Chernobyl children need your help
CHERNOBYL Children’s Life Line – Chiltern Link are looking for families to host eight children during July.
The children, aged between 10 and 12, come from Belarus for one month’s respite from the radiation fallout, following the explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986.
The radioactivity is still in the food chain and environment, causing severe health issues such as cancers and organ and heart problems.
The purpose of their visit is to boost their immune systems to help them fight these illnesses, as well as normal illnesses such as colds and flu.
The children we bring over will not be currently suffering with a serious illness at the time of their visit.
Although the emphasis of the visit is to build up their immune system by eating ‘clean food’, during their stay with us here in the Chilterns, we try to give them a holiday of a lifetime and the opportunity to enjoy all the wonderful facilities that are not available in Belarus.
Our programme is designed around working families by taking the children on trips and activities during the day to enable host families to continue their normal working life.
We have a network of support families who can help out with transport or child-sitting.
All we ask is that the child is taken into your home and treated as part of the family and enjoy all the lovely, plentiful food we do.
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All host families need to be CRB checked, which takes a while to be processed, so for this reason we ask that if you are interested in helping us, please do not delay in contacting me on 01494 776 205.
BABS JAKES Chernobyl Children’s Life Line