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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.


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.


I saved over £2500 by shopping with FARA

“You may or not know that I love a charity shop haul, much more than mooching around mainstream stores. You can find such gems, it’s a more sustainable route, supports a good cause; and kinder to your purse. You have to know where to shop though! I’m lucky enough to have a couple of favourite charity shop haunts on my doorstep in Notting Hill, one being @faracharityshops which is by far my favourite.

Jane Nicholson on BBC Radio

“Faith is at the very heart of all my work, faith is not without action” Jane shared how her Christian faith drove her decision to travel to Romania and influenced her determination to build the projects there to support children and families, giving hope and rebuilding lives. She also discussed FARA Charity’s thirty year legacy […]