Our People

Our Donors and Supporters

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 corporate 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.

Godel Technologies

Since the beginning of 2015 this Manchester and Minsk based company has been giving us regular support to help fund Rodni Kut and our Home Hospice Team in Gomel. They have also been sponsoring the purchase of computers for special schools and institutions in Gomel Region, sometimes giving children and young people access to computers for the first time in their lives.

We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity offered by the owners of Godel Technologies. Thank-you!

Olympus Keymed

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.

True and Fair Foundation

During the last ten years we have received a number of generous donations from the True and Fair Foundation to help to fund our training programme, support our Family Home, ‘Rodni Kut,’ in Rogachev  and to cover the costs of the team in Gomel who organise all our projects in Belarus.

We cannot thank True and Fair Foundation enough for their kindness.

The Persula Foundation

In 2010 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. Each year since then, they have continued their support with further grants for young people’s holidays.

We are extremely grateful to the Persula Foundation for their support and interest in our work.


Raisa Gorbachev Foundation

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 covered 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.

We are most grateful for the financial support received from the foundation.

The BEARR Trust

In 2014 The BEARR Trust gave us a grant to fund a project aimed at supporting struggling families and keeping children out of the Custodial Schools in Gomel Region. Then in 2017 we received a further grant for them to support children with mental health problems, or those on the autistic spectrum. The children and their parents received support from psychologists and psychotherapists in the community, helping to make sure they are not referred to the Psychiatric Hospital. Read all about the project on pages 10 and 11 of the BEARR Newsletter No.72.

With grateful thanks also to the following organisations:

The Toy Trust
The Chalk Cliff Trust
The Ryklow Charitable Trust
The Dischma Trust
The GilChrist Educational Trust
Crook for Chernobyl Children
Eucalyptus Trust