This Summer, we'll be bringing five little children in
remission from cancer for a recuperative holiday in Glossopdale and New Mills.
32 years after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Belarus is
still affected by radiation and will be for a long time, so these children are
breathing contaminated air and eating contaminated food every day. Doctors say
that coming to Britain, breathing fresh air and eating clean food for just a
few weeks, gives their immune systems a huge boost, helping them to resist
disease in the future.
Host families from Glossopdale and New Mills will volunteer their
time and space in their homes to give the children a holiday they will never
forget. We want to help raise the funds necessary to pay for the flights and
visas to get them all here by challenging ourselves in our ‘backyard’ North
£500 will pay for one child’s entire holiday including
flights, visas and activities while they are here, so that’s our target.
Chernobyl Children’s Project UK runs a number of other projects
in Belarus which support children with disabilities or serious illnesses. They
have set up foster homes and respite care centres and every year Volunteers
from across the UK spend their summers providing activities for disabled
children at orphanages and holiday camps in Belarus.
On the 6th July John Davies, Mark Leighton and Mike Gannon will take on the challenge of the Snowdon Horseshoe to raise money for the Chernobyl Children's Project. An 11km scramble across the highest mountain in North Wales.
Please give generously and help support our cause.