Donations from generous individuals and from sponsored group activities gratefully received include


Northamptonshire Astwell Benefice

Card Club: re-cycles greeting cards for sale and since 1995 has donated proceeds annually to Friends of Bulgaria – typically vital for covering the transport costs of donated Christmas gifts  below, with any surplus covering transport costs of childrens’ Summer Camps.


Christmas Gifts: gift-wrapped presents for children in Bulgaria donated annually since 1995 by the congregation of the Benefice Christmas Carol service.


2014 - Sponsored Balkan Peak Climb

John Brisby and Tom Gentleman (Friends of Bulgaria committee) together with Alex Cook and Ilian Dimitrov scaled the three highest peaks in the Balkan mountains in 24 hrs - Mt. Botev 2376m, Mt. Kupena 2169, Mt. Ambaritsa 2166m – to raise funds for the Music and Dance project offered to abandoned children in the Nezabravka Home, Stara Zagora.  Click here for more details


2009 Sponsored Row Oxford-London

Three Bulgarians, Oxford University Bulgarian Society. Click here for more details


2003 Sponsored Cycle Ride West Country Trail

Sir Richard Stagg, former British Ambassador, Sofia with family and friends


1990s Sponsored Cycle Ride Alex Thomas

from Bulgarian Embassy, London to the British Embassy, Sofia


Sponsored Walks regularly from 1992 with school children from Troyan in Balkan Mountains


Individual Donations

2016              Kamen and Kathryn Zahariev Donation, after a tour of Bulgaria with their friends in August 2016


2014              Draper’s Livery Company     kindly proposed by Nick Bence-Trower


2008              Don Robinson Donates

18/May/2009  Round Table

23/Mar/2008   Round Table

2007              Star of Hope – YMCA Northampton collaboration: training at YMCA Northampton for Star of Hope’s HalfwayHouse social worker.