Appeal to host Chernobyl child

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A SHEFFIELD-BASED children’s charity is appealing for families to help children suffering from the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster enjoy a respite holiday in the city.

The Chernobyl Children Lifeline Charity hopes to recruit Sheffield families to host the children when they come to visit for a month next year.

Mick Ring, organiser, said: “Spending just a month in Sheffield, eating safe, fresh food and enjoying themselves in local parks and countryside, medical experts say will boost their immune systems by at least two years.”

Hosts will receive training and support, but must be prepared to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check.

The children have been affected by the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

n To find out more about hosting, call Mick on 0114 258 9283.