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  • Peterborough Telegraph reports on how Little Miracles charity goes green with new solar panels on centre roof

    Published 24/05/24, by Lauren Smith

    Michelle King at Little Miracles with Emerson Patton, MD of Bright Business Advice.com and Gary Bishop, owner of Next Generation Renewable Energy who have installed solar panels on the roof. Picture taken by David Lowndes. 

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  • BBC reports on Little Miracles Fundraiser, Ben Allan - 'Engineer battles lack of oxygen on Everest trek'

    Published 20/05/24, by Kayleigh Hotchkiss

    Earlier this month Ben Allan, an engineer at our charity partner Barratt and David Wilson Homes, undertook the phenomenal challenge of Mount Everest base camp to raise money for Little Miracles.

    In this article, the BBC reports on Ben's 12-day trek and what it means to him to be able to raise money to help local families of children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions.

    Fundraising events like Ben’s allow us to continue to be here for families, many of whom struggle both financially and emotionally to access the support they need in the community. 

    An enormous thank you to Ben, we simply couldn't be the charity we are without incredible supporters like him.

    To find out more about how you can get involved in fundraising for Little Miracles please visit our fundraising page to find out more or email fundraising@littlemiraclescharity.org.uk.

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  • Mental health Awareness Week 2024

    Published 17/05/24, by Kayleigh Hotchkiss

    This wonderful canvas was created at our Peterborough Youth Club last night by a young person who has had a really tough time over the last few weeks. At Little Miracles we give every opportunity we can for children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions to express how they are feeling and access the support and counselling they need.

    But we also help their families because holistic support means that family members are in a stringer place to be there for each other. And as the saying goes, you cannot our from an empty cup.

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  • Relaxed Performance of 'The Play that goes Wrong' on Sunday 19th May in London's West End

    Published 08/05/24, by Louise Evans

    Mischief, creators of hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong which celebrates 10 years in the West End’s Duchess Theatre this year are offering a unique opportunity to enjoy the longest-running comedy in London's West End next weekend. 

    On Sunday 19th May at 3pm, they are holding a relaxed performance of the show, tailored to people who would benefit from a more welcoming, relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Adjustments will be made including sound volume levels reduced, minimising moments of darkness in the auditorium, chill-out spaces available and a pre-performance touch tour to introduce audiences to the sounds and characters of the show.   

    You can find more about the relaxed performance here, including downloading a Visual Story to familiarise with the theatre and the show. All tickets for the performance are £22, and the creators hope this very special performance creates the opportunity for families and friends to laugh together and enjoy the perfect slice of escapism with additional support from the theatre team and volunteers. 

    ABOUT THE SHOW

    The Play That Goes Wrong is the longest running comedy in the West End, now in its disastrous 10th year at the Duchess Theatre.

    You all know the classic whodunnit story, there has been a murder at a country manor and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this plot is given to the accident-prone thespians at The Cornley Drama Society, everything that can go wrong… does!

    The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

    Do you ever find out who murdered Charles Haversham? You’ll have to see for yourself!

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE
    At this performance of The Play That Goes Wrong, the following adjustments will be made:

    • Auditorium lights will remain partially on throughout the performance.
    • Sound volume will be slightly reduced.
    • Audience members are encouraged to move around if needed and are welcome to leave and re-enter the performance.
    • A chill-out space will be available.
    • A pre-show touch tour will be available to attend, introducing the sounds and characters of the show.
    • There will be reduced audience interaction and participation.

    DOWNLOAD THE VISUAL STORY FOR FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE AND YOUR VISIT

     WATCH A VIDEO THAT SHOWS YOUR JOURNEY AT THE DUCHESS THEATRE

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  • Our Rainbow Bus is going Banger Racing!

    Published 23/04/24, by Louise Evans

    Earlier this year we had to make the difficult decision to retire our beloved minibus... at 20 years old she had served us well but sensibly it was time for her to move on to her next adventure.

