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Celebrating our incredible volunteers during Volunteers' Week 2024

From the 3rd to the 9th June Little Miracles Charity are celebrating Volunteers' Week and saying an enormous thank you to those incredible people who give their time to help us on a regular basis.

Without volunteers we simply couldn't be the charity we are. Volunteers help us support thousands of families of children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions every year and without them we simply wouldn't be able to do what we do.

In an interview below, Debbie Merry, one of most loyal volunteers and the person in charge of our caravan holidays tells us why she started volunteering for Little Miracles and what she gets out of her experience of volunteering for us.

Let’s introduce yourself. Tell us your name, what organisation you are representing, and your volunteer role!

Hi, I’m Debbie and my volunteering role is Caravan admin. Little Miracles have a Caravan in Norfolk and I deal with the advertising and booking of breaks. I additionally liaise with the Caravan site with regards to repairs. 

How long have you been volunteering with Little Miracles?

6 years 

What made you decide to do volunteering?

One of my friends asked me to help her out with the Caravan admin and I was happy to step in. I have been doing it on my own now for about 4 years. 

What is the best thing about your time volunteering?

I enjoy helping out and knowing that I make a difference. I am contacted by members at all times of the day with caravan queries. I have been known to be doing caravan work whilst lying on my sun lounger round the pool in Majorca! 

What is the most challenging part?

I think the most challenging part is being so far away from the caravan (it’s 75 miles from me) There are quite a lot of maintenance issues and it would be nice to be able to just pop over and check what’s wrong. 

What contribution or achievement are you most proud of?

I suppose I am most proud of doing it all on my own. There are usually about 50 bookings a year, so that is a lot of work but also a lot of happy people having an affordable enjoyable holiday. 

What motivates you to stay involved in volunteering?

I enjoy the work and am happy to give something back to this great charity. 

What would you like to say to anyone who is considering volunteering?

Do it! It’s very rewarding and you’ll really make a difference to other people’s lives. 


We are so incredibly grateful to Debbie and all of our volunteers. They positively impact the lives of our families and in Debbie's case can help families get a break and some time together at what could be the very lowest time of their lives.

If you would like to volunteer for Little Miracles and help us to be here for more families, please follow the link below to find out more or email us at