In October 4 young adults supported through our projects in Constanta were granted individual social studios by the City Hall. We expect them to move in their new homes by the end of the year. They are very excited about that and keen to prove us all that they can live on their own. Our staff will continue to provide them support and a safety net in their homes.
Race night at Joyces Pub in Bucharest was a huge success thanks to Aidan Joyce and the staff at Joyces Pub. Aidan will be handing over cheques at the Bloomsday celebrations on June 16th outside Joyces Pub to HAO and 2 other charities who benefited from the event. Thank you Aidan.
Treasure Hunts are really great fun – Don’t miss out on HAOs Treasure Hunt in Bucharest on Tuesday 15th May this year; we meet at Joyces Pub where all Hunters will be given the list of questions they have to find the answers to in each pub on the circuit. Aidan Joyce has kindly offered to supply free snacks to all the ‘Hunters’. After drinks and snacks at Joyces the Hunters will move to the other Pubs on the Hunt. We need to have numbers by Saturday 12th to organise snacks and goodie bags for everyone….so book your place soon. To book just email Kathleen on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 0723 147 668
Don’t miss out on the Race Night at Joyces Pub on Friday 11th May. You will not only have a fantastic evening – you will also be supporting HAO and two other charities – it’s a win win situation for all…. Check out the poster. You can buy your very own race horse for just 200 Ron, name it and describe its form; if you want one you had better hurry they are racing out the door… email email@example.com
YOU are cordially invited to join us on our annual GUIDED WALK of the Peak District, Derbyshire on Saturday 16th June 2012. Edale is a valley in North Derbyshire, situated about 15 miles west of Sheffield in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
- Joining Instructions and Itinerary
Saturday 16th June 2012 11:00am
Edale Visitors Centre
The Moorland Centre
Field Head, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZA
- Guided walk by Phil Glew
- Moderate 7 or 10 miles
- Bring a Packed Lunch
- Return to visitor’s centre approx: 5:00pm
This is a charity event and donations would be gratefully received. Every £ raised will be matched by corporate funding. Please see our website for details of how your money is spent at: WWW.HAOUK.ORG.UK
Contact: Christine or Phil on 01142 302265
- Comments from last year’s walkers:
“We had a marvellous day out and met some great people”
“Walking as a group motivated us to complete the full 10 miles”
“The HAOUK walk was a lovely introduction to the Peak”
John McCarthy owner of Malagamba Restaurant handed over a cheque for the money raised during the ‘coffee collaboration’ campaign to Kathleen Biggs HAO representative.
Multumim tuturor prietenilor si sustinatorilor nostri care in 2011 au directionat cei 2% din impozitul pe venit catre Fundatia pentru o Viata mai Buna (FVB). Speram ca nu ne veti uita nici anul acesta!
A big THANK YOU to all our Romanian friends and supporters who donated 2% from their salary taxes to FVB (HAO partner) in 2011 – we hope you remember us in this tax year.
FVB - April 2012 Newsletter is out! Happy reading!
p.s. ...and don't forget to subscribe ;-)
Congratulations to Steve who ran his first ever half marathon in 2 hours 34 minutes. We asked Steve to write a little something about what motivated him to get from behind the computer and run…..
“Not sure what to say. I must confess that it was a half marathon rather than the full 26 miles I ran yesterday - the Wilmslow Half Marathon to be precise. It took me a grand total of 2 hours 34 minutes which is not the fastest of times but still quite satisfying as it was the first time I'd entered anything like this. Spending my days sat in front of a computer I'd been thinking for a while about trying running (on the basis of repeated suggestions from any one of my three children that my belly seems to be getting bigger)!
Then my company said they would be an official sponsor of the Wilmslow Half Marathon and enter a team. Foolishly I signed up. This meant trying to get fit over the last few months. Whilst the official charity the team were sponsoring was a cancer charity, knowing Christine and the work she had been doing [for HAO] gave me an alternative, so I was more than happy to try and raise a little in order to support the work you're all doing in Romania.
And now that you thought I was running a full marathon I'm going to have to find another half marathon to complete the challenge. Oh well.
But also nice to hear about about one of your guys too [who has a job for the first time] - I hope the job goes OK for him”.
Very best wishes
You can see Steve on the website - this was towards the end.
He is wearing number 3660 and the very nice hat!
For the month of March Malagamba restaurant will donate one euro to charity for every coffee sold. The beneficial charities are HAO Health Action Overseas and Associatia “Fecioara Maria A Milostivirii” in Romania.
HAO is run by Kathleen Biggs and Associatia “Fecioara Maria A Milostivirii” in Romania is run by Sr. Rose Carmel McNamara.
Both of these charities do fantastic work among the underprivileged here in Romania.
To launch this campaign Malagamba restaurant will host a dinner on Tuesday Feb. 28th 2012. The Deputy Head of Mission at the Irish Embassy Mr. David Costello will give the opening address. The tickets for this 3-course meal will cost 80 Ron and places are strictly limited.
For reservations please email or call John McCarthy at 0744502544 before 12.00 noon on Monday.
Rose Carmel and Kathleen are both members of the IRN so it would be great if the members could show their support in some way either by attending the function on Tuesday, buying a coffee during March, or perhaps making a donation of some sort to the raffle we will have on Tuesday.