Nominated Date - 30-04-2020
Nominee Name - Elizabeth Kilbon
Nominee Service - Little Miracles South Holland Nomination Details
I wish to nominate Little Miracles South Holland for the Excellence Awards nomination.
The charity has been a great support to myself and my family through organising local support sessions, free play sessions, school holiday and activities and days out which includes the private hire of the Fun Farm and Castle Sports Complex.
Elizabeth Kilbon and Marc Kilbon are both amazing organisers. They have 3 adorable children, aged 2,10 and 9. Their son has additional needs and yet they have done so much for us all.
My eldest girl is non verbal Autistic and before we didn’t have a social network however now we attend all Friday sessions when Elizabeth and Marc both run a group session at Tonic Health, where us parents with children who have additional needs and disabilities can meet without risk of judgement or exclusion. They do an activity every week, so that the children have something to focus on with no pressure to join in, they are free to just come along and play. Also organising outings during school holidays such as Alton Towers, Skegness Aquarium and Legoland to name just some of them, these trips mean the world to us. As a non driving family we wouldn’t usually have access to days out like this otherwise, and Liz is also there to organise and get everyone through as a priority so that we do not need to wait in long queues which is so helpful when your child is unable to keep still for long. They also run a youth group for the older ones.
These sessions and trips also include the siblings so everything is based on the whole family which is so nice.
Since March with everything going on during lockdown all activities and sessions and outings have all been postponed which is a shame. But Liz and Marc have still worked to help all of us families.. Delivering packs to us weekly with craft items, food supplies, plant pots and bulbs and Easter eggs. They are both truly amazing and doing a fantastic job and both deserve a massive medal and to be nominated!
The support has continued online through the social distance period doing a group chat on zoom so we can all see and chat to each other. Online activities, links to learning resources, videos of how to use the craft materials and generally a casual message to check on everyone’s well being.
Little Miracles South Holland is not just a support group but like being part of a larger family which we are proud to be a part of and this is why we would like to nominate them for this award.