Bristol Link  

Welcome to the website for the Bristol Link of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

We are part of a national charity founded in 1992 by Victor Mizzi O.B.E. There are currently over 60 "Links" that 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 Gatwick_arrivals_2017 please use the search facility "Locations" 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 next fundraising events is a Tea Dance at Warmley Community Centre on Sunday 5th November and then a Cabaret Evening on Saturday 27th January 2018 also at Warmley Community Centre, full details available on our Fundraising page.

Our work is focused on the following core activities:

Raising the funds to bring up to eighteen children to Bristol each year for four weeks of fresh air, uncontaminated food, fun, love and attention as well as dental and eye check ups. They come from the town of Osipovichi and surrounding villages, (including Protachavici - see below). Nationally nearly 1,000 children from Belarus and Ukraine will be brought over by the charity’s links.

Supporting a school in Protachavici where the children help to grow the vegetables for the canteen and collect scrap metal to sell for learning resources. We have just started a Project Funding campaign to modernise the heating system, provide some basic audio-visual equipment so that they can establish an Assembly Room and replace the windows in the Kindergarten.

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. The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) state that 500,000 children in Belarus are at risk, or put another way, only 6% are considered to be healthy.

Imagine: Eating contaminated 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 immune system recharged.fb logo

Imagine: Knowing that people DO care.