Young Pasha had been dreaming of a place on our programme with his big brother Daniil for a long time and shortly before Christmas, we were finally able to give him the fantastic news that he would be joining us in summer 2015 . He was delighted……and so were we!

Like most of our children, he was counting off the days to his trip and then just two weeks before he was due to fly, disaster struck. He fell off his scooter and broke his arm and it looked like he wasn’t going to be able to travel. After a nervous week of visits to the hospital and frantic communications between the UK and Belarus, he finally got the green light to fly and we could all breathe again.

What a joy it was to see him enjoying the fresh air and fun with the other children yesterday. The sad little face when he thought his dreams had been shattered was transformed into the biggest of smiles. We can see that this little boy is not going to let a broken arm get in the way of having fun. Go Pasha!