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Christmas comes early for Chernobyl children in Norfolk

Children from near the Chernobyl site celebrate Christmas in Diss Credit: ITV News

Children in Norfolk have been celebrating Christmas a little bit early.

The group from Belarus by have been staying with families in Diss thanks to the Friends of Chernobyl's Children Diss and District.

The charity wanted to show them a traditional British Christmas with roast turkey, carols and a special summer visit from Father Christmas.

Children from near the Chernobyl site celebrate Christmas in Diss Credit: ITV News

The children live in areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

It is hoped the month with their host families will improve their health.

During their stay they will get the opportunity to visit doctors, opticians and dentists.

Children from near the Chernobyl site celebrate Christmas in Diss Credit: ITV News