Chernobyl Charities and Organisations

Charities and Organisations

On this page you will find a list of charities and organisations across the UK who are dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Click on the links to visit each charity home page. Get in touch with the charity find out how you can help.

Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK)

Chernobyl Children’s Project(UK) brings children to the UK for recuperative holidays, particularly teenagers and very young children in remission from cancer; delivers humanitarian aid; works to create opportunities for children with disabilities in Belarus and to change attitudes to disability; has a major training programme in Belarus aimed at promoting child centred care; and supports the Children’s Hospice Movement.

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline brings several thousand children to the UK each year from Belarus and Ukraine to stay with families in over 100 links around the country; it has a family support project providing financial help to many poor families in Belarus; and a has created a community laundry in the village of Lapichy

Friends of Chernobyl Children

Friends of Chernobyl Children is an ecumenical group working with host families throughout the UK to help socially underpriviledged children affected by the Chernobyl disaster

Chernobyl Continuity

Started in 1998 Chernobyl Continuity organises respite holidays in the UK for Belarusian teenagers aged 16 to 18 with a programme designed to expand their horizons by taking part in activities most of us take for granted.

Friends of the Belarusian Childrens Hospice

Funds the building and staff of the Children’s Hospice in Minsk which cares for 114 terminally ill or severely disabled children. Has provided training and funding for two professional fundraisers who are working towards making the hospice independent of foreign support in the future.

Leaves Of Hope

The charity’s primary objective is to promote the social, medical and physical well being of the Children of Belarus. We seek to alleviate the consequences of poverty, sickness and distress, by developing programmes of education and training that promote the rights of children, particularly focusing on early intervention, foster care and support for children with disabilities.

Chernobyl Children Rye

Chernobyl Children Rye hosts children – from toddlers to 18 year olds, and usually in remission from cancer – in the Rye, Hastings and Battle area. The charity also funds hospice nurses supporting children in their homes in the city of Pinsk

Heart Hope Help

Heart Hope Help has been delivering aid to Belarus for many years, supporting schools, orphanages and Hospices. They are running a convoy again this year targeting vulnerable children in the Minsk region. They are very involved with the Children’s Hospice in Slonim.

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