CAMPAIGNERS walked through Bridgwater last night to mark the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Anti-nuclear group Stop Hinkley along with the Sedgemoor and West Somerset Green Party and the Bridgwater Peace Group organised the commemorative walk from the bandstand in Blake Gardens at 7.30pm to the Blake statue in Cornhill.

A candlelit vigil was also held to remember all those who died in the accident on April 26, 1986, and the many more who still suffer as a result.

There was also a collection for the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity, which has brought more than 40,000 children to the UK from Belarus and Ukraine for holidays, fresh food, and medical attention.