Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK)
Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) was founded by the inspirational Linda Walker in 1995 and along with a fabulous team of volunteers they work tirelessly fundraising to help make a difference. Each summer Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) brings children to Britain for a recuperative holiday, it also organises holidays in clean parts of Belarus for children whose disabilities make it difficult for them to travel. Doctors in Belarus say that a four week holiday boosts the children’s immune systems for at least two years, helping them to resist, or recover from, serious illness. This year saw the Endon & Stoke on Trent group host a group of 16-18 year olds, the first 2 weeks spent hosted by families in the area then 2 weeks spent staying together at Cicely Haughton School. They were full of energy and enjoyed all their activities and outings, one being a trip to Llandudno, which for the majority is the first time they’ve seen the sea. All the children are in remission from cancer. The holiday gives a great boost to their immune systems and particularly for the teenagers, it can also increase their confidence and make them more hopeful about their future. The young people arrived as strangers to one another but returned home as one big family, with many happy memories, having benefited greatly from the recuperative holiday.
Here are Freshview we are truly humbled to play just a small part in this incredible project by donating all the fruit and vegetables for the group while they are all together at Cicely Haughton School.
To find out more about Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) and how you too could get involved please check out their website. www.chernobyl-children.org.uk