Bob and Sue Crampton will be known to many readers of the Bramley. Even if you have not met them, you may have seen them accompanying groups of children visiting our region from areas of Belarus affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster in 1986.

This highly effective husband and wife team have played a leading role in the work of Chernobyl Children's Lifeline for over 22 years. Following a highly successful visit in Summer 2018, Bob took the difficult decision to step down as Chair of the Newark and Sherwood branch of the Charity. He handed over responsibilities to his committee and to Jon Day as the incoming Chair.

Sue remains a committee member and is the branch Treasurer. At a meeting of Members in December, Jon thanked Bob for his significant contribution and presented a photo-book with memories of the children he has helped to visit the UK during his tenure.

The valuable work of the Newark and Sherwood branch of the Charity will continue in 2019. The committee is interested in speaking to anyone who can offer a safe, comforting and fun home to one or two children during their time in the UK. This year's group will visit for three weeks between 27th July and 17th August.

Jon Day explained that: "We are looking for friendly and caring environments for our visiting children. By helping to host children from Belarus, we enable them to breathe clean air, to eat fresh and wholesome food, and to experience family-life. Your assistance could help a generation of children and give the people of the affected areas in Belarus hope for the future."

All costs for the child's journey and any visits they go on are met by the charity. Costs for you and your family to go on the visits are also covered.

If you are interested in learning more about hosting or would like to support in other ways, please visit the Newark and Sherwood's website www.ccllnewark.org.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published Feb 2019