A Peterborough mum who helped set up a charity to help disabled children in the city has been shortlisted for a national Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Michelle King, has today been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award for her work with the Little Miracles charity.
Michelle is amongst five finalists who are in with the chance of winning the UK-wide £10,000 Award.
Michelle’s enterprise began as a small coffee group in Peterborough and now supports over 1,500 families and 5,000 children across four counties, offering advice, support and infrastructure to strengthen family units.
Michelle said: “Being part the Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme has helped me focus on developing. I feel fortunate to have learned from the fantastic team at SSE and working with other social entrepreneurs and my mentor has been both rewarding and inspiring. The witness sessions gave me an insight into how successful my enterprise could become with the right leadership and guidance and Little Miracles would most certainly not have come so far without being part of the programme.”
Paula Rogers at Lloyds Banking Group said: “The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme sits at the heart of our helping Britain Prosper Plan. The five finalists for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 are brilliant examples of the plan in action; delivering a positive impact to society and bringing tangible and long-lasting benefit to communities, individuals and the environment.”
Residents can vote for Michelle to win the top prize by visiting www.the-sse.org/SEYA ,