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.

Current News

January 100 Club Winner

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8 Jan 2017 draw 2 compressedThe draw took place at the Belarusian Embassy in London by His Excellencey Mr Sergei Aleinik, the Belarusian Ambassador to the UK

The winning number is 32

The winner is Vicki Hughes. Congratulations!

Learn more about the 100 Club here.

December 100 Club winner

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Dec 16 Ludmila compressedThe draw took place at the Belarusian Embassy in London by Ludmila Aleinik, wife of the Belarusian Ambassador to the UK

The winning number is 34

The winner is Kirsty-Jane Devereux. Congratulations!

Learn more about the 100 Club here.

News from the Embassies

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Fionna Gibb at Zabrodie 2016HE Fionna Gibb, UK Ambassador to Belarus visited BCH summer holiday camp when it was in full swing and met hospice children, staff and volunteers. In the autumn, Fionna hosted a British Art Party organised by her team at the embassy to raise funds for BCH. The party was for children of all ages and physical abilities and as well as being able to make things to take home there were entertainers, food and drinks.

Message to supporters from the Director of the Belarusian Children's Hospice

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Dear Friends

Anna 3x4 edited compressedFor us at the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (BCH), 2016 has been a landmark year: our new state of the art children's hospice building in Minsk called Forest Glade was completed, opened and became operational. We all did a great job. However, behind this short phrase is hidden the work of dozens of people both in Belarus and in distant Britain, nearly two thousand kilometres away. Our joint work and the results achieved have once again confirmed that complexity and distance are not obstacles for people who have set a goal and are determined to implement it. Many thanks for your work, for your assistance and a deep understanding of our situation!

Message to supporters from Friends of BCH chairwoman

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Dear Supporters

daryl new centre mar 2016 compressedAs always, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to write to thank you all for your support in many different ways for the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (BCH). From a tiny hospice with a few children we have helped it, over the years, to develop into a service that looks after almost 200 children and families per year and trains, or has trained, children’s hospice specialists from all over the former Soviet Union. It is a huge achievement and part of that achievement has most definitely been ours with your unstinting and generous help.

Super Heroes

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Untitled compressedMarina was interviewed by Belarusian TV during a visit to Forest Glade by Alexander Triput, the 2016 Belarusian Paralympic medal winner as part of the McHappy Day organised by McDonalds in Minsk. They have supported BCH for a number of years and funded the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Forest Glade where parents can stay free of charge while their child is an in-patient.

Alexander was born with a visual impairment and won his first medal for javelin at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens where he also won silver in the pentathlon. In 2013, Alexander fractured his spine in an accident and, after surgery, progressed from being bedridden to a wheelchair. He was determined to return to top level athletics and after much hard training won the opportunity to represent Belarus in the 2016 Rio Games where he won a bronze medal in the javelin for wheelchair users. His visit to Forest Glade was a great success and an inspiration to hospice children and staff and Marina, who also uses a wheelchair, is a TV natural.  Watch the news item here.  The visuals are good and as well as seeing Marina and Alexander there is footage of the facilities at Forest Glade.