Friends of Chernobyl's Children

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Friends of Chernobyl's Children (UK) is a charity founded in 1995 that brings children, who are at risk, from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year. The charity is named after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. It is one of the oldest of the 20 Chernobyl-named charities[1] registered with the Charity Commission.

Each year over 1,000 children come over to Britain from orphanages or disadvantaged homes. They are also given a full year's supply of vitamins and medicine for them and, if money allows, other members of their family.[citation needed]

The founder and director of the charity, Olwyn Keogh, was awarded an MBE in 2007 "For services to child victims of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus".[2]

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  1. ^ Search "Chernobyl" in Charity Commission register, accessed June 20, 2006
  2. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours 2007". Birmingham Post. 15 June 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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