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MARATHON EFFORT FROM RETIRED RUGELEY COUPLE
10 Jan
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MARATHON EFFORT FROM RETIRED RUGELEY COUPLE
10 January 2018
A retired Rugeley couple are putting their best foot forward to complete a marathon this January, all in aid of helping local disabled children receive the life changing equipment they desperately need. Wendy and Dave Barnsley...
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A BIG CHEERS TO STARBUCKS
4 Jan
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A BIG CHEERS TO STARBUCKS
4 January 2018
Newlife’s super social supporters have helped the charity secure £2000 from Starbucks as part of the coffee company's #CheerForGood campaign. The initiative, which ran from 29th November to 20th December,...
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A Big Cheers to Starbucks
4 Jan
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A Big Cheers to Starbucks
4 January 2018
Newlife’s super social supporters have helped the charity secure £2000 from Starbucks as part of the coffee company's #CheerForGood campaign. The initiative, which ran from 29th November to 20th December, saw...
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BURTON BUSINESSES RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE
4 Jan
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BURTON BUSINESSES RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE
4 January 2018
Burton and District Chamber of Commerce have raised a fantastic £1,470 to provide specialist equipment for children in  Staffordshire at their annual Christmas Quiz. On the 12th December members of the Burton-on-Trent...
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LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT
4 Jan
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LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT
4 January 2018
A Christmas Choir Concert at the Forest of Arden Marriott on the 17 December has raised £1,493. Magic Voices from Solihull, Magic Voices from Sutton Coldfield and Venus Voices from Leamington Spa came together to put...
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LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT
4 Jan
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LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT
4 January 2018
A Christmas Choir Concert at the Forest of Arden Marriott on the 17 December has raised £1,493 Magic Voices from Solihull, Magic Voices from Sutton Coldfield and Venus Voices from Leamington Spa came together to put...
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A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM JAYSAM
4 Jan
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A CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM JAYSAM
4 January 2018
Jaysam Contractors Ltd of North West London have raised an amazing £9,000 for Newlife this Christmas. Staff raised the funds at their Christmas party and have chosen to contribute towards one of our media appeals, giving...
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SPECIALIST BED TO KEEP CHICHESTER TEEN SAFE  WHEREVER SHE IS
2 Jan
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SPECIALIST BED TO KEEP CHICHESTER TEEN SAFE – WHEREVER SHE IS
2 January 2018
When 18-year-old Megan Cooper from Chichester is admitted to hospital she has to sleep on a mattress on the floor or in a chair. Despite the great care Megan receives from dedicated nurses, often their hands are tied when it...
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CAN YOU HELP KEEP DOMINIC SAFE
2 Jan
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CAN YOU HELP KEEP DOMINIC SAFE
2 January 2018
A four-year-old boy with Autism is missing out on spending quality time with his family – something all children should be able to enjoy – just because he doesn’t have the right kind of buggy. Newlife, the Charity...
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SPECIALIST SEAT MEANS HUGH CAN SAFELY JOIN IN FESTIVE FUN
19 Dec
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SPECIALIST SEAT MEANS HUGH CAN SAFELY JOIN IN FESTIVE FUN
19 December 2017
A disabled seven-year-old from Sheldon can open his presents on Christmas morning with his family and join them around the table when they tuck into their festive feast, thanks to the early gift of a specialist seat from Newlife...
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NEWLIFE KEEPS SAM ON THE BALL
14 December 2017
A portable hoist provided by Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks & Spencer, will allow power chair football enthusiast, Sam Rhys-Turner, the ability to continue playing the sport he loves as well as spend...
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LILLY-ANN IS STANDING TALL THANKS TO CHARITY PARTNERSHIP
14 December 2017
A Harrogate six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy urgently needs a standing frame at home to stretch out her muscles which relieves pain and prevents her condition from worsening. Daily standing is a vital part of Lilly-Ann Carney’s...
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DOUBLE DONATION TO CHANGE SAM'S LIFE
14 December 2017
A specialist buggy and car seat mean that a five-year-old from Bexleyheath, Kent, can get out of the house in safety, thanks to the support of a partnership between Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and River Island....
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EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT
6 December 2017
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has given Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity an early Christmas delivery of premature baby clothes for its neonatal unit.  Over 600 brand new, pre-term baby clothes were...
