Reactor 4

The Nuclear Disaster.

On April 26 1986 The reactor exploded

The empty space is where the reactor core used to be.

The contents were sent into the sky as highly radioactive dust, polluting large areas of Belarus and Ukraine

The Sarcophagus

This structure is all that protects us from the remains of the reactor.

Welcome to the South Essex Link

About Us 

Welcome to the South Essex Link of the Chernobyl Children Life Line.

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,


The families that help the children in the Billericay area have a great time.

Host families welcome children into their homes as part of their own family. Over the years many hosts have acquired "extended families" as contact is maintained over the years with children that have stayed with them. Some hosts get very attached

The Family Support Project is a way of helping children and their needy families in Belarus and Ukraine who find it hard to afford the most basic necessities in life. 

Started in 1998 the original target was to help 100 families, but now over 1,000 are supported by UK based donor

Belarus is a landlocked country in eastern Europe bordered by Poland to the west, Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. The capital of Belarus is Minsk and other major cities include Brest, Vitsebsk (Vitebsk) Hrodna (Grodno), Mahilyow (Mogilev) and Homiel (Gomel).

Contact Information    

Chairman: Matthew Craig-Greene


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How to Donate



We now have an easy way to donate to our charity via paypal.  Just log in and type in our email address (

As Europe’s second largest country Ukraine is a land of wide, fertile agricultural plains, with large pockets of heavy industry in the east, whilst the west of the country has close ties with its European neighbours, particularly Poland, and Ukrainian nationalist sentiment is strongest there.