From Bristol with Love was started by Ileana and Razvan Constantinescu in 2013 as a small charitable project, with the simple aim of delivering as much aid as possible to disadvantaged children and their families in Romania.
Herself a teacher with over 20 years teaching experience in Romania and UK, now teaching in a leading Bristol Primary School, Ileana has not forgotten the difficulties faced by children, their families and teaching and caring staff in the special needs educational establishments in Romania and decided to do everything in her power to bring smiles and comfort to the children at one of these institutions: Marina Day Centre in Curtea de Arges.
Having specialised in Business Management (BA Hons – Brighton) , International Development (MA – Westminster) and Education and Social Mobility (PhD – Oxford), Razvan decided to combine his professional and volunteering experience in community engagement into setting-up and running this small charitable project in a sustainable and cost-effective way.
Due to the immense generosity of the project’s sponsors, partners and donors, From Bristol with Love grew and developped into an independent, UK Recognised entity with charitable status and Lloyds Bank Treasurer Account. By the end of 2015, the project succeeded in collecting, sorting and delivering over 4,350 Kgs of aid to our beneficiaries, hundreds of boxes of clothes, toys, educational equipment, TVs, Video players and much more.
Our vision, our plans, our campaigns, collections, deliveries and distributions – everything we do – is for the benefit of those in need irrespective of their spirituality, ethnicity, gender and orientations of any kind.
We hope the pictures on this site will tell more than a thousand words about From Bristol with Love and we invite you to be part of our work. Please join us in bringing smiles, comfort and help to our beneficiaries: children with special needs, parentless adults with severe learning difficulties and rural communities at risk of social exclusion and marginalisation.
Ileana and Razvan Constantinescu
From Bristol with Love