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Kingsley Falconry Centre to host VIP event for Chernobyl Project

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 09, 2013

Children from Chernobyl during a visit to Kingsley Falconry Centre

Children from Chernobyl during a visit to Kingsley Falconry Centre

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KINGSLEY Bird and Falconry Centre is holding a Special Day for the Children of Chernobyl on Saturday,  August 10.

 

The centre, off Banks Lane, after Sprinks Lane in Kingsley, has supported the local efforts to help these children for several years and this year they are hosting the event as the owner of the previous venue is unfortunately not well enough to continue.

The Project aims to bring the children most badly affected by the Chernobyl disaster over to England for a few weeks each summer and to give them clothes, toys, gifts, good food and a fun time that they are not accustomed to in their homeland.

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The children who come to our area (Buxton gp) all have radiation sickness, some have cancer, and all are diabetic. 

While here they are seen by a specialist doctor in Stockport and receive dental treatment.

The centre aim to raise around £7,500 which is the cost of bringing the group over, along with doctors and medical support, so that the visit can continue next year. 

They are not however, just asking for money; they are fully prepared to sing for their supper and are running a VIP day for children and patrons alike.

Ticket sales are limited so they can lend a personal touch to the evening.

All guests will be encouraged to be involved with the event, handling and flying many of the birds from the superb collection set in an informal atmosphere so that guests are able to interact with the birds and enjoy some hands on (or rather hands under) time as opposed to the slightly more standard bird in the arena style of display.

There will be bird flying displays throughout the evening, and patrons can choose an item from the BBQ and a drink. 

Also on offer will be free face painting. Tickets are £15 each.

The event runs from 4pm onwards.

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