This charity was set up specifically to support families in Romania who have children infected with HIV/AIDS. The problem of HIV/AIDS-infected children is very widespread in Romania. In the late 1990s, Romania had over 50% of European paediatric AIDS cases. Many of these children have since died, while the survivors among them are now in their early twenties. We are also now caring for 24 cases of recently infected HIV-positive children under 12 years of age.
Everyone’s Child – Romania is an organisation founded on the Christian belief that these children are everyone’s responsibility. The organisation has been set up and is being run by Christians (as well as non-Christian friends) from various churches in Wales and the U.K.
There are many ways to support this work, but if being part of this vital foundation is what God is asking you to do, then please contact us as soon as possible for a standing order mandate form.
Contact us for details through the Contact Form of this website (click on ‘Contact us’ in the menu above).
HOPE & ENCOURAGEMENT FOR 2017
When all around can seem overwhelming, when you want to curl up and sleep for a year, when it would be easier to give in to the doubters…let me encourage you with a message of hope that was given to me.
Not so long ago I was on the verge of packing it all in with regard to the work of Everyone’s Child Romania,(ECR). By all opinions,”…the work had finished…the children were grown and should be allowed to go their own way…”. Logically these opinions seemed correct, and I was beginning to bow to the weight of their arguments. As I tried to put up counter arguments I was told repeatedly that,”…I was thinking with my heart, instead of my head…”. But I had a nagging feeling in the back of my mind, well it came from a bit lower, which reverberated to an insistent beat…’don’t turn away from this work, these children…there’s more to be revealed ‘. So I resisted the strong logical opinions, even though it made life hard, it was so demoralising, so frustrating…. but for 3 years I resisted, thinking that there was another plan waiting for us, if only I would be patient.
And my patience was rewarded…just as I was at my lowest. Along came people who could see a future for ECR, who shared my enthusiasm and vision, a vision that is vital to keep alive a long-term project….along came, Jim & Kath, Merriel, Shirley, Debbie, Diane, & Corina…and, together with the constant support groups who have stayed with us over the years, ECR /ACT was re- born.
But, along with the rebirth of ECR in UK, there had to be a renewed purpose to the work for it to flourish…and this too was revealed soon after new ‘encouragers’ came aboard. *New cases of HIV-infected children being recommended by the clinic/ hospital here…all desperately poor, all without any support. And this is the niche of ECR to take on the cases that no-one else would, to catch the ones that would otherwise slip through the net, and be forgotten, lost to the world.
[*These cases are from mother-baby transfer, the mothers being from the original cohort of infected children that had been without any psycho-social care through their lives, (there were over 600 original cases in Constanta county). ]
So we have a ‘renewed purpose’….well 24 of them actually, all under 13 years old and desperate for some hope. Together with the work we still have to do with the original group, building their self-esteem in order to find work and independence, eg: the Family Greenhouse Project. Light-4-Life Project. We now provide holistic care for this new younger group of children…a group that would have been lost if I hadn’t listened to ‘my intuition’, if I hadn’t had faith that God had other plans for us, and patience so He could put the right people in place to ensure that the work goes on…
Be encouraged…be full of hope that at your lowest ebb, when all your plans seem shattered…God has another plan for you
Our wish for a peaceful, hope-filled New Year, for us all…
Love & blessings…and heartfelt thanks for your support,
Paul, Cosmin, Mihaela & Alina x
To read a report of our annual fundraising event, the Cycle Marathon, click here.
You can now easily donate online to ECR through the website GoFundMe.com.
Follow ECR on Facebook and support us via social media.
It is that time of year again when we ask for your support through our annual Half-A-Perfect-World Cycle Marathon on Oct 5th. Once again we are riding half in Romania and half in New Zealand – but this time two of our New Zealand riders will be joining us in Constanta. Warren & his wife Nadine have agreed to join us on our Romanian leg of the trip.
All money raised from our Cycle Marathon goes to those who need it most as we look to buy educational materials for our children and their siblings – money permitting.
And and all help is appreciated and makes a difference to children’s lives.
Paul and the team would like to thank everyone that have supported ECR this summer and donated towards the charity bike ride. All of your support has been greatly appreciated.
ECR’s Paul Davies is the beating heart of the charity over in Romania. He and his small team are the boots on the ground working with the families who need them in the poorest areas of the country. Every few months Paul makes the trip back to Wales in order to update supporters of the charity with how things are going and to introduce the charity to new supporters.
This video was filmed in Dec 2015 as Paul addressed a church in Blackwood, South Wales.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
We are in desperate need of help and support at this crucial time of year. With Winter around the corner life becomes much tougher in Romania and we need all the help we can get to see the Winter through. If you can help with donations, support, furniture for our charity shops or by putting on a fund raising event please get in touch!
If you could donate and help us these are the details below…
ECR Charity bank details (direct payments):
Account Name: EVERYONE’S CHILD – ROMANIA
Lloyds Bank, High St., Blackwood, Caerphilly.
Sort code: 30-90-91
Acccount No: 0334 6018
Bic/Swift code No: LOYDGB21331
IBAN No: GB74LOYD30909103346018
Romanian bank details:
Account name: Asociatia Copiii Tuturor
UNICREDIT-TIRIAC BANK, Str. I.C. Bratianu, Constanta
SWIFT CODE: BACXROBU
Polite notice – Any cheques written need to be made out to Everyone’s Child Romania – rather than ECR. We have had a few minor issues with banking them when they haven’t included the full name. Thanks!