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The Speech and Language team from Leeds Metropolitan University with Doina, our Director and Radu her husband.
Dear <<First Name>>
This summer Olivia and Sian returned to Siret to promote intensive interaction with speech and language students from Leeds Metropolitan University to continued the valuable work they started. With them was Anjali Kharpal who first volunteered last year with us.
Here are some reflections from the students and volunteers
"As a returning volunteer, I have been fortunate enough to witness first hand the change 'School for Life Romania' can make to the lives of so many of the young adults in improving their quality of life. It was heart warming to see the adults now have their own personal space and belongings in their bedrooms that they were so excited and proud to show us"
"After hearing about the possibility of volunteering in Romania with 'School for Life', I was both excited and nervous. Once we had arrived, I soon realised how privileged I was to be able to work with such wonderful young adults. I was touched by their welcoming nature and kindness. In just the short few days at the hospital, being able to witness the impact of the sensory session was wonderful to see"
"Witnessing the impact 'School for Life Romania' was such a humbling experience and hopefully the small changes we introduced during our week there can continue to improve the young adults experiences. The excitement they showed when receiving their photographs and the pride they displayed when placing them above their beds was heart warming and hopefully I can return in the future to see further benefits the charity has made."
"Being part of the 'School for Life Romania' team was a rewarding and inspiring experience. As I visited the hospitals it was obvious how their much needed work has begun to improve the quality of many young adults lives. Right from the start of our visits the positive impact sensory interaction had on the young adults was clear. The instant change in atmosphere when we arrived showed how worthwhile just simple sensory sessions can be, and witnessing this was a valuable experience."
You can see more photos of their work by clicking on this link
One of our Trustee's, Lizzy Hartley, returned in March to catch up with the staff and students. You can see more photos of her trip and the completed insulation work to our school and supported housing buildings that you helped us raise last winter, thank you! Just click on this link
Not forgetting our dedicated team of staff in Romania and all the wonderful work they do, promoting consistent relationships with our students and residents, advocating their needs to the local community and authorities, thank you!
We would like to now start raising funs to develop sensory gardens for the students in their now hospital accommodation that they have now moved into.
Please help us raise funds and continue our work by donating now or setting up a direct debit, thank you. Just click on the secure Just Giving link below Its easy to do and only takes 5 mins!
Thank you for your support, every donation however small goes a long way!
Here are some of the fundraising events that supporters have done this year so far.
In April this year fans of the actor Robert Carlyle, our Patron, raised £216 by producing a film to wish him happy birthday, Jenny Wheatcroft has continued to raise funds now totalling £1423, Danny Ross ran a half marathon in May raising £88, Anjali Kharpal has just run the National Lottery Olympic Park run, raising £320!
We know there are also a lot more supporters who have been busy fundraising for us for many years which we would like to thank for all their tireless support.
Please email your achievements to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can say thank you in our newsletters!