Charity pleading for host families for Belarus children

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A CHARITY is looking for volunteers to play host to children visiting the UK from Belarus.

The Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline cares for children whose families have been affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Every year a group of 12 children visits and stays in Lee-on-the-Solent or Gosport.

The charity is looking for another two families to host two children each for a month in June. The children take part in activities organised by the charity during the week and spend time with the families at the weekend.

Stacy Lunn said: ‘It’s hard work and it’s quite tiring but it’s so rewarding. A lot of the children have never used public transport and never been abroad.

‘For a lot of them it’s the first time they have seen the sea and the first time they have ever had ice cream.

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