KAREN Morris, a 23 year old Naas woman is preparing to travel to Belarus for the second year to volunteer with the Chernobyl Children’s Project. She will work at a holiday camp in the south of Belarus, provided by the CCP for 3 weeks every summer in an uncontaminated area.
It allows children and adults with severe mental and physical disabilities the opportunity to experience fun, happiness, fresh air and love.
“I need to raise €540 in order to get there to make a difference. The younger children get funded by the Belarussian government, however, once a child reaches the age of 18 they no longer get the funding needed to attend this camp. I want to raise as much as I can to sponsor young adults, allowing them a holiday they will never forget,“ Karen told the Leader.
A native of Gleann Na Riogh, Monread she is a Naas GAA Club member. Karen’s dad Ger was Millicent Golf Club captain in 2006. Her mother Marie is a Scouting Ireland leader while brother Kevin plays and coaches with Naas AFC and Naas United. Sister Fiona also attended St. Mary’s College.
Karen can contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.