Wednesday 12 April 2017
We are happy to support the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, a charity based in Malvern, UK.
On the 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station exploded, the resultant fallout was deadly radioactive material some of which has a half-life of 24,000 years. The carcinogenic radioactive particles severely affected the region (70% fell on Belarus), the long-term effects are still not fully understood.
The Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity looks after children who are ill, organising respite breaks to the UK to give them a chance to a live in a ‘clean’ environment, away from background radiation, and eat uncontaminated food for a month. Some Doctors believe these respite breaks can increase life expectancy by up to two years. 43,000 children from Belarus have visited since 1992.
Please click here to learn more about the work they do.