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Chernobyl children get special treat in Morley USA

Children from Chernobyl visited Morley last week.

Children from Chernobyl visited Morley last week.

There were happy faces all round when 10 children from Chernobyl visited Morley .

The group from Belarus were in town on Thursday as part of a recuperative holiday.

They were treated to lunch by Mark and Chris Lupton at Luppy’s Diner in Queen Street, who provided food and drinks for the children and their host families as well as a fun ride in the diner’s genuine American vehicles.

The trip was organised by the Leeds branch of the Chernobyl Children’s Project which was set up in 1996 to help children affected by the fallout from the catastrophic explosion of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl in 1986.

Radiation levels in Belarus are still high and will remain so for many years to come.

This results in a high level of cancer, leukaemia and other medical conditions amongst children and adults alike.

Diana Taylor from the project said: “The aim of the visit is to give the children a month of healthy fresh air, good food, and interesting activities.

“Research suggests that one month here gives the children up to three extra years of healthy life.

“The project is a self-funding charity and heavily reliant on volunteers – both to host children and to help with fundraising – as the costs of bringing the children to the UK are quite high.

“The project also relies on local organisations and businesses to sponsor the various activities.

“It is very gratifying that local businesses are able to offer their help to make this a holiday which the children will never forget.”

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August 31, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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