Chernobyl candles in Port

Candles of Hope will be on sale at McLoughlin’s SuperValu, Portarlington this Easter Saturday April 7, marking the beginnning of active fundraising to once again bring a group of children from Chernobyl to Laois for a month long holiday.

Candles of Hope will be on sale at McLoughlin’s SuperValu, Portarlington this Easter Saturday April 7, marking the beginnning of active fundraising to once again bring a group of children from Chernobyl to Laois for a month long holiday.

The candles in their blue containers are on sale for €2 and organisers are hoping for a good response to the well suppported annual event.

Host families in Portarlington and Stradbally are preparing for 18 children and their minders to visit this summer, but it all depends on raising the €500 necessary to pay for flights. Whilst here the children will receive medical and dental treatment, while enjoying days out and get togethers, all possible thanks to the generosity of local businesses and families.

Any donations whether from individuals or groups, are gratefully accepted. Please contact Aishling on 0871245291 or

Orlagh on 0860892699.