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MAKE NOISE FOR NEWLIFE
1 December 2017
Thanks to local heroes 15-year-old Declan Copeland from Biddulph in Stoke-on-Trent has a lightweight wheelchair he can self-propel and is happily whizzing about, without having to ask any of his doting family for help. Declan,...
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ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE
30 November 2017
A member of staff at Cannock based Briggs Equipment, Rose Langley, has smashed her fundraising target for Newlife with six running challenges in six months. As a new mum, Rose heard about Newlife and recognised that any child...
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SEATING SUPPORT FOR DARCY'S CONSTANT PAIN
30 November 2017
Teenager Darcy Wrigley has metal rods in her spine and pins in her hips following corrective surgery. In constant pain, it’s very difficult for her to be comfortable and relax, even when she is at home. Darcy has Angelman...
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CAR JOURNEY FEARS FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MARED
29 November 2017
A Pontypridd mum who can’t take her daughter out in the car alone without putting her life at risk needs local heroes to help fund a specialist car seat so she can travel safely. Six year old Mared has a rare form of Epilepsy...
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ANYA'S SAFE AND SECURE NOW
29 November 2017
Twelve-year-old Anya Bhatti has a rare life-limiting genetic condition which has seen her lose all her skills, even the ability to hold up her own head and neck, which can cause her to choke if she isn’t in the right position....
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CHLOE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN
29 November 2017
Nine-year-old Chloe Dudley from Bishop Monkton is in constant pain as her spine has become severely twisted and her hip is no longer in place. She urgently needs specialist seating to help her find the relief she needs and prevent...
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NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY
28 November 2017
A specialist bed will give Autistic four-year-old Dexter Gilmore from Donaghadee, a safe place to rest and sleep and allow his exhausted parents some peace of mind. For Dexter, bed time is not relaxing - he can’t switch...
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WHEN LIFE CHANGES OVER NIGHT
27 November 2017
A partnership between Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer is providing a wheelchair for a young girl whose life changed overnight. When Neave Hardacre was just two years old, she suffered a massive...
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NHS BUGGY UNUSABLE WITHOUT VITAL ACCESSORIES
27 November 2017
Two-year-old Darcey Holmes from Aylesbury can’t walk so needs a specialist buggy to get out and about. She regularly suffers from chest infections, often being hospitalised for days at a time so must be kept warm and dry...
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WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL CURBS RISING STAR'S CLIMB
23 November 2017
A disabled six-year-old girl from Monmouth is being held back from reaching her full potential, missing out on time with her friends and is not able to take part in the activities she loves due to a lack of the right kind of...
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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT FROM NEWLIFE SAVES LITTLE HENRY'S LIFE
21 November 2017
When two-year-old Henry Silkstone falls asleep in the car his head and neck drop forward and he can stop breathing. This can happen about once a day and has already lead to his frantic mum performing CPR at the roadside as he...
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FOUR-YEAR-OLD JIMMY COULDN'T SAFELY BE TAKEN OUTSIDE
21 November 2017
Loughborough four-year-old Jimmy Lynn has Autism which has resulted in him having absolutely no awareness of danger, so taking him outside safely was a constant battle for his parents. Not only would he run away if they were...
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YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES
17 November 2017
Milton United Football Club’s Youth Squad have been raising vital funds for Newlife. The team, based in Stoke-on-Trent, took part in a sponsored penalty shootout and raised a fantastic £300 every penny of which will...
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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT MAKES AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE TO EVA'S LIFE
14 November 2017
Six-year-old Evangelina Moissard has a form of dwarfism which means she is the height of a two-year-old, but part of her condition affects her weight. This meant her mum couldn’t find a high street car seat that she could...
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EQUIPMENT DELAY STOPPED ASHER'S PLAY
10 November 2017
Two-year-old Asher Whatton from South Normanton in Derbyshire has a condition so rare, it doesn’t have a name. The condition, caused by a chromosomal abnormality, means that Asher has a variety of physical and neurological...
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TEAM WORK
31 October 2017
In North Yorkshire Team Trish, Trish Hanlon, Brian and Carole Launder, with support from Trish’s husband Mike and family and friends from across the UK, raised £2337 by walking the Coast to Coast route to change lives...
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NEWLIFE AWARDED BY CHAMBER
31 October 2017
Marking the end of a fantastic year as the chamber’s charity of the year, which saw 10 local children benefit from fundraising at Chamber events, Newlife was recognised for their work. Andrew Deniff, Chief Executive of...
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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE
30 October 2017
Autoline Insurance Group’s Enniskillen branch have been raising vital funds for Newlife this year with a variety of fundraising activities. A weekend of feverish baking has helped them prepare for their Halloween bake sale....
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MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED
24 October 2017
Four-year-old Molly McCotter from Rathfriland was in severe pain every day. She is unable to walk, talk or lift her head and finds the slightest touch unbearable, even cuddles from her mum. Molly has a form of Cerebral Palsy...
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CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP
18 October 2017
Five-year-old Filip Kowalewski has a rare form of epilepsy which has left him with absolutely no awareness of danger, so when he became able to unclip the seatbelt on his standard car seat it meant he didn’t have the support...
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MARATHON MAN
17 October 2017
Well-done and thank you to Mark Smith for completing the first ever Birmingham Marathon in aid of Newlife in a time of 3 hours and 52mins. He is kindly donating his hard earned medal to us for good luck.
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FIVE-YEAR-OLD CLARA ISN'T SAFE AT NIGHT
17 October 2017
Little Clara Champion from Farnborough has Downs Syndrome and difficulties sleeping. She wakes up to six times a night and her parents and twin are exhausted from caring for her. She urgently needs a specialist bed to keep her...
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SCHUH CALLS ON CUSTOMERS TO 'SELL THEIR SOLES'
17 October 2017
The initiative kicks off this week and is being run at selected Schuh stores across the UK including: intu Merry Hill Shopping Centre branch in Dudley, Ropewalk Shopping Centre in Nuneaton, Meadowhall in Sheffield, Royal Avenue...
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FANTASTIC PLASTIC KEEPS SUMMER SAFE
17 October 2017
Ten-year-old Summer Lilley, from Chigwell in Essex, has Down Syndrome. Due to her disability, Summer has no understanding of danger, so when travelling in the car she didn’t understand that undoing her seatbelt and pulling...
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'KAI'S FACE JUST LIT UP' ALL THANKS TO CARRIER BAG DONATIONS
16 October 2017
Kai Shah from Potters Bar is a typical teen who loves to sleep, play football and spend hours on his PlayStation; but as he was born with Muscular Dystrophy he has never crawled, stood up or walked. Having a powered wheelchair...
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FAMILY HOUSEBOUND AS LITTLE ELIJAH COULDN'T SAFELY BE TAKEN OUTSIDE
16 October 2017
Four-year-old Elijah Randall has suspected Autism, which means life can be quite overwhelming for him. Some sights, aromas and loud noises are triggers which scare him, causing him to frantically bolt from his family or suddenly...
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BATTLE TO KEEP SON WITH AUTISM SAFE
16 October 2017
At six, Adam Cheshire is very tall and strong for his age and already wears clothes to fit a 12-year-old, but Autism and learning difficulties means he has the intellectual abilities of a two-year-old. He has absolutely no awareness...
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SAFE SLEEPING FOR ETHAN
12 October 2017
Twelve-year-old Ethan Carnall, from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, has to sleep in a cot. He has no understanding of danger due to his disability so to keep him safe at night, a cot was the only option after he was refused a safety...
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QUIZ NIGHT FUN
10 October 2017
Newlife supporters in the Barnet area have the opportunity to enjoy a fun evening at the Lyonsdown Hall in Barnet on 21 October. The Warren, a theatre group based in Barnet, have chosen Newlife as one of their charity partners...
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BUGGY BOOST FOR OLIVER WHO HAS MAGNETIC RODS IN HIS SPINE
6 October 2017
Nine-year-old Oliver Duerden is one of only a handful of children in Norfolk to have magnetically-lengthening metal rods in his spine. He can’t walk and he is often uncomfortable in his wheelchair, especially when the family...
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LITTLE EDGARDO COULDN'T TRAVEL SAFELY BY CAR
5 October 2017
When five-year-old Edgardo Ferrari from Sevenoaks outgrew his standard car seat, he was restricted to short journeys to school only. There was nothing available on the high street which was suitable for Edgardo, who has Cerebral...
