FOCC Monmouthshire - Charity No 1089309
Area: We use premises in the village of
Raglan, at the junction of the A40 and the A449, as our base and have had children staying in Rogiet,
Langstone, Shirenewton, Abergavenny and Ross on Wye as well as the more immediate Raglan and Usk area
Group Coordinator: Jane Hines - Tel: 01291 650528 - email
Some of our children come from the
city of Mogilev, others from the surrounding villages. The living conditions of our children are difficult,
with overcrowded flats and houses lacking basic facilities. Our main aim is to improve the general health of
the children but their visits bring a lot of happiness and excitement into their lives. Since 2001 we have
brought over 40 children to Monmouthshire and many of those who have completed the programme remain in touch
with their hosts.
Alioana & family at home in Belarus
The children visit us in June-July
for 4 weeks each summer and stay with host households. The children return for up to 5 visits. Interpreters
accompany the children and spend each weekday with them and on telephone contact 24 hours a day. Activities
are organised for the children using Raglan as our base. As well as visiting the dentist, optician etc the
children enjoy many activities and outings such as swimming and quad biking and visits to the beach and zoo.
In recent years a highlight has been a 3 day trip to the Gower, staying in the youth hostel at Port Eynon.
The children return home to Belarus with lots of wonderful memories as well as clothes, shoes and
Our children visiting Longleat.............
...........& rafting in
We are entirely self funding and
need to raise money to pay for all our expenses, including the costs of transporting the children to the UK.
We could not function without the support of our local community and have been fortunate to have been
supported by local schools and groups, as well as generous individuals. We hold regular fundraising events
and you can find out more about these by looking at our Facebook page - Friends of Chernobyl's Children
(FOCC), Raglan, South Wales.
Helping to organise
WE WELCOME YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE
CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE.