Grand Pier visit for Children of Chernobyl

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 July 2015

Children of Chernobyl.

Children of Chernobyl.


CHILDREN from Chernobyl had the chance to visit the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare.

The children, from Belarus, are suffering from the long-term effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but they have had the chance to get medical checks in the UK during a month-long trip.

Weston Lions Club organised the event and its chairman Malcolm Timmis said: “It allows them to have fun and encounter activities they have never had the chance to experience in their lives.

“While the children are here they have medical and dental check-ups and there is evidence that a month in the UK strengthens their weak immune systems.”

The pier’s general manager Paul Charalambous said: “We hope the children enjoyed seeing the sea for the first time and had fun on the rides at the pier.”

Find out more about Weston Lions Club here.

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