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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.


Love Island: Sun, Sea and Second-hand 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 […]


The Look of Mourning: Loss and devastation in the eyes of refugees

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, […]


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 […]