UNITED Co-operatives Funeral Services, in Blackpool, rolled out the red carpet and treated a group of children from Chernobyl to an afternoon of glitz and glamour on Sunday.
The children, who have just spent four weeks staying with host families in Blackpool, are part of Chernobyl Children Lifeline ? an organisation which brings child victims of the Chernobyl disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks.
On their final day in town, Co-operative Funeral Services, based on Bispham Road, treated them to a tour of Blackpool in two silver Limousines before taking them to a farewell party at St. Bernadette's Church, on Devonshire Road, and giving them each a goody bag.
Funeral Director, Glynis Poland, who looked after a nine-year old girl called Yuilya, said: "The children have had a fantastic time in Blackpool this summer and we're all very sorry to see them go. I was lucky to have one very lively and bubbly girl staying with me and we had such a great time.
"The children have spent their days doing a range of activities in and around Blackpool and have spent the evenings and weekends with their families. We wanted to do something extra special for them on their last day and so treated them to a Limousine tour of the town, which they all thoroughly enjoyed."
The Limousines were kindly decorated by local florists, Flower Perfection, in Bispham.