Pictures aim to spread Peace and Goodwill

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PEOPLE involved in the devastating Chernobyl disaster are being remembered thanks to a special exhibition.

On Saturday, the commemoration exhibition appeared in the Aim for Art Gallery to help mark the 25th anniversary of the disaster, which still affects people to this day.

The exhibition, which is entitled Peace and Goodwill, will run until Saturday,

It aims to show off a lively collection of work from city as well as Ukrainian artists who are all keen to support the cause.

Tatiana Pereverzeva-Birch, the project managing trustee of the Chernobyl Relief Foundation, has now joined together with the Aim for Art gallery which is based in thecentre:mk

Tatiana remembers the disaster quite vividly as her father was one of the miners involved in building a sarcophagus over the reactor in her home town of Donetsk to seal it off.

During that time her father, along with many of the miners, subsequently died after their exposure to the radiation.

Tatiana said: “My personal involvement is understandable. I saw with my own eyes how the horror of Chernobyl affected those around me.”

The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Debbie Brock, was on hand with the Ukrainian Ambassador for a special prize-giving ceremony to three Stantonbury Campus pupils. Rosalind Corboy took first prize, Alex Pandya second and Sue Hafizogly came third.

They had won prizes for their contributions to the International Peace Poster Competition which is run every year by the Lions Club.

People are now being encouraged to visit the exhibition between now and Thursday at the Aim for Art Gallery.

It will be open every day between 10am and 4pm and can be found outside the centre:mk next to Costa Coffee and opposite Waitrose store.

All of the images have been chosen so that it is a suitable exhibition for people of all ages.