Chernobyl children enjoy fun-filled day at Blacon Adventure Playground

30th July 2019

Children who have grown up in areas still affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster enjoyed a fun-filled day out at Blacon Adventure Playground.

The young people, from Belarus, visited the playground as part of a therapeutic holiday to the UK organised by the local links of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity.

Staff from Avenue Services, which runs the Kipling Road attraction, spent time with the children as they tried the outdoor play equipment, met the animals at the site’s city farm and had fun making their own candyfloss.

The children stay with local host families during their holiday and enjoy a full programme of activities, including trips to local attractions as well as visits to the dentist and optician.

Garth Goddard, of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Wirral Link, said: “The children were made to feel very welcome and had a great time exploring everything on offer at Blacon Adventure Playground.

“These holidays really are a once in a lifetime experience for the children. They make such a positive impact on their health and ensure they return home with happy memories that will last for a lifetime.”

Gary Miller, playleader at Blacon Adventure Playground, said: “We were delighted to welcome the group from Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline to the playground and it was very humbling to see the children enjoying themselves so much and the big smiles on their faces.”

Anyone interested in becoming a host family for Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline or supporting the charity’s work can visit the charity’s website.

Avenue Services, which is a not-for-profit organisation, is a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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