September 30th, 2016

Chernobyl’s children need more friends to help them recuperate

Chernobyl’s children need more friends to help them recuperate Chernobyl’s children need more friends to help them recuperate
Updated: 4:01 pm, Jul 25, 2015

A CHARITY dedicated to giving respite to young victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is looking for residents in Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Rubery and South Birmingham to host families next year so children can enjoy a five-week stay in the UK to recuperate.

Halesowen-based Black Country Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, will receive a £2,000 windfall through the Police Property Act Fund, which is made up from the sale of recovered and unclaimed stolen goods.

The funds will help to finance a visit to the UK for a group of children next year who were affected by the Ukrainian disaster – an event which Friends of Chernobyl’s Children aims to do annually.

Although 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of the tragedy that left a large area of the Ukraine and Belarus contaminated with deadly radiation, children born today are still affected and have reduced life expectancy.

The children will be provided with a fully staffed activity program Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm and stay with their host families overnight, at weekends and during the May half-term week.

Anyone interested in hosting a child should contact Mrs Jackson on 0121 602 0262.

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