Chernobyl children enjoy day of trampoline fun

Children suffering the after-effects if the Chernobyl nuclear disaster were treated to a day of fun at a top Blackpool attraction.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 8:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:57 pm
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park

Around 20 children, brought to the UK by the Maghull and Ormskirk Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, spent three hours bouncing around Ascent Trampoline Park .

Ascent assistant manager Lee Hennigan oversaw the event, with staff Anji Law and Jordan King helping out.

Lee said: “They were treated to three hours of fun including taking on the Gladiator Beam and Ninja Assault course, taking part in a trampoline conga line before having lunch, they then insisted they go back on the trampolines.

Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park

“From our point of view it was our pleasure to host the visit and fantastic to see the children have such a good time.

“We thank Danii and the team at Maghull and Ormskirk FOCC and hope the children enjoy the other activities the charity has planned.”

A spokesman for the charity said: “They bounced, jumped and flipped into foam pits, fought gladiator-style on balance beams, and swung on the high hoops.

“They even took part in trampoline congaand were treated to a delicious lunch before more bouncing!

Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.

“Thank-you to the amazing team at Ascent.”

The catastrophic nuclear event in Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986, released a huge amount of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.

Friends of Chernobyl’s Children groups bring youngsters born in the aftermath of the disaster to the UK for medical testing, treatment and activities.

Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.
Children from Chernobyl hve fun at Ascent Trampoline Park. Pictured are Paulina Maxinova and Nastya Stalcnenko.