We are raising funds for an inspirational little girl who has captured our hearts. Her vibrancy and zest for life are incredible given that she is living with a serious medical condition and a set of circumstances that most adults would find extremely challenging.
Her name is Sonia and she is 7 years old. She lost her mum when she was just an infant and now she lives with her granny in a small village in
the Cherikov region of Belarus, an area that remains
contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Thanks to her indomitable character and the love and care that she receives from her granny, Sonia is able to attend the village school where she loves to learn and play with her peers. This adorable little chatterbox has a hunger for life and is as bright as a button.
We feel that she would benefit hugely from a month in the UK on our Family Hosting Programme, but due to her medical needs and lots of red tape, getting her here may be a tough battle. We are ready for that fight.
We are currently working with our
charity colleagues in Belarus to try and overcome the obstacles that stand in our way because we feel that a month of love, care, fresh air and fun will help her to flourish, and because we believe that she deserves a break.
Sonia's Fund will be used to help her granny provide the care and nutrition that she needs to stay healthy and will cover the cost of a month of recuperative care in Leicestershire.
Thank you for your support.