Chernobyl victims need a cash boost

Children from Ukraine and Belarus visit Blackpool Tower during last year's trip to the resort.
Children from Ukraine and Belarus visit Blackpool Tower during last year's trip to the resort.
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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.

Today is the last chance to apply for cash from our community giveaway.

Email competitions@blackpoolgazette.co.uk 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.

Applications from individuals must be supported by a letter from an independent person.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GAZETTE’S COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY.