As well as monetary donations we are always grateful to receive donations of food (to be used while the children are in the UK, for example during our residential trip), good quality second hand clothing and shoes, toys, vitamins, basic medical supplies and toiletries. We send the children home with as many good quality clothes as possible, both for them and their families as the winter temperatures in Belarus are usually well below zero! We also try and provide the families with basic everyday medicines and painkillers which are incredibly expensive to buy in Belarus.
Sponsor a Child!
For every child we bring we are trying to secure sponsorship of £450.00 per year. This amount covers the cost of flights, visas, admin and airport transfer costs in Belarus. By sponsoring a child you are guaranteeing that child the opportunity to come to the UK for a life-changing visit. Our sponsors are varied ranging from businesses, groups and associations to individuals. Some prefer to sponsor the whole amount, others spread the cost over 12 months. We are very grateful to our sponsors. Each sponsor is allocated a specific child and receives a certificate of thanks as well as information about their child with the opportunity to meet them at an exclusive host family/sponsor event during the child's visit. Would you be willing to sponsor a child? For more information have a look here.
We are also always on the lookout for new ways to entertain the children during their stay and for people/places who can provide packed lunches/picnics for the children and interpreters, so please get in touch if you can help us with our programme.
Would You Like to Host a Child?
You can help our friends in Mogilev, Belarus to give their children a chance of a brighter, healthier future by offering to host a child in your home.
Our children come from the very industrialised city of Mogilev and surrounding areas including poverty stricken small villages which are geographically much closer to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, all of which are heavily polluted and the land is still very contaminated. These places have often been forgotten about in terms of international support.
Having a child from Belarus in your home for a month gives them the chance to breath fresh, unpolluted air, eat uncontaminated food and enjoy family life here in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire. You can find out more about potentially hosting a child here.
Volunteers are always welcome to assist with the driving of mini buses & as helpers to accompany the children on their daily outings. Prospective drivers must have the D1 category on their licence. All host families & volunteers are thoroughly vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to acceptance and will have the full support and guidance from the charity throughout the visits.