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HARRY HOPS IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN
3 October 2017
Fabulous fundraiser Harry Woodford has completed a London to Brighton 'hop-athon' for Newlife, raising £837.   Harry, who is based in Canary Wharf, London, had a serious car accident a few years...
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SEATING SAFETY FEARS FOR OLIVIA
3 October 2017
Three-year-old Olivia Reeves, from Newmarket in Suffolk, is severely disabled – she needs a specialist seat to ensure she doesn’t choke or stop breathing and to keep her safe.     When she is at home the...
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GRATEFUL MUM PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN
2 October 2017
When Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children supported little Wren Steer, the three-year-old’s mum decided she wanted to do her bit to help other disabled and terminally ill children – so she and an old friend from...
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SEIZURE FOUR-YEAR-OLD GETS SPECIAL WHEELCHAIR SUPPORT
28 September 2017
Little Alfie Mitchell from Royton in Oldham can have dozens of seizures each day. Added to this he can’t sit without support and has to be pushed everywhere in a wheelchair. But his family weren’t able to push him...
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SUCCESSFUL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP EXTENDED
28 September 2017
Briggs Equipment UK Ltd is extending the partnership with its current nominated charity, Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, into 2018.   The national company – which provides materials handling...
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CHARLIE COULDN'T STAND, BUT NEWLIFE HEROES HAVE CHANGED HIS LIFE
27 September 2017
A playground accident three years ago changed Charlie Welsh’s life out of all recognition, leaving him unable to walk and reliant on a wheelchair. But now, thanks to the generosity of others, both locally and internationally,...
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PENSIONER OVERCOMES DISABILITY TO HELP LITTLE NOAH WALK
26 September 2017
Yorkshire pensioner Trish Hanlon has battled to overcome her own disabilities and complete a 192-mile walking challenge – to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county.   Trish, aged 68 and from Catterick,...
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DONATION IN MEMORY OF DANIEL
22 September 2017
In memory of Daniel Butler, from Tamerton Foliot in Plymouth, his family has donated £575 to Newlife, to help disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. Daniel was himself disabled, with microcephaly, and passed away...
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CAR SEAT SAFETY FOR WILLIAM, AGED SIX
22 September 2017
Car journeys with six-year-old William Emmons were ‘a nightmare’ for mum Julie. William has autism – and, because of his condition, absolutely no awareness of danger. He becomes very anxious when he is in the...
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BROWNLEE BROTHER ALISTAIR'S TOP TRIATHLON TIPS PAY OFF FOR FUNDRAISING TRIO
22 September 2017
Top triathlon tips from Brownlee brother Alistair paid off for fundraising trio Neil Preston, Tom Sharp and Eoghan Given from Leeds when they took on the gruelling Sundowner Iron Man challenge last weekend.   All three,...
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NEWLIFE HEROES USE PEDAL POWER TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN
20 September 2017
The Bradwell Bikers will be cycling 25 miles to raise money which will change the lives of disabled children across Norfolk. The big-hearted group, which includes more than 20 cyclists whose ages range from 18 to 80, will be...
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SPECIAL SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL
20 September 2017
A special seat has made a ‘100 per cent improvement’ to the daily life of little Piper Walker. The 18-month-old from Melton Mowbray has a complex condition that means she can’t sit, stand or even hold her head...
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FREDDIE IS NOW SAFE IN THE CAR, THANKS TO COLLEGE FUNDRAISERS
20 September 2017
Three-year-old Freddie Khoneizer has a condition that affects his mobility and rapid growth is a side effect. It is essential that Freddie, from Stone, has a specialist car seat with lots of additional padding so he can travel...
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CHARITY PARTNERSHIP HELPS CHANGE THE LIVES OF TEN LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN
19 September 2017
A 12-month charity partnership involving Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has helped change the lives of ten disabled children across South Yorkshire. Last autumn, the Chamber chose Newlife the Charity for Disabled...
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SAFETY FIRST FOR YOUNG MAX
19 September 2017
Three-year-old Max White has absolutely no awareness of danger and can fall to the floor in panic when he feels overwhelmed by the world around him. He has had to be rushed to hospital on more than one occasion because he has...
