CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S PROJECT (UK)

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Calendar 2017

Calendar 2017

Supporting children with Disabilities

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Education and Training

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Latest News

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Holiday Camp

Holiday Camp

Support Children with Cancer

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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

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 over 20 years. 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. In the last two years we have supported Nastya Serhunina to work in the office and help to organise the children’s holidays. The picture is taken outside the Children’s Cancer Hospital where Evgeny has managed to find funding to set up 20 small houses to provide extra accommodation for families during treatment.

Children’s Palliative Care

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 started supporting the work of the Hospice in 1999, particularly bringing hospice staff on educational visits to the UK. Anna has recently completed and opened a fabulous Republican Children’s Palliative Care Centre, the first of its kind in Eastern Europe. She continues to run the Children’s Hospice, which mostly provides home care, from the new Centre.

Since 2000 we have funded a team in Gomel who provide regular home visits to over 30 families with palliative children.

This is our doctor, Irina Kalmanovich, and we have a psychologist and 3 nurses.

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 started supporting the work of the Hospice in 1999, particularly bringing hospice staff on educational visits to the UK. Anna has recently completed and opened a fabulous Republican Children’s Palliative Care Centre, the first of its kind in Eastern Europe. She continues to run the Children’s Hospice, which mostly provides home care, from the new Centre.