Staff at Specsavers in Bromsgrove welcomed two girls from Chernobyl into the store for free eyecare recently.
During their emotional visit, Antanina and Aliakfanera Nestsiarovich, both aged nine, received free eye examinations as well as Antanina being provided with glasses, free of charge. The visit was organised by the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity.
The charity brings Belarusian children to England each year in a bid to help them overcome some of the terrible after-effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. The children are in great need and come from social situations that make it difficult for them to get the care they require at home.
Store director Mark Gibson, says: ‘The girl’s circumstances at home unfortunately mean that they are unable to receive proper eyecare We feel honoured that we were able to help them.’