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A family for those without

Transforming the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people living in Romania, giving them a sense of family.


FARA has 41 vibrant charity shops in the heart of 27 London communities.

Our shops are run by an amazing team of people who select good quality items that suit every taste and every pocket thanks to our supporters' generous donations

Who we help

FARA’s services include support activity for vulnerable children and adults with learning disabilities, youth at risk and community-based programmes tackling poverty through education for Romania’s poorest families. Hands-on practical care is provided, fulfilling lives, rebuilding futures, and spreading hope.

  • Young adults at risk
  • Vulnerable children
  • Children with learning disabilities and complex needs
  • Families in poverty
  • Adults with learning disabilities
FARA Social Worker
In 2010 I started working with FARA in Suceava County, Romania as a volunteer delivering services to children and their families who daily deal with conditions hampering survival.
Andreea, FARA Programme Manager, Tackling Poverty Through Education Read my story

Latest updates

Jane Nicholson on Radio 4

FARA Charity founder Jane Nicholson is on BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion - The renowned series reunites individuals involved in a moment in modern history.

FARA Charity newsletter 2021

FARA Charity Newsletter - Take a look to find out what the year ahead holds, how we look back on 2020, and the launch the Child and Family Appeal.

Our 30th Anniversary Appeal

We are raising funds for a new centre to support hundreds of children and their families living in abject poverty.


Monthly donation

Supports a family for a month

Other ways to donate

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