The Marble Project

Our mission is to help people of less prosperous areas and less fortunate circumstances live fulfilled and contented lives in eastern Europe.

The Marble Project is a small, Essex-based charity which is committed to looking after children and orphans, families, people with severe physical disabilities and mental health issues, as well as the frail and elderly. Our focus is Bulgaria – specifically the town of Berkovitsa and its surrounding areas.

Our dedicated team of UK-based volunteers visit this part of Bulgaria a few times a year, meeting with the growing number of people joining our cause, in order to organise social events and sports days, along with supporting infrastructure build projects amongst other community initiatives – all of which helps to change peoples’ lives for the better. More can be found in our Projects area of the website.

Regular updates are posted on our Facebook page – see previews below.

We have also started our Instagram profile in 2019 (finally!)

July 10, 2020
Bulgaria Trip - May 2016

Searching through the archives..... !!

Searching through the archives..... !!

July 7, 2020
Bulgaria Trip - May 2016

Searching through the archives..... !!

Searching through the archives..... !!

May 21, 2020

They say a picture paints a thousand words... but we would like to see captions for this one! ๐Ÿ˜‚

It was our first attempt at a committee meeting online. Aside from a few camera and audio glitches, ... See more

May 15, 2020

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to THREE of our amazing volunteers in Bulgaria!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰
Mimi , Venci ะ’ะตะฝั†ะธัะปะฐะฒ ะฎั€ัƒะบะพะฒ , Didi Diana Materova - you guys are truly ... See more

May 12, 2020

What was once an orphanage is now a social centre, which works closely with vulnerable children and their families. The people here are truly amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Watch our video to find out more!

April 4, 2020

So, this was our Queen gig 4 years ago today! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weโ€™ve had plans lined up for great events in 2020 ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ
Fear not - the time will come eventually ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

For now - Keep well, stay ... See more

February 10, 2020
Southend parkrun

Tom Rae took part in parkrun on Saturday for Manchester Marathon training ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Follow his progress on the event page weโ€™ve set up ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

February 8, 2020
Floyd Effect Fans

The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Show ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ Incredible ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Thereโ€™s no doubt weโ€™ll organise another date in the diary for fans and supporters alike ๐Ÿ˜Š x

Speaking of concerts for a good cause, today's Floyd Effect clip is from their show some 18 months ago in aid of The Marble Project - enjoy!

Please note this is fan ... See more

February 6, 2020

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For those of you who follow the Marble Project, this is Berkovitsa today .. proper snow and proper cold .. of course schools and roads are open !!! They laugh in the face of a minor snowfall !

February 2, 2020

Is it just us, or did January seem to last 1000 days? (You donโ€™t have to answer that ๐Ÿ˜‚)
Anyway - new month, new updates!
The Charity held its AGM this week and it was a chance for the Committee ... See more