Dear Friends and Supporters - Welcome to our charity’s national website.
For those who are new here, I wish to introduce you to Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, a children’s charity which was founded in 1991.
Belarus, where most of our work is focused, received over 70% of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in April 1986 and as a result, thousands are born every year or go on to develop thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia.
To find, and contact, the CCLL link (branch) nearest you can use the search facilities on the right. They will be pleased to hear from you, and happy to help.
Our main aims are:
- To bring child victims of the Chernobyl disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks of four weeks - over 46,000 have been brought over to stay with host families since we started in 1992.
- To provide on-going supplies of multi-vitamins and basic healthcare products to the children on their return (thousands of tonnes in the last 9 years).
- To work with our Belarusian partners in Minsk and Gomel, to locate children who are in need of recuperative care from outlying villages.
- To help children too sick to travel by providing chemotherapy medicines to Children’s Cancer Hospitals in Minsk, Gomel and other regions.
- Support with medicines and equipment: No. l Baby Home in Minsk, and many other orphanages.
- When needed, bring children to the UK for long term medical care and education.
- Support Kobrin children’s village.
- Lapitchi village project (see projects).
The hospitals we support are overflowing with newly reported cases of thyroid cancer and our help is needed more now than ever before. The parents of the Belarusian children, who most of the time live in despair, thank you and embrace you all for your kindness and generosity.
Following presentations at our conference in January 2009 we are now also bringing children from the Korosten area in Ukraine.
European Action Week: For a future after Chernobyl and Fukushima
21–28 April 2013 is Chernobyl Week and is being marked by a week of action across Europe to raise awareness of the ongoing effects of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 in the Ukraine, which was then part of the USSR.
Several ‘Chernobyl Heroes’ have been invited to the UK by Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, and sponsored by the International Educational Foundation, IBB, to give witness presentations of their brave efforts in the clean-up.
We have car stickers and other merchandise to help promote our work with the children in these countries who still desperately need our help.
For more information either use the Contact form (see button on the left) or call us on: 01428 642523.