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Keep up to date with all the news from FARA UK, FARA Romania, our projects and inspiring stories from our funders, supporters and beneficiaries.


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....

Group of London College of fashion students, FARA charity employees and trustees all celebrating an event at FARA charity shop in Islington

A Look Back at 2022

Luckily the dark, cold, miserable, depths of January haven’t found us completely doom laden! We enjoyed an action packed year with some very diverse activity - fashion shows in clothing made from deadstock, supplying essentials to Ukrainian refugees, and navigating the 2000 mile-long River Danube - and we wanted to tell you all about it


FARA Charity Shop Gift Guide

Save Cash and Shop Sustainably This Season It’s officially December and we all know what that means: if you haven’t heard Mariah Carey belt out ‘All I want for Christmas’ or you’ve yet to see the John Lewis Christmas advert, then you can count yourself lucky! We are certainly in the thick of the festive […]