Lesley Cree Opticians were delighted to be able to support the charity Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, by offering free eye examinations to the children visiting the UK from Chernobyl.
On 26th April 1986, a routine test in reactor number 4 went wrong resulting in the explosion of the nuclear power plant. The Chernobyl nuclear accident is considered the most disastrous nuclear accident in history, contaminating over 100,000 sqkm of land. To this day children continue to be born with, or develop various cancers including thyroid, bone and leukaemia.
The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity was established in 1992 to support the children affected by the disaster, and the Nottingham Link is the longest running CCLL link in England.
The charity brings child victims of the disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks of 4 weeks. Each child is hosted by two families for two weeks each. A programme of activities is created- including visiting the opticians, the dentist and lots of fun days out. An adult leader, normally a teacher, comes with the children to translate, comfort the children and support the hosts where needed.
Lesley Cree commented, “we are delighted to be involved in helping these children by examining their eyes and providing glasses if needed. Eye health is an important part of the children’s wellbeing and if we can help in a small way then we are more than happy to do so.”
If you would like to be a part of this charity, by hosting a child or helping with fundraising then please get in touch;
Facebook: @ccllnottm; Twitter: @ccllnottm; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 07815610188
Charity Number: 1014274