About Us


Thanks for taking the time to learn more about FOCC GB. Here is a little about the origins of the Charity. Feel free to contact with any questions you may have or to find out about how you can get involved.

In October 1994 one little Belarussian girl came to stay in Lancashire with Olwyn Keogh MBE, the Founder of the Friends of Chernobyl's Children charity. The impact of that first visit initiated the beginnings of the FOCC and the following year 50 children came from Belarus for a four week recuperative visit to East Lancashire.

Since then the charity has grown nation-wide and today there are 28 FOCC groups across the country.

Friends of Chernobyl's Children is a registered charity which devotes its energies to raising funds to bring children, who are at risk, from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year. The charity targets children from orphanages or disadvantaged homes, aged between seven and thirteen. These children are in great need and come from social situations that make it difficult for them to get the care they require at home.

Visit the Friends of Chernobyl's Cildren GB Website at www.focc.org.uk