Welcome to Friends of Chernobyl's Children
In October 1994, one little Belarusian girl came to stay in Lancashire with Olwyn Keogh, the Founder and Former Director of the Friends of Chernobyl's Children charity. The impact of that first visit initiated the beginnings of the FOCC. The following year, 50 children came from Belarus for a four week recuperative visit to East Lancashire.
Since then, the charity has grown and today there are 25 FOCC groups across the British Isles, of which the Friends of Chernobyl's Children Diss is one.
The charity's aim is to relieve the suffering of children affected by the radiation explosion from the nuclear plant at Chernobyl.