LATEST NEWS

 

 

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

2012

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 

 

 

 

FRIENDS & SPONSORS

 

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

PNS UK Ltd

"We believe in quality services!"

pns-services.com

 

 

A generous cash donation from

Hytorc UK

"Leading Innovation in Torque and Tension Since 1968"

www.hytorc.co.uk

 

 

A very kind cash donation from

Tentec Ltd

"Bolt tightening solutions for all Industries..."

www.tentec.net

 

 

A generous, and greatly appreciated cash contribution donated by

MKM Building Supplies

"My Kind of Merchant"

www.mkmbs.co.uk

 

 

A contribution to transportation costs kindly dontated by JointServ Limited

"Integrity without limits"

www.jointserv.com

 

 

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

Friends & Sponsors

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing hope to the forgotten children of Belarus

 

On the 26th of April 1986 one of the four nuclear reactors, at the Ukrainian, Chernobyl power plant, exploded. The explosion released more than 400 times the fallout from the Hiroshima bombing. It remains the worlds worst ever nuclear disaster, rated 7 on the (0-7) International Nuclear Event Scale.

 

The Belarus border is ten miles north of Chernobyl. The prevailing wind carried around 60% of the radioactive fallout into the mainly agricultural land of Belarus, heavy rains then brought it down. The contamination meant that dozens of villages and towns were uninhabitable. Over 336,000 people were evacuated and relocated because of the disaster.

 

In the north-east of Belarus is a small border town called Mstislavl where an orphanage looks after homeless and abandoned children from the surrounding area. The scale of the disaster is immense, the ground water is contaminated and will remain so for thousands of years. Fruit and vegetables are contaminated but the people have no choice but to eat them.

 

In the summer of 1991 the plight of the children of Mstislavl was noted by a group of friends from Blyth. The friends formed Medicine & Chernobyl (Blyth) and brought five children over from the orphanage for a month’s respite and convalescence. Each year they brought more children, eventually bringing more than thirty each year to stay with host families.

 

In 2007 the Blyth charity disbanded and in November of the same year…  COG Medicine & Chernobyl was formed to carry on the good work.

 

Aims & Vision

 

TO RELIEVE SICKNESS OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY RADIATION AND TO PROVIDE SUCH AID AS IS APPROPRIATE TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF MEDICINE AND CHERNOBYL (BYELORUSSIAN MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR CHARITY INITIATIVE NO: 220064) IN THEIR WORK WITH CHILDREN IN PUBLIC CARE IN BYELORUSSIA…

 

In 2014 we intend to bring 10 children and one interpreter from Mstislavl for four weeks respite and convalescence in Northumberland.The children come to Blyth in July which is the worst month 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.

 

Once here the host families meet all of the costs of feeding and clothing the children – who quite literally arrive with only the clothes they stand up in. Everyone connected with the charity works on a voluntary basis, every penny raised goes directly to helping the children.

 

Our main expense is the cost of flights from Minsk in Belarus to Manchester. The cost of travel from the orphanage to Minsk and from Manchester to Blyth also has to be met from charity funds. Travel costs for each child currently run at just over £400.

 

All contributions to the COG fundraising effort will be gratefully welcomed.