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Felsted Aid for Deprived Children was formed in 2001 and became a registered charity in October 2003. In 2009 the charity took the working
name of UK-AID.

The founders are Alan Hilliar and Pauline Craven.

On April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history.
The Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest social-economic catastrophe in peacetime history. 50% of the area of Ukraine is in some way contaminated. Over 200,000 people had to be evacuated and resettled while 1.7 million people were directly affected by the disaster. The death toll attributed to Chernobyl, including people who died from cancer years later, is estimated at 125,000 and rising. The total costs including cleanup, resettlement, and compensation to victims have been estimated to be roughly $200 Billion. The cost of a new steel shelter for the Chernobyl nuclear plant will cost $2 billion alone. The accident was officially attributed to power plant operators who violated plant procedures and were ignorant of the safety requirements needed.

Today, in 2012, thousands of children are still affected with cancers, tumours, leukaemia, cerebral palsy, neurological problems and many hereditary diseases.

 

The Revival Centre in Chernigov Ukraine

Our main work is the support of the Revival Centre which was the vision of
Dr Vasil Pasichnik.

At the time of the disaster he was very concerned about the plight of the children as they did not receive Iodine to dilute the effects of the radiation.

In 1995 he was given a building by the local government which was in a derelict condition. He had no financial means to create the centre so through a video tape he applied to British Charities for help.

Over the last 17 years a total of 6 buildings have been converted into a centre of excellence acknowledged by both UNICEF and the Ukrainian Government. These include a building with dormitories to accommodate children from outlying regions. In total over 1600 children are treated annually.

2012 will see the completion of a new building which will consist of 30 dormitories and 15 bathrooms, new kitchens and laundry enabling the centre to take in an additional 30 children per month for treatment in order to shorten their waiting list

Our aims and objectives are to help sick and under priveleged children throughout the world, but more especially the children who are still suffering the results of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.