The TASA party gathered at the Hotel Belarus in Minsk on matchday where the sight was of people piling out of full lifts most with bags, dropping them in a pile in the centre of the lobby. This truly incredible sight was repeated time and time again over the following 30 minutes!!
Thirty or so people, plus 100s of bags were loaded onto the bus for the trip out to the Cancer Hospital on the outskirts of Minsk. The British Ambassador for Belarus also met the party in the Hospital. Time was spent in a theatre room with some of the children who were well enough to move, where they were given a basic set of toiletries, some toys, plus Cola and Irn Bru.
After the party had finished there was a tour round the hospital to see the facilities, meet the children and make sure each child got a donation of some sort. As for the cash donation, the entire Sunshine Appeal donation went into the development of the summer camps in Belarus. Of Neil’s HBOS donation, 50% went to the Central fund for the summer camps and the remainder went to the Chernobyl Children Lifeline’s Edinburgh Link fund towards the cost of bringing the Children over from Belarus every summer. Full Story Here…
Everywhere We go!