Jade Parsons and Vicky Armer – June 2012

Vicky and I arrived in Vietnam on a humid day in early June. Greeted by the beautiful Suzanne, we were taken to a local authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Being a fussy one with food I was pleasantly surprised on how tasty it all was. Suzanne went through how the orphanage works and the amazing adventure she […]

Patrick Hartwig – August 2012 


Allambie, the children and Suzanne:
When we arrived in HCMC, first thing we did was meeting Suzanne to introduce ourselves and for her to explain how things work there. She was very helpful and let us know about accommodation, transportation and things to do in HCMC. 
On our first day at Allambie, we were invited for […]

Allambie Update – May to September 2012

Firstly let me say sorry for not writing sooner. Life here in Vietnam is busy and for the last 4 months, it has been the rainy season. This year’s rainy season has been really bad and we have had a lot of rain. When we have heavy rain, we also get a lot of power […]

Fundraiser to free fall from 12,000 feet for Allambie

Board member, Mike Hook is to take part in a daring challenge and hopefully raise much needed funds for Allambie Orphanage. On Mike’s JustGiving page, he says; “You’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that this is no ordinary parachute jump but involves free falling from 12,000ft and as I’ve never jumped before, this method […]

Ashleigh – September 2011

Ashleigh – September 2011 When I first arrived in Vietnam I had no idea what to expect from the experience. I was excited but apprehensive at the same time as I was unsure of what kind of challenges might lay ahead, but I wanted to really give it my best shot. I am lucky enough […]

Rafaela – October 2011

My first impression when I sat down to have tea with Suzanne was ‘Okay, she is definitely a real Mum’! The way she was looking at me and assessing whether I was trustworthy of entering her home is clearly what a Mum does, not everyone can come near her kids. Straight away I wanted to […]

Mark Eggering – May 2012

I’m a Vietnamese adoptee from the US who decided to finally make the trip back to Vietnam after 38 years. I had an absolutely wonderful trip and one of my biggest highlights was meeting Suzanne and the incredible children at the Allambie Orphanage. I was introduced to Suzanne through a mutual friend, who happened to […]

Prue – March 2012

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 […]

Mark Ledwick – February 2012

February 2012 Mark Ledwick I’ve just returned from an excellent time in Vietnam with Suzanne and the Allambie kids. It’s amazing to see what is happening and what a difference some time, attention and a little money can make to young people’s lives. The kids are fantastic and it was a privilege to be able […]

Helen Ledwick and Paul Brickles – January 2012

Helen Ledwick And Paul Brickles – Jan 2012 Our experience has been wonderful from start to finish! We heard about Allambie through a mutual friend and were keen to meet Suzanne and the children whilst visiting Vietnam. We were a little anxious at first, wondering what we had to offer kids with such a wide […]