Blythswood

Since 1966, Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need. Whether through filled shoeboxes at Christmas, relief and development aid or social projects for young and old, Blythswood brings hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and Asia. Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential. With the support of people like you, Blythswood provides loving care for body and soul.


Blythswood Update – July 7th 2020

Daniel Centre The 5-year licensing is in progress but is usually quite a bureaucratic process. The residents have been generally in better form over the past few weeks.  Dani meets them more on an individual basis because of the Covid restrictions. Negotiating goes on with the local council as the Daniel Centre refurbishes one property […]

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Blythswood Update – June 17th 2020

Daniel Centre Alix has taken over from Titi as cook.  One resident, another Alix, is worked off his feet in a courier service, but no resident has lost his job because of the lockdown. Ciprian had been suicidal but is now recovering with psychiatric counselling.  István wants to quit his job rather than get up […]

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Blythswood Update – June 3rd 2020

Daniel Centre The lockdown restrictions have eased in Romania over the past days. Please remember the young men of the Daniel Centre in your prayers. Some have lost their jobs due to the crisis.  Some will be returning to work in the days ahead and one young man has a job interview. Alex, himself abandoned […]

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Blythswood Update – May 13th 2020

Daniel Centre Romania moves from a military state of emergency to a state of alert on 15th May, with deaths still contained at under 1000 for the country.  Alix and István still work and keep to their own rooms when back at the house, but no Covid 19 testing in place poses problems for the […]

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Blythswood Update – May 1st 2020

Daniel Centre Three of the young men at the Centre have now been allowed to go back to work; István at the supermarket, who had had pneumonia, tested negative for Covid 19. Danny, the staff member currently doing his two weeks supervising the young men, expected to be Covid-tested before this present stint but local […]

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Blythswood Update – April 15th 2020

Daniel Centre The money previously assigned for the refurbishment of the large depot in Cluj has had to be temporarily re-directed to Blythswood in Deephaven to maintain essential services, including the food banks, across a wider spectrum of Blythswood projects which are currently in lockdown. The Daniel Centre is in complete lockdown which means that […]

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Blythswood Update – April 1st 2020

Daniel Centre Plans move forward in the longer term to refurbish Blythswood’s large depot and sell a property in Cluj to generate funds for the Daniel Centre and Talita Kum on a more sustainable basis. The Centre has sufficient funds to continue for the time being but will no doubt soon be challenged financially with […]

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Blythswood Update – March 18th 2020

Daniel Centre Balazs’s meeting with a retired Christian investment banker for funding to refurbish their large depot went well with a possible commitment to provide about 20% of the required amount.  They also hope to sell a property in Cluj. The plans are however overshadowed at present by the lockdown occasioned by the corona virus […]

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Blythswood Update – March 4th 2020

Daniel Centre Balazs is meeting with a retired Christian investment banker to discuss the funding to refurbish a large depot they have owned for 20 years.  Once funding was in place, it would take them about a year to be up and running and ready for potential renters. Alix is apprehensive about leaving the Daniel […]

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Blythswood Update – February 18th 2020

Daniel Centre Balazs is hoping to have Blythswood funding to refurbish a large depot they have owned for 20 years.  When this work is complete, they will be able to rent out sections of the refurbished depot to businesses.  This will give them sustainable income for their various Romanian projects. Gaby is still not back […]

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