A Cooperative Project of the Lyoness Child & Family Foundation Association and Lyoness Romania.
"Castel Banffy" is an association located in Cluj that takes care of 21 of the poorest families (83 people) in and around Cluj. The institution is run solely by volunteers who support these families and try to provide a better future for the children.
The self-sacrificing work of this association is remarkable, but the funds are usually very limited. Hence the idea to organize an "Angel for a Day" activity for the children came up at the right time. Together with this association a day was planned that the children hopefully remember for a long time and makes very happy.
It started with breakfast at the restaurant "Fiesta", where the 20 children, caretakers and volunteers met and kicked off the activities of the day together. Afterwards they made their way to the salt mine "Salina Turda", one of the biggest tourist attractions of the region. The children took a tour through the tunnels and a guide provided them with all kinds of interesting information.
This was followed by a meal at the Pizzeria "Napoli Centrale”. Refreshed and strengthened they proceeded to the next activity of the day, a visit to "Cinema City”, where they watched a 3D movie. Afterwards the whole group was invited to dinner at the restaurant "Shanghai".
To bring the day to a close the children were surprised with presents such as groceries for their whole families as well as school starter kits. They were visibly delighted with their presents and beamed with joy. It was also great to see how close the whole group of children, caretakers and volunteers became by the end of the day.
We would like to thank all the volunteers, partners and educational sponsors who made this day possible:
Saltmine "Salina Turda"
Pizzeria "Napoli Centrale"
Grocery store Teresy "
Educational Sponsors Romania
The aim of this project was to allow 20 children from the poorest families of Cluj, a day away from their normal everyday life. In addition, groceries for their families and school starter kits were given to the children.
Angel for a Day - Romania VIII
4th of October 2014
20 children from the poorest families in and around Cluj that are cared for by the association "Castel Banffy".