Students inspired to help children’s charity

FUN-DAY FUNDS: Jack Cook, Little Miracles, meets Rebecca Prater, Carolyn Hedley, Nicole Brookfield and Zak Taylor who arranged the fund raiser.
FUN-DAY FUNDS: Jack Cook, Little Miracles, meets Rebecca Prater, Carolyn Hedley, Nicole Brookfield and Zak Taylor who arranged the fund raiser.
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When child care students at the University Academy Holbeach went on an educational visit to Little Miracles, Peterborough, they were “inspired by what they saw and wanted to do something to help”.

Three final year students, Rebecca Prater, Nicole Brookfield and Zak Taylor, raised £1,226.77 for the charity which supports families with children who have additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.

Caroline Hedley, child development tutor at the University Academy Holbeach, said: “It was an educational visit which gave the students an insight into the extra needs of some children.

“They were really inspired by what they saw and when they came back they said, ‘look we really want to do something for them’, so they spoke to the head and arranged a day involving the whole school.”

They held a non-school uniform day with extra fun events for pupils to take part in including an Easter egg raffle, guess the number of mini eggs in the jar competition and a guess the name of the Easter bunny rabbit.

Little Miracles runs support groups for families, offers bereavement advice, counselling and day trips. Last year over 600 volunteers withBBC ‘DIY SOS Children in Need special’ created their much- needed children’s play centre.