30th Anniversary Reception

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 30th anniversary celebrations in London. HRH Princess Maria of Romania made a special visit for the events and also visited two schools.

The Romanian Cultural Institute kindly hosted a glittering reception last Thursday with a stunning recital by  Nelly Miricioiu, the renowned international soprano, accompanied by David Gowland.

Princess Maria visited two schools which have been active supporters of our ‘Love in a Box’ Christmas shoebox campaign. They were Riddlestone Collegiate, a secondary school in Croydon, and St Lawrence CE Primary School in Seal, Kent, where a special service at St Lawrence church also took place.

The Romanian Orthodox Parish of St George in London at St Dunstan’s in the West provided a beautiful setting for this year’s thanksgiving service led by Father Constantin Popescu. It was well attended by supporters old and new from around the country. Thanks again to Nelly Miricioiu for the musical interlude with soprano Hanna-Liisa Kirchin.

In a moving speech, our CEO Valentina Zaharia thanked all our supporters, staff, volunteers and benefactors over the years.