35th Anniversary Celebration Tour to Romania

Including a Heroes Gala Dinner

25th -29th September 2024


Wednesday 25th September

All supporters will arrive in Bucharest in preparation for the official tour of the work of Children in Distress which commences on Thursday.  We will join each other for an informal dinner which will be provided to allow us to get to know one another.

Thursday 26th September

Thursday will commence with a visit to Casa Maria to meet the children in their new home/hospice which is in Bucharest.   Lunch will be provided as will the opportunity to talk to the staff and children.

In the evening we are delighted to be hosting the Charity Heroes Gala Dinner at Bragadiru Palace, Bucharest.  The venue for the dinner is spectacular and will provide the opportunity to celebrate and thank all those who have impacted upon the work of the charity over the past 35 years.

Friday 27th September

On Friday we will travel out to see the space that has been secured to develop a major project of the charity .  We will Travel to Zarnesti to see the space for Pine View Retreat Lodge and learn about the vision for its realisation and benefit to the local communities.

We will have lunch in Brasov, a charming, well preserved old medieval city in the Transylvania region of Romania, which is fringed by the Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant in Bucharest.

Saturday 28th September

We will celebrate our 35th anniversary with a service at Church of the Resurrection, Bucharest followed by lunch.

There will be the opportunity to explore Bucharest in the afternoon before we join up again for dinner, which will be provided at a local restaurant in Bucharest.

Sunday 29th September

Lunch will not be provided as individuals will be leaving today and this will provide the opportunity to explore Bucharest before heading off to the airport.


Total cost for the Programme of events above is £650 per person.

Breakdown of price

  • Accommodation – 4 nights including breakfast – £280
  • Food – Lunches and Dinner – £245
  • Gala Dinner – £50
  • Transport – £75

This time we are asking that you book your own flights which we estimate are currently between £200 – £280 per person, depending on where you fly from.  Once your flight details are confirmed, if you share them with us, we can coordinate some airport transfers using the Romanian Charity Minibus.

Please ensure you also arrange your own travel insurance for the trip.

If you wish to book for this event, please contact Info@childrenindistress.org.uk