MIDHURST Budgens helped children from the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline to have an exciting day out, away from the radiation that blights their home country.
The store donated fruit, chocolate, crisps, donuts and fruit juice for a picnic during a day’s fishing on a lake.
The children live in Belarus where the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 still affects all who live there. The affected children are sent abroad for a month so they can eat uncontaminated food and breathe fresh air, and to enable their immune systems to be boosted.
They stay with host families and are taken on outings every day by the organising charity. They particularly enjoyed fishing hosted by an angling club, with helpers from around the area.
The treats given by Budgens offered a welcome break from the basic food they have at home.