Allambie moves into its new home

The children of Allambie are celebrating as they moved into their new home at the weekend. For the first time, Suzanne Hook was able to cook a homemade dinner for the children in the house which is in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. Suzanne said; “I am so happy we have been able […]

BBC’s Fergal Keane talks to Suzanne Hook

Fergal Keane spoke to Suzanne Hook on his award-winning BBC Radio 4 show this week and generated a flood of support from throughout the world. Born in Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War, founder of Allambie, Suzanne, was found under a bush and taken to an orphanage. She believes her father to be […]

Shoe sale in aid of Allambie Orphanage

A woman from Eastbourne is hoping the sale of a designer shoe collection will help towards the running of the Allambie Orphanage in Vietnam. The collection was recently featured in the national media, when the owner of the shoes, and founder of the Allambie Orphanage was planning to leave the UK. Now, Viktoria Cowley, 37, […]

First blog from Saigon, Vietnam

Well, it’s been two weeks now since I arrived in Vietnam – the flight was fine and Singapore Airlines let me through with my luggage even though it 15kg too heavy! My best friend Sandra was at Heathrow to see me off with Higgins, and we both burst in tears. The tears continued along the […]

Messages of Support for Suzanne

Bon voyage and good luck Suzanne. Hope all goes well. Will be thinking of you . Hope to come and visit one day . Love from Liz x Hi Suzanne, I wish you every success with the opening of Allambie and very much hope that Leanne and I will be able to visit and support […]

£10,000 raised in London Pub Quiz fundraiser

NOVEMBER BLOG BY SUZANNE THI HIEN HOOK Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I am shattered as I seem to be surviving on around four hours sleep a night at the moment as there are so many emotions and things that I have to do. I now only have three weeks left here […]

Business quiz night in aid of Allambie

A top London business will be holding its annual charity quiz night in November in support of the Allambie Orphanage. LMG, is one of the UK’s leading companies providing Cabling Infrastructure Managed Services, and on 4th November, it will be raising money at The Gallery, Austin Friars in London as well as funds for a […]

It’s the final countdown – Suzanne’s Blog

Hello once again. What can I say, but last month has to one of the craziest and bizarre months of my life. But first, I have the best news ever – I have a buyer for my house HURRAY! I was beginning to get really down about it and thought it would never happen, and […]

Worldwide media coverage for Allambie Orphanage

Newspapers, Television stations and magazines from all over the world have been telling the amazing story of Allambie and founder Suzanne Hook. In just seven days, Allambie was featured on ITV’s new morning programme, Daybreak, with presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, ITV London, ITV Anglia, BBC World and newspapers such as The Daily Mail, […]

Hundreds turn out for Allambie clothes sale

More than £1,200 has been raised during a busy clothes sale organised by Vietnamese adoptee Jaki Clibbon from Norwich. Over a hundred local people took part in the event to raise much needed funds for the Allambie Orphanage. Jaki, who started plans for the clothes sale more than five months, grew the idea from a […]