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
Jumble Sale 2nd & 3rd of May
Our volunteers are holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May in Cappataggle community centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway and are hoping for your support, so why not come along and pick up a bargin!
Chernobyl Anniversary 'Strictly Come Dancing 2015'
Caroline Kelly Dunne from our Dublin Outreach Group will once again hold a 'Strictly Come Dancing' evening at Kettles Country House Hotel in Swords, Co Dublin on Saturday 25th April. Tickets are €20 and can be purchased by calling Caroline on 086 6065578. We thank Caroline and all the dancers who are taking part, and everyone involved for giving of their time and commitment to what will be a wonderful evening. Click here for some great photos from last year!
'Messages From Heaven'
Our special thanks to world renowned Medium Felicity O'Donnell who hosted a most wonderful night in Kettles Country House Hotel, Dublin on April 7th in aid of our charity. Felicity is an amazing Medium who connects with our loved ones who have passed. This was one of her few audience based events in Ireland this year and we are most grateful to her.
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-Cruise, curator of The Battle of Aughrim interpretative centre for kindly accommodating our charity. We would also like to thank Kenneth Campbell and his team from Running Against Cancer for their assistance and support in organizing the event, they are a wonderful group of people and their help is invaluable. There was also be post race refreshments in the interpretative centre for all participants. The Chernobyl children were there too, including 10 special needs children from Bogushevsk orphanage, and they really enjoyed the experience! We are really grateful for your support and sponsorship which helped to raise much needed funds for our ongoing projects. Thank You.
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.
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 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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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