I’m not sure what the first I heard of LUCIA was. I think it was about six years ago; just another of the charities that we discussed at a school meeting and decided to support. At first, it seemed nothing special.
Looking at potential … Read More
As a new volunteer for Lucia, I am looking forward to learning more about the charity, its trustees and its supporters over the coming months. I first met Sylvia at a Christmas event at the University of Birmingham where she was selling … Read More
I have spent many years donating a couple of pounds here and there to well-known charities at certain times of the year, but always thinking to myself, isn’t there a way I could do a bit more?
Last year I attended a staff presentation … Read More
I first became aware of LUCIA through the lovely Ron Gardiner, Sylvia's husband. We were work colleagues for many years until he retired, and have remained friends ever since. My only involvement with LUCIA was attending the occasional … Read More
LUCIA was a small volunteer-run international development charity based in the West Midlands, UK. The charity formed in 2005 and closed in 2017, after supporting a number of successful development projects in Ethiopia.
LUCIA helped to provide women, both as individuals and as community groups, with the support they needed to begin generating their own incomes. This improved their lives and that of their families, and they became motivated and less reliant on international aid. The charity also supported orphans and children with education, shelter and healthcare.
LUCIA was registered as charity number 112674.
Thank you message from Sylvia Gardiner, founder of LUCIA