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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.


Ukrainian Icon of the Mother of God – Giving hope to those who have no hope

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 […]


Why I ran for FARA: Advocating for the Greater Protection of Romania’s Women

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 […]


Solidarity for Ukraine: UPDATE

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 smiling in one of the FARA shops

The Future of FARA: In Third Sector Magazine

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 […]


Amelia Windsor, shares her #farafinds

Amelia Windsor, is an English fashion model and a very big supporter of second-hand fashion and shared she enjoys visiting our FARA Charity shops.


Meet our new CEO, Libby Gordon!

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome and introduce Libby Gordon who started in September as FARA UK’s first CEO, taking up Jane Nicholson’s formidable mantle. She has been tasked with developing the charity in the UK and overseeing the raising of funds for our crucial operations in Romania.  Gordon’s career in the […]

FARA Founder, Jane Nicholson, smiles for the camera at her home.

Celebrating Thirty Years of Tacking Poverty and Transforming Lives.

In this thirty-minute documentary you will see an outline of the situation as it was in Romania at the time, hear from Jane (our founder) about her motivations and what it was like in the beginning and then be walked through a showcase of our current projects.

FARA Earlsfield

Shopping Sustainably with FARA Charity Shops

FARA Charity Shops gratefully accept all donations and through a careful sorting process the highest quality pieces are selected often including designer, brand new and ‘used once’ items. Our charity shops are full of hidden gems and exciting pieces and all items not of saleable quality are recycled. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do.