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NEW FARA REPORT: ‘The Devil is in the Retail’

A new report, “The Devil is in the Retail: Generation Dread – why modern-day fashion choices are so fraught”, published today (Dec 5th) by FARA Charity Shops concludes that British youth are in flux over shopping culture: craving self-expression and still addicted to the thrill of uninhibited consumerism on one hand, while simultaneously crippled with […]


Spotlight on: Tackling Poverty Through Education

We firmly believe education is a way out of poverty. The purpose of our Tackling Poverty Through Education (TPTE) programme is to prevent school drop-out, fight against poverty, promote social inclusion and integration, and support growth through education, community involvement, and access to opportunities. We support hundreds of families to ensure children and young people […]

Fundatia FARA Bursary scheme: Introducing our first group of students

The first cohort of Fundatia FARA’s bursary scheme students met up at the start of October at the headquarters of our partners Lenovo in Bucharest The scheme, which is providing 30 scholarships in 2023-2024, enables students to access higher education and is funded by FARA and Lenovo. It is named after FARA’s founder, Jane Nicholson. […]


Now Open – new Teddington Kids store

We are excited to announce that our  new FARA Kids store in Teddington is now open.  FARA Kids had been at 119 High Street for almost 15 years and had built up a loyal base of customers and donors from across Teddington.   Our lovely new store opened on Saturday 12th August, located just across the […]


FARA Charity Shops at Love Not Landfill

  FARA Charity Shops took part in this years ‘Love Not Landfill’ pre-loved pop-up shop From 29th June – 2nd July at Angel Central in Islington,  FARA Charity Shops showcased a stylish collection of #FARAfinds expertly curated by the style queen that is Demi Colleen. #LoveNotLandfill is a non-profit campaign, run by ReLondon, to encourage fast fashion […]

Romania news

The FARA Foundation Educational Bursaries

Our colleagues in Romania have launched the Fundatia FARA Educational Bursaries, a new scholarship scheme to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their education.


Spotlight on: Homes For Life

Homes for Life is FARA’s programme dedicated to caring for adults with learning disabilities. Our young people – each with varying degrees of mental health problems – live in one of two purpose built family homes in Suceava County, North-Eastern Romania: Casa Elisabeta in Cacica and St Mary’s in Vadu Moldovei.   Adela Stefaroi is […]

Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III

  His Majesty, King Charles III was coronated on 6th May 2023. The former Prince of Wales has been our Royal Patron for over 20 years now (23 to be exact) and we extend our utmost gratitude for his many years of support. ‘FARA is the only charity in Romania that has the former Prince […]


Our work with children with disabilities

The FARA Foundation runs three Therapy and Recovery day centres in Romania – in Popești Leordeni, Suceava and Fălticeni – to support children with disabilities. We talk to Monica Oprisanu, a clinical psychologist who works at one of the centres....