Peterborough Rugby Club has extended its links with the local community by launching its adoption with local charity group Little Miracles.
This adoption was launched last week when over 200 children attended the clubs hugely successful fireworks evening at Fengate. A bucket collection was held on the night raising money for the charity.
Little Miracles is a parent led support group and Charity for families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. They started in March 2010 running a weekly drop in session at the Honeyhill Children’s and Community Centre in Paston, Peterborough every Monday between 1 and 3.
In 2013 the group had outgrown its premises and was featured in the BBC programme DIY SOS when over 600 volunteers and local companies combined to create a purpose built building to allow the charity to grow.
Now the centre is open every weekday and provides services for all sorts of different needs along with taking children on activites and day trips.
Peterborough Rugby Club Vice Chairman who has been behind the venture said
“ We are a community based club where everyone is welcome to be part of our family. Although we hold Charity Events at our club already, we felt it was important that we had a proper link with a locally based charity organisation. Little Miracles fills that gap perfectly and we are already talking about how we can work with them going forward.
We hope to be able to raise funds with various events, whilst allowing the group to use our facility to bring the children to a safe open air venue where they can enjoy sport and games. We are also planning to send some of our lads to the groups headquarters to help out with any occasional remedial work that they may need doing in the building and grounds”