Castle and king welcome Chernobyl children
THE repercussions of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are stil being felt around Europe and members of Warwick Rotary Club are doing their bit for the children affected.
Twenty-four orphans from Belarus are spending a month in the UK on holiday and on Tuesday they spent the day in Warwick. The youngsters were able to visit Warwick Castle free of charge and were greeted in Russian by an actor playing the part of King Henry VIII.
Jackie Crampton, of Warwick Rotary Club, which organised the trip to the castle, accompanied the children.
She said: ”The kids had a whale of a time. The castle showed them how to shoot an arrow and were very genorous giving the children free entry and a free ice cream.”
The Chernobyl Children’s Project, which organises the trip each year, specialises in bringing children to Britain for recuperative holidays.
The organisation says that there is medical evidence to suggest that one month breathing uncontaminated air and eating uncontaminated food in a country such as the UK could extend the children’s life for a year.
During their four weeks in the UK, the youngsters will also visit London and spend time in more rural areas.
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