ITV The People’s Millions

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Little Miracles has been successful in making it through to the final six of the Big Lottery funded ITV People’s Millions.  This is an amazing opportunity for such a small charity like ourselves and it will be down to the public (ie YOU GUYS!) to help decide which project will receive the £50,000 of National Lottery funding.

Our project is one that has been chosen by the families and young people we support and is so important to them.  It will provide free and low cost holidays to the families of children with disabilities, additional needs or life limiting conditions.  If successful we will purchase a fully wheelchair accessible caravan which is suitable for children regardless of what there needs are.  Things specified by the families include

– ramps

– hoist tracking to enable someone with limited movement to be able to access the whole caravan

– sensory equipment

– black out blinds

– wider doors throughout to be able to move a wheelchair throughout

– room for turning circles

The list goes on but really its only small changes that will enable the children to have a short break which they otherwise would not have access to.

 

We support over 5000 children across our branches and this will give the opportunity to all of the children to spend quality family time together, relaxing and enjoying themselves regardless of their child’s needs or prognosis.

 

Holidays are essential to all families but the practical barriers make it so hard for families with disabled children to access them by voting for Little Miracles you are voting for these families to have normality, to give families memories they can hold close in the hard times and the children the opportunity to be children.

 

Thank you for reading and please vote for Little Miracles to give these children the childhood they deserve

 

http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2014-finalists/anglia-west/caravan-of-miracles