Tickets are £50 per head, tables hold up to 10 people. Your support is much appreciated and we hope you will be able to join us for a lovely meal, live music and dancing and a chance to dress up for a special occasion (black tie is optional) it promises to be a wonderful evening.
These beautiful greetings cards from paintings by Egor Azarov, 17 years old, from Minsk come in a pack of 4 in different designs. Sadly Egor died in June 2011 from cancer. Read Egor’s moving story and view cards here. All proceeds from the cards will go towards buying urgently needed medicine for the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Minsk. Cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion. Size of Cards 21 cm x 14.5 cm
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These beautiful greetings cards from paintings by Egor Azarov, 17 years old, from Minsk come in packs of 8 different flower designs. Sadly Egor died in June 2011 from cancer. Read Egor’s moving story and view cards here. All proceeds from the cards will go towards buying urgently needed medicine for the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Minsk. Cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion. Size of Cards 14.5 cm x 10.5 cm
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Buy this badge to support Belarusian children and wear it in remembrance of all the lives which have been affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster which happened almost 30 years ago. Purple signifies areas of Belarus which will be uninhabitable for generations, and are purple on the radiation maps.
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April 26th 2016 will be the 30th Anniversary of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster. You can show that you are thinking of those who still suffer its consequences by wearing one of our wristbands. The areas of Belarus and Ukraine which were evacuated for ever are called ‘The Purple Zone’ as this is how they are coloured on the radiation maps.
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This is an excellent educational resource for anyone teaching about or interested in Chernobyl. The book details the life of Ira Rozhkova, a bright young girl born with severe disabilities who grew up in Zhuravichi orphanage. The book is accessible to children and gives a clear overview to the problems caused by Chernobyl. A must read for teachers and children alike. Read more about Ira here.
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For about 50 children with disabilities living in and around the town of Gomel in Belarus, the Mayflower Respite Care Centre has become their second home. It holds a special place in the hearts of their parents, many of whom had never had a day’s rest from caring for their profoundly disabled child.
Children spend many months undergoing treatment at the Cancer Hospital at Barovliani just outside Minsk. Life during this time is full of fear and anxiety, but long periods in hospital can also be boring. A Gift will let the children know that we are thinking about them and wishing them a speedy return to health.
We support a number of orphanages in Gomel Region, plus institutions for young adults with disabilities. At all these places, and the Psychiatric Hospital, the provision of art and craft materials – pens and pencils, paints and paper, scissors and glue, and sewing materials – will provide the children with hours of activity and fun.
Babies are sometimes abandoned in Belarus because the mother is too young or too poor to cope, or the child has a disability. We support these families by providing packs of nappies, baby clothes and toiletries.
At Zhuravichi Orphanage there are over 200 children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. For the most disabled – those confined to cots or with severe learning difficulties – the extra carers we sponsor ensure that the children get the individual attention they need.
Young people with disabilities often live very restricted and difficult lives in State institutions in Belarus. Your gift would fund a two week holiday for a young adult at a Sanatorium (holiday camp) in Belarus, to have lots of fun and brighten up their lives.
We often receive SOS requests from the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Minsk for help in buying urgently needed medicine which is not available in Belarus. This medication is as vital as to enable a child to have a bone marrow transplant, which they would otherwise be too weak to have.
Every spring and summer we bring children who have had cancer, and are now in remission, for a month long recuperative holiday in Britain. Some of the children are very young, and come with their mothers. Others may be in their teens, but for all of them the holiday is an important part of their recovery process.