CARE Then and Now

Lyndall Stein appointed new Chair of the Board of Trustees of CARE International UK

Lyndall Stein has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of CARE International UK. She will take up her post from 1 August 2022.    Lyndall will be succeeding Carolyn Clarke who stepped down in 2021 after serving her term as Chair.

The CARE package instinct

The local and global reaction to the COVID-19 crisis shows us that the instinct to give CARE packages and to help others is as strong today as it was 75 years ago.

"An act of kindness can last a lifetime"

Ruth received CARE packages in the aftermath of WW2, today she is raising funds for CARE by selling tomato plants and flowers from her garden.

CARE Then and Now: “I remember the excitement”

Ruth Martin remembers her excitement when the first parcel arrived, and her amazement at the goodies it contained.

CARE Then and Now: “I still have the labels”

June Darby's family received three CARE packages - and June has got the labels to prove it.

The story of aid in a CARE package

Take a look at a gallery of contents of CARE packages from 1945 to today.

“It was a red letter day when packages arrived”

Gillian Roberts remembers receiving CARE packages “full of fantastic surprises” delivered by the firm of Carter Paterson & Pickfords.

From the archive: CARE packages lead to marriage

World War 2 brought Marta and Dayton Edie together – but it was the CARE packages Dayton sent later that helped win Marta’s heart.

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