A charity which supports children affected by the world’s worst nuclear disaster is holding a fundraising event.
The aftermath of radiation from the Chernobyl Power Plant explosion means thousands of children in the region are born with or develop thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukaemia.
The Chernobyl Children’s Project brings some of these children to the UK for recuperative holidays.
Barbara Cox, from the charity’s Buxton, Longnor and District Group which specialises in hosting children with Type 1 diabetes, said: “The children benefit greatly from four weeks of fresh, clean air, good food and new experiences. They go home with boosted immune systems, new friends and happy memories.”
The group is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and Fair at St Anne’s Centre, on Hardwick Square West, Buxton, on Sunday November 29, from 10am. Admission free.
It is also seeking families in the High Peak area which could host two Chernobyl children next summer. For more details, call Denis Moors on 01298 25727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.