The Targu Mures Trust

A Glasgow based Scottish Registered Charity SC029811.

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The Targu Mures Trust was established in January 2000 to support the frail and isolated Holocaust survivors of Targu Mures, Romania. Almost all of the survivors were living in impoverished circumstances,well below any standard that we in the UK would consider remotely acceptable. Many survivors could not afford dentures, hearing aids, glasses and a significant number were having to make real choices between food and medicines.

 

In the winter of 1999/2000 when the Trust was formed, its primary aim was to meet the medical, optical, dental and mobility needs of these vulnerable survivors.  The Trust later funded a comprehensive home care service for those whose illness or frailty made it difficult for them to undertake personal care tasks, shop, cook, or maintain their homes. This service also provided an invaluable lifeline for those who would otherwise have been isolated and alone.

 

The trustees of the Targu Mures Trust are pleased and privileged to have been able to support over 250 Holocaust survivors over the last 20 years. The local Jewish community have formally recorded that not only has the Trust enhanced survivors lives with the provision of medicines, optical, dental and home care services but on many occasions prolonged life. 

As the number of camp survivors has dwindled to 5 the trustees believe that it is time to wind up the Trust. The trustees formally notified OSCR, The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and they have accepted the trustees proposals. The Trusts substantial assets have been transferred to a newly formulated arms length committee of the Synagogue for the sole use of the Holocaust camp survivors and at the committee’s discretion other Holocaust survivors. In this context trustees signed a legally binding agreement with the local Synagogue, which is a registered third sector not for profit organisation in Romania.

As the charity is being wound up on 31 January 2020 no further donations can be accepted.

The Trustees wish to thank all those who have donated and supported the Trust over the last 20 years. Without those individuals and families the 250 survivors could not have been given an enhanced quality of life in their twilight years.

 
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