Little Miracles has been shortlisted in the People’s Millions project, which will see one charity win the cash.
The support group and play scheme is hoping to use the Lottery money to pay for a specially adapted caravan for disabled youngsters to use on holiday. Michelle King, who runs the charity said: “It was the families who use Little Miracles who suggested what we use the money for.“ The caravan would be fully accessible by wheelchair. “Every family deserves a holiday, but it is not always easy for families with disabled children to have a holiday. This would help them do that.” To win the money, Little Miracles will be up against Bedfordshire Housing Link in a public vote.
The Bedfordshire charity hopes to win the funding to boost its Heroes House project for homeless veterans. Michelle said: “The Housing Link charity is amazing and does fantastic work, and it is quite scary to go up against it. We are only a tiny charity, and we need people to vote for us.” The winners will be decided at the end of November, with programmes on ITV Anglia between 24 and 26 November.
Little Miracles also received a further funding boost after the civil engineering GKL Group raised £9,000 through members of staff completing the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge. Michelle said: “GKL have been really supportive over the years, The money will provide a year’s worth of activities and trips for the children.”
Source: Peterborough Telegraph