Chernobyl kids visit farm

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A group of 10 Ukrainian children from Korysten District, Ukraine are currently staying with families in Halifax, as part of the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line Halifax and Bradford link.

The charity funds children from the areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster for a three-week respite stay with host families in Calderdale.

Whilst in Calderdale, the visiting children have a range of activities, including a visit to Frank Chislett’s farm at Upper Brear, Stump Cross.

Organisers said the children had a fantastic time riding on quad bikes, playing in the stream and naming a calf.

Whilst there, the children also enjoyed a tour of the dairy farm and had the opportunity to hold the olympic torch Frank Chislett carried during the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

The time the children spend in the UK allows their bodies to effectively remove about 2 years’ worth of radiation.