Solicitors’ quiz helps to fund summer breaks for child victims of Chernobyl

Solicitors' quiz helps to fund summer breaks for child victims of Chernobyl

The charity organises summer placements with host families in West Kent for children affected by the nuclear catastrophe in 1986.

The evening raised £190, and all proceeds will go towards paying air fares for sick children to come to the UK for four-week stays.

These breaks allow their immune system to recover, alleviating their symptoms, while also giving respite for parents or the children’s carers, who are often their siblings.

Anastasiya Day, the West Kent co-ordinator of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, said: “Every penny we raise goes in support of sick children.

“Bringing children from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a few weeks in the summer gives their immune an important boost to help them fight a range of blood cancers and auto-immune diseases.

“We continue to hold regular events in support of the charity but are looking for people who could spare some time to help raise funds.”

The charity also seeks to improve conditions for children in hospital in Belarus and Ukraine suffering from cancer and blood disorders caused by the disaster.

Belarus received more than 70 per cent of the radioactive fallout from the explosion at a nuclear reactor in what was then the Soviet Union.

Over 50,000 children are affected and suffer an increased incidence of thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia.

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, which was set up in 1992, provides equipment and daily essentials, as well as medicine and clothing in the wider community.

To find out more about the charity, or to organise a fundraising event, call Anastasiya on 07890 098180 or email:

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