Seaside holiday fun for Belarus children

CHILDREN from Belarus are looking forward to paddling in the sea for the first time in their lives.

The seaside trip is part of a holiday organised by the Alsager, Crewe and Haslington branch of the Chernobyl Children's Project UK.

The branch is hosting some of the 300 children brought over to the UK every year from Belarus by the charity.

The children have been treated for serious medical conditions linked to radiation from the explosion in 1986 at the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl.

Following a year of fundraising branch members are hosting five children aged between five and six, their mums and a translator, for two weeks.

"The children, in remission from life-threatening health conditions, have, after hospital treatments, been selected and recommended for the trip by a Belarus family help organisation," said branch member Brian Rosamond from Alsager.

"In addition to undertaking visits to local eye and dental specialists, and providing extra-nourishing meals, the host families have arranged outings and day trips."

These include visits to Crewe Fire Station and The Potters Barn at Hassall Green.

"There will also be a coach trip tpo the North Wales coast, giving the children their first experience of seeing the sea and paddling in it," said Brian.

"All these activities are being arranged in the cause of eventually sending the youngsters back home more fit and robust than when they arrived, and with ehanced chances of hopefully better future health."

For more details about the branch ring Brian on 01270-877984.



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