The EBP supports children affected by the Chernobyl disaster

On Thursday 29 June, The EBP invited 10 Belarusian children to its head office to hone their engineering skills. The children competed in teams to build a car from K’nex, then get it over the finish line first. It was a close race, with some great designs and all the children took home a colouring book and certificate as a memento of the event.

Paula Bailey, Schools Team Leader at The EBP, said: “It’s been fantastic having the children here, they all really enjoyed the session, it was great to see them learn such a lot in just a short time. The K’nex sessions are a school favourite, they’re so beneficial to the pupils and a lot of fun too.”

During their visit to Lincolnshire, the children also saw the sights of the county, from Rand Farm Park in Wragby to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, they even stopped in the Bailgate to be fitted for new shoes.

The visit was facilitated by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline (CCLL), a charity established and in 1992 to support children (and their families) from Belarus and Ukraine forever affected by the world's worst nuclear disaster. The charity brings child victims of the Chernobyl incident to the UK for recuperative breaks of four weeks, and volunteer families all over the UK have hosted over 46,000 since the first visits in 1992.

Support also helps provide on-going supplies of multi-vitamins and basic healthcare products to the children on their return, as well as providing chemotherapy medicines to Children’s Cancer Hospitals in Minsk, Gomel and other regions for children too sick to travel.

For more information on CCLL and their programmes, visit www.ccll.org.uk.

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