Donation brings joy for children’s group

32951 CCGroup'Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund Winner, Little Miracles, Soham, Cambs''Photography by Jason Bye/ UNP 0845 600 7737 ANL-151002-163542001
32951 CCGroup'Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund Winner, Little Miracles, Soham, Cambs''Photography by Jason Bye/ UNP 0845 600 7737 ANL-151002-163542001
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Little Miracles in Soham has won a boost for its fund-raising to provide a dedicated centre in the town to help children who have disabilities and life limiting conditions.

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund has been donating money to help small local community groups and has given £300 to Little Miracles.

The group was set up in July 2013 offering a weekly drop in for families and has now grown to providing more sessions, coffee mornings and days out. Last year attendance grew by 85 per cent.

Justin Heron, whose son Josh attends, said: “In view of this growth and demand we are now working really hard towards having our own dedicated centre in Soham which will enable us to provide a much greater number of sessions, support more families and offer volunteering options.

“This donation means that we are one step closer to providing improved and dedicated sensory room services which will make a huge difference to some of the children we support.

“The peer to peer support the children receive is huge and we offer support for family members who often go on to become volunteers with us.”

Justin’s son Josh, eight, has autism, ADHD and dyspraxia and last year raised £400 for the group in a charity run.

Little Miracles is a parent- led charity which supports families across Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket and surrounding villages. Last year it received a Pinpoint award for supporting children with disabilities and additional needs.

The group meets at Soham Children’s Centre at the Weatheralls Primary School in Pratt Street. For more information and to support its fund-raising, go to littlemiraclescharity.org