Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline

This week our homes will be joining in efforts to raise money for Children in Need.  We thought we would take this opportunity to tell you about another charity we support helping children.  For the last two years Peninsula Care Homes has paid for hotel accommodation for the children at Heathrow on their last night in the U.K., which has been greatly appreciated by the children, their group leader and the charity.

The Chernobyl disaster occurred on 26th April 1986 when the fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant near Belaurus exploded. It is thought it will take 400 years to rid the area of contamination.

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline was established in 1992.  Because of the charity some 60,000 children from Belarus have visited Britain. Whilst here they receive some basic medical attention including dental care and eye examination. The month break is thought to boost their damaged immune system and improve their quality of life.

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Our local Totnes & South Hams link hosted 8 children last year. They arrived in Devon with no English, very little clothes for their month stay.  In addition to medical treatment they got to enjoy Devon.  Each year a range of fun activities are enjoyed which can include a ride on a Rib, tea party at the Winking Prawn in Salcombe, horse riding, surf lesson, first trip to the seaside and making sandcastles, visits to local attractions.  They return home after their medical treatment, fun in Devon and a huge bag full of clothes for themselves and to share with their siblings.

If you think you could host two children or donate please visit www.ccll.org.uk

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