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Sponsor a new cot or bed


Our hospices are often blessed with success. Children admitted with a life expectancy of less than 3 months often thrive, confound their diagnosis and soon outgrow their original cots and beds.

From time to time we have to re-equip and a contribution towards a specially adapted cot or bed is always very welcome. For the child who sleeps there, their cot or bed may be their only refuge and comfort - the only place they call their own.

Price: £100 


St Laurence, Hospice - Sponsor one month's care


St Laurence, the only palliative care, paediatric, HIV/AIDS hospice in the Balkans, with its philosophy of love, care and excellent nutrition, pioneered the introduction of anti-retroviral drugs, proving that wasting, pain and death are not inevitable. Today there are a number of young people, who will never find a home other than St Laurence and for whom the alternative prospect of life in the state adult care system would be bleak. Although Romania has made vast strides in child care, the adult institutions, where they still exist, remain horrific modern day bedlams.

We have created a home adapted for those who are HIV positive and where the virus has left them with profound disabilities. This has wheelchair access, with ramps, wider doors, specialised toilet facilities, tiled wet room showers, beds with hoists and staff trained in adult care and lifting techniques. These youngsters have known only love and care and they are unlikely to survive more than a few weeks in the adult state institutions run by a system that allocates little or no funding for specialised adult care. Your gift is a month’s wages for a dedicated qualified carer in a team offering round the clock care.

Price: £80

Code: HOR SL2

Independent Living


St Laurence is renowned for its independent living programme, taking children from a life of total care to being ready to stand on their own two feet in the community.

Sadly, in October 2008, Casa James, key to the project, was damaged by subsidence and will have to be demolished and rebuilt from the foundations up. Why not sponsor a breezeblock and help with the rebuilding costs?

Price: £10

Code: HOR SL3

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