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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.
Chernobyl Children International Castlebar Branch is hosting a fashion show in the TF Royal Castlebar on Wednesday, October 4. They will be joined on the night by Adi Roche, voluntary CEO, Chernobyl Children International, who will highlight the work the organisation has been doing in Vesnova Children’s Mental Asylum as well as other programmes in the Chernobyl regions of Belarus, Ukraine, and Western Russia. She will be joined by special guests Sandra Ganley (Mayo Rose) and Niamh Elwood (Galway Rose).
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.
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. 31 people died directly as a result of the accident.
On April 28, 1986, a team of workers at a Swedish power plant raised the alarm when they detected radioactive particles on their clothing.
We, all of us, have a problem with keeping things in mind, with remembering what it is important to remember, while allowing other things that might have seemed important at the time to fade. We can, perhaps, be forgiven for such lapses of recollection. We are, after all, bombarded 24/7 with an unprecedented flood of information, from every corner of the globe.
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.
A Christmas fair will be held in Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar on Saturday December 8 from 12pm to 6pm in aid of Chernobyl Children’s Project Castlebar branch. Large selection of local crafts, foods and gift ideas available to purchase. Come and have your picture taken in the Winter Wonderland.
The Annual Chernobyl Christmas Fair will be held in Lough Lannagh Village, Castlebar, on Saturday December 8.
In aid of the Erris Children of Chernobyl, there will be an audio-visual quiz in The Western Strands, Belmullet, at 9pm on Thursday, February 9.