FARA Charity Shops teams up with The London College of Fashion (LCF) on a sustainable fashion collaboration #FARAxLCF to promote second-hand shopping.
The FARA Foundation was quick to answer the call to help those crossing the Ukraine-Romania border at Siret. And so, aided by the generous donations to our ‘Solidarity with Ukraine’ appeal (you raised over £20,000!) we have been able to provide the following humanitarian support to over 1700 refugees:
FARA's 30th Anniversary evening of celebration and shopping
Love Island: Sun, Sea and Second-hand Shopping Before we begin, let’s be completely honest – never in a million years did we think FARA would have much in common with Love Island! The programme may be a global phenomenon but watching the antics of 16 fame-hungry, sorry, lovesick twenty-somethings, doesn’t exactly align with our mission […]
I entered the refugee centre, trying not to make any noise. I had imagined how tired the people must get, travelling the long road from Ukraine to Romania. But as I opened the door, I was greeted by cheerful voices and the sound of children’s laughter. A small, colourful, unicorn of about 3 years old, […]
Our founder, Jane Nicholson, recently presented an Icon of the Blessed Mother from Ukraine at the Walsingham Parish Consecration Service of Russia & Ukraine, in union with the Holy Father and the Bishops of the world. Jane recently returned from the Ukranian/Romanian border, where FARA and other NGOs are welcoming traumatised refugees fleeing war and […]
Throughout 2021, I had the pleasure of training and running the Brighton Marathon for FARA and to learn more about the exceptional work that the charity does to improve the prospects of Romania’s vulnerable. In doing so, I saw for myself the lifeline the charity provides for children at risk, families in poverty and those […]
FARA Foundation created The Solidarity Team for Ukraine to provide essential material support and psychological assistance to children and families transiting the Siret Customs and the residents of the camps and mobile centres for refugees in Suceava County.
Jane and Libby were recently interviewed by Third Sector Magazine, sharing FARA’s origin story and their plans for the future. Written by Rebecca Cooney / Photography by Simon Fernandez What lies in store for FARA? Most people who are aware of FARA likely know it thanks to its chain of more than 40 charity shops […]