Chernobyl children enjoy their Bromsgrove stay

By Tristan Harris 09/05 Updated: 09/05 19:29

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A GROUP of children from Chernobyl, which was hit by the World’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, spent a month of recuperation in Bromsgrove and Redditch.

The trip was organised by the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity, which brings a group of youngsters from the disaster-hit region to the UK for four weeks-a-year.

During their stay, they undertook a variety of activities, including bowling at the Hollywood Bowl in Rubery, a trip to Redditch Fire Station, a visit to the seaside and a day out at Drayton Manor.

They also got the opportunity to go swimming, see a film at the cinema and have a tour of Birmingham Town Hall where they also had afternoon tea with the mayor.

The children also had a number of other days out with their host families.

The youngsters also got to go to the Specsavers in Bromsgrove and Redditch to have their eyes tested and had their teeth checked at Kings Norton Dental Practice.

Denise Buggins, a spokesperson for Birmingham and North Worcestershire link of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, thanked all the sponsors for their help in organising the events.

“We are always looking for host families and back up families, so if anyone is interested, we would love to hear from them.”

The trip costs £400 per child and the charity would welcome any funding residents or organisations could provide to help with them in the future.

For more, visit chernobylchildlifeline.org.

Those interested in being host families can e-mail denise.buggins@talktalk.net

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