Allambie announces new text donation number

Allambie Orphanage is delighted to announce a dedicated text donation number to all its supporters. Courtesy of Vodaphone Just Giving, supporters can now donate to Allambie by sending a simple text message – 100% goes to Allambie. This great news comes as we announce our brand-new YouTube channel which highlights the children of Allambie, and […]

Help raise money for Allambie using web searches

We are delighted to be able to tell you about a brand new way you can support Allambie Orphanage without it costing you a penny. is a site which raises money for your favourite charity with every web search you make. We are asking all of our supporters to sign-up to this amazing site […]

Nhi’s Story

Name: Nguyen Thi Anh Ngoc. Date of Birth: 12/11/94 Nhi’s mother is very poor and cannot look after her, so Nhi’s has been looking after herself for a few years now. Her grandparents took her in for while but they asked her to leave as they could not afford to keep her. Nhi has at […]

Allambie grows stronger in 2011

Last time I wrote, we were celebrating our six months milestone – I’m pleased to report things are going from strength to strength. Here in Saigon, the children’s summer holidays start in June and they were off school for nearly three months. This was quite challenging for me but lucky, we have had quite a […]

Julia Hirst – 2011

In July 2008 my family and I moved to Vietnam for three years as my husband took up a new career. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the country and the gentleness of the people but saddened by the poverty and the amount of children in orphanages. Once my children were settled into school, […]

Hear from Volunteers at Allambie

March 2012 – Prue I was planning to spend a month in Vietnam working in an orphanage. I had been to Vietnam twice before and I wanted to work somewhere, that wasn’t built to suit tourists, or corrupt. My options were therefore limited. I was drawn to Allambie, because it really was just so different […]

Suzanne says thanks to all supporters

Allambie would like to say a special big thank you to the following people: All the children’s sponsors, without whom, my work at Allambie would not be possible. Mike Hook for his support in getting Allambie its charity status and for donating the children’s new keyboard to enable their music lessons. Also for his continued […]

Allambie celebrates six month landmark

Allambie is delighted to be celebrating its six month landmark in Vietnam. Suzanne Thi Hein Hook explains how the orphanage has grown throughout 2011. She writes… Well, Allambie has reached its six month milestone and boy does it feel good! I now have six children living with me. We have two boys – Chuyen who […]

Three months, five children and a cook!

Hello everyone, sorry for not writing sooner, but my life here has been very busy indeed.  The last time I wrote we were celebrating Christmas and I had two children.  Since then, it has been a rather emotional, hard and stressful couple of months. Allambie is pleased to announce we now have three more children, […]

Suzanne talks about the first Christmas at Allambie

I can’t believe it has been three weeks since we moved into our new house, it feels like we have been here for much longer than that! To see them so settled and happy and getting to know them has been something that I have dreamt about for a long time.  As the three of […]