Counsellor Deborah Halik
Adrian and Helen Brettell
Adrian and I have sponsored a child in Romania since 2007. It is a great feeling to know that we are making a difference to someone’s life through an organisation we know and trust.
We write regularly to our child and receive letters from her and updates on her progress and occasional photographs. She has told us about her parents and brothers and sisters and we tell her about the things we are doing. We feel that the £22 per month sent in sponsorship is money well spent when we can give a child an education and hope for the future.
The twins, as well as their communities and those of other communities in and around Iasi, are cared for as a whole. They receive food parcels and support as families from the people on the ground there. These groups who work and partner with People against poverty help these communities to make a life for themselves and get themselves out of the poverty trap and have some hope for the future. The children are also given the chance to go to school and play and be like other children. They also receive at least 1 hot meal a week in a central place near to where they live and be together to receive care and attention, as well as to play safely with games and crafts. It is a good way to make sure the communities work together and help each other.
It is a fabulous charity and one that does amazing work, I am glad to help and be a part of this wonderful organisation and the see the twins grow up happy and healthy.
Dr Sally Vanson
We have sponsored children through People against Poverty in Romania and Nepal for nearly six years. For us this is all about giving something back and making a difference to someone’s life. Going on an awareness trip to Romania enabled us to experience at first hand the great work that PAP does and to meet one of our children and her family. You can have as much or as little contact with your child as you need. Ours both write to us and share their news, but for us it’s not about forging personal relationships, it’s about being able to contribute something to a great cause where we know the funds go directly to those in need and make the difference that is needed on a daily basis.
I first met Val when she was on an exhibition stand next to ours at Newark Showground. She and Bill were there to find prospective sponsors. For some time I had been thinking about the needs of children in other countries. It was a timely meeting and when I looked at the details of some of the children, it did not take me long to decide which one to sponsor. One of the things I love about People against Poverty is that some of the money goes to help the family as well as the child. It is not a large amount that I give when I consider what monies I spend on other things from day to day which bring me a very blessed life. I am constantly blessed by the feedback I get from People against Poverty regarding the child I am sponsoring and also details of other activities the charity is involved in. So if you are able, please join in and bless your life as well as a child who has nothing.
Sponsoring a child with People against Poverty has been a wonderful thing for our family, for a number of reasons: It’s allowed our children to become more aware of those less fortunate than themselves, it’s given us a reason and a focus to become more aware of other countries (specifically Romania), it’s been so lovely to get updates from our child and to be able to pray for him, but most of all it’s been wonderful to know that we are making a difference. It’s often said that it’s in giving that we receive and this is something that’s been proven time and time again. We feel our child has given us every bit as much as we’ve given him. Go for it, you won’t regret it.
Chris May – Mayden
We have been delighted to sponsor a child through People Against Poverty for the last two years. We were particular pleased that Elisa has aspirations to be an IT consultant which aligns well with our business and we hope to be able to support her in this ambition