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We receive hundreds of request for support every year but we can only afford to help just a few families. Please help us reach our target of 150 families in 2020.

Miracles provides 24-hour emergency support for families in crisis and living in poverty. Your donation will offer immediate assistance to a family with a seriously ill child, when they need it.

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£20 will buy a London travel card for a parent visiting their child in hospital. Emily came to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital. Emily is 5 and has a quadriplegic motor disorder. Her mum is full time carer and her dad has had to take unpaid leave while Emily is in hospital. They really struggle to find the money to cover cost of travel in London to see Emily. When you live in poverty you deal daily with the stress of not knowing how you will pay the bills. Just £20 would help cover their travel costs for a day, take away some of their stress and let them focus on Emily.

£20

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£50 will cover the cost of an overnight stay in London whilst a parent visits a sick child in hospital. Parents like Karen whose daughter, Sophie, underwent a liver transplant in May and has subsequently been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Having to take several weeks off work to be with her, Karen lost her job! Whilst Sophie was undergoing treatment Karen was finding it difficult to pay the bills -  travel costs in and out of London began to overwhelming her and she was heading into serious debt. Miracles helped cover travel costs but a night or two in London, close to the hospital, would have meant she could have spent more time with Sophie and saved money. 

£50

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£100 would cover costs of food for a family. Christine, referred to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital is a single parent to 3 children & full time carer to Madison, her son, who has coronary heart disease Although Madison’s condition has worsened her renewal for Disability Allowance was rejected and this has left them struggling financial – they are using food banks to make up the short fall. GOSH are appealing on her behalf for benefits but to help them over the coming weeks whilst they wait we gave them £200 food vouchers. 

£100

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£100 would sponsor treat day out for siblings of a sick child. We recently supported Liam and his mum and dad on a day out in London. In partnership with Rolls Royce and support from a Miracles sponsor they were picked up from Great Ormond Street Hospital, given a tour of London in a RR Silver Ghost and had a wonderful afternoon exploring the Shrek Adventure. Liam said it was the best day he has ever had and one day, when his brother is better, he will take him out as well (read his letter here) – make sure Miracles is there when it happens. 

£100

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£150 will buy household essentials such as a fridge, cooker, bedding etc. Destiney, 5, was referred to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has Cystic Kidney disease and is very ill. She is looked after by Maria, her mum, who is a single carer. Maria was made homeless by her parents earlier in the year and though she now has accommodation she didn’t have any kind of bedding – we stepped in and bought some for her.

£150

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£500 will cover the cost of a week’s respite break for a family at our respite break caravans in Selsey. Adrian, 11, was referred to us through Clic Sargent. Adrian is going through treatment for a very rare Ewings Sarcoma. The family have been through so much stress and hardship and they really needed a break from treatment – some time to regroup as a family and spend time together. We gave Adrian and his family a much needed weeks’ break – he and his brother had a great time 0- the first holiday they have had together in years.

£500

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£500 would also help pay for utilities to be reconnected. It could help cover rent arrears and stop a family being evicted. Midi, referred to us through Great Ormond Street Hospital –urgently needed help for rent as the family had gone into debt after the death of their youngest child. The funeral director charged the family for burial instead of the government – their father is in the process of claiming it back – in the meantime the rent was due and they were spiraling into debt. We covered their rent and some of their bills as well. 

£500

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Miracles Head Office

PO Box 3003

Littlehampton

West Sussex, BN16 1SY