Midhurst’s Lyn braves the ice all in a good cause

Lyn chose to support the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline which was founded in the wake of the nuclear explosion in 1986 to help the children of Belarus where 70 per cent of the 
fall-out landed.

She took the challenge very publicly on her front doorstep in Bepton Road where her husband Geoff wasted no time in dousing 62-year-old Lyn with the ice and icy water.

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“I wanted to do the challenge for the Chernboyl children because Geoff and I have been supporters of the charity for about ten years,” said Lyn.

Chernboyl Children brings youngsters over from Belarus every year for holidays in this country where they are entertained by host families and taken on a series of outings. The children are also given eye and dental check-ups.

“We became involved with the Haslemere branch and every year we take a group fishing,” said Lyn.

“We get sponsorship and take the children with an angler each to help them, to Nyewood Ponds courtesy of the Petersfield and District Angling Society.”

The bait is donated by Grayshott Tackle and Hansford of Fareham donate goodie bags.

Supermarket Budgens, also sponsors the angling trip with food and drink.

“Budgens also gave us a very generous donation towards my ice bucket challenge,” said Lyn.

When all donations are counted, she reckons she will have raised some £650 through her chilly challenge.

“This should pay for two or perhaps more airfares for children to come over for their holiday and also for all their expenses while they are here for three weeks.”

Anyone who would like to make a donation should contact Lyn and Geoff on 01730 817016.

If anyone is interested in hosting a child they should contact Roger and Pauline Fitter at Haslemere on 01428 658809.