Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Romanian Angel Appeal

George and Olivia Harrison promoting the 'Romanian Angel Appeal' on "Wogan".

This version of this song was included on the "Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal" charity album released in 1990 to benefit Romanian orphans, under the auspices of the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation.

Artists donating tracks include the Traveling Wilburys, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Guns N' Roses, Ringo Starr, and Elton John. All songs were previously unreleased, and "Nobody's Child" (backed with "This Week") and "With a Little Help from my Friends" were released as singles.

The charity album

The project was organized by Olivia Harrison, who created the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation with the other wives of The Beatles (Barbara Bach, Yoko Ono and Linda McCartney) in April 1990.

A Beatles wives project

In Bucharest, a handful of good-hearted, dedicated and well-trained people (doctors, sociologists, nurses) helped the founding members and the international community to renovate Romanian orphanages, managing the funds, identifying people, talking, negotiating, persuading. They were the heart of the foundation which is today just as alive and active for Romania’s children and adults in need.
The single

Since 1991 Romanian Angel Appeal has been responding to the HIV/AIDS and TB epidemics across Romania through pioneering projects and programs, providing integrated treatment, care and prevention services to more than 4,000 beneficiaries per annum: children, adults, health workers and other professionals.

RAA counts of 34 staff members, and 30 collaborators nationalwide. RAA has been involved in various international programs, is an organization member of National Coordination Committee for Global Fund Romania, Member of the Penta Network. As Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria (2007 – ongoing) , RAA coordinated and monitored the activity of 35 governmental and civil society organizations involved in the implementation of the Global Fund HIV and TB grants in Romania.

RAA Foundation continues to work to this day in national and international projects dealing with: HIV and TB prevention; developing and delivering services and social integration opportunities for people affected by HIV, TB and ASD; advocacy campaigns; social, medical and operational research in the area of HIV, TB and ASD.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about it. So beautiful. The Beatles family doing good.