Welcome to the Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal childrens' charity. We are a totally voluntary Irish organisation based in Co Galway and are dedicated to helping special needs children in Belarus whose lives continue to be affected by the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
We desperately need your help to continue our projects in Belarus. You can help us by holding a fundraising event in your workplace, school or local community. Or you can help us right now by clicking on the Donate Button.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of neglected, abandoned and abused children and special needs orphans living in state run institutions.
Our charity is dedicated to helping the very weakest children in Belarussian society but we cannot do this alone. With your help we can make a real difference.
LATEST NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Pat Cahill Annual 6K Fun Run & Walk
The annual Pat Cahill 6K Fun Run & Walk took place recently in Aughrim village. It was a great day of fun for all the family with a free kids race in the park and included free goodie bags & certificates! Registration took place in The Battle of Aughrim Interpretative centre. We are most grateful to Julie Wakefield-
Chernobyl Anniversary 'Strictly Come Dancing 2014'
Following on from last year's most successful event, Caroline Kelly Dunne from our Dublin Outreach Group once again held a 'Strictly Come Dancing' evening at Kettles Country House Hotel in Swords, Co Dublin. MC on the night was Newstalk & TV3 contributor Andrew McCann, with guest judges Teena Gates of 98fm, Nora Owen, and Senator Darragh O'Brien scoring the points! We thank Caroline and all the dancers who raised €10,000 for our charity, and everyone involved for giving of their time and commitment to what was a wonderful evening. Click here for some great photos
Charity Croagh Patrick Climb
David Welby from 37 Degrees Fitness Gym Loughrea was joined by a group of his gym members when they climbed Croagh Patrick to raise funds for our charity. We thank David and his team for doing this event in aid of The Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal. The team raised an amazing €1,400 through sponsorship cards and we thank them for their wonderful efforts. All monies raised are going towards purchasing new wheelchairs, walking aids and special floor mats for disabled children at Bogushevsk Orphanage.
We are appealing for your help to enable our volunteers to start badly needed humanitarian projects to help 260 special needs children at Bogushevsk orphanage who are the innocent victims of abandonment and neglect. Just now we are focusing our efforts on helping the most severely disabled children who are cot bound since birth and are totally dependent on 24 hour care.
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Charity Cook Book
We are delighted to refer you to a very special children's cookbook entitled "Russian To The Kitchen!". The book is filled with traditional Russian recipies and it's author is a 13 year old boy called Alex who was adopted to Ireland and who is dedicating all of the proceeds to The Children Of Russia Fund, a charity set up by adopters in Ireland to help children in Russian orphanages who sadly will never have the chance of adoption. You can order a copy through their website www.childrenofrussiafund.com
Humanitarian Trip To Belarus
A group of 12 volunteers completed a ten day humanitarian trip to Belarus where they installed a sensory room for special needs children at Bogushevsk Orphanage. During the trip the volunteers also redecorated the children's bedrooms and play areas.
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Our latest Newsletter is now available for you to download.
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GREAT FUNDRAISING IDEAS
• Parachute Jump
• Cake Sale
• No Uniform Day
• Talent Competition
• Photo Exhibition
• Karaoke Night
• Coffee Morning
• Vintage Car Display
• Sponsored Head Shave
• Golf Classic
Find more fundraising ideas here