Cardiff Model Engineering Society

Chernobyl Childrens Visit
Sunday 11th July 2010

The 'Children from Chernobyl' visited us at the Cardiff Model Engineering Society (CMES) miniature railway in Heath Park.

 The day was organised by Marcia Doyle who set up the Victims of Chernobyl charity, and Mr Ken Stoat of CMES, who organises this and other events for the society.

Each year we entertain, for a day, a group of about 10 children from the area in Belarus, close to where the catastrophic nuclear accident took place on April 26, 1986.

This is part of a programme of annual visits of about a month each, organised by Marcia and her friends. These children are, generally terminally ill with radiation related diseases.

These generous, charitable people organise and pay for flights, travel, board, clothing and entertainment for these children as well as organising days out and treats for them. The visit to Cardiff Model Engineering Society has, for many years, been one of those days out.

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