Children see the sea for the first time
PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 August 2014
A GROUP of children from the area close to Chernobyl enjoyed a day at The Grand Pier last week.
The children will be staying in the UK for a month as part of a trip funded by the Children of Chernobyl charity that is based in Wells.
The 12 youngsters all live in poor communities within 20 miles of the Chernobyl explosion site in Belarus.
The country has no coastline of its own, so for most of the children it was their first time experiencing the sea.
General manager Paul Charalambous said: “We are delighted they were able to come this year given the current political unrest in their country.
“It is great that we are again able to give these youngsters a fantastic day out at the seaside.”
The charity also supplies funds for village communities, hospitals and schools close to the controlled zone around Chernobyl.