Friends of Chernobyl's Children Moray is run by local families (Scottish Charity No. SC045530) to support children affected by the Chernobyl disaster by providing a "month of love and care" in Moray each year. Everyone involved in our charity is a volunteer and every penny we raise locally goes towards the cost of supporting our children and their trip to Moray each year.

The first group of 16 children from Belarus arrived in Moray in September 2015. The children returned to the same host family for 3 to 5 years, forming bonds with their Scottish families that create memories, friendships and love that will last a lifetime.

The second group of children to join the Friends of Chernobyl's Children Moray programme will arrive in 2020.

We are affiliated with Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (UK), which operates throughout the UK and in Belarus.

A month of Love & Care

Before our “month of love and care” our children are often shy, low in confidence, unhealthy and in need of some tender, loving care.

The children, from the age of 7, come to Moray for a “month of love and care. “ We do this by providing:

  • Caring host families who look after their Belarusian child as if they were their own.
  • Clean, healthy, uncontaminated air and surroundings.
  • Healthy food (and lots of it).
  • Dentist, optician and further medical help if required.
  • A base for the month where the children are dropped off in the morning and picked up in the late afternoon from Monday to Friday.
  • A packed programme of activities at our base and throughout Moray.
  • Suitcases full of vitamins, painkillers and warm clothes to take back to Belarus.
  • We also support the children with periodic food parcels during the year.