EVENTS

A fabulous evening of music and art raised over £1800. Thanks to Alexander, James and The Beacon. Details and pictures here.

NEWS

Who is the lucky winner in June's 100 Club draw? Find out here.

FUNDRAISERS

We are funding and helping to set up a ground-breaking physio programme. Read about Deb and Pam's first visit to BCH here.

Meet Hospice Staff

Nurse - Olga Ivanova

olgaOlga was born in a small village in Brest region and attended high school there. She graduated from Baranovichi Nursing School, also in Brest region, in 2003 and was sent to nurse in the Republican Clinical Hospital for Handicapped Participants of the Great Patriotic War. While working there, she enrolled in the Belarusian State Pedagogical University to learn how to nurse and educate deaf and dumb children. It was during this time that she decided to work full time with children and took a post as a senior nurse in a kindergarten. Here she understood that her vocation was to work with children and for children.

After some years at the kindergarten, Olga decided to specialise in palliative care for disabled and terminally ill children and approached the Belarusian Children’s Hospice. In February 2013, Olga was put in charge of BCH’s home care programme for children living outside Minsk. Olga travels up to 250km to visit families with sick children who live in towns and rural communities throughout Belarus. Olga says that she has opened her heart to children and, in turn, they have opened their hearts to her.