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Chernobyl Children Visit To Cobh On Saturday 14th July



A group of approximately 25 Chernobyl Children with visit Cobh this Saturday 14th July. These children will be complimentary visitors to the Titanic Experience and each will be presented with a small gift to mark their visit which will also include a bag of goodies kindly donated by John of Aunty Nellie’s. After their TE vist they will head for the Cobh Road Train and then onto a free Party at Supermacs to be entertained by Face Painters and Balloon Modellers.

Speaking with Mary Attridge (Deputy Group Leader with the Mallow Branch of the Chernobyl Children International) she told Cobh Edition that, ”Every year, since 1995, between 20 – 30 children from Belarus arrive to families in the Mallow and surrounding areas for a month of rest and recuperation under Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International Project. During this time we organise outings for the children. This year  we have 22 children visiting us from affected areas in Belarus and as it is such a big year for Cobh with its 100 year anniversary of the Titanic we have decided spend a day in Fota & Cobh.

”We will be arriving by Bus to Fota Island to spend a few hours in the beautiful Wildlife Park where the children will enjoy close encounters with the animals and weather permitting have a picnic on the grounds. Then we will travel on to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience, which is something we are really looking forward to as we have heard very positive reports from adults and children alike who have previously visited the centre.

”After the tour we will be taking a ride on the road train to see the sights of the town where we will be able to visit the Cathedral and take photographs along the way. When we arrive back in the town we will going to Supermacs where they will be hosting a party for the children.

”We would most sincerely like to thank these local businesses who have offered us free admission and Supermacs who are sponsoring our party. I’m sure a great day will be had by all.”

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