The Friends of Chernobyl’s Children charity was established by Olwyn Keogh MBE in 1994. This was prompted by a visit from one of the effected Belarussian girl who came to stay with Olwyn in Lancashire, England. The following year, fifty children came from Belarus for a four week recuperative visit to East Lancashire.
The charity looks after children from orphanages or disadvantaged homes, aged between seven and thirteen, who come from social situations that make it difficult for them to get the care they require at home.
Whilst in the UK the children live with host families and take part in a wide range of activities developed to meet both their recreational and medical needs.
The Glasdon Charitable Giving Committee has continued to support the Friends of Chernobyl's Children over a number of years, sponsoring children visiting the Fylde Coast each year.