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Please take a look at some of our achievements of which we are particularly proud;

  • Raised £933 for the charity “Hospice of Hope”, helping improving the quality of life for terminally ill children and adults
  • Held a fundraising music concert event with 18 acts showcasing their talents, gaining over 150 people attendance rate raising £500 to 4 people suffering with leukimia.
  • Raised funds for 11 orphaned children to attend “Asociatia Fluens’s” 1 week Summer Camp.
  • Sponsored a total of 60 orphaned & disadvantaged children to take part in a 5k colour fun run.
  • Purchased & arranged donations of 110kg (1000+ items) of baby clothes to the “Marie Curie Hospital” in Romania; specialising in abandoned babies & young children.

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Why did some many people walk by?

On the way through the streets in Bucharest today, Mariana came across a young women sitting by two dumpsters in 30 degree heat eating what looked to be rotten mellon found within the dumpster.

On stopping to talk to her, which unfortunately this young women was unable to fully articulate her difficulites but indicated her shoes had a large whole and pointed towards stomach indicating hunger, clearly in distress and must of seen many people pass by before Mariana stoped.

Visiting the nearby store, Mariana returned with some new shoes and some basic supplies (bread, water, sweets, basic hygine supplies etc)  in order to at least alleviate some distress to this poor young women today.

Just a few pound spent and 5 minutes of time created such a warm and thankful smile.

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We visited Romania, to meet with our sister charity

Asociația Caritabilă Aura Ion”

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We were keen to understand and learn new ways to help and share good deeds across our two cultures.

  • Visited a handmade products fair in Bucharest, discussed issues and project ideas with various Romanian Charities.
  • Organised a workshop with 10 volunteers and guests
  • Travelled over 500 miles through the country to identify future projects and to view the issues facing those in poverty in order to better understand how we can help.
  • Delivered 100kg of baby clothing to the “Marie Curie Hospital”, specialising in abandoned babies & young children.
  • Provided some poor families with the surplus children clothing in Merisani.
Special thanks to; Daniel, Madalina, Georgiana, Lucri, Lucian & Myshelle
From all of us, Aura Ion Foundation

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Purchased & arranged donations of 110kg (1000+ items) of baby clothes & toys to the “Marie Curie Hospital” in Romania; specialising in abandoned babies & young children.

 

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A massive thank you to all those who donated clothes to this project, esspecially the kind people from the Car boot event (pictured above) who donated so much.

Also our friends from PHS Delivery who shiped our packages for free to Romania. Without their help, we would of not been able to supply all these clothes & toys.

Thank you !

From all of us, Aura Ion Foundation

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Raised funds for 11 orphaned children to attend “Asociatia Fluens”

1 week Summer Camp.

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  • First fundraising partnership with “Asociatia Fluens”
  • Raised £180 to sponsor 11 children to attend
  • Small team completed the Bristol 10k raising awareness of this inspiring project

We worked with the Fluens Association on their project for a week of fun activities and personal development at Bisoca, Buzau county in Romania. Each of the children deserved this opportunity and we want to offer the opportunity to learn more about them, socialize and be involved in activities that give them a different perspective than the one they encounter daily in the social centres they live.

Out of the 45 spaces available, Aura Ion Foundation sponsored 11 children from the Romanian orphanages to attend this summer camp run by a Romanian based charity Asociatia Fluens.

 

Thank you! your donations managed to sponsor the following numbers;

Louisa Stone (1kid)
Stephen Baynton (2 kids)
Cristian Paul Ghinda (2 kids)
Andreea Bumbac (1 kid)
Pete Knight (2 kids)
Mariana Ciuca (4 kids)

From all of us, Aura Ion Foundation
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Sponsored a total of 60 orphaned & disadvantaged children to take part

in a 5k colour fun run.

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  • First partnership with the charity “Be a butterfly”
  • Fundraising partnership with “Asociatia Aura Ion”
  • Aura Ion Foundation sponsored 60 children to attend 5k fun run through the Romanian based charity project “Be a Butterfly”

 

We want to offer a day full of colour to some children in financial hardship  – covering the registration cost at a running event. It took place on April 25th, an event is organised in Bucharest,  The Colour Run is a euphoric race in colours that celebrates health, joy and originality.

These races can be a great way to for disadvantaged children to stay motivated and meet other children, helping them feel like a child again – something that in this current day is actually taken for granted.

A team of 60 children entered under “Team Aura”. The fun continued after the end of the race, with a huge festival where they will use coloured powder liberally to an explosion of happiness and create a memorable experience.

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Aura Ion Foundation directors completed the Plymouth Half Marathon

  • Raising awareness of the Aura Ion Foundation

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We are pleased to announce the “Aura Ion Foundation” is now a officially a non-profit private company limited by guarantee registered at companies House

Company Number: 9544768.

 

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Raised £933 for the charity “Hospice of Hope”

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Hospices of Hope work to improve the quality of life for terminally ill children and adults in Romania and surrounding countries through increased provision and access to hospice care services and training.

 

  • 15 people descend upon the Bath Half Marathon start line displaying Aura’s image and that of the chosen charity “Hospices of Hope”.
This year is a memorable year for me, most importantly that it is 1 years since my Sister passed away. I wanted to recognise this by raising some money in support of an important charity for me and something Aura would of supported.

It is hard to believe it has been 1 year since I spoke to my sister and I think about her every day and although she’s no longer with me, I wanted to do something that I hoped would make her proud.

To be honest I ran for two reasons on this day; both of which are linked. First and foremost my sister Aura Ion, she was a trainee military doctor and was prominent in her volunteering work for a liver transplant institution back in Romania along with lots of work for local causes. Aura was an inspiration to me as her life was dedicated to helping others, something I wish to continue in her memory. I wanted to find a challenge that would push me physically, mentally and emotionally and I think I have found this in the Bath Half Marathon running with friends keeping Aura’s legacy alive.

15 of us descend upon the Bath Half Marathon start line displaying Aura’s image and that of the chosen charity “Hospices of Hope”.

But standing on that start line with my colleagues and close friends all wearing the image of Aura, it suddenly became far more meaningful than just raising funds than I could of ever imagined.

For a brief moment, I just paused and glanced at what seemed to be a sea of T-shirts bearing my sisters image. This was a magical moment!

Massive thank you out to all 15 amazing people who endured 13 miles of pain and managed to finish the Bath Half in one piece!

Mariana Ciuca, Aura Ion Foundation

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Held a fundraising music concert event, raising £500

split equally to 4 people suffering with leukimia.

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On Thursday 26th March 2015, the Aura Ion Foundation  provided financial, management and logistics assitance in partnership with the Asociatia Aura Ion in Romania to put on a concert in memory of Aura Ion. Over 18 acts will take to the stage from 6pm in Crangasi park, Bucharest, giving anyone attending a fantastic night of live music, dancing and theatre well into the night. This was an exciting, vibrant concert raising funds for four individuals surfing from leukaemia.

  • First fundraising concert event in partnership with “Asociatia Aura Ion”
  • Gained over 150 people attendance rate.
  • The event raised a total of £500 for Adina, Annes, Vlad, Stefan & Lia
  • 18 Acts showcased their talents
  • Achieved great feedback from all involved.
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