Generous donations for the orphanage in Elhovo
Mr. Tom Hislop and his friend Linda are happy people with generous hearts. At the end of March they made lavish donations to the children from the orphanage in Elhovo to the amount of 3000 GBP in 170 pairs of brand new shoes, clothes, toys, etc. Tom and Linda came to Bulgaria for a first time last November and fell in love with the friendly and helpful people and the beautiful nature. They decided to settle here and now are owners of two real estate properties in the village of Granitovo and the town of Kavarna and find Bulgaria cheap and safe place to live in.
During their first visit here though, they were shocked by the poverty in which some children live. That is why, several months ago, Mr. Tom Hislop registered a charity organization and named it “Children in Bulgaria”. He expects to receive at least 10 000 GBP per year from the UK government, in order to invest in Bulgaria and make further donations for the benefit of other Bulgarian children in similar position.
At the end of March he and Linda donated to the school for children with learning difficulties and orphans in Elhovo new commodities and special sets prepared by the Scottish children in their hometown. They also plan to open a small shop in Scotland, the income of which will be also donated.
Linda widowed some years ago and now she plans to live in the village of Granitovo with her three children, who have Slavonic names and would attend a Bulgarian school. As Tom and Linda explain, the professionals from “Bulgarian Properties” Ltd, which from they purchased their properties, have already sent an enquiry to the Ministry of Education for the preparation of a special plan for incorporating the children in the Bulgarian schools.
They also reveal they found all the information they needed on the web page of the company and express their ghratitude to “Bulgarian Properties” Ltd. for all the help, understanding and correct attitude towards them.
As Mr. Hislop assures us, he did not run into any difficulties when he came to settle here, since he was assisted by the local employees of the Company and is ready to share his experience with everyone. He finds Bulgarian people friendly, down-to-earth and very helpful and can not think of a single characteristic he does not approve.
According to him, Bulgaria is a safe place with many opportunities for everyone who wants to start a business here or invest in real estate property and considers Bulgarians as the greatest wealth of the country, followed by the magnificent nature.
The donation of Tom and Linda was widely covered by the local cable TV, which follows the process of population of the village of Granitovo with residents of Great Britain. It was also announced that the local police department in the town of Elhovo will undergo special training for better communication with the foreigners.
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