A Month of Love
" The children arrived pale faced, under-nourished, shabbily-dressed and carrying small plastic shopping
bags with basic belongings. Some children arrived completely empty handed after the 2 day journey from
During the next 4 weeks the children blossomed, gaining strength and vitality before our very
eyes. One month later the children returned to Belarus with suitcases filled to bursting with warm clothes, shoes,
toiletries, vitamin pills and as much pre-packed and tinned food as we could cram into them. The children returned
home having gained weight, with rosy cheeks and happy confidence, knowing that people in the UK care and will
continue to provide a valuable lifeline for them "
Vita on her first
Vita after a month with FOCC
During their stay in the UK the children live with host families and take part in a huge range of
activities developed to meet both their recreational and medical needs.
The host families care for the children, providing a friendly stable environment, nourishing food
and lots of loving care. The charity meanwhile organises daily activities, medical checks and plenty of good clean
fresh air and fun.
This help however does not end when the children return to Belarus. The Friends of Chernobyl's
Children also provide a twelve month supply of vitamins and any essential medicines, clothes and food for both the
children and their families in order to maintain the benefits of their visit throughout the year.
It has been proven that care of this nature substantially boosts the children's shattered immune
systems and enables them to enjoy a healthier, fuller and longer life.
It is the aim of the charity to repeat this treatment for each child every twelve months in order
to help them live a life we all take for granted.