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GRAHAM Sweetens Easter by donating 600 Easter eggs to Little Miracles Charity in Peterborough

GRAHAM, National Highways and Thorpe Primary School which is part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust (PKAT) have donated over 600 Easter eggs today (28th March) to Little Miracles, a charity focused on creating a place of friendship and safety, a space where memories can be made, offering advice and support to families with children with additional needs disabilities and life-limiting conditions across the UK.

To support this fantastic cause GRAHAM, National Highways and pupils from Thorpe Primary School have been gathering Easter eggs, sweet treats, and fun Easter activities such as chocolate bars, activity packs, bunny boppers, books and more to bring smiles and joy to the faces of the children who attend Little Miracles, to provide them with a memorable Easter experience. The pupils at Thorpe were excited to attend the centre with Henry in Year 5 saying, “I’m excited, I want the children at Little Miracles to be happy”.

GRAHAM, civil engineering experts working on behalf of National Highways, has been an active supporter of Little Miracles Charity and Thorpe Primary School, eager to add value and support local communities, organising donation drives for the charity at Easter and Christmas and delivering interactive STEM activities to encourage rewarding careers in construction at Thorpe. 

Louise Evans, Little Miracles Head of Income Generation said: “Once again, we are so grateful to the teams at GRAHAM and National Highways for their incredible support. Over the Easter holidays we expect to see around 3,000 people and will have around 300 people at our Easter Egg Hunt in Peterborough alone!

Little Miracles is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. Without the help of organisations like GRAHAM and National Highways we simply wouldn’t be able to help the thousands of families who turn to us every year. Having a child with a disability or life-limiting condition can be an extremely lonely, scary journey. We exist to ensure that no one has to go through their journey alone - Thank you”

Lynsey Harris, GRAHAM Social Value and Community Engagement Lead said:  “I am delighted with the response to the Little Miracles Easter egg and Easter-themed goodies donations. Last year, GRAHAM along with National Highways and our supply chain collected donations for the centre. This year, we have had such a great response with even more collaboration, more eggs, and some fabulous Easter-themed activities to ensure all the children are included. It is important to remember to be inclusive to all the centre users, so this year we have made a conscious effort to ask for reading books, colouring activities, stickers, paper chains, and craft activity packs and we even managed to get bunny headband boppers!”.

Rob Barron, National Highways Supplier Relationship Manager said: “On behalf of both National Highways Operations East and the Asset Community East (ACE), once again it’s an absolute pleasure for us to be able to support the fantastic work the Little Miracles team do.  We hope the donation of these Easter Eggs will help to brighten the day this Easter time for those Michelle and her Little Miracles team help. 

Last Christmas, it was an absolute honour to present on behalf of the ACE Community a cheque for £2,000 to Michelle and her team.  Knowing that Little Miracles is completely reliant on donations, it therefore gives me great pleasure on behalf of the ACE Community to present another cheque for £1,500, which we hope will assist Michelle and her team in some small way to continue supporting the families and their children in the Peterborough area who find themselves in desperate need of their services”.

A massive thanks go to all National Highways Operations East and Asset Community East colleagues, as without them the donations would not have been possible.”

Mrs Jeremaes,  Deputy Headteacher atThorpe Primary School, part of Peterborough Keys Academies Trust said: "As a school, we have really enjoyed collecting eggs for Little Miracles. Children at Thorpe have shown real pleasure in donating to such a good cause."

Echoing her support for GRAHAM Mrs Jeremaes continued, "We are delighted to work with Graham Construction again. This joint venture demonstrates how working with external stakeholders can enhance the lives of our children and those in our community. We are looking forward to visiting Little Miracles next week and meeting some of the children there."

We hope the children at Little Miracles enjoy their Easter treat and are delighted by the overwhelming support received and would like to thank National Highways, the supply chain and Thorpe Primary School for contributing to the success of this egg-tastic donation to this great cause.