Suffolk students boost Romania

STUDENTS at Otley College were so impressed with the work of a charity that helps Romanian children with HIV they held a special fundraising day.The event raised £100 for the Love Light Romania project, which was set up in 2000 by Ron and Jo Jowett and has helped hundreds of sufferers over the last seven years.

STUDENTS at Otley College were so impressed with the work of a charity that helps Romanian children with HIV they held a special fundraising day.

The event raised £100 for the Love Light Romania project, which was set up in 2000 by Ron and Jo Jowett and has helped hundreds of sufferers over the last seven years.

The charity owns three properties in Transylvania and is constantly fundraising to offer medical visits, supplies and accommodation to mothers and children who suffer from the illness.

Currently the charity looks after 12 children but regularly gets involved in outreach work supplying nursing, vitamins, food, clothing and more to a host of others affected by HIV.

The group's main fundraiser Susan Lowery sparked the students' interest in helping after visiting the college to give a talk about the project's work.

“When I first went to Romania I was touched by the work that this charity does and it was something that I couldn't walk away from,” she said.

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“HIV is a big problem in throughout the world and unfortunately this is often because of a lack of basic education.

“The vast majority of cases in Romania occur because of shared needles in hospitals and blood transfusions so it can be very frustrating

“It is fantastic that the students decided to actively get involved in helping us and I can't thank them enough.”

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