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Friends of Chernobyl's Children

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Friends of Chernobyl's Children

Friends of Chernobyl's Children (UK) is a charity founded in 1995 that brings children, who are at risk, from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year. The charity is named after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. It is one of the oldest of the 20 Chernobyl-named charities registered with the Charity Commission.

Each year over 1,000 children come over to Britain from orphanages or disadvantaged homes. They are also given a full year's supply of vitamins and medicine for them and, if money allows, other members of their family.

The founder and director of the charity, Olwyn Keogh, was awarded an MBE in 2007 "For services to child victims of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus".

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Friends of Chernobyl's Children Wikipedia


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