'To Russia With Love' Book Launch
See how one amazing Irish woman changed the lives of so many of Russia’s abandoned children.
Local Clontarf resident Debbie Deegan set up the charity 'To Russia With Love' in 1998. It is a charity helping Russian orphans in a number of regions across the Russian Federation.
Debbie has recently written a book entitled 'To Russia With Love: Changing the Lives of Abandoned Children'. It will be launched on November 6th in Clontarf Castle.
'To Russia With Love: Changing the Lives of Abandoned Children tells the incredible story of how one woman's determination led her to overcome obstacles ranging from the scepticism of 'Celtic Tiger'-era Ireland to the intricacies of soviet-style bureaucracy, and the threat of violence from international criminals, to fulfill a promise to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
To this day, To Russia with Love has helped over 5,000 abandoned and orphaned children in the Bryansk region of Western Russia and further across the Russian Federation through education and development programs. All of the young people that have left the orphanage since 2007 have accessed further education and are living in accommodation supported by To Russia With Love.
This book will make you laugh, make you cry but above all, help you realise the importance of the work that the team at To Russia with Love carry out every day.'
To Russia With Love depends largely on the generosity of the public for donations, so any support is greatly appreciated. You can visit the website here to find out more about the charity.
If you would like to support Debbie, you can preorder the book on Amazon here. It is also available to buy in Spar on Vernon Avenue for €12.99. It will also be available in all major book outlets and available as an eBook. All proceeds to To Russia with Love.
We wish Debbie every success in the future.