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[p][b]Theo’s 80th Birthday Challenge 1940—2020 Miracles is a Registered Charity No. 1041449[/b][/p][p]In celebration of my 80th Birthday I am embarking on a fundraising challenge: an 80-mile trike trek around the area in which the Miracles’ Office is based. The aim is to raise funds for Miracles’ work for families living in abject poverty and trying to cope with the added burden of often terminally sick children.[/p][p][b]WHY MIRACLES?[/b][/p][p]In the early hours of Sunday, 18th August l940, one of the early Battle of Britain bombs fell on the hospital in Kent where I was born. I was rushed into the basement where a label was tied around my ankles until the All Clear sounded and I was returned to my traumatised but very grateful mother. That was my first miracle![/p][p]80 years on and I still very much believe in miracles hence the charity I founded twenty-five years ago.[/p][p]But another miracle is needed now due to the Covid 19 lock-down. This has brought a living hell to so many families confined to their high-rise flats; trying to cope with extreme poverty and severely sick children, deprived of the simple luxury of fresh air, sunshine and the countryside in Springtime.[/p][p]For several years Miracles has provided Respite Breaks - entirely free of charge for supremely needy families - in its two seaside caravans based in the beautiful Bunn Leisure Holiday Park in Selsey, West Sussex. During the Lock-Down the Park was closed but as soon as it is able to re-open, so will our caravans.[/p][p]However, Covid 19 has hit charities like ours very hard indeed. All our fundraising efforts have been severely curtailed and although the calls for our help have kept coming, our resources have been sadly depleted.[/p][p]It costs Miracles over £25,000 per year to keep our caravans in operation. This is why your support is so important to us – and to the families who rely on us so heavily.[/p][p][b]PLEASE GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN -- YOUR DONATION WILL KEEP MIRACLES COMING.[/b][/p][p]Please donate to my Virgin Money Giving Page:[/p][p][url=https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TheoEllert]https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TheoEllert[/url][/p][p]or through Miracles’ Website [url=http://www.miraclesthecharity.org]www.miraclesthecharity.org[/url][/p][p]With my 80th Birthday Challenge I am hoping to raise £25,000 to provide seaside holidays for the many families who have lived through the trauma of the Covid 19 Lock-Down and now so desperately need a Respite Break from the hell they have been through.[/p]