A charity founded by a mum from Fleet whose son has various health problems has moved customers and staff at a bank enough to help them with donations.
Little Miracles South Holland, set up by Michelle King (31) six years ago in support of families with children aged up to 25 with disabilities and life-limiting conditions, has received toys and gifts from TSB Bank in Long Sutton.
The bank held a charity raffle recently to raise money for presents to be used by children who attend the Little Miracles weekly sessions at The Reading Rooms, Holbeach, on Mondays between 9.30am and 11.30am.
Jo-Anne Halford, a volunteer for the charity and Michelle’s mum, said: “Last year, the bank asked its customers to nominate a charity and we were chosen.
“So the bank then held some book sales and other fundraising events to raise money for gifts to be given to Little Treasures South Holland.
“We’re unusual in that the charity is for the whole family and parent-led, with branches in Bourne, Holbeach, the main one in Peterborough (where the charity was first started by Michelle) and a new one in Spalding which starts later this month.”
We’re unusual in that the charity is for the whole family and parent-led, with branches in Bourne, Holbeach, the main one in Peterborough and a new one in Spalding which starts later this monthJo-Anne Halford, volunteer for Little Miracles South Holland
Michelle, who attended Spalding High School but now lives in Peterborough, added: “My little boy Oliver (8) is really disabled and we found out how hard it was to obtain support.
“So I set up Little Miracles to reach families in the same situation as us.” Justin Goodliff of TSB Long Sutton, said: “Our team has worked hard and put in a lot of time and dedication to make this event a success.
“We have really enjoyed our fundraising and it is fantastic to know the difference that our efforts will make.
“Little Miracles South Holland is a vital part of our local community and we are really proud to support them.”