A huge thank you goes out to Tracey, Oliver and Drew Chapman for not only completing the Milton Keynes Big Fun Run but for also raising over £600 so far for Little Miracles in the process!
Oliver thankfully survived a life threatening strain of Meningitis at just 6 months old and has previously fund raised to raise awareness of the Meningitis Research Foundation. 3 years ago Oliver was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has been coming to Little Miracles with his family, making many friends along the way with other families who face similar day to day struggles and challenges that ASD brings.
Oliver’s Mum, Tracey said: “Oliver has a strong sense of right and wrong, and was diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder three years ago. Despite the challenges we cherish every day and we realize how fortunate Oliver is to have survived the illness. “Oliver attends Little Thetford Primary School and we try to do activities to encourage Oliver to think of others. With lots of encouragement Oliver completed the run which was a huge achievement. We are really proud of Oliver having completed the run and also wanted to thank Little Miracles for their support over the years.”
Oliver is a credit to his family and friends and its not only fantastic that he has completed the challenge he set himself but the kindness he has shown in doing it to support others. A huge thank you to Tracey and Drew for all their support too, we are all very proud!
The money that has been raised will go towards the Little Miracles project of developing our outdoor play facilities at our Ely Community Centre base to include a safe playground area, sensory garden and giant deckchair. It is once again humbling to see the children we support giving back in such a positive way and setting a true example to the community that they are a part of. Thank you.
This story can also be seen in local press via the Ely Standard, reported by Sarah Cliss. You can also donate to Oliver’s efforts via his JustGiving link. However small the donation, it all helps a tremendous amount in assisting Little Miracles to continue to provide services, sessions and events in the area for children with Autism, learning difficulties and disabilities.