EVENTS

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

NEWS

Deb and Pam have just returned from BCH. Read the news and watch how a special chair transformed a little boy's life here.

FUNDRAISERS

The winning number in July's draw of the 100 Club is 21 and the prize is £40. Name of the lucky winner and photo here.

Current News

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.

November winner of the 100 Club draw cash prize

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6 Nov 2016 draw cropped and compressedThe November 100 Club prize is the biggest of the year and the draw for £390 took place at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.  

The lucky number is 15 and belongs to Antoinette Ferraro.  

Congratulations!

Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join so that you will have a chance to win one of the monthly cash prizes here.  

Why not buy a number as a Christmas present for a friend or family member?

Summer holiday fun

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P1040234 cropped and compressedIt may be winter but there are lots of happy sunny memories from a BCH summer holiday to remember here.

Bring and Sing Fauré

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Bring and SingOn a fine Saturday, a total of 95 singers gathered at Amersham Free Church to rehearse and then perform two works by Fauré: the Cantique de Jean Racine and his Requiem. The majority of performers were members of AMCHOR (Amersham Choral Society) with several other local choirs represented. One singer came from as far away as Coventry! AMCHOR’s conductor, Mark Austin, was in charge of proceedings, and Janet Churchhouse, their regular accompanist, played the piano.

October winner of the 100 Club cash prize

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October draw of the 100 Club

5 October 2016 cropped and compressedThe draw took place at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Great Missenden by Father Wayne Coughlin
 
The winning number is 34
 
The winner is Kirsty-Jane Devereux.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join here