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Since becoming the 2018 Galway Rose, it can easily be said that my life has been turned upside-down. I have been taken on the most incredible rollercoaster ride, a once in a lifetime experience. On the face of it, it can often be perceived as a year of fancy dresses and glamour. But there is so much more to it than what meets the eye.
Candle of Grace is a newly formed not-for-profit organisation set up in Castlebar. Its main function is to host a few Chernobyl children from Belarus for much needed rehabilitation holidays. The idea of such an organisation came about from a family who themselves originate from the Chernobyl area in Belarus and know about their problems first hand. Having moved to Ireland a few years ago they were amazed at the generosity and kind-heartedness of the Irish people who know about Chernobyl and have been helping its victims for 30 years now.
On April 28, 1986, a team of workers at a Swedish power plant raised the alarm when they detected radioactive particles on their clothing.
Chernobyl children have Clarenbridge locals to thank for giving them a new ‘Home of Hope’ as part of Chernobyl Children International’s de-institutionalisation programme.
This year’s Westmeath Rose of Tralee, Teresa Donohoe, has been invited to join a group of Roses, escorts, and Adi Roche to visit an orphanage in Vesnova, Belarus in aid of the Chernobyl Children’s Project International.
Christmas celebrations started on Wednesday last for local girl Andrea Keogh as she welcomed Maryna Tsitive and Nastya Zaitsava, two Chernobyl girls who will be spending the holidays with her at her home in Kilkenny.
Local charity, Camp Claddagh, has launched its annual drive to recruit new host families to support its rest and recuperation programme for children from Belarus.
There was joy for two little girls and their Kilkenny host families as they were reunited last Sunday, following the mix up that saw the girls left behind in Belarus two weeks ago.
It was smiles and hugs all round on Monday as children from the Chernobyl-affected regions arrived at the Ormonde Hotel to be welcomed by members of the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group and their Kilkenny host families.
President Mary McAleese paid a very special 'Chernobyl 25 - Ceremony of Hope' tribute to 25 of the top volunteers who have dedicated themselves selflessly to improving the lives of so many across areas worst affected by the world's worst nuclear disaster.