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The Chernobyl nuclear accident surely ranks as one of humanity's all time cock-ups. A huge area in the former Soviet states of Ukraine and Belarus was exposed to an horrific dose of radiation.


Many people suffered and died back in 1986 and many people have done so since. The particular tragedy of the Chernobyl accident is that the children of Belarus, born after the accident, are suffering from its terrible after-effects.


On 24th August I am joining 9 other motorcyclists to ride out to Chernobyl in the Ukraine. The round trip is about 3,500 miles, will take 15 days and will include travelling through Holland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. The point of the trip is to raise money for The Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) which is working in Belarus caring for these children. Children who are now paying dearly for the worlds largest and longest lasting ecological disaster.


We will also spend a day visiting the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the nearby abandoned town of Prypiat.


The riders are covering all of their expenses. After all, this ride is an exercise in purposeful tourism for us. Unlike other sponsored activities, where a proportion covers the cost of the activity, none of the money raised as sponsorship goes anywhere other than to The Chernobyl Children's Project (UK).

Please take a look at our website, which has a lot more details about the whole trip and (more particularly) the Chernobyl accident and The Chernobyl Children's Project (UK).

Up the top of the page I have a target of £1,000. That's there because I can't put "as much money as possible" in the little box. The aim of all the riders is to raise at least £1,000 but we'd all like to exceed that, so please, please find a few quid to help The Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) the children living under the shadow of Chernobyl. Even the smallest amount will help - a few quid here and there all adds up to a better life for these children.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for reading this and hopefully for your support.

Raising money for

Chernobyl Children's Project (Uk)

Chernobyl Children's Project (Uk)

Charity Registration No. 1059832

We provide recuperative holidays for children living in regions contaminated by the nuclear disaster; initiate projects in Belarus to improve the lives of children with cancer and special needs; organise child care training programmes; and deliver humanitarian aid to Belarus. Charity No: 1059832

Donations 57

Well Done Mike :)

Donation by Derek Marshall on 23/09/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

For riding my Favorite Aprilia CapoNord

Donation by Old Wanderer on 18/09/07

£10.00

Sounds a great adventure, lots of luck

Donation by Wessex Girl on 13/09/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Well I have just sold some KTM tat on eBay :-)

Donation by Nick Reynolds on 11/09/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

All the best - keep the motor running

Donation by Timbo on 04/09/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good on yer' Mike - missing you already!

Donation by The AOL Broadband Transition Team on 28/08/07

£50.00

Godspeed Mike - A noble cause supported by noble people. Keep safe.

Donation by Gary & Sheila Sage on 28/08/07

£100.00

Have a good'un and DFC!

Donation by Joe on 24/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Susan Rutherford on 21/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

brave brave man - DFC

Donation by loulou on 20/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good on yer matey! Drive safe x

Donation by Sharon on 20/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Dave Skelly on 16/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by - on 15/08/07

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Best of luck!

Donation by Gordon Brown on 15/08/07

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation by Mal. on 10/08/07

£6.00

+ £1.69 Gift Aid

Donation by adamx on 07/08/07

£5.23

+ £1.48 Gift Aid

That's the wrong way to tickle Mary.

Donation by John Greystrong on 07/08/07

£33.33

+ £9.40 Gift Aid

Sorry I couldn't be there with you - make sure you enjoy it enough for both of us :-) xx

Donation by Katrina Smith on 05/08/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation by JKB on 05/08/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck - enjoy the ride!

Donation by Cheryl Kelly on 04/08/07

£20.00

have a lovely time horsey

Donation by adamanda on 03/08/07

£22.22

+ £6.27 Gift Aid

Good luck & mind the pedestrians!!

Donation by Veronika & Lee on 02/08/07

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Thanks for the medals

Donation by David Turner on 30/07/07

£20.00

Have a great trip and be safe

Donation by Byron Davies on 27/07/07

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Cathy Phillpotts on 23/07/07

£12.50

+ £3.53 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,519.28
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,519.28
  • Gift Aid£329.80

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