Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal Children's Charity

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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.

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of neglected, abandoned and abused children and special needs orphans living in state run institutions.

Know Your Rights 2015 Andrew McCann


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.


All royalties from from Andrew McCann's latest book 'Know Your Rights 2015' are being donated to our charity
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We are appealing for your help to purchase new wheelchairs for special needs children and young adults at Bogushevsk Orphanage.
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You can help right now to change a child's life in Belarus by making an online donation through PayPal.
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Pat Cahill Annual 6K Fun Run & Walk
On Sunday the 19th of July 2015 We would like to invite you to another very special event… The Pat Cahill 6km in Aughrim, Co. Galway at 11am. Entry €10 Donations also welcome on the day. Registration takes place in the Battle of Aughrim Interpretative Centre from 9:30am.
There will also be a FREE Kids Fun Run with Certs and goodie bags for all the children taking part and we will also be joined by some Children from the Bogushevsk Orphanage so please come along and say hello and enjoy a fun filled day with Playground facilities also available. 
For more details please contact either Pat Dillon 0874172307 or Ken Campbell 0877654200.

Midsummer Concert
We are pleased to announce a very special concert on Wednesday 8th July at the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe in aid of our charity. 'SongTrain'  are a 50 Strong Choir from Switzerland with musical accompaniment. Under direction of Peter Orlando, they will be performing popular songs & ballads from around the world. Tickets are €10 per adult, under 18's €5, family tickets are €20, and under 8's are FREE! Tickets will be available at the door and all proceeds will go to improving the lives of 260 special needs children at Bogushevsk Orphanage. There will be 10 children from Bogushevsk there on the night which will make it all the more special. So please come along and show them your support!

Chernobyl Anniversary 'Strictly Come Dancing 2015'

Caroline Kelly Dunne from our Dublin Outreach Group once again held a most successful 'Strictly Come Dancing' evening at Kettles Country House Hotel in Swords, Co Dublin on Saturday 25th April.
 We thank Caroline and all the dancers who took part, and everyone involved for giving of their time and commitment to what was a wonderful evening! Click here for some great photos from last year!

A Special Appeal to Help Special Needs Orphans
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

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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