Dear Friends and Supporters - Welcome to our charity’s national website.
Our charity was established and registered in 1992 by Victor Mizzi O.B.E. to support the children (and their families) from Belarus and Ukraine forever affected by the world's worst nuclear disaster.
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 with, or go on to develop thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia.
To find, and contact, the CCLL link (branch) nearest you please use the Locations button at the right-hand side of the menu. 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 and Ukrainian partners to locate children who will benefit from a recuperative carebreak.
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.
Support Kobrin children’s village.
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 Chernobyl children, who most of the time live in despair, thank you and embrace you all for your kindness and generosity.