East Staffordshire Borough Council has been working in partnership with the Star Foundation to provide free swimming passes to a group of children from Belarus who came to Britain with the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.
This fantastic group organises a packed programme of activities for children who have been affected by the radioactive fallout which covered their parents’ homes in 1986 when a Chernobyl nuclear power reactor exploded.
Their stay in Britain is organised through the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline and has given hundreds of children from Belarus a boost in their immune system by staying for four weeks with families in the UK.
Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Service Commissioning, said:
East Staffordshire has supported the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Charity for a number of years by providing free swims for the children who visit our area. I think it is wonderful to see the young people visiting East Staffordshire to help improve their health and wellbeing. Supporting these young people is very important; the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Charity does an outstanding job and we will be happy to continue to support them in the future.
The Star Foundation kindly offered to assist the council in providing the swims for the group which was seen as a great opportunity to link together two hard working fund raising groups.