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  • 15 Apr 2014

    Little Miracles

    Little Miracles welcomes support from local law firm

    A local charity offering vital support for families of children who have disabilities and life limiting conditions welcomed representatives from Hegarty Solicitors’ charity committee; Angela and Tina were given a grand tour of the new Centre in Bretton by co-founder and Chair Michelle King.

    Michelle’s story is heart wrenching – her own three children have a range of conditions and this was her inspiration for setting up the group 4 years ago. From a humble weekly drop in session in 2010 at a local community centre, the Centre now operates from a purpose built building (courtesy of DIY SOS and the BBC Children in Need appeal) offering a very wide range of sessions from counselling and child psychology to massage and sing and sign, football and cookery. Totalling at least 50 sessions a week the Centre has 3,000 members and caters for a very wide range of needs. Families can receive advice about benefit entitlements, counselling and referrals to other appropriate organisations as well as bereavement support and trips out.

    Tina at Hegarty said “The firm’s charity committee raised funds for Little Miracles and during my visit I was deeply moved by Michelle’s story and inspired to do more to help on a personal level. The new facilities are amazing – the garden has a tree house, trampoline and roundabout all suitable for wheelchair users! This is a vital resource for local families and I hope that more businesses can offer their support to keep Little Miracles running.”

    The Centre is funded entirely by local support so all donations, including everyday essentials however seemingly insignificant, and voluntary assistance is very gratefully received. Please contact the Centre directly on admin@littlemiraclespeterborough.org.uk

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