Russian-owned LDV was host to youngsters with health problems caused by the Chernobyl nuclear explosion who toured the vanmaker’s Birmingham factory during a rehabilitation holiday in the UK.
Eight teenagers from Belarus saw Maxus vans being built as they were guided along the Washwood Heath production line.
The factory visit, organised by the Rugby branch of the Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK), was part of a four-week recuperative holiday.
ther excursions include local attractions such as West Midlands Safari Park, canoeing at Draycott, and a trip to London.
The charity provides medical supplies and supports humanitarian projects for hundreds of Belarus children whose health is still affected from the 1986 incident.
“The health of the young people can be considerably improved following a few weeks of fresh air and uncontaminated food,” said Pat Brown, CCP (UK) Rugby branch coordinator.
“We are very grateful to local businesses like LDV who support our excursions. We felt it was beneficial for the group to visit a Russian-owned business that is successfully operating in the UK.”
Barry Harridence, LDV’s service support manager, said: “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile charity and wish them an enjoyable trip.”