EVENTS

An evening of virtuoso piano playing and art organised by the Belarusian Embassy to thank Friends of BCH. More here

NEWS

Read about our ground-breaking physio conference in Minsk for doctors, nurses and health professionals here.

FUNDRAISERS

The winning number in the June 100 Club draw is 2 and the prize is £45. Find out how to join here.

Current News

June 100 Club Draw

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25 June 2018 1 cropped and compressedThe draw was made by Anna Garchakova, Director of the Belarusian Children's Hospice, at BCH in Minsk.
The winning number is 2 and the prize is £45.
Learn about joining the 100 Club here.

May 100 Club draw

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24 May 2018 cropped and compressedThe draw was made by Adele at Rayners Extra Care Home in Hyde Heath.
The winning number is 5 and the prize is £225.
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April 100 Club Draw

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23 April 2018 cropped and compressesThe draw was made by Zita at Great Missenden Lawn Tennis Club.
The winning number is 44 and the prize is £45.
Learn about joining the 100 Club here.

Ground-breaking conference in Minsk

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Antoinette Ferraro, Trustee and Treasurer of Friends of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (UK) (Friends of BCH), wrote:
 
The team compressedI have just returned from a visit to a cold and very snowy Minsk where I attended a splendid two-day conference entitled ‘Abilitation: helping disabled children to achieve their potential’. Paediatric palliative physiotherapy is a new concept in Belarus and does not translate directly.  It is called ‘abilitation’ there.
 
The conference was organised and sponsored by Friends of BCH.  For the past twelve months, the charity has been running a pilot programme to introduce British-style physiotherapy to ten children of varying ages at the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (BCH) and the Republican Clinical Centre for Paediatric Palliative Care (Forest Glade) in suburban Minsk.
 
Two of our trustees, Chairman Daryl Ann Hardman and Project Director Deb Hunt (pictured with Pam and Sue), were the key players in bringing this conference about. The idea behind it was to spread the word to doctors, nurses and other health professionals in Belarus that, given a gentle child-centred approach and a lot of patience, children with disabilities can achieve their best in every direction, thus improving quality of life for them and for their families too.

March 100 Club draw

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22 March 2018 cropped and compressedThe draw was made by Barbara at the Hotel Griesfhof in St Anton am Arlberg.
The winning number is 26 and the prize is £45.
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February 100 Club winner

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21 February 2018 cropped and compressedThe draw was made by Pete Rattray, master painter and decorator, at Weller House, High Street, Amersham.
The winning number is 37 and the prize is £45.
Learn about joining the 100 Club here.