Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Helping out in Harmony
Ukrainian children still living under the cloud of Chernobyl are being invited to Saltburn. Funds are being raised to organise a visit by a group of 20 youngsters whose lives remain blighted by the nuclear power accident of August, 1986. Martin Bell, of Saltburn, is helping to organise the trip through his links with Ukraine charity The Leleka Fund. Martin has regularly played host to two Ukrainian children with leukaemia. He has now joined forces with Saltburn scout group to invite a group to the town next summer. All aged 11 to 17, they will stay with families of Saltburn scouts, beavers and cubs - and a week-long campsite trip is planned. A classical concert featuring harpist Sarah Paterson will be held at Saltburn Community Theatre on October 27 to raise funds. "We've raised around £2,000 so far, but we need to raise a total of around £5,000," said Martin. To help the fundraising, call 01287 623673.