A GROUP of children recently arrived in the Westbury area as guests of the Westbury-based charity Chernobyl Children in Need which aims to help to alleviate the suffering of children from areas of Belarus still affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster.
“The trip was arranged as a holiday to improve the children’s health,” said Adrian Walker from the charity. “They are staying with caring families who will give them experiences of England that they have never had before.
“Two boys Ivan and Ilya had the chance, as they arrived in Westbury, to go with their host family and interpreter to visit McDonald’s in Trowbridge.
“Each member of the group will see a dentist and an optician during their stay as well as visiting many other exciting places.
“In recent stays the White Horse has proved very popular as it is very high compared to the flat terrain of Belarus.
“CCIN has undertaken many projects to aid those affected by the Chernobyl disaster since their inception in 1999. We have helped develop various schools as well as a fire station, hospital and orphanage. We sponsor the local Education Department Budget which provides better school meals, with any money left over going to families directly. Through this we sponsor over 300 children.
“CCIN also collaborates with families in this country to host children from Belarus for a month during their holiday to the UK.”
If you would like to know more visit www.ccin.co.uk