Charity puts out SOS call
A CHARITY that offers children summer breaks in Bristol as respite from radiation caused by the world's worst nuclear disaster has put out an SOS after three host families dropped out.
The Bristol link of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline raises money for 16 children from Belarus to visit every summer. The trips are more than just a jolly - the clean air and nourishing food here can add up to two years to their lives, which can be plagued by cancers and heart problems due to radiation caused by a nuclear accident in Chernobyl in 1986.
The charity was delighted as it had recruited its quota of hosts for this summer and even
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