25th May, 2019

Chernobyl radiation children given holiday in Solihull after cancer recoveries

SOLIHULL families are being called on to give sick children a holiday home this summer.

Each summer 12 teenagers aged 13 to 15, who are in remission from cancer, come to the borough from Belarus for a four-week holiday accompanied by a doctor and interpreters.

The children stay in pairs with local volunteer host families for the first two weeks, they then move to a residential school for the following fortnight.

During the four weeks they go on trips and take part in activities which form lasting friendships and make memories to treasure.

The holiday boosts their damaged immune systems and improves their health, happiness and confidence.

Contamination from the Chernobyl disaster continues to cause cancers and serious health conditions.

Over the last 20 years Chernobyl Children’s Project Solihull group has provided four week recuperative holidays for almost 400 Belarussian children.

This years group arrive on July 20.

For more contact Kath Ruane kenkath.ruane@gmail.com or call 0121 705 3707.

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