Children get a lifeline

The young visitors and leader from Chernobyl watch as Rotary Club of Alnwick Vice President Jill Clark hands over two cheques to Lilian Nelson, Chair of Chernobyl Children's Life Line.'Picture by Jim Thompson
The young visitors and leader from Chernobyl watch as Rotary Club of Alnwick Vice President Jill Clark hands over two cheques to Lilian Nelson, Chair of Chernobyl Children's Life Line.'Picture by Jim Thompson

Children from Belarus who are still developing thyroid problems and leukaemia as a result of the Chernobyl disaster visited the North East, thanks to the charity Chernobyl Children’s Life Line.

The Rotary Clubs of Alnwick and Amble and the Lions have supported the visit with donations of money. Local people have provided clothes, suitcases, boat trips, free spectacles and dentistry. Turnbulls of Alnwick supplied a picnic lunch for the youngsters’ visit to Alnwick and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service supplied transport.

Rotary Club of Alnwick Vice President Jill Clark is pictured handing over two cheques to Lilian Nelson, chairman of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line.