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Chernobyl Project

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In the very early hours of 2nd July '09, Bray Lions Club members welcomed 13 children and their teacher from Mozyr, Belarus to Bray. This is the 14th consecutive year the the club has participated in this project with the school in Mozyr.

The children, who range in age from 7 - 16 years of age spend 3 weeks in Bray with host families. This period of fresh air, good food and relaxation gives them a chance to recuperate from the contaminated conditions in Mozyr, which is very close to the Chernobyl site.

Over the course of their holiday, many activities are laid on for the children. Many thanks to all the businesses who sponsored events for the children, and our most sincere thanks to the host families for the love and care that they showed for our visitors during their time in Ireland !





7th July

Party hosted by the management and staff of Tesco, Bray





10th July

The boys and girls were treated to bowling and food
kindly sponsored by Fintan & Adrienne Quinn of Bray Bowl





11th July

The group went to see the Riverdance show in the Gaeity Theatre






14th July


The children from Belarus went swimming in the Glenview Leisure Centre,
and were treated to a meal in the Glenview Hotel






15th July

The group were invited to see the Musical "Annie" in the Olympia Theatre
Transport kindly supplied by Alpine Coaches






16th July

Children's Disco in Katie Gallaghers,
hosted by Brendan Duggan and the Duggan Family






21st July '09

Party hosted by Avoca Handweavers



22nd July '09

All visiting children with Host Families returning to Dublin Airport thanks to Tony Doyle Coaches


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