a new portage service in taganrog

Jo spent a very positive and productive week in Russia at the end of February and we are very pleased to announce the start of a new Community Portage Service in Taganrog. Thanks to the hard work of Diana, Senior Portage Worker (far right), a team of 4 Portage Workers will start to visit 4 families creating the first Community Portage Service supported by ThePromise outside of the Ryazan...

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thank you and well done nic!

Nic Mault, a physiotherapist from St Alban’s, became the first person to run the London marathon in aid of ThePromise, she did amazingly well and we would like to thank her, and all those who sponsored her. She beat her target of £500 but it is not too late to sponsor her!  

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a russian fairytale

A RUSSIAN FAIRYTALE ThePromise was very happy to support the screening of this beautiful, tragic and compelling UK Premiere of A Russian Fairytale.  The beautifully shot film told the story of a group of young people fighting to survive on the streets of the post-soviet city of Perm. Unfortunately there were no happy endings for these young adults but, after talking with the film-makers,...

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community christmas party

  Members of the commnity portage team in Ryazan organised a wonderful Christmas Party for the children and their families. Father Frost came and gave each child presents, which were kindly funded by the local Social Protection (council), of toys and sweets. The Portgae workers put on a fairytale show and children enjoyed painting, making snow flakes and dancing. It was one of the rare occasions...

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social oscar award

Armenui & Elvira accepting award Our Russian partner organisation, Obeshenye, was recently awarded 1st place in the ‘Federal Stage of the III All Russian Festival of Social Programmes’.  The award was for our work supporting children with special needs and their families within the community, promoting social adaptation. Armenui (Obeshenye Director) and Elvira (Obeshenye Council...

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local mum scoops top “mum on a mission” award for charity work

Local mum, Sarah Settelen, has been awarded the “Mum on a Mission” award 2011 by the organisation Mumpreneurs UK at their annual Conference and Awards Ceremony last weekend. Sarah started up a charity “ThePromise” in 2003 to support disabled children in Russia, both those living in orphanages and those living at home with their parents. She was inspired to do this after the tragic death...

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