Cou­ple pre­par­ing for Christ­mas visit to Ch­er­nobyl

Char­ity

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A Peter­bor­ough cou­ple are plan­ning a fes­tive visit to Ch­ernigov, Ukraine, where they help peo­ple with dis­abled chil­dren fol­low­ing the world’s worst nu­clear dis­as­ter at Ch­er­nobyl.

John and Rosie San­dall, from Longth­orpe, will make their 42nd­visit to the coun­try early next year. They run the Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren’s Ap­peal and they sup­port many poor fam­i­lies, a sana­to­rium and an Age UK cen­tre.

They have just re­turned from their lat­est visit and Rosie said: “We were able to visit all our fam­i­lies. The weather was ex­tremely hot. We en­joyed a won­der­ful con­cert by the chil­dren at our sana­to­rium. All the fam­i­lies we sup­port have se­verely dis­abled chil­drenand, un­likeintheUK, they get very lit­tle help. Sadly, dis­abled chil­dren and peo­ple with de­men­tia are hid­den away by their fam­i­lies. We are work­ing hard to change peo­ple’s at­ti­tud­estodis­abil­ity and con­di­tions like Alzheimer’s.”

They are now col­lect­ing goods for their Au­tumn char­ity sale 10am to noon on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 15 at All Saints’ ChurchHall, ParkRoad, Peter­bor­ough.

Dona­tion­scanbe­de­liv­ered to 51 Ap­s­ley Way, Longth­orpe, Peter­bor­ough, PE39NZ, or­call 01733 268340.

John and Rosie in Ukraine

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