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Little John's House kids on trampoline

Vlad arrived at Little John’s House in May 2009 having been in orphanages all of  his life. Arriving as a frightened little boy, Vlad would head bang, scream and be very aggressive. He suffers from a cleft palate and struggles to eat because of this. His dental hygiene is also in need of treatment. We would love to provide him with the orthordontic support and eventual surgery that should solve the problem. This campaign aims to provide us with the funds to achieve this.  

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yesterday a different family arrived instead. They only had 20 minutes to leave their home town of Kharkiv as a shell hit their courtyard. They have spent a long time travelling through Ukraine and Romania but at least now they can rest and we can get them what they need. Whilst we had no residents of our own, we were able to help 9 women and 20 children who are staying at the local student accommodation – they have needed clothes as they left with just a suitcase, thinking that they would be able to go back home soon – medicines, medical appointments and a bit of normality! They also now have a set of children’s books each which have been produced in Romania especially for the refugee children.   29.3.22 Last week we heard of a family that were stuck in Sibiu without food, money or medicines that they…

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Farm appeal to barn appeal For several years now, Little John’s House staff have been searching the local area to find the perfect piece of land for our proposed farm project. Unfortunately, a delightful 3.7 acres of orchard/farm land, which we had reserved, has since been lost. Despite best efforts, no further piece of land has been found, but our mission to further enrich the lives of our young adults and provide a loving home for more children with special needs continues. With this mission at the center, we would now like to inform you of our revised project, which is to knock down the existing barn at Little John’s House and rebuild a purpose built centre in its place. We have therefore launched our ‘Barn Appeal’. All funds previously raised to purchase the land and build the farm will be transferred to this new barn appeal. We are currently…

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Want to know what Little John’s House actually looks like? Here is a quick photo tour of LJH… From the drive of Little John’s House looking at the main house. This is where the children eat, play and sleep: The barn. Converted to house two play rooms, accomodation for volunteers during summer school and a small flat for longer term volunteers (where Beth is staying at the moment):    One of the play rooms in the barn. This is used by our 6 children all year around and to host the annual summer school: The orchard at the back of the barn. This is used for sports and activities during summer school and for growing some vegetables: The volunteer accommodation is made up of two rooms containing 6 beds and one room containing 2 beds. Here is one of the larger rooms:

Little John’s House is administered by the Romanian Non Governmental OrganisationFundatia Little John’s which is financed entirely by: Little John’s House, Church End, 12 New Street,TORRINGTON,Devon. EX38 8BN. (U.K. Charity Reg. No. 1002714) The Trustees of which can be contacted as follows: John Kimber.                                  01805 938227 Liviu Zaharia (Devon)                      01805 623474 Liz Harris (Devon)                            Richard and Ruth Fry (Dorset)          01202 888704 Beth Yorath (High Wycombe)           07786 133616   Dave and Marianne Chedgey (Hants)   01256 411530 Colin Marsh (Dorset) Paul and Nicola Bryce (Nottingham) Mags Zaharia is the Director of Fundatia Little John’s (mags-liviu@talktalk.net 01805 623474) and Dr. Daniela Mutiu serves as Medical Director for Little John’s House.

Facebook The Little John’s Facebook community is up and running. Click here to find out more. Do it for charity.com Partners with Skyline, Do it for charity.com organise charity fun runs and sponsored walks. Skyline.com Leading organisers of charity fundraising events in the UK. So, if you have always fancied doing a parachute jump or a tandem skydive, why not raise money for ‘Little John’s House’ at the same time?! Buy at.com Shop ’til you drop with this fabulous website that donates various amounts to ‘Little John’s House’ from the different shops available.  

Little John's House kids on trampoline

At any one time there are many projects ongoing at Little John’s House: some maintenance (eg repairing the barn roof), some for individual children (eg medical care) and some which simply aim to enrich the lives of the 6 children or the wider community of children (eg providing a minibus) – all of them require money. There are many ways to make a donation: 1. Donate online – our website – New Donation process coming soon 2. Donate online at JustGiving You can now launch your fundraising campaign using our Just Giving, by clicking the link below. You can set up your own fundraising page with details of your event or campaign. It is really easy to set up! JUST GIVING Or just scan the QR code below: 3. Regular donations You can make regular donations by using the form below (which you can download as an image): 4. Send a cheque…

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You can volunteer to help at Little John’s House at any time of the year. There are always projects to complete. Most people, however, volunteer at the annual summer school…   Each year many volunteers from all over Great Britain and beyond head out to Little John’s House for the annual summer school. Throughout the summer months Little John’s House opens its doors for respite help for children with special needs throughout Sibiu county. Each day for a week at a time thirty or so children are bussed in from local hospitals, orphanages and individual families, with many of the same children returning year on year. They take part in enriching experiences involving social interaction, experimental play, observational learning, music and art therapy. For many of these children this is the only “holiday” they have in the whole year and often the only time their parents/carers get a break. You may be an…

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