Sky News report on Coast to Coast Cycle Ride

Click here to see the Sky News video, photographs & report on the recently completed C2C ride



Coast to Coast Cycle

 Click the Events page for details of the C2C Cycle Ride.



 Easter Raffle 2013

Click the Events page for the COG Easter raffle results. 



Christmas Raffle 2012

Click the Events page for the COG Xmas raffle results



Leaving Party 2012

The Leaving Party was held at the Blyth Spartans AFC on Wednesday 8th August

See the Events page for details



Visit 2012

The chernobyl children's charity four week visit is now scheduled to begin on Saturday 14th July 2012.



Druridge Bay 10K

Charity Secretary John Hardy & charity supporter Donna Straker ran the 10k event, to raise funds for our charity, on Sunday 3rd June 2012. See the Events page for details. If you missed the sponsor forms dont't worry, you can use the donate button at the bottom of this page.



Killingworth Shopping Centre Fundraising

On Saturday 26th May 2012, Lynda, Brenda, Helen & Donna set up a charity stall in the Killingworth shopping centre from 10 till 4. Click the Events page for details




Tranwell Airfield Car Boot Fair

Sunday 13th May 2012. Apart from almost being blown away the COG stand managed a nice return on the day. See the Events page for details.



Easter Raffle


Click the Events page for the COG Easter raffle results



Chernobyl Disaster 26th Anniversary

Thursday 26th April 2012 marked 26 years since reactor No.4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded creating the worlds worst ever nuclear disaster.



John Miller & His Country Casuals

Yet another successful fundraising concert supported by the UK's finest Country Music band, John Miller and His Country Casuals  performing the highly acclaimed 'Honky Tonk Merry Go Round 2010' in aid of the Chernobyl Orphan Group at the Radcliffe Club on the 13th November 2010. See the Events page for details 






A substantial sponsorship of the Coast to Coast Cycle ride & the donation of a support vehicle for the event from 


"We believe in quality services!"



A generous cash donation from

Hytorc UK

"Leading Innovation in Torque and Tension Since 1968"



A very kind cash donation from

Tentec Ltd

"Bolt tightening solutions for all Industries..."



A generous, and greatly appreciated cash contribution donated by

MKM Building Supplies

"My Kind of Merchant"



A contribution to transportation costs kindly dontated by JointServ Limited

"Integrity without limits"



Raffle prizes for the successful fundraising concert, at Radcliffe Club, kindly donated by...

Friends & Sponsors



COG website courtesy of Class-M Computer Systems, Blyth.



































































Chernobyl Orphan Group 2020

In 2007 the charity Medicine & Chernobyl (Blyth) disbanded. In November of the same year the charity, 'Chernobyl Orphan Group' was formed to carry on the good work. As the children have grown up their numbers had dwindled, but since 2016, with the help of host families in Blyth, we have been able to bring new younger children to Northumberland for respite.

In 2020 we hope to bring up to ten children and one interpreter from Mstislavl (Mist-i-slav-l) in Belarus for a month of respite and convalescence in Northumberland. The children come to the Blyth area in July & August the worst period for airborne contamination in the hot dry summer of their home town. We give them a month of good wholesome food, especially fresh fruit and milk. More than this they get a month of love and individual care, plus enough warm clothes to see them through the harsh Belarusian winter.

The COG charity compiles a fun, educational & health improving program for the children. Events include camping, canoeing, swimming, picnics, ice skating, museum visits, music evenings, sailing, zoo & historical site visits. These events are often donated by friends of the charity or organised by host families.

Druridge Bay Country Park

Pictured above right are five of the children (Misha, Leosha, Sasha, Lisa & Kristina) enjoying the picnic day at the Druridge Bay country park in Northumberland. The morning was spent playing football & flying kites, followed by a delicious picnic lunch. The afternoon was a casual walk through the park then on to feeding the wild birds.

Alnwick Castle Medieval Adventures.

Pictured left, the children enjoying dressing up at Alnwick Castle. They very quickly learnt how to use the medieval pillory...

(The medieval sunglasses were optional)

The children enjoyed the 'Knights Quest' activities and the archery. They were amazed by the guided tour of the castle accommodation.

The  birds of prey demonstration and the Harry Potter characters topped off a very special day.