A charity which takes children suffering from the effects of Chernobyl around the sights of Blackpool is hoping for a cash boost.
The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line pays to have children from the Ukraine and Belarus brought over to the UK for a four-week holiday.
Chairman of the charity’s Blackpool branch, David Lowe, said: “The children are coming to us with nothing. They have very little clothing and the communities they come from are very poor so we need to raise a lot of money to give them the things they need and to show them a good time around Blackpool.”
In Blackpool, the cost of hosting 10 children reaches £5,000 a year so David has applied for funding through The Gazette’s £25,000 Community Giveaway, run with Swallowdale Children’s Trust.
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Swallowdale in the subject field, and tell us in no more than 250 words why you feel you deserve a helping hand, how you would use a grant and what a difference it would make.
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