COVID19: RoAF Response

Corona Virus: Changes to RoAF Activities

We cannot accept donations of goods in person during lockdown periods. Advice on how and when these items can be delivered to us will be published here when we are able to resume person-to-person actvities.


Our Horley team has been working hard to make sure our next full load of aid is complete with the correct documentation. It is hoped that this will leave our depot by mid June. In the meantime, we still have a very full warehouse and we need to ask you to hold on to any donations until further notice, please.
LOOKING FORWARD, We expect to be able to start packing and sorting some time in July, or before, when Horley Baptist Church allows us to restart our Friday afternoon sessions.
THERE WILL BE CHANGES in the period immediately on start date and until further notice.

NO bric-a-brac.

No Electrical items including T.V. and desk top computers.

NO Furniture

NO Kitchen utensils metal or ceramic or plastic.

NO Children’s car seats or Booster seats.

YES, We will continue to take clothing, bedding and house hold fabrics and laptop computers, at Horley on Fridays.

YES, Bicycles, Cots, Beds, Chairs and Mattresses, will be accepted on Saturday mornings AT BILLINGSHURST with notice given once Billingshurst opens on Saturdays. This will be after the load being assembled has gone.

KNITTERS: Thank you once again for all you are doing and a special thanks to all those who are knitting items for us. Keep it up nothing goes to waste every item gets to be worn in Dorohoi.

During the coming months we expect to gradually lift some of these restrictions that are in place only to comply with Romanian customs requests. Thank you for your interest and support, and your patience as we work through these changes following Brexit and Covid.


RoAF will continue to support our partners in Romania in their efforts to help those in need there. Asociatia Neemia’s activities are largely funded through the sales from its shop but this is dependent upon the supply of suitable items from RoAF. Without the lorries RoAF will need to make direct financial support available; we have the resources to do this but there will be an impact on our longer-term plans. We appreciate that many of our supporters will have their own financial constraints and we accept that some may have to reconsider their giving to RoAF. Please do not feel embarrassed about this.

Remember that RoAF is essentially a faith-based organisation that relies on prayer. Prayer is our connection with God’s ultimate power source and, without prayer support, our activities would achieve nothing of lasting value. We invite you to continue to pray about all aspects of the current situation, including your personal circumstances and those who are working to resolve the crisis and to mitigate its after-effects.

Published, 24 Mar 2020: Page updated, 12 May 2021