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A new elderly care home is being set up in the town of Ficko in Romania. CAP funded some basics for the new home, as follows:

  • 10 beds + mattresses
  • 10 beds side cabinets
  • 10 quilts + pillows
  • 20 bedding (sheet, quilt cover, pillowcase)
  • 20 towels
  • 20 mattress covers
  • 10 curtains

Some pictures of the epic shopping spree:

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Amount Given, GBP

Kenya Equipment for Meru Hospital (coordinated by Dr Andrew Martin) 500
Kenya Community Services programme following civil unrest after the elections. 1,026
Albania Contribution towards the restoration of a village school at Rovel. 7,000
Romania Balance of funds brought forward from 2008 for the enhancement of a Care Home for the Aged at Chesau (aka the ROPE project) 1,000
Lesotho Continuation of project to assist scores of AIDS orphans (the (CAKE project). Amount transferred during 2009: 8,055
Amount carried forward to 2010 for CAKE: 3,195
TOTAL 20,776

From CAP chairman, John Arthur: On behalf of the CAP committee I would like to thank you most heartily for the way in which you helped in achieving our goals for 2009, when an amazing sum of £ 20,776 was raised. This was almost £ 8,000 in excess of the budget – which is even more commendable considering the impact of the recession.

(the text below is from Ruth Farrer, who has just returned from visiting Romania and the Chesau home)

Robi Horvath married Claudia on 22 July. They will live in the section of the Home where Robi’s parents lived. The parents have built a small flat at the other end of the Home for themselves. Czabi and Hajni Horvath are expecting their first baby in September. Hajni will not work for the next 2 years.

Koti, our nurse, has left to work in Italy, but Claudia has just qualified as a nurse and will take her place. Claudia will attend the Adventist Seminary in Budapest for about 10 days for the next 3 years to get another essential government qualification for running a nursing home.

The CAP fund is currently paying the salaries of Claudia (nurse in charge), Utka (head of kitchen) and Ioan (cares for male patients, helps with laundry, cleaning and building – in other words he does whatever needs to be done!).

Jozsi and the sons continue to build additional rooms so that they can accommodate between 45-50 patients. Ilonka is now free from the kitchen and oversees all the nurses, cleaners, kitchen, etc. She now has a little more free time and can spend time talking with the patients.

All staff members have taken a course in health and hygiene and all passed the final examination. This is valid for 2 years. The Home will receive full accreditation in September (delay because of holidays). This means that everything is up to – and even higher – than the EU and local standards. This accreditation is valid for several years. General standards have been reached and there are some specific standards which need to be reached in about 2 years time.

It is rumoured that from January the government will pay one salary and give about GBP20 per month per patient. The grandmother of the SDA minister in Dundee, Scotland, is now a resident in the Home.

I believe CAP has made a substantial difference to this nursing home. Everything is going extremely well at the moment and I pray that it will continue to do so.

Ruth Farrer


The ROPE project will help to answer the needs of the elderly and sick in the village of Chesau, Romania, who are not able to take care of themselves. These people often have no family to care for them, have very little pension or no pension at all. Instead of living in farm barns or on the streets, they will be provided with a comfortable home with all their needs cared for. This home is run by the Horvath family.


CAP sent out a total of GBP6000 in 2006, in two instalments. This money has been used by the Horvaths to assist in the running of the home as follows:



1 Nurses salary for one year GBP 2,400
2 Stainless steel sink x 2 GBP 423
Stainless steel table GBP 223
Refrigerators x 2 GBP 350
Kitchen units – part payment GBP 604
3 Car – partial payment GBP 2,000
  1. Kati (pronounced ‘Cottie’) Tarr, a local nurse, has been employed full time in the home. We will be paying her salary for the duration of the CAP funding (currently 3 years starting in 2006).
  2. In order to meet EU rules (Romania became part of the EU on 1 January 2007) the home had to equip their kitchen to meet EU standards. This was a legal requirement and had to be completed by the end of October 2006.
  3. The Horvath family were running two old Ladas, each over twenty years old. They are now in possession of a much more modern second-hand Daewoo Leganza.

Kati Tarr - nurseKati at work in the home.