Six children from an area of the Ukraine still recovering from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 paid a visit to Huddersfield.
They are on a three-week trip to the area, accompanied by a teacher. The youngsters stay with local families and meet up for various activities.
The children met three generations of the Ukrainian community at Huddersfield Ukrainian Club on Edgerton Road.
They played football, rounders and table tennis, and also performed songs which delighted club members.
The youngsters were from the Zhytomyr province in northern Ukraine. In some of the villages there, people are still from necessity eating food grown locally in an area contaminated by radioactivity. This could have long-term detrimental effects on their health.
The visit to Huddersfield was organised by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, which is looking for families willing to welcome children to stay at their homes in visits during July and August, next year.
Anyone interested should contact Judith and Mick Moriarty on 01274 481301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org