Romanian aid - new fundraising begins

WASHING machines and a colour TV made up part of an Ipswich charity's donations for Romania as it today launched its latest fund raising drive.Ipswich Appeal for Romania raised £7,000 in 2002, through car boot sales and charity events, as part of its 17th relief aid mission to the country.

WASHING machines and a colour TV made up part of an Ipswich charity's donations for Romania as it today launched its latest fund raising drive.

Ipswich Appeal for Romania raised £7,000 in 2002, through car boot sales and charity events, as part of its 17th relief aid mission to the country.

Organiser Lee Arthur, a former policeman who has been visiting the country since 1989, said: "In one orphanage the washing facilities for 130 children were basic in the extreme.

"We also bought a colour TV set for an old people's institution in Transylvania where the temperatures can plummet to minus 30 degrees in the winter.


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"Just because Romania has fallen off the news agendas doesn't mean there isn't still a lot of suffering there."

Now efforts are already underway for this year's relief mission, kicking off with a cabaret night at Great Blakenham Village Hall on September 27.

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Tickets cost £6, including wine and a buffet and are available from Lee or Ana-Maria Arthur on 01473 833292.

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