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PacTec Supports Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC)

Posted on Jul 31, 2018

As a leader in nuclear waste packaging, PacTec EPS, Ltd. assists our communities in ways beyond clean-up and remediation efforts. This year, we were honoured to sponsor a fantastic organisation, the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC).

Each year for 4 weeks, children from the Chernobyl zone located in Belarus who are affected by the nuclear disastertravel to the UK to receive respite care. They stay with local host families in West Cumbria on the edge of the beautiful Lakes District who volunteer their time, home and care to provide the children with a welcome change of environment.

As a group, FOCC organize a range of activities for all the children throughout the 4 weeks, all of which rely on volunteers and sponsorship from local companies.

By sponsoring the FOCC with a small donation, PacTec is proud to enable just one activity that adds value and fun to the children’s visit and supports the FOC families and volunteers.

The 1986 Chernobyl accident is considered the most disastrous nuclear power plant accident in history, both in terms of cost and casualties. In excess of 80,000 children are still experiencing life-changing effects of the radiation. In Belarus alone, just across the border from the Chernobyl site, 25% of the country’s farmland and forests have become nuclear wasteland.