Thursday, 30 March 2017

Spring has arrived, so time to ditch the woollies and stock up your Spring clothing essentials!

We have just done a £1 rail in our shop, so please come along to snap up those bargains.
We're making room for all our new Spring/Summer stock which we are already beginning to put out. But don't worry, we're keeping the best for our late night shopping event on 20th April.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Help for the elderly in Petrosani

Every winter we try to ensure our old people at Speranta Colonie get the extra help they need: Wood for heating and cooking, food, warm clothing, and shoeboxes thanks to Lisa Hector and Link to Hope.
Thanks also to the staff and volunteers at Speranta Colonie who work so hard to help those in their community who are in real need.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Late Night Shopping

Thanks to all our customers who came to "Light  Up Hassocks".  It was a great night for the village, and the charity, as we took over £400 in just a few hours.  We've now almost sold out of our Christmas gifts!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas Late Night Shopping

Don't forget it is "Light Up Hassocks" this Friday 25th November.
We will be open late and have many wonderful stocking fillers and Christmas gifts for sale.  And of course, we will be giving out glasses of wine and nibbles to all our customers.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Recent trip to Romania

Louise, a Trustee, and I have just returned from Romania, where I visited 3 of our projects—Speranta Colonie and Providenta Divina in Petrosani, and the Secret Garden run by Vis de Copil in Arad.  It is always great to visit the projects and see first hand the wonderful work being done by our partners in Romania.  I am always struck by how far our small amount of funding goes.  In a world where there is so much need (particularly now with various wars and the refugee crisis foremost in our minds), it can feel like an impossible task to address those needs.  This is why Humanity at Heart support small grass-roots projects, where every penny is used to help those people who are most disadvantaged and who cannot get help elsewhere.  

Ionut and Mati, enjoying the play area at the Secret Garden.  We gave funds for all the new playground equipment

Telca, and the youngest of her 6 children.  She lives in a one room hut made of mud and scraps.

Telca's house in Marului, a shanty town on the outskirts of Arad

this water pump is a life saver

Hannah, with the kids at Speranta Colonie
The beautiful Parang Mountains, above Petrosani

Louise, one of our Trustees, with Adina, the Manager of Speranta Colonie