Miracles is a UK charity that was launched in October 1994 during the height of the Bosnia-Herzegovina war (92-95) when our founder, Theo Ellert, was taking humanitarian aid to civilians caught up in the conflict.
She met a small girl called Marza in a queue for water during the ruinous bombing of her home town in Bosnia. She was very thirsty but she died soon after drinking the water because it was contaminated. Theo has never forgotten Marza and dedicated Miracles and its work to her memory.
Miracles now works extensively throughout the UK supporting children and their families living in poverty and helping them through crisis situations. We haven't forgotten the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina and continue to support them at the Miracles Centre in Mostar where, in partnership with Miracles Switzerland, we make and fit limbs for landmine victims.
Since our launch we have provided a vital service to people in the UK who have hit rock bottom and have no one and nowhere else to turn.
We work across the UK with referral agencies such as children's hospitals (including Great Ormond Street and the Royal Marsden), charities like CLIC Sargent, social workers, schools and Citizens Advice. We offer a 24 hour rapid response so that our support is there when families need it – when it can really make a difference – this is what makes Miracles unique.
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