Make-Up Masterclass Organised By Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee

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THE Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee and District Ltd. is holding a Masterclass with the very talented Make-Up Artist, Leah Clail on Sunday, April 8.

This event will be held in The Arms Hotel, Listowel from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

Tickets are only €15 and all proceeds will be donated to this Charity. You won’t be going home with your hands hanging either as your ticket will include a fantastic goodie bag.

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“This charity is run entirely by local unpaid volunteers dedicated to helping children, families and communities most affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster,” said one of the organisers, Sally-Ann Leahy.

“It is funded entirely by voluntary fundraising and contributions, and in common with many other charities, it is getting more difficult every year to raise funds. Our main item of expense is the cost of the children’s airfares to Ireland in the Summer for 1 month. Since 1993 we have been bringing children from the village of Kozhan in a contaminated area in Southern Belarus to North Kerry for 4 weeks in June/July each year for rest and recuperation, medical attention, etc.”

To date, the organization has brought over 1,000 children to Kerry. Visiting children are placed in pairs and maintained at the expense of each host family.

Taking a child out of a contaminated area even for a few weeks helps boost their immune system and generally instills a sense of positivity which can be lacking in many of their lives.

They also provide support to the local school, hospital in the area, and children/adults with special needs; as well as direct support to families living in the village of Kozhan who don’t have the basic requirements for survival. Winters are harsh with temperatures often as low as minus 30°C.

The organisation is the only means of outside aid getting in to these people and their help is vital to their wellbeing.

“We would like to sincerely thank our many sponsors who have made this event possible. We have a fabulous spot prize worth €150, which was kindly sponsored by Sam McCauley’s, Tralee along with many other wonderful spot prizes to be won on the night. A big thank you also to the Listowel Arms Hotel who are helping us host the event. Tickets are selling fast with over 150 sold already, and we hope it will be a sell-out event,” said Aisling O Hanlon.

Tickets can be purchased via messaging their Facebook Page ‘Chernobyl Children’s Fund Tralee and District Ltd.’ or by dropping into The Arms Hotel, Listowel. You can also message Leah Clail directly on Instagram or Facebook.

Finally, they are always looking for new host families and if you would like to find out more information, please contact Bridie on 0879013784.

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