    And this late May Bank Holiday that is exactly what she will be doing... on Monday 27th May 2024 the Little Miracles Rainbow Bus is going to take part in Trackstar Racing in King's Lynn!

    Please click on the link below to get tickets to the event... the bus has been part of our charity since the beginning, we hope you can join us as part of Team Rainbow and cheer her on for one last time.

     

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  • Community Partnership with Auris Ear Care

    Published 15/04/24, by Louise Evans

    Thank you to Auris Ear Care for supporting Little Miracles and becoming a community partner.

    Auris Ear Care provide an on-demand ear service in London, available 24 hours a day. Their treatments are delivered by nationally recognised ENT Doctors.

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  • Our newest branch in Cambridge opens

    Published 05/04/24, by Louise Evans

    On Tuesday 2nd April we launched our newest branch in Cambridge!

    Families of children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions came together to explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens, take part in an Easter egg hunt with a twist and begin their journey as part of the Little Miracles family. Every member brings a unique story, but the support we give means that no one has to go through their journey alone.

    “Little Miracles means the world to me. With them I feel invincible, I feel I can accomplish anything being a mother”

    Cambridge branch have lots of exciting activities planned including a children’s party, trip to the cinema and cream tea and a chat once the children have gone back to school.

    Keep an eye on their page on our website to see what they are getting up to and how you can get involved!

     

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  • Our CEO, Michelle King, talks to Black Cat Radio about the emotional and financial challenges of having a child with a disability

    Published 18/03/24, by Louise Evans

    Black Cat Radio's Nigel Pauley interviews Michelle about our new branch in the St Ives area and what it will offer to local families of children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions.

    Michelle also discusses the financial and emotional challenges of being part of a family that needs to access support in different areas of East Anglia. 

    This is a really heartfelt interview that highlights the lack of funding available to families like Michelle's and how charities are filling the gaps without any statutory funding.

    Click on the links below to hear Michelle's interview and, if you can, please consider donating so that Little Miracles can continue to be here for families like hers. No one should have to go through their journey alone.

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  • Our Fenland Team are recognised at the 'Pride in Fenland Awards 2024'

    Published 18/03/24, by Louise Evans

    The Pride in Fenland Awards honour the voluntary work that residents do and celebrate shining examples of community spirit and selflessness, and this year our Little Miracles Team were included in the nominations!

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  • Healthwatch ask for feedback to improve services for people with learning disabilities

    Published 26/02/24, by Louise Evans

    Healthwatch are asking for help to make their services better.

    They want to find out how to make health and care services better for people with learning disabilities.

    They are asking people questions about services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

    They would like you to fill in our questionnaire. You can ask someone to help you if you want. You do not have to answer all of the questions if you do not want to.

    When they have everyone's answers back, they will write a report and share what everyone tells us with services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

    They will not write your name next to any of the information you tell us. Nobody will be able to tell which answers are yours.

    If you have any questions about filling in this questionnaire you can contact them.

    You can email roshan.shah@thepsc.co.uk or phone 07918 271 749.

    If you would like a printed copy of the questionnaire to send in the post please call us  on 01733 262226 and we can arrange that.

    Questionnaires need to be recieved by Healthwatch by Wednesday 13th March 2024.

    Please click on the link below.

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  • Nottinghamshire Branch celebrate half-term in style!

    Published 22/02/24, by Louise Evans

    One of our newest branch leads, Kate Brewer, explains what our Nottinghamshire branch got up to in February half-term and how both children and their families benefitted from being supported by Little Miracles.

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  • Families of disabled people tell BBC of battle for NHS care support

    Published 14/02/24, by Louise Evans

    Today, the BBC reports that more than 100 families looking after severely disabled adults and children outside hospital, have told the BBC that the NHS is failing to provide enough vital support.

    Many got in touch after a BBC report about a mother left on her own for long periods to care for her son.

    The NHS says help is based on individual needs and government guidelines, ensuring consistency.

    However, some families describe the system as adversarial.

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