Little Miracles celebrate a move to Ely Community Centre

Little Miracles of Soham celebrate a move to their new home at Ely Community Centre
Little Miracles of Soham celebrate a move to their new home at Ely Community Centre

A charity which helps children with autism and other disabilities has grown so much it is moving house.

Little Miracles, which has been based at Sure Start in Soham, will begin sessions at Ely Community Centre from Saturday.

The move comes partly as a result of a massive growth in the number of families the charity supports but also means there will be more facilities at the High Barns centre.

Little Miracles began in June 2013 and last year grew at a rate of 85 per cent.

It now supports 350 children with additional needs from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. More than 42 per cent of the children have autism.

Justin Heron, secretary, whose son Josh, eight, has autism, said: “This will give us the opportunity to help more families. The hub is also more age appropriate as most of our youngsters are aged six to 11.”

The Ely centre acts as a disability hub for the area and has a sensory room, arts and craft room and media room for TV Xbox, film and photography as well as an office/consultation room for families.

Little Miracles will continue its free weekly sessions every Saturday from 2pm to 4pm alongside its coffee mornings and days out.

The group was approached by Cambridgeshire County Council which offered the new premises and the group has taken part in taster sessions ahead of the move.

Tania Blythe, operations manager for the council, said: “We look forward to providing an environment that meets the needs, not only of the group itself, but also the community as a whole. We are all very excited to be involved in the continued development of such a wonderful charity.”

Little Miracles is raising funds with the sale of personalised colourful wristbands which can be purchased through its website Little Miracles|