Pinxton visit

A GROUP of underprivileged children from Belarus are coming to stay with families in Pinxton over the summer.

From Sunday, children who live in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago, will join local kids for a series of activities and fun days organised by the Chernobyl Childrens Life Line Charity Pinxton Link.

Although the children were born years after the event they still suffer from the effects of continued radiation poisoning.

“We want to make them welcome and show our local care and hospitality,” said Tony Ryde, from Chernobyl Childrens Life Line Charity Pinxton Link.

The first of several activity days take place at Pinxton Youth Centre, on Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm.