Introducing Little Miracles CEN

When you first make contact with us with via our Facebook group or other means, we appreciate that it can sometimes be hard to take all the information on board as to the services that we provide, what is coming up and where to start.

We have created this little part of our site specifically with you in mind and we hope that it provides a nice quick introduction to get to know us and what we do. Of course, always feel free to contact us at hello@littlemiraclescharity.org if you have any specific questions or would like to check anything in more depth.

Next Session

Saturday June 24th
2pm – 4pm

Jigsaw

Where are we?

Members Events

Kentwell Hall
July 1st

Summer Fun Day
August 5th

Zorbing
August 26th

Harry Potter Studio Tour
December 2nd

Breakfast with Santa
December 24th

Little Miracles are a multi-award winning Cambridgeshire and Suffolk based parent led support group and Charity for families with children that have additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions, their carers and siblings. Our branch is based in Ely Community Centre, on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border, reaching out to Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket and their surrounding villages.

The area of additional needs in children is vast and resource is very much limited in the local area . An example of just some of the areas we presently support and not limited to, are Autism (ASD), Dyspraxia, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), Global Development Delay (GDD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Epilepsy, Aspergers, Hypotonia, Cerebral Palsy & Hyper-mobility.

Please see the following sections as a quick summary of the most common topics at Little Miracles.

Just click through each area for more in depth information.

  • Membership

    Become a member of Little Miracles to allow your child to join our sessions and events.

    Our membership is free and also provides you with email alerts on trips that we are running and the latest news.

  • Max Card

    The Max Card is available to all our registered members and is designed to make days out more financially accessible for foster families and families of children with additional needs. There is no need to send across any doctors information.

    The cost of a Max Card is just £3 if you wish to collect it in person from us, or £4 if you wish us to post it to you. Up to 52% off many of the Merlin attractions is covered by the card.

  • Members Group

    Join our Members Only Facebook Group to find out more about our events and interact with other families supporting children with additional needs. Peer to peer support is a huge part of the Little Miracles community.

  • Volunteering

    Become a volunteer at Little Miracles and make a difference, whether you have an hour or a day to spare, it all makes a difference. Many of our members have gone on to become volunteers and passed on their own experiences and knowledge.

  • Resource Centre

    Here you can find links to additional resources in the local area, at national charities, within the local council and government services for supporting children and young people with additional needs.

  • Testimonials

    We have been very fortunate to hear and receive some fantastic comments and testimonials from those that we support and work alongside, which we are very grateful for.

    Here is a sample of just some of the Little Miracles Testimonials and feedback that we have received at the Cambridge, Ely & Newmarket branch.

  • Contact Us

    There are many ways in which to reach us, be it by email, Twitter, Facebook or our online contact form. Our primary email address is hello@littlemiraclescharity.org

  • Events

    We provide a number of free trips each quarter to the leading local and UK attractions, coach travel is often included in the event.

    Some of the venues that we have been to in the past are Cadbury World, London Science Museum, Anglesey Abbey, Woburn Safari and IWM Duxford to name but a few.

  • Sensory Sats

    Sensory Saturdays (Sensory Sats) runs at the Ely Community Centre every Saturday between 2pm and 4pm and is free to attend.

    We cater for children with additional needs and their siblings of any age. Your child does not need to have a full diagnosis to attend.

    Our sessions include access to our dedicated Sensory Room, arts and crafts, media / technology activities, sports, general play and a chance to catch up with us and other members in a similar position to yourself.

    We also regularly have other service providers who we work closely with attend our sessions so you can learn about accessing their options also.

  • FAQ

    Our FAQ covers many of the most common questions that we get asked by members and prospective members of Little Miracles.

    We will continue to add to this list over time with the most popular requests.

  • Social Media

    Social media plays a huge part of our network in the charity so that we can keep you up to date with the latest news and also so we can interact with you as much as we can.

    We have a range of networking profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at the present time which we are expanding.

  • Our Team

    Everyone that can assist you at Little Miracles across our core team and volunteers. Also helping to put a face to a name and vice versa!

Little Miracles are immensely proud to have won the 2016 Luminus Community Inspiration Award for Group Achievement and
Cambridge News Community Group Award.

We have also been awarded the Parent Participation Good Practice Award by Pinpoint Cambs and Cambridgeshire County Council for our work in the region with children that have additional needs.

We are able to provide you with advice on such things as child benefits and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Events

An overview of
Little Miracles events.

We provide events each quarter to the leading local and UK attractions for our members which are heavily subsidised by the charity. In the past we have been to such places as Harry Potter Studios, Woburn Safari, the London Science Museum, IWM Duxford, Pantomimes and Cadbury World to name but a few.

The trips themselves are provided heavily subsidised to our members and all booking fees charged goes towards funding future trips. When a trip is announced it is released on email to our members with a link to the booking form. The form covers all details about the trip and travel arrangements. We then confirm back to you on email whether your request for places has been successful or if you are on the waiting list. You can always ask us any questions that you have in regards to the trips that we run and we will be happy to help.

For all our bookings we will aim to accommodate the immediate family of our registered members in the first instance . We are happy to take friends and extended family where possible but these persons will be charged for separately and as a secondary step. Please note that registered members will always be given priority over friends and extended family but if there are spaces left at the end then we are happy for these spaces to be used in this way.

Should your deposit for places we have confirmed with you not be paid by the date we provide then please note your places will then be offered to those on the waiting list or returned to the venue as they case maybe.

We have an online Facebook store where we sell donated items to raise funds for the charity.

Click on the Facebook logo above to access the store.

Awards For All
Thomas Cook Childrens Charity
maxcard
CCF
Charity Commission
Cambs Council
Pinpoint
Cambs Police
Children In Need
easyfundraising
Cambs LCSB