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Chernobyl youngsters visit Warwick Castle

Leamington Editorial 15th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BELARUSIAN teenagers from the Chernobyl area were treated to a trip to Warwick Castle.

A group of 12 youngsters in remission from cancer visited the castle as part of a month-long stay in the UK.

The charity Chernobyl Children’s Project UK has brought them for a holiday in a bid to restore their health as 30 years after the nuclear disaster, the area is still highly contaminated, affecting the water and local produce.

The group tried their hand at archery, enjoyed jousting and the birds of prey before getting a tour around the castle and its dungeons.

The new divisional director of the castle, Nick Blofeld, then joined the youngsters for a photo alongside Warwick Mayor, Christine Cross and John Taylor, president of the Rotary Club of Warwick, which has arranged the castle visits for the last nine years.

The youngsters have been accompanied by their doctor on the trip, which will also see them travel to the seaside and the countryside.