Help Open Little Miracles Charity Support Centre

by Elizabeth Batterham in Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Help Open Little Miracles Charity Support Centre

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To open a Disability Support Centre & Sensory Room in South Holland for children with disabilities and additional needs and their families

by Elizabeth Batterham in Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

My story started back in 2014 when my son was being diagnosed with ADHD, I felt alone with so many questions, believed maybe I had done something wrong and genuinely did not know what the next steps were.  I was finally sign posted to Little Miracles in Peterborough where I was finally able to not only understand my child but meet other families in exactly the same position and get the support we was desperately seeking.

In 2018, after noticing the lack of support in Lincolnshire, I gave up my job of 15 years and took over running Little Miracles South Holland covering Spalding to Sutton Bridge and surrounding areas.  I ploughed my heart and soul into it, determined to raise awareness and to try and stop anyone feeling as lost as I did back in 2015.  

The group went from 650 in a year to over 2000 as we opened more support play sessions, organised trips, held family fun days and worked with families to let them know that we were there. 

in 2019 our efforts paid off and we won Supporting the Community at The South Holland Business Awards.

2020 hit everyone hard with the pandemic. Little Miracles South Holland continued to operate remotely holding weekly zoom sessions, delivering weekly craft packs to all of the children we supported, delivering food supplies to those in need as families were hit with job losses and furlough, we even dressed up as the Easter Bunny and delivered Easter Eggs to their doors, at Halloween we delivered pumpkins for the children to carve. In November we set up a Giving Tree in our front garden which was supporting by the amazing public who donated enough presents and gifts to delivery to over 200 adults and children in South Holland by our very own Santa & Elves.

As 2021 returned to the new normal, so did Little Miracles South Holland with the return of Face to Face Meetings, sessions and trips to make Summer Amazing. 

However all the past 3 years has proved is there is still a lack of support, still a lot of families feeling lost and depressed, a lot of children thinking they are different and therefore our aim is to open a Support Centre in South Holland, where families can get support easier without having to wait until a session, where children can play free from discrimination in a safe environment with like minded children and where parents can relax with other parents who under the challenges of life.  

The centre will also offer a sensory room, clubs and Youth Group. 

However to get the centre as amazing as we would like, we need your support. A new building requires furniture and equipment.  An whilst I have been fundraising at every opportunity I can to raise money including stalls at events, our own Family Fun Day & Winter Fair, sponsored events, etc but now we are asking if the public can please help in any way possible to make our dreams a reality.

Thank you for reading and if you chose to support then a massive heartfelt thank you again.  Little Miracles saved my life, I just hope that I can do the same for others.

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