Brighten up your outlook (wall) with 6 pictures of happy smiling faces and 6 lovely springtime views of the beautiful Forest of Bowland an area of natural beauty on Lancaster’s doorstep.


All proceeds to Double Joy, £10 by hand, £11 ($15 worldwide) posted. Please contact Eric at doublejoy1994@gmail.com. 24 Knowe Hill Crescent. Lancaster LA1 4JY.


Covid-19 has put a stop to our usual fundraising methods so we ask you to support us by buying a 2021 calendar. Countryside photos taken by Eric and Double Joy pictures by recent visitors.

 Click on JustGiving link to buy a calendar.





*Double Joy is not receiving overseas visitors until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.”

Swedish proverb


Please spread the word.....

Friends of Double Joy is a small grassroots charity. We exist only through your ongoing support and hope you'll spread the word to other people.

Every donor is vital to our survival. Please tell everyone about Double Joy Children's Farm. Contact Chrissie Hinde or Eric Roseden for publicity materials.

All money goes direct to Double Joy (no UK staff salaries). there are 95 children at at Double Joy and 37 at school or college. This costs about £120,000 a year, surely fantastic value at that?






When HIV/AIDS takes the lives of both parents it threatens the futures of their orphaned children.


Double Joy Children's Farm aims to restore shattered childhoods and give hope for a better future.


Groups of siblings (3yrs. and over) with no other means of support, get love, fun, schooling, health and a vocation.


We have 95 children at Double Joy Children's Farm and 32 more in secondary and tertiary education, plus 1 at University


Children stay until age 15, then leave for secondary school or training college and we support  them more 3 more years.


Double Joy, a government registered children's institution has 34 local staff, (excluding Mary Hinde, project initiator, who is self-funding).


Now in its 25th year, Double Joy depends on the generosity of the donors of Friends of Double Joy*.


125 monthly donors give 55% of running costs. The remainder comes from on one-off grants, donations and fundraising events.


With no UK staff, virtually every penny donated** goes directly where most needed and effective. Recent devaluations in the UK£ have seriously hit the value of our funds. Our fundraising has also been seriously hampered during this Covid-19 pandemic.


To continue our vital work we need your help. Anything you can give - no matter how small - goes towards saving the lives of those who are left behind by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Friends of Double Joy is the UK based charity raising money only for Double Joy Children's Farm. We hope you will join us ensuring this continues for many years.


Our twice yearly newsletters aim to raise awareness of the need to;-


1      equip school leavers for their new lives as boarders in secondary education each January


2     feed up, treat and clothe the latest intake of orphans on 4th November 2020.

Your support and kindness to Double Joy Children's Farm (since 1995) has saved so many children's lives,


Asante sana, thank you.

Click JustGiving to find fundraising page.


* (registered Charity no. 1087172)

** less than 1% of funds is spent on administration costs.

".... a shining example of how to make a real difference with what is, by Western standards, a very modest budget"   ***

 Alan Nowell -Trustee of Friends of Double Joy



*** - Annual Budget is about £110,000, ($140,000, or €120,000).


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