About us Archive news stories Children of Chernobyl supported through Emmaus solidarity This week, Emmaus South Wales donated numerous bags of children's clothing and footwear to Chernobyl Children's Life Line. Chernobyl Children's Life Line is a charity that supports children and their families from Belarus and Ukraine who are forever affected by the world's worst nuclear disaster. Belarus, where most of their work is focused, received over 70% of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986 and as a result, thousands are born every year with, or go on to develop thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia. The charity provides child victims of the Chernobyl disaster with recuperative breaks to the UK, on-going supplies of multi-vitamins and basic healthcare products to the children on their return. As well as other support and assistance when they are home. A gentleman who is involved in the charity visited our Porthcawl shop and explained that a group of children were staying in the area for a recuperative break. He shared that the children were in need of clothing to take back home with them. Emmaus South Wales were happy to help as part of our solidarity work to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We donated a range of children's clothing including warm coats, dresses and trousers as well baby clothes and shoes. If you would like to support our solidarity work, donate to our Solidarity Fund .