How it all started

“In 1995 the Embassy of Ukraine took part in launching The Chernobyl Relief Foundation in the United Kingdom, (CRF), a Charitable Trust, registered number 1044411, aimed at promoting aid to the children in Ukraine who suffered as a result of the world’s gravest nuclear disaster on 26th April 1986.

The Charity was supported by Sir Sigmund Sternberg O.St.J. KCSG JP and The Baroness Cox of Queensbury, a Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, since 1986, who act as trustees of CRF.

Objectives and Activities

The Foundation’s primary objective is to promote essential medical, material, social and welfare support for children in Ukraine who are the long-term victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 26th April 1986 and orphans with damaged immune systems.

The secondary objective is to promote exchange programmes between Ukrainian children with more pressing health and emotional needs and British children.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Foundation undertakes the following activities:

Statement of Values

The Chernobyl Foundation in the United Kingdom is committed to respecting the values and culture of the Ukrainian people and remains sensitive to new ideas to meet the needs of their children who are suffering illness and deprivation as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

All donations benefit CRF. We do not have any paid staff or administrative costs, as we are an entirely voluntary organisation.



Vladyslaw Rohovyi, Second Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine and the Duchess of NorfolkThe Baroness, Cox of Queensbury (in the middle) and Tatiana Pereverzeva (left) at the meeting with The First Lady of Ukraine(second right) Ludmila Kuchma in KievSir Sigmund Sternberg and Tatiana Pereverzeva-BirchThe Very Reverend Archbishop Pavlo Khomnytsky and Ukrainian children in LondonCanon John Devereux and Mrs. DevereuxChairman Captain CW Pile Royal Navy, Secretary/Managing Trustee Tatiana Pereverzeva-Birch at the fundraising Gala Concert in Arundel CastleTreasurer Anthony Williamson and T.Pereverzeva-Birch. Humanitarian Aid at the orphanage.