Ayrshire Link of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. My name is Michael Laffery and I am Chairman of Ayrshire Link, if after looking at our site you want more information or to find out how you can help, or how to make a donation to Ayrshire link please click on Contact, fill in your details and it will be forwarded on to me. Or phone me on mobile (07813650411) Donations can also be sent to and made payable to Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline 6, Mid Dykes Road, Saltcoats, Ayrshire KA21 6BZ
Since Victor Mizzi founded the charity in 1992 over 160 "Links" have been established throughout the United Kingdom, raising money to support the children of Belarus, whose lives will be forever affected by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986Please take some time to browse the site where you will find information on the valuable work that the charity undertakes - providing recuperative holidays, medical treatment, and ongoing support for the innocent victims of the world’s worst nuclear disaster - the children of Belarus and Ukraine.
Ayrshire Link extends a warm welcome to anyone who feels they can make a contribution, however large or small, to this very worthwhile cause. With a growing band of people from all over Ayrshire working towards improving the lives of the Chernobyl children we’re able to make a real difference. So please read through the content on this website and get in touch.You can make new friends at home, in Belarus and the Ukraine and know that you are offering hope to hundreds of children.
We would really like to offer our wholehearted thanks for the fantastic support from local businesses, clubs, schools, tourist attractions and individuals who have raised money, donated clothes, and worked tirelessly to help the children who have visited Ayrshire. As one of the Ukrainian leaders said to me "Thank the people of Ayrshire for the happy eyes of the children, they have seen things they could never hope to see in again in their lives".
Group Visits over the last two years to Ayrshire.
July 2011 successful recuperative visit for 18 Belarussin children still being affected by the disaster.
March 2012 successful recuperative visit for 16 Ukrainian children still being affected by the disaster.
July 2012 successful recuperative visit for 16 Belarussin children still being affected by the disaster
Dec 2012 successful recuperative visit for 4 Ukrainian children still being affected by the disaster
March 2013 planned visit of 16 Ukrainian Children to Ayrshire.
July 2013 planned visit of 8 Ukrainian and 8 Belarussian Children to Ayrshire.
We need new host families for 2013/14
Can You Help????
Can you help provide transport for the children , can you or your company sponsor a childs visit :- £500.
Would you like to make a donation of any amount (See address at top of page)
Give me a call
Please get involved...
Ayrshire CCLL is a charity that allows you to see the direct results of your efforts. To bring happiness and joy to children who have to deal with the harshest of living conditions and the ongoing threat of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.
The work of Chernobyl Children Lifeline is focused on four core activities:
Raising the funds to bring over 4,000 children here each year for four weeks of fresh air, uncontaminated food, fun, love and attention as well as dental and eye check ups.
Providing a basic income (when there is no state support) so that over 1,000 needy families can buy clean food.
Building a laundry that also provides a regular supply of hot water for showers, and has become the focal point of the community.
Funding respite camps in Belarus for the children (and their families) who are too ill to travel. These facilities also have specialist medical resources and nursing.
Imagine: Living the rest of your life in a radioactive polluted environment. There is no escape. Money cannot buy protection.
Imagine: Eating food that may harm you, but what else can you do?
Imagine: Coming to the UK and eating fresh food and breathing fresh air and going home with your imune system recharged.
Imagine: Knowing that people DO care.