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Chernobyl children back in the salon chair
4:40pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
EIGHTEEN children from villages contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster returned to Kendal College to have professional haircuts in the college’s salons.
Of the children, 17 were returning for a second year, in a month-long visit to the UK aimed at improving their health and quality of life.
Kendal College staff member Sarah Smith has organised both visits: “It’s great to have them back and they all remember being here. They’ve been able to play in the childhood suites and we had having a bit of a party.”
The children, aged eight and nine, are brought from Belarus in a trip organised by the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children charity.
Charity founder and chief executive Olwyn Keogh, MBE, said: “Last year’s visit was the first time many of them had ever visited a hairdressers’ – this visit is all about recuperative care and we continue to offer support after they go back.”
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