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Many of the businesses on Broadland Business Park again played host to group of children from the Chernobyl area, as part of a visit to this country arranged by the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline charity. This is the sixth year we have been delighted to welcome them.

Their visit started with a visit to Start-rite Shoes where they had their feet measured for new school shoes, after which they headed for D&F McCarthy where a barbecue was laid on, courtesy of Makro and Broadland Distict Council.

It was an event filled with joy and laughter: as well as a trip around McCarthy's facility to see all the fresh fruit and vegetables and a barbecue followed by strawberries and cream, each child enjoyed a cab ride thanks to Norfolk Trucks, they got to use fire hoses and experience how a fire engine worked, courtesy of Norfolk Fire Service and, possibly the highlight, PC Ian Kennedy and PC Rob Devlin chased, caught and 'arrested' Martin McCarthy, before bundling him into their police van!

Each child went away happy with a goodie bag full of gifts from NatWest, Bertram Books and the Broadland Business Park management office.

We look forward to seeing them again next year. 

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