Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Charity Shop (Coddenham Road, Needham Market) will reopen on 16 June with lots of new products covering a very wide range. Of course, we will be following the new retail Covid-19 compliant guidelines but we’re looking forward to seeing customers old and new.

All our profits go directly to supporting the children; we have no paid staff. We’d also love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for a few hours a week. The children may not be able to come this year but we never stop supporting them. Like many small charities, we are suffering very badly during the crisis through loss of all revenue with no fundraising being able to take place.

While of course we appreciate the urgency of looking after our own, the children of Belarus are suffering greatly during this time in a country with a president who has declared that Covid-19 does not exist. I don’t think I need to detail the consequences of this action which is affecting many of the families and institutes we support including the Children’s Cancer Hospital.

The older generation suffered greatly during and following the Chernobyl disaster. They hoped never to see such hardship again in their lifetimes and certainly would not wish it for their children. The suffering caused by Covid-19 is like revisiting the past for them.

Any support we receive, be it a financial donation, clothing for the children or goods that can be utilised as raffle prizes, is really appreciated. One-hundred per cent of everything goes to support the children with only minimal administration costs deducted. If you can, please think of our children. They did not ask to be born into this. Thank you.

Elizabeth: 01449 760343

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