Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal Children's Charity

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Welcome to the Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal childrens' charity. We are a totally voluntary Irish organisation based in Co Galway and we are dedicated to helping the Chernobyl Children who live in a radiation contaminated land which was destroyed 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 2014 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 2014' 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-Sunday 13th July 2014
The Pat Cahill 6K Fun Run/Walk takes place on Sunday 13th July at 11am in Aughrim village. It will be a great day of fun for all the family with a free kids race in the park at 10.15am including free goodie bags & certificates! Registration of €10 for adults begins at 9.30am 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 will also be post race refreshments in the interpretative centre for all participants. The Chernobyl children will be there too, including 10 special needs children from Bogushevsk orphanage, so why not come along and say hello! We are really hoping for your support, and sponsorship cards are available now by calling Pat Dillon on 087 4172307. Thank You.

Chernobyl Anniversary 'Strictly Come Dancing 2014'

Following on from last year's most successful event, Caroline Kelly Dunne from our Dublin Outreach Group once again held a 'Strictly Come Dancing' evening at Kettles Country House Hotel in Swords, Co Dublin. MC on the night was Newstalk & TV3 contributor Andrew McCann, with guest judges Teena Gates of 98fm, Nora Owen, and Senator Darragh O'Brien scoring the points! We thank Caroline and all the dancers who raised €10,000 for our charity, and everyone involved for giving of their time and commitment to what was a wonderful evening. Click here for some great photos

Charity Croagh Patrick Climb
David Welby from 37 Degrees Fitness Gym Loughrea will be joined by a group of his members as they climb Croagh Patrick to raise funds for our charity on Saturday 7th June 2014. We thank David and his team for doing this event in aid of The Sunflowers Chernobyl Appeal. The team are currently fundraising through sponsorship cards and we hope you will show them your support by giving what you can. All monies raised will go 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

Humanitarian Trip To Belarus
A group of 12 volunteers have 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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Our Newsletter
Our latest Newsletter is now available for you to download.
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• Parachute Jump
• Cake Sale
• No Uniform Day
• Talent Competition
• Photo Exhibition
• Karaoke Night
• Coffee Morning
• Vintage Car Display
• Sponsored Head Shave
• Golf Classic

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