In October 1994 one little Belarussian girl came to stay in Lancashire with Olwyn Keogh MBE,
the Founder of the Friends of Chernobyl's Children charity. The impact of that first visit initiated the
beginnings of the FOCC and the following year 50 children came from Belarus for a four week recuperative visit to
Since then the charity has grown nation-wide and today there are 28 FOCC groups across the country.
Friends of Chernobyl's Children is a registered charity which devotes its energies to raising funds to bring
children, who are at risk, from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year. The charity targets
children from orphanages or disadvantaged homes, aged between seven and thirteen. These children are in great need
and come from social situations that make it difficult for them to get the care they require at home.
All enquiries regarding hosting and helping our children should go direct to:
Charity Director, Mike Cowan.
01524 67751 or firstname.lastname@example.org