Friends Of The Belarusian Childrens Hospice UK
We are a UK charity that supports the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (BCH) in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. BCH was the first children's hospice set up in response to the Chernobyl disaster. BCH cares for children from 0-24 years who have life limiting conditions, most having multiple problems. Parents are shown how to care for their children at home with regular visits and support from the BCH team. Friends of BCH has helped to develop BCH from a small team to one able to train and pass on its knowledge to others in Belarus and other Russian speaking countries. We initiated and trained the dedicated fundraising team at BCH, now raising money in Belarus to pay for staff salaries and medical supplies. Recently we have turned our attention to paediatric physiotherapy and have launched a pilot programme led by two UK physiotherapists. Friends of BCH is run by a small group of unpaid trustees working from home. Administration costs are minimal. Our chairwoman is a fluent Russian speaker and a member of the BCH Advisory Board which meets in Minsk three times a year. All our trustees have visited BCH and take their role as advisers and fundraisers seriously. We receive six-monthly accounts from BCH and manage our input to BCH programmes through visits, email and Skype.
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David Curtis, Jane Curtis, Lorna Sampson,

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Hi, thanks for visiting our page.

Our challenge is to climb the National Three Peaks:

Ben Nevis - 1345m, Scafell Pike - 978m and Snowdon - 1085m.

We are doing this to raise money for a Children's Hospice in Belarus. The only Children's Hospice in the former Soviet Union.

The children supported by the Hospice are very brave but they all have life limiting conditions often linked to the disaster at Chernobyl.  Their parents and carers effort to help make their child's short life as comfortable as possible is often restricted by lack of resources and specialist knowledge.  Our current focus is to build up the specialist physiotherapy skills so desparately needed.

Please help us raise money to improve the quality of life for these very sick children.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and sent to The Friends of the Belarusian Childrens Hospice who pass on ALL the money raised to the Hospice. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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22.08.17 A good challenge and a great cause

20.08.17 Well done everyone for completing the peaks in our lovely English summer weather


18.08.17 Hope the weather's being kind to you!

16.08.17 Have a great time - I recall the driving between being almost as hard as the "hills".

16.08.17 A great effort for a great cause Jane! Good luck!


14.08.17 Lovely warm weather for a gentle stroll up a mountain or three... good luck with your mission!


10.08.17 Good luck Jane, and make sure you hold on to something at the top of Snowdon (it can be a bit blowy!)

09.08.17 good luck !

09.08.17 All the Best.

09.08.17 Very best wishes on this very challenging ambition for such a good cause.

09.08.17 Best of luck wit the Three Peaks, whatever the weather may bring.

07.08.17 Good luck Curtis'


01.08.17 Go Curtis's and co. All the best the Gonsalves's and grannie

28.07.17 Good luck Jane!

27.07.17 Great effort for a worth cause! Best wishes, Jane and family.

25.07.17 Good luck Jane!

20.07.17 Good luck from all of us at Cecilia Quinn Shoe Boutique!

18.07.17 Best of luck! And ... (on Ben Nevis summit descent in fog) "to steer a course between Gardyloo Gully and Five Finger Gully. Follow a bearing of 231 degrees for 150 metres, and then a bearing of 281 degrees, as described in the safety leaflet

13.07.17 well done - enjoy ! Aidan


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