Supporting children with Disabilities
Education and Training
Support Children with Cancer
Our Partners in Belarus
Supporting Children Together
We have a wonderful team in Gomel who facilitate all our projects in the region. Natalia Samoilik is Director of ‘Supporting Children Together’ and with her background working in education and social services she has the ideal skills and experience for this role. Masha Patskova worked as a volunteer helping to organise the Sanatorium Holidays for several years before joining the team as Interpreter and Projects Co-ordinator; Larissa is our accountant and is dedicated to getting us the best possible deal on everything we buy.
Children in Trouble
The team at Children in Trouble
Children in Trouble was set up soon after the Chernobyl accident by the parents of children with cancer. Evgeny Ukraintsev has been Director of the charity for many years and he is supported by his wife Galina. Elena Petrovna (left) works closely with Evgeny and she has an encyclopaedic knowledge of almost all the children belonging to the association. We brought our first children for a recuperative holiday through ‘Children in Trouble’ in 1996 and since then have brought hundreds of children in remission from cancer for holidays; sent humanitarian aid for families; provided medicines and other support for the Children’s Cancer Hospital; and given financial support to the association.
The Belarusian Children’s Hospice
Anna at the Hospice
The Belarusian Children’s Hospice was established in 1995 by Anna Gorchakova, who had worked as a clinical psychologist in the Children’s Cancer Hospital. We have supported the work of the Hospice since 1999, particularly bringing hospice staff on educational visits to the UK and we fund the Gomel Hospice Team which Anna supervises.
The Hospice Team in Gomel