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Pupils Support Friends of Chernobyl's Children 

Friends of Chernobyl's ChildrenOn Monday 29th June, children supported by the charity Friends of Chernobyl’s Children visited Stamford School, for a day of activities and to receive donations from students.

Friends of Chernobyl’s Children offers a month of care for groups of Belarusian children who live in areas still affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. During that month the children are hosted by local families, taken on daily activities and receive much needed health checks, fulfilling both recreational and medical needs

Stamford School have sponsored their third child, Maxim, on his visit this time. All of the children enjoyed ball games, swimming and other activities around the school. The School’s parents and pupils also held a clothing collection so that good quality clothing and footwear, as well as items such as seeds and toothpaste, can be sent back to Belarus for the children's families.

Mrs Helen Chew, who organises the FOCC’s time at Stamford School said: “Our thanks go to the parents who have been so generous in their donations. All this has taken place through the auspices of the Friends of Chernobyl's Children, Helpston. It was great to see that they were able to take away a van load of clothing.”