• The Good Rock Legacy

    For almost two decades it’s been my pleasure and honour to meet some very fine people working in China. Today, as Good Rock comes to a close, we have been able to offer a helping hand to their organisations through our legacy fund. This support will go towards gold standard projects that are innovative and […]

  • Joy Comes After Sadness

    A few final words from me as we move towards the day when The Good Rock Foundation will close after just under two decades of working for orphaned and abandoned children in China… We adopted our daughter Abi from Urumqi, Xinjiang, in November 1997. Abi has been a complete joy every day since. However, adoption […]

  • Eleanor: My Personal Good Rock Story

    I first met Jacqui and her daughter, Abigail, at my wedding in October 2010. My husband and his late wife were friends of the Shurr family, hence the invitation. Jacqui and Abi had just returned from six years in Hong Kong where the family had moved to further the work of Good Rock. Jeff and […]

  • Important Update from our Founder

    Dear Friends I’m writing following on from my previous letter about the changes in China’s charity laws and how Good Rock is proceeding. We continued to support our projects until December 31st 2016. This included foster care, our Fig Bakery, medical relief and other small-scale projects. We have now handed these programmes back to the […]

  • Returning to Shamian Island

    It was simply marvelous to be back in Guangzhou even if it was just for the day! Paula and I made an early start on the train from Hong Kong which, by mid-morning, brought us to A Gift From China on verdant Shamian Island. Flora and Rebecca (seen here to the left, with Rebecca kneeling) […]

  • Lydia’s Visit to the UK

    Last Thursday was a very special day indeed! Lydia, who was our Executive Officer in Xinjiang, was able to travel to the UK and, in celebration of this, we hosted a little event at our Preston office. Lydia has been involved with Good Rock for around ten years. Jacqui recently described her as, “…my stalwart […]

  • Steering and Encouraging Others

    Here’s Fengping’s reflection of her time with Good Rock. When I first met Fengping I was very taken with how warm and jolly she was and this has been a blessing to our Fig apprentices who all feel so at ease with her. We’re delighted that Fengping has accepted the offer from the orphanage to continue […]

  • Dedication, Love and Sacrifice

    Please meet Annie, pictured here (left) with Dr Regula and I, who holds a very special place in my heart. When we first met I knew she was a kindred spirit with a heart for China. Annie went on to volunteer in our UK office and for a number of years managed our child sponsor updates. She had […]

  • A Heart Full of Thankfulness

    This week’s reflection comes from Xinqun who was a foster mother and also our Community Therapist in China for many years. On one hand it’s been very difficult for us all to consider the changes that have had to happen in Good Rock yet on the other hand, as you can see from Xinqun’s reflection and from […]

  • Continuing to Shape the Lives of Many

    This week’s reflection comes to you from Vicky, a former Chair of Good Rock UK, and a fellow adoptive mother. Vicky was determined to visit Xinjiang during her time with Good Rock and she was able to do just that, as you will read here. As you can see from the reflections we’re sharing, Good […]

  • To Know Genuine Love

    As we begin 2017 we’d like to take the opportunity to share some Good Rock reflections with you. One of the most rewarding experiences for me has been the relationships built with people who have walked alongside me and my family through the Good Rock years. I believe that as you get to know some of […]