Marinela’s visit to Bristol 24/11/2018

We are proud to be hosting an evening with Marinela Murg in Bristol on Saturday 24th November 2018. Marinela is the inspirational director in charge of Emanuel Hospice, in Oradea, Romania, and the Omega Project was set up to fund Dr Beni who works at this hospice. Marinela will be with us for an evening of music, drinks and nibbles and she will be able to share an update on hospice progress and challenges that they face in an informal setting.

The evening starts from 6pm until about 8pm so hopefully given short notice you can pop along to say hello even if you have plans for later in the evening.

Location detail attached Omega Invite 24 Nov

Charity Fund raiser

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our charity event hosted by Tim Vine.  It was a great evening: Jazz, Opera, delcious food and auction. Thank you also for the overwhelmingly positive feedback and expressions of appreciation from so many of you. The event raised £5407 and we are humbled by people’s generosity.


Hospice film – April 2017

The attached two minute film has been made using footage from our visit to the hospice in April 2017. It will hopefully give you  an idea of what the hospice is all about…

In the film, Marinela Murg, the hospice director, briefly describes how the hospice started, and some of its aims. The film also features Dr Beni, whose salary the Omega Project has committed to cover during 2017, on a home visit to one of his patients.

Do please contact us with any further questions……

Omega Project team

James Dorman
James lives in Bristol, he is a composer who predominately writes music for TV. Having spent time in Romania and witnessing the Hospice staff at work James is keen to find interesting ways to support and raise awareness of palliative care in Romania. james
Susannah King
Susannah lives in Bristol and professionally is an engineer who has worked in engineering and project management in food manufacturing. She first become involved with Emanuel hospice on a mission trip doing DIY and repairs in patients homes and really enjoyed meeting the hospice staff patients and hearing their stories. She was inspired particularly with the dedication the staff have to their patients medical and emotional needs. Only 11% of patients that require palliative care in Romania can access care of a good standard; susannah was determined to champion the cause of Emanuel hospice in Oradea by setting up Omega project with Andrew and James. susannah
Andrew Macpherson
Andrew is originally from Manchester, but has lived in Bristol since moving there to attend university. He first came across Emanuel Hospice several years ago, while he was volunteering as an ambassador for Transform Europe Now. The initial set up of Emanuel Hospice was supported by this Bristol based charity, and since then Andrew has supported Friends of Emanuel Hospice, a UK based charity that was subsequently set up to provide ongoing support, encouragement and funding for the new hospice operations. Andrew was inspired by the reality that a handful of passionate people saw a desperate need for hospice care to be set up on Romania, and they went ahead and made it happen.

Since his subsequent trip to see the work of the hospice first hand in autumn 2015, along with James and Susannah felt inspired to set up the Omega Project to help support the hospice more directly and in a new way. Their aim is to fund medical professionals who are making a huge difference in Romania, for which “we get a lot of bang for our UK buck”!!

The Omega Project has been set up as an initiative of Friends of Emanuel Hospice (FEH), an existing Scottish registered charity, and Andrew has since become an FEH trustee, building on his existing relationships with the FEH team and representing the Omega Project among the charity trustees. During the day Andrew secures funding for his extravagant hat obsession by contracting as an accountant for a well known bank.


Planned trip to visit the hospice – April 2017

The Omega Project team and Kirsteen Cowling (chair of trustees for Friends of Emanuel Hospice) are visiting Emanuel Hospice at the end of April 2017.

The aims of the trip are:

  1. to reconnect with and encourage the Hospice staff team;
  2. to better understand the needs of the hospice, so that we can be effective in supporting them in future;
  3. to visit some of the families that we helped on our trip in October 2015;
  4. to spend time with Dr Beni so that we can share more with our donors about his work and his story.

We are heading out to visit the hospice team between 29th April and 1st May. We will be providing more information on this website about the hospice’s current work and challenges, and be providing more details about Dr Beni on our return.