Chernobyl group to host more kids in 2013
A NORTH West charity which has been bringing children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to Londonderry since 1995 has received a sponsorship boost to bring additional children to visit in July 2013.
The Foyle and Inishowen branch of the Chernobyl Children’s Poject (CCI) is asking anyone interested in hosting a child from Belarus during Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 to get in touch.
The local CCI committee would also like to thank the following people and business’ for their generous support given to the charity over the 2011/2012 fundraising year.
The assistance provided helps the group to continue its mission to provide rest and recuperation to Belarusian children affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Without this help it would not be possible to bring children to the North West area for a four week respite to receive health treatment and strengthen their immune systems, adding 2 years to their lifespan.
A big thank you goes out to Ciara Bradley - therapist; M Doherty - Timber Products; Strand Bingo; Beauty by Emma-Jane; Candy Hair Studios; James O’Kane; Alice’s Bar; Mailey’s Bar; Quaywest Restaurant; Specsavers; Bap Express; Qualivend; Body Shop; Brunswick Superbowl; Primark; Oliver Brown DJ; Cullen’s Funfair; White’s News and Views; Telstar Bar; Robbie Sheerin; Paul McDermott; Myra’s; Bill Breslin; Martin McColgan; Marty McColgan; City Security; George Harkin; Derry City Social Club; Jungle Side Boys; Derry City Football Club; Derry City Council; Staff at Lisnagelvin swimming pool; Tesco’s Lisnagelvin; Lisnagelvin Nursery School; Thornhill Grammer School; St Vincent De Paul; Martin McCrossan; Maiden City Tours; Playhouse; Lurgybrack Open Farm; Dunlewey Centre; Redcastle Amusements; Quayside Dental; and Maguire Dental.
And a big thank you to all the individuals who are not mentioned above but helped in their own special way, i.e. fundraising/time/donations of every kind.
The group also thanks the people who donated to its clothes appeal before the children arrived. Any items not used were passed on to local Charities.
For further information or if would like to get involved with CCI Foyle & Inishowen Group please contact Emma Hunt, Press Officer: 07775855638 or Siobhan McNally, Group Leader: 07588866865.
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