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!)

September 29, 2019

Our volunteers Paul Crawley, Tom Rae, Heather Barnes and Richard Coe have shared the first video of their time in Bulgaria so far!
We will continue posting updates on their experiences with you over ... See more

September 29, 2019

Arrived in Bulgaria to plan our Christmas project and bumped into the fantastic Ivan and his lovely girlfriend Nadia .. 12 years ago Ivan helped us take 2 coach loads of children from the institution ... See more

September 28, 2019

We will keep you all updated over the coming days about our ongoing efforts in Bulgaria!
In the meantime ... volunteers are putting up with Paul Crawley’s questionable driving skills abroad 😂

September 24, 2019

The time has almost arrived for the next charity trip to Bulgaria ✈️🇧🇬

A small team of volunteers - Paul Crawley, Tom Rae, Heather Barnes and Richard Coe - will be visiting our amazing ... See more

August 8, 2019

Well what an evening that was! 🐎 🐎 🐎

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and could attend yesterday’s horse racing antics - we hope you all enjoyed it!!

There were no losers, ... See more

August 7, 2019

and they’re off.... Let the races begin! 🐎🐎🐎

June 14, 2019
Photos from The Marble Project's post

We’re overjoyed to share these pictures with you - the guitars we recently bought for the elderly peoples’ home are being used to bring music & laughter 🎸 🎵 🎶 ...and the other picture is ... See more

May 22, 2019

One of our lovely volunteers in Bulgaria has today delivered 2 guitars to an elderly home we support 😊
We found out that a couple of the residents could play, but had no instruments 🎸 🎸 So ... See more

March 4, 2019
The Marble Project on BBC Radio

So here we are....
For those who missed it (and even those who didn't!) this is the recording of our volunteer Paul Crawley's interview on BBC Radio Essex 📻 🎙️ Enjoy!

One of 'The Marble Project' charity volunteers on BBC Radio Essex (with host Jodie Halford) to discuss its origins, principles and the family/community spirit that makes it such a successful small cha

February 28, 2019
Photos from The Marble Project's post

He’s a natural! Great interview Paul Crawley 👏🏼

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