Peterborough charity supporting families with disabled children makes urgent fundraising appeal

After celebrating its 10th year of helping to change lives, Little Miracles now faces an uncertain future. The Peterborough-based charity is now appealing for financial help so it can continue to help families with children with disabilities.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:12 pm

At the moment the charity faces a “tricky situation” as the Government grant only pays 80 per cent of the wages of staff if they stop working. This would mean a lack of support for families, so staff voted unanimously to continue supporting the families in any way they can.

The charity’s CEO Michelle King said: “I am desperately hoping that some government guidance will come out as soon as possible but I am so proud of how the community have rallied in the last 24 hours.

“But I am worried about how long money will take to reach our accounts in light of most of the grants looking like they will start coming in June.”

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Michelle King from Little Miracles in Ravensthorpe EMN-160608-003034009

Volunteer Lauren is urging people to help so families like hers will not miss out. She said: “Without Little Miracles, and the people who donate counselling, the centre wouldn’t be possible and I do not know what would have happened to me.

“Little Miracles have been a lifeline for my family.”

To donate to Little Miracles Peterborough, visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/631687361017459/.