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

100 Club Winners

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June draw of the 100 Club

13 June 2017 2 cropped and compressedThe drawers were Shirley and Vince Byrne and the draw took place at Storrs Gate House their award-winning luxury B&B in Bowness-on-Windermere

The winning number is 1 and the prize is £40

The winner is Gary Gotch.  Congratulations!

Learn about joining the 100 Club here.

 

May draw of the 100 Club

12 May 2017 cropped and compressedThe draw took place in V's Kitchen and Tea Room in Old Amersham

The winning number is 10 and the prize is £205

The winner is Deb Hunt.  Congratulations!

Learn how to join the 100 Club here.

 
 
 
April draw of the 100 Club
 
The draw took place in Budapest
 
The winning number is 36 and the prize is £41
 
The winner is Peter Ellis.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club here.
 
March draw of the 100 Club
 
March 2017 compressedThe draw took place in Minsk by Olga Kobyakova, chairwoman of the BCH Advisory Council
 
The winning number is 12 and the prize is £41
 
The winner is Peter Harper.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club here.
 
February draw of the 100 Club
 
February 2017 compressedThe draw took place at a ski resort in France
 
The winning number is 22 and the prize is £41
 
The winner is Stuart Jaggard.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club here.
 
 
January draw of the 100 Club
 
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 and the prize is £40

The winner is Vicki Hughes. Congratulations!

Learn more about the 100 Club here.

 

 

 December draw of the 100 Club
 
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 and the prize is £38
 
The winner is Kirsty-Jane Devereux.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club here.
 
 
    
November draw of the 100 Club
 
6 Nov 2016 draw cropped and compressedThe draw took place at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.
 
The winning number is 15 and the prize is £390
 
The winner is Antoinette Ferraro.  Congratualtions!
 
Learn more about the 100 Clug and how to join here.
 
 
 
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 and the prize is £39
 
The winner is Kirsty-Jane Devereux.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join here
 

 

 

 

September draw of the 100 Club

4 Sept 2016 drawThe draw took place at Weller House, Amersham by Penn based expert floorlayer Laurie Hayes and Graham
 
The winning number is 17 and the prize is £39
 
The winner is Valerie Kirk.  Congratulations!
 
Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join here

 

 

August 2016 Draw

Aug 16 draw Claire and AlexThe draw took place at Su Chases Interiors Old Amersham by Claire and Alex

The winning number is 39 and the prize is £37

The winner is Lola Meakin.  Congratulations, Lola!

Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join here

 

 

 

July 2016 Draw

2 July 2016 compressedThe draw took place at Amersham Museum by a steward

The winning number is 37 and the prize is £37

The winner is Jane Curtis.  Congratulations!

Learn more about the 100 Club and how to join here

 

 

June 2016 Draw

1 June 2016 cropped and compressed 4The draw took place at the Belarusian Children's Hospice in Minsk by its founder and director Anna Garchakova

The winning number is 12 and the prize is £38

The winner is Peter Harper.  Congratulations!

Official opening of Forest Glade, the new Belarusian children’s palliative care centre

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DSCF8358 cropped and compressedThe vision of a purpose-built, world class children’s palliative care centre in Belarus has been realised. To mark the opening of this fabulous new building, a red ribbon was cut by the Belarusian First Deputy Minister for Health Dmitry Pinevich and the Deputy Chair of the BCH Advisory Council Olga Kobyakova.S0258496 cropped and compressed

The facilities at Forest Glade are, by any standards, impressive and will be a centre of excellence from where BCH can support the growing number of children and families who need their services and facilitate the on-going training of health professions in the western model of children’s palliative care.

Forest Glade is on the outskirts of Minsk in a tranquil setting surrounded on three sides by woodland. The horse-shoe shaped building is welcoming, spacious, colourful and flooded with light. BCH’s main programme will continue to be Hospice at Home co-ordinated from the new building and there is a day-centre there where children, their carers and their well brothers and sisters can socialise and enjoy regular activities organised by hospice staff. There are treatment rooms where physiotherapy will be available and a wonderful multi-sensory room with changing lights, coloured fibre optic strands cascading over beanbags, different tactile experiences and mirrors. Take a peek here. The ten in-patient rooms which will provide respite care and end of life care are spacious, well equipped with medical services and aids, have en-suite wet rooms and direct, easy access to the gardens which all these rooms overlook through large floor to ceiling windows. There is also accommodation for parents/carers who wish to stay with their child.

Alexander Ardakov's brilliant piano recital

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Alexander Ardakov Beacon 2016 compressedAlexander Ardakov, internationally acclaimed pianist and patron of Friends of BCH, gave a stunning performance in aid of Friends of BCH in the new Spinney Theatre at The Beacon in Amersham.

The recital was given to mark the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and the 10th anniversary of Friends of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (UK). This hugely enjoyable and up-lifting event raised over £1100 which will be used to pay the salary of BCH’s first physiotherapist. Paediatric physiotherapy is a new discipline in Belarus and Katya will help ensure that physically impaired children at BCH will reach their potential and maintain it.

Thirty Years After Chernobyl: BCH estimates three to five thousand children in Belarus are in need of palliative care

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ksenia croppped and compressedThe Belarusian Children’s Hospice (BCH) is 22 years old. Set up in response to ongoing problems following the Chernobyl disaster, it is creating a modern, unified system of children’s palliative care throughout Belarus based on the UK model of hospice care at home.

BCH cares for patients from 0 to 24 years of age with chronic and terminal conditions. Head doctor, Pavel Burykin, says that there is no single recognised method for counting the number of children that need palliative care. However, BCH has been creating its own register of such children in Belarus using its own methods that have taken into account UK and Polish experience. The register not only records numbers of children, but details of their care and care providers. The aim is to ensure that every single child and their family in Belarus who are in need of palliative care receive it.

‘We estimate that there are three to five thousand children in the country who need palliative care,’ says Dr Burykin.

A special relationship

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Anda_profile_photo_compressed.jpgA special relationship: The Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society and The Belarusian Children’s Hospice working together for 18 years

By Anda Jansone, Chairman of the Children’s Palliative Care Society, Riga, Latvia

The Latvian Children’s Palliative Care Society and The Belarusian Children’s Hospice, both operating in post-Soviet countries, have been working in partnership for 18 years.

In 1998, at the International Palliative Care Conference in Warsaw, the directors of both these organisations discovered that their organisations were facing similar sets of problems and dealing with issues that had much in common.  They had a very useful exchange of ideas and experiences and regular meetings have continued ever since.

Store Collection

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tesco collectionA collection outside a local store raised just over £600 for Friends of BCH.  Thank you to all the jolly volunteers who held collection boxes, the customers who gave so generously and to Tesco Amersham for allowing us to collect.  The true spirit of Christmas!