Island Hosts (IOW) Link  

Welcome to our Link, Island Hosts (Isle of Wight)

Please contact us through the "Contact" button on the left of this page.

We are part of a national charity founded in 1992 by Victor Mizzi M.B.E. Since then over 150 "Links" have been established throughout the United Kingdom, raising money to support the children of Belarus and Ukraine, whose lives will be forever affected by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. If we are not your local link group visit 2009 please use the search facilities on the right hand side of this page to find the link nearest you and get in touch with them. They will be pleased to hear from you, and happy to help.

Our work is focused on four core activities:

Raising the funds to bring over 3,000 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.