Our Christmas CD for BCP has been launched and is now available online from here.
The song features choirs from St. Conaire's and St. Tola's national school Shannon and volunteers from the Burren Chernobyl Project. The Wonder of you was recorded in The Monastery, Ennistymon and Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon.
Following the vocal recordings; a group of volunteer musicians, artists, mixers, and producers worked to bring you the 3 track CD and the digital download of the main track.
Get online today and support us to become #ChristmasNo1
The Wonder Of You, a song written in the late 50's, became a big hit for Elvis Presley in 1970. Somewhat forgotten since, the song got a new lease of life when it was recorded by the Irish band Villagers and appeared in the Big Little Lies (featuring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman).
The song was adopted by one of the BCP volunteer groups that visited Gorodishche in July 2017. When the song is listened to carefully, it tells a beautiful story of the relationship between the children of the orphanages and the volunteers of the Burren Chernobyl Project. A plan was born, in Summer 2017, to record the song and bring it to #ChristmasNo1.
Since early April we've had multiple groups of volunteers travelling to Belarus to spend time with the children and young adults with disabilities in both Gorodishche and Cherven.
There's been a hive of activity as these groups arrive with boundless energy and never ending love. A large number of new volunteers have been travelling and with them bringing new ideas. It's the start of another very busy summer here at Burren Chernobyl Project. Thank you all to our volunteers and supporters.
TRUCK LOADING DAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017 @ 09:30
Our next load of humanitarian aid is set to depart to Belarus this Saturday.
There has been a huge cry from the adult asylums for aid so for this load we are focusing on ADULT CLOTHES and ADULT PAMPERS
If you wish to donate these please ensure they are in strong bags/boxes as sometimes the weaker bags burst when full. Please also keep shoes separate.
If you are free this Saturday morning we'd love the extra help. It'll be all hands on deck from 09:30 at the Monastery in Ennistymon with a cuppa and some sandwiches when all the hard work is done. Spread the word. Spasiba 🌻
At the end of 2016 our woman on the ground in Belarus, Tamara Buhteeva put this beautiful piece together. Well worth a read.
The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.
We all deserve to be included and treated equally.
Help break down disability barriers and celebrate abilities.