This April sees the thirtieth anniversary of the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history, radioactive fallout from which is still being linked to thousands of children being born each year who go on to develop leukaemia and other cancers.
Thankfully, however, there’s an organisation which organises life-changing holidays to the UK for some of those affected – the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line – and it was a pleasure to chat on this week’s show with the Activity and Hosting Coordinator for the Billericay and South Essex Link, Gaynor Manthorpe, along with her husband Alastair.
Gaynor and Alastair explained how these annual holidays make such a difference to the childrens’ lives, and how you can help if you’re able to act as a host for a couple of children this summer. Six girls and six boys are due to arrive on Sunday 12th June for four weeks, with a schedule of trips and activities planned for the weekdays, and Gaynor and Alastair – who’ve themselves hosted several children over the years – outlined what’s involved.
Whether or not you’ve children yourself, or if you’re retired and able to give the commitment needed, Gaynor would be delighted to chat if you think this is something you’d like to be involved with; you can contact her on 01245 328235.
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