The work of Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) would not be possible without support from the people who attend our events, our individual donors, our local groups who host children and the many businesses, church groups, rotary clubs, Quakers, Peace groups and other bodies who continue to make a special effort to ensure the children of Belarus are not forgotten.
For over ten years Olympus KeyMed was our greatest supporter. The company has donated valuable medical equipment to hospitals in Belarus; funded training for doctors and technicians; donated vehicles to support our humanitarian aid programme; printed all our calendars and Christmas cards and most of our leaflets and newsletters; and given very generous donations to support many different projects in Belarus and to fund our office in Gomel. Luke Calcraft, a Director of the company, visited Belarus six times to see our projects and was much loved by many of the children and young people we support. Sadly Luke died in 2014. We are very grateful for all the wonderful support we have had from this company.
During the last seven years we have received a number of generous donations from the True and Fair Foundation to hep to fund our training programme; to support our Family Home in Rogachev, ‘Rodni Kut’ , and to cover the costs of the team in Gomel who organise all our projects in Belarus.
The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation made us a grant in December 2010 of £24,000 to support the professional development of paediatric palliative care in Belarus. The grant will cover visits to the UK by doctors from Belarus; training visits by specialists from Britain to Belarus; and the fees for two doctors to train in the Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University.
The Persula Foundation responded to an initial enquiry from CCP and became interested in our work with young disabled people living in institutions in Belarus. We received a grant to fund a Sanatorium holiday for people from Duyanovka institution in a clean part of Belarus. In 2011 they have continued their support with a further grant for young people’s holidays. We are extremely grateful to the Persula Foundation for their support and interest in our work.
The Toy Trust
The Chalk Cliff Trust
The Ryklow Charitable Trust
The Dischma Trust
The GilChrist Educational Trust
Crook for Chernobyl Children