Could you make a difference to the life of a Chernobyl child? 

We  are appealing for caring families in Bristol who are able to give children the opportunity of a lifetime in summer 2019.

Do you remember the 1986 Chernobyl disaster? The population of Belarus will be forever affected by the legacy of the world’s worst nuclear accident – the radioactive fallout from which was 400 times greater than that of Hiroshima & Nagasaki combined. The World Health Organisation has classified 500,000 of the children in Belarus as being “at risk”. Only 6% of them are considered to be healthy.

Each year our charity helps the unfortunate children whose lives are affected in some way by the after-effects of the Chernobyl disaster. We raise money to enable the children to travel to Bristol for a four-week stay with host families, providing a much-needed respite break away from the severely contaminated environment in which they live every day. 

Could you share your home with two 11 year old children, for just two weeks? We provide a comprehensive network of support for host families – so you would not be on your own! There will also be two interpreters with the group who are on hand around the clock giving advice and assistance to hosts.

The children take part in a large number of planned activities that the charity organises- this minimises the impact on a host family’s home life, as well as providing the children with experiences that are simply not available to them in their daily lives. These range from sports to the arts, educational activities, and even trips to the seaside. We also provide a dental check-up and eye test. 

At the end of the trip, our children return home with a rejuvenated immune system and many wonderful memories of the time spent with their friends in Bristol. Host families also find it a rewarding experience, providing a “hands-on” opportunity to contribute directly to improving the lives of children in one of Europe’s poorest countries. 

Find out more by visiting www.ccll.org.uk/bristol or our Facebook page @ccllbristol You can also speak to Andy March on 07812 159942 or email chair.bristol@ccll.org.uk

Alternatively, if you are looking for a speaker for your charitable group or workplace, we would be delighted to give an informative and entertaining presentation about our charity’s work in Belarus. Contact James Hyden on 07914 448358 or vicechair.bristol@ccll.org.uk

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline  (To help children suffering from the after effects of the Chernobyl disaster and economic situation)

England and Wales 1014274, Scotland SC040136  www.ccll.org.uk

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