How you can help

There are a number of things you can do to help the work of the Chernobyl Children's Project (CCP), from donating money to hosting a visit for children from Belarus during the summer.

Donate money

This is the easiest way to help.

£10 buys a selection of toys
£25 buys art & craft materials for children in hospital
£50 pays for a day out for children at the Cancer Hospital
£100 pays for a holiday at a camp in Belarus for a disabled child
£250 pays for a flight to bring a child to Britain for a recuperative holiday
£1000 funds the expenses of a nurse for a year
£2500 buys a car for a nurse or doctor

Host a visit

One of the main activities of the CCP is bringing children from Belarus to the UK for a four-week summer holiday. They get to breathe clean air, eat good food and experience many things they would never otherwise have known, from theme parks to museums.

Children stay with local host families, staying with more than one family during their trip, so you don't need to be able to accommodate them for the full four weeks.

For full details, please contact your local CCP coordinator or, if there is no group local to you, then contact Julie Gator.

Assist with holidays in Belarus

For those children who cannot travel to the UK, CCP also hosts holidays in a clean area of Belarus. They need volunteers to help care for the children for 10-14 days. To take part, you need to raise between £250 and £350 to cover the expenses for your trip (although more is very welcome, of course).

Details here

Translate poetry

Finally, the publisher would like to produce English editions of the books of poetry written by the children in the cancer hospital. If you speak Russian and would be willing to translate a few of the poems, please email me so that I can put you in touch with the publisher.