Bromsgrove man brings hope to those blighted by the Chernobyl catastrophe (From Bromsgrove Advertiser)
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Bromsgrove man brings hope to those blighted by the Chernobyl catastrophe
10:20am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
A BROMSGROVE man will be returning to the Chernobyl radiation zone to help disabled youngsters
Nigel Roberts, a trustee of The West Oxfordshire Vetka Association (WOVA), will be flying out the end of this month to visit the Vetka District in Belarus - the place worst affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
It will be two generations before radiation levels in parts of Vetka District reach acceptable levels and 244,000 years before they return to pre-Chernobyl levels.
Mr Roberts was so affected by a previous visit to a children’s correction centre that he vowed to help any way he could.
And despite raising thousands of pounds and supporting schools, hospitals and developments, more work is needed.
He said: “The aim of the visit is to work with local children. To try to set up sustainable development projects with families blighted by the Chernobyl catastrophe.
“We’ll be helping to teach English at two different schools and working with profoundly disabled children and supporting their carers at the rehabilitation centre.”
Wova works with a number of other organisations with the main aim being to raise money to deliver vital services.
For more information on the charity, visit wova.org.uk.