Link to Hope

A working party went out to Dancu to add an extension to the Vulcanizare project they completed last year.  It is a workshop for Metal and Wood work to train young and older people in order to help with employment.

They did it!!!! And all in just one week!!!!  This is what Camilla wrote about the trip

“We were blessed with beautiful weather and a great team comprising of Brits and Moldovans who worked so hard all week, lifting, carrying, wheeling, shovelling, plastering, sweeping, holding, hammering and building to transform a flat slab of concrete  to a workshop.

We have been able to send over a pallet of woodworking tools  which have been donated and purchased with money raised from a Whisky Tasting Evening and a weekend at Brands Hatch watching  the Superbikes. The tools have arrived and the young people from Dancu and surrounding villages have started to learn skills and learn a trade which will help them find employment locally, as well as help raise an income for  the project.

Working Party July 2017 It’s all about L-O-V-E

This year we feel led to build gentle links through Slavic and his contacts to another village in Moldova.

This is a village where we delivered shoeboxes last year. The people who were able to make the hill up to the hall were very warm and welcoming, and so appreciative of the gift of a filled shoebox for their family. When we walked around the muddy roads  in the village to visit elderly people, there was a sense of wonderment from the people as to why we would bother visiting them.

Many of them savoured the moment of touch, of a hug, a kiss and affection from one of the shoebox delivery  team as a box was handed over, one elderly man brimmed over with tears as he quietly said that he could not remember the last time he was kissed. Another elderly lady told us that she was ready for heaven, as there is nothing left for her on earth now. Her sister reassured her, saying “Look, we have visitors.” And yet again, the power of touch was immense.

This July we are returning to this village armed with paintbrushes and paint pots, working with a team  of people from Dancu, spending a week showing people that we care through the power of a spot of DIY and painting in their homes.

If you think this is something for you and you would like to be involved in, please contact us, as places are limited. We ask each person to cover their  travel  costs  plus  a  donation of £100 towards accommodation and food. We also ask each person to  raise at least £300 each which will be used for paint, and any  other materials needed during the week.