Chernobyl children plant Hope Garden in the Bay

Children from Chernobyl have visited Dalgety Bay.

Chernobyl children plant Hope Garden in the Bay

Children from Chernobyl have visited Dalgety Bay and helped to create a special floral garden corner – Hope Garden – at Moray Way and Western Access Road roundabout.

The children visited the Bay thanks to Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

The charity was established to support the children and their families from Belarus and Ukraine who were affected by the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Peter Collins, a Dalgety Bay resident who owns Lovely Trees and often donates time and plants for causes around the area, praised the work of the children.

Peter also aided with the children’s garden and said: “Well done to all the children involved.  CCLL will also be running a stall at the farmers market on September 2nd, part of the DBHS horticultural show.”

In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR), suffered a catastrophic meltdown, spewing radioactive fallout over vast areas.

As a result, thousands of children are still being born every year with, or go on to develop, cancers and leukaemia.

The charity aims to bring child victims of the Chernobyl disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks of four weeks.

So far, over 46,000 have been brought over to stay with host families since 1992.

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