Drayton Manor entertains Belarusian victims of Chernobyl disaster

Aug 13, 2012 by Warren

Belarusian children visit Drayton Manor

For the 19th consecutive year, Drayton Manor Theme Park entertained youngsters from Belarus, who suffer with illnesses relating to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during their month long trip to the Midlands.

The annual trip to the UK, arranged by, Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, ensures the children have fun and, more importantly, a recuperative break, which helps boost their immune system.

A total of 80 people got to enjoy a free day out, including the 19 children from Belarus, their two interpreters, as well as the host families that the youngsters stay with during their time in the UK.

Richard Street, who represented the children on their visit to the UK said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to visit a theme park and it’s a far cry away from any opportunities the children may have at home in Belarus. Our visit to Drayton Manor is the highlight of the children’s convalescing stay in the UK before they return home.”

Colin Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park, added: “As a father, grandfather, and director of a family theme park, the well-being of children is very important to me and I’m happy to be able to support such a worthy cause.

“We look forward to the visit from the youngsters every year and it’s fantastic to see them all leave the park with huge smiles on their faces.”

The children visited the theme park on Wednesday 8th August.

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