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Trek up Mt Moussala raises over £10,000

Catching breath! Nicola, Geoff and Teddi at the top of the mountain

Nicola Ashurst, Geoff Wallis, and eight Bulgarian friends walk to the top of the Balkans We started 4,500 feet above sea-level, higher than Ben Nevis, at the well known ski-resort of Borovets.  Our gently sloping path wound upwards through fragrant pines and little meadows ablaze with mauve, pink, yellow and blue wild flowers, and grass […]

The Centre’s interior design progresses

I am delighted to report that the interior and decor of the Centre is now being designed by three young graduates of the Sofia University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy. Lyndmil Konakchiev, Diana Nikolova and Stanimir Georgiev are giving their time and expertise free to plan the finishes for walls, ceilings and floors, lighting […]

Bulgarian concert raises more than £2,500!

Traditional Bulgarian folk singing

A Musical Evening with a Bulgarian Flavour, which took place at Upton House, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire on Saturday, raised more than 2,500 pounds to go towards the building of the new medical, educational and training centre in Sofia . Commenting on the successful evening, Geoff Wallis, honorary secretary of Bulgarian Partners Trust, said that in […]

Grand Auction raises more than £5,000!

Roll up, roll up!

The Grand Auction, hosted by Bulgarian Partners Trust and Fair Investment Company in Bristol last week, has raised more than 5,000 pounds to help people living in poverty in Bulgaria. BBC Points West presenter Dave Harvey (pictured with Fair Investment Company directors James and David), did a great job as auctioneer, inciting several tense bidding […]

Bulgaria in Top 6 Countries for Human Trafficking

Trafficking of girls from Bulgaria

“When the children are little they are exploited for labour, later when they grow up they are forced to prostitute, and when they become unusable, if  still alive they are used as donors of organs” said Mrs. Pushkarova form the foundation “Risk monitoring”, answering a question about the fate of the girls trafficked out of […]

Cultural Tour 2008 part 4 – Last Day!


After a well-earned lie in, we gathered at Sofia Baptist Church to share worship with the children, see pictures of Geoff’s fundraising skydive, and think about the issues around giving ourselves and our resources. A guided tour of the new social, media and training centre in the afternoon made us realise just how big this […]