Group calls for support


Families are being sought to provide a safe place to stay for children suffering the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear incident.

Morpeth and Wansbeck Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Link needs help from families willing to provide a room and food for a child next June.

The project brings up to ten children from Belarus or Ukraine to the region each year, who have immune system problems associated with the Chernobyl disaster.

Charity chairwoman Lilian Nelson said: “Funding is in place to make the next visit successful, but help is required from local people whose only expense will be feeding ‘their’ children.

“By bringing the children here, they greatly benefit from the clean air and good food, and this results in their immune systems improving for up to two years.”

The visit will take place from June 2 to June 30.

Families would host two children for two or four weeks, providing a bedroom and food, and must undergo a CRB check.

To find out more call Lilian on (01670) 518773.