REG Appeal for foster homes to house young Chernobyl victims on trip (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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REG Appeal for foster homes to house young Chernobyl victims on trip
6:32pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
FOSTER families are being sought in the North-East to host children from Belarus who were affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
The Teesdale-Richmond link of the Chernobyl Children Life Line is looking for families to host children for two weeks from July 5 to August 2 next year.
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster took place in the Ukraine in 1986 and the radioactive fall-out affected an estimated two million people in neighbouring Belarus.
Chernobyl Children Life Line gives youngsters the chance to stay in the UK away from radiation with clean air and good food.
Studies show the exchanges greatly increase the children’s life expectancy.The youngsters will take part in organized fun activities during the stay.
The charity raises the money to cover the cost of the children’s stay. This year a masked ball and a sale in a church helped raise funds.
For further details on the scheme, or to become a host, contact Jane Hackworth-Young 01833-627712 or email at email@example.com.
The group is also holding a meeting at Costa Coffee, Horse Market, Barnard Castle at 7.30pm on October 9.
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