks. Thank you for all you do!

Donation by Jennifer Huber-Wolfe on 23/07/11

£20.00

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Donation by Angela Glithero on 01/11/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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after spending 3 weeks in pleven working with the wonderful children it feels so good to know that there are people out th.ere willing to help

Donation by donna bagnall on 01/10/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Thank you Sue & Chris for making such a difference to these young people's lives. xx

Donation by Cheryle Jones on 29/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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well done Sue and Chris,love from Pauline Bryan and David xxx

Donation by Pauline Gatland on 28/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation from Abbeygate

Donation by Sue Morgan on 03/10/09

£54.00

+ £15.23 Gift Aid

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Feel a bit guilty about using your house for a nice holiday while you're off doing such a good thing! But we're thinking of you.

Donation by Angela Glithero on 26/08/09

£75.00

+ £21.15 Gift Aid

Donation by Ken Strachan on 02/08/09

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Good luck with your project Sue and Chris - glad there's peeps like you two looking out for these little ones xxx

Donation by Janet Jones on 30/07/09

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Hope everything goes well. Sorry we couldn't make the concert.

Donation by David Fairclough & Mike Homfray on 29/07/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Well done. I admire you... such a worthwhile cause. xx

Donation by Keri Rogers on 29/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sue and Chris. We'll be thinking and praying for you. Rachel and James xxx

Donation by Rachel Moss on 29/07/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,202.00
  • Offline donations£5,192.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£6,394.00
  • Gift Aid£314.09

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