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    Urgent appeal for help from Chernobyl Children's Lifeline (Sheffield link)

    Chernobyl Children's Lifeline (Sheffield link)

    Do you:

    • Live in Sheffield?
    • Have a spare room in your house?
    • Have have some time to spare in July and August?
    • Want to do something life changing?

    If so, call Mick Ring (the Chair of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Sheffield link) as soon as possible on 07973 850 488 or email

    9 host families needed urgently to be confirmed within the next few weeks!!! Hurry – don’t delay!!!

    More about what’s involved

    Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Sheffield (CCLL) is urgently looking for Sheffield families willing to act as ‘host’ families to look after a child between the 19th July and 16th August 2010.

    Due to the red-tape involved, the volunteer host families must get in contact as soon as possible – preferably this month (January)! Don’t delay!

    If you’re able to help or want to find out more, please contact us or CCLL directly using the contact details below

    About Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

    CCLL is a national UK charity (registered charity no. 1014274) and the Sheffield link was established in March 2006

    The charity helps deprived children living in heavily contaminated areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster (primarily Belarus and Ukraine) by bringing them to the UK for a month-long respite holiday where they benefit from, among other things, clean air, good nutrition, physical safety and an environment free of radioactive contamination.

    About the children

    The children who come to Britain fall into one or more of the following categories:

    • They live in a contaminated area or have been evacuated from a heavily contaminated area
    • They live in an orphanage
    • They may have had cancer and be in remission after treatment
    • They may be recovering from an operation or other illness

    (please note; the children due to visit in July 2010 will not be orphans or recovering from cancer)

    Chernobyl Children Life Line (Sheffield Link)

    Chernobyl Children Life Line (Sheffield Link) aims to help children suffering from the after-effects of the Chernobyl disaster and economic situation

    The children stay in the homes of British host families. Each child will have medical clearance to travel to the UK and poses no health risk to families. The charity brings over an average of over 4,000 children per year. During their stay in the UK they eat uncontaminated food and breathe clean air. They experience family life to the full and take part in a huge range of activities, (such as a visit to the seaside and the fire station, as well as swimming and lots of picnics).

    What to expect

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the children –  many of them live in a cycle of poverty and are affected by alcohol abuse within their families.

    For the host families, this may seem like a big commitment, however, the whole experience is incredibly rewarding – for many it’s life-changing! We should know, we were a host family in July / August 2009!

    Can you help?

    There are several ways to help this Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline especially by volunteering as a host family. This involves being the primary foster family for a child during their stay in the UK.

    Other ways to help are by volunteering as a support family to help the host families or by donating clothes, time or money.

    Contact details

    If you’re able to help, please either contact Mick Ring (07973 850 488 / or contact us

    Donations of clothes mainly to fit children 7 to 15 needed although all donations appreciated. Clothes are also often sent back with the children for their siblings.

    CCLL website:

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      Written by Chris

      January 14th, 2010 at 2:01 pm