Clann Sona - In 1990, just after the revolution in Romania, our niece went to work in an orphanage there. The ages of the children ranged from babies up to seven, some had disabilities or were blind. 70 out of 200 children had AIDS. There was heating and water for one hour per day and very little food, medicine, nappies, or baby milk. We appealed for nappies, creams, food etc. and got a great response. The first load was delivered in 1992 and, with the help and support of schools, churches and chapels; over 500 tonnes of aid have gone to orphanages, special needs units, various hospitals and villages. We have to meet the costs of £3000 each trip and have sent over £10,000 to foundations, Special Needs Clubs and the School for the Blind in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Our Local Council donated a vehicle to collect donations of goods. The running costs for this and rents for premises are covered by collections, sale of goods in our shop and individual donations, mostly via Gift Aid. We support a Foundation in Cluj which is housing, training and re-habilitating orphans from the institutions to give them a chance of starting an independent and self-supporting life. In addition to the work in Romania, we help any area where need is identified, in Europe and Africa and victims of abuse or poverty in our area of Scotland VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: We would welcome any help in the Virtual Volunteering project which WWV is introducing at present. This could consist of searching for grant funders on the internet, obtaining email and postal addresses for possible donors of goods, writing to these donors, preparing a newsletter for us to distribute, etc. All our funds are used for transport, fuel and ferries - nothing is used for administration as volunteers do our work. BT, North and South Lanarkshire Councils have donated all office equipment. We prefer not to accept volunteers with an offending background, as donated goods can include medical supplies and could be dangerous in the wrong hands.