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MYSTERY DONOR HELPS REBECCA WALK AGAIN
18 September 2017
The amazing response to a charity appeal means disabled eight-year-old Rebecca Penney has now got the specialist walking equipment she urgently needed to help reduce chronic pain in her hips.   After reading about Rebecca...
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LITTLE LOUISA NEEDS A SPECIALIST BED TO KEEP HER SAFE AT DAD'S HOME
18 September 2017
A brain bleed at birth means that although Louisa Spindler-Duckworth has just celebrated her third birthday, she can’t crawl, sit without help, walk or talk. She has a specialist bed at her mum’s Lytham St Anne’s...
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CAR SEAT FOR THEO TO ATTEND VITAL HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS, FOLLOWING BRAIN SURGERY
18 September 2017
In 2016, little Theo Clennon from Warrington had surgery to remove a brain tumour. This has been followed by months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a life-saving stem cell transplant – but his daily journeys to hospital...
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BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY
15 September 2017
A specialist buggy is helping a disabled two-year-old from Cannock get to nursery safely – thanks to the fabulous fundraising of Joanne and Daniel Matthews, whose own young son sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of three....
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HILLY CORNWALL CHALLENGE FOR XANDER
14 September 2017
Nine-year-old Xander Thomas, from Penryn in Cornwall, needs a power pack for his wheelchair. His current chair is simply too heavy and his mum suffers from a back condition that makes pushing Xander up the hills that surround...
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SELF PROPELLING WHEELCHAIR MEANS DECLAN CAN LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL - THANKS TO LOCAL HEROES
14 September 2017
With an infectious laugh and a wicked sense of humour, 15-year-old Declan Copeland loves to be a part of everything, especially if it means he can get into mischief – but without a lightweight wheelchair he could propel...
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COMFORT GETS THE THUMBS UP FROM GRETA
12 September 2017
Greta McMillan’s spine is gradually twisting painfully out of shape. She has Cerebral Palsy, which affects her muscles, she can’t make herself comfortable during the night. Her family asked local statutory services...
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CHARITY SUPPORTERS URGED ON BY BROWNLEE BROTHER ALISTAIR
11 September 2017
When the going gets tough, the tough get going . . . and three friends will be proving they’ve got what it takes to compete in this weekend’s Sundowner Iron Man challenge – and help disabled and terminally ill...
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TRAVELLING DANGER FOR TWINS
11 September 2017
Travelling anywhere with their six-year-old twins was becoming so dangerous for Maxine and Lee Robinson that they were avoiding going out in the car.  Their complex condition means the boys struggle to sit still and seek...
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FARHAAN WON'T BE ABLE TO GET AROUND UNIVERSITY WITHOUT A SUPPORT WORKER
8 September 2017
Eighteen-year-old Farhaan Kashif from Cheetham Hill in Greater Manchester needs ‘power assist’ E-motion wheels which attach to his wheelchair so that he can have the independence he needs at university. Teenagers...
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POWER UP FOR ABBIE
8 September 2017
Abbie Jones aged 13 from Kingswood, near Bristol, needs a power pack for her wheelchair. The current chair is simply too heavy to push and even worse on a slope, especially as her father, who is her main carer, suffers from chronic...
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FREEDOM FOR HARRIET
29 August 2017
Life can be tough for Harriet Margieson. The 13-year-old, who lives in Byfield, has a rare and painful condition that has left her quadriplegic and causes severe muscle spasms. Yet despite her condition*, like every child she...
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SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA
24 August 2017
Little Joshua has a degenerative muscular condition. He can’t sit upright on his own and taking him out in a regular pushchair caused him to slouch so much he often choked. The 18-month-old urgently needed a specialist...
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SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL GIRL
24 August 2017
Holly Welchman-Booth is a very active 12-year-old, but she has a brain condition which means she has absolutely no awareness of danger. She had grown too big for her specialist high-sided bed and was at risk of falling over the...
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CHARITY CONVERSION FOR SIGNED EXETER CHIEFS RUGBY UNION SHIRT
23 August 2017
The auction of a signed Exeter Chiefs rugby union shirt has raised £215 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. The online auction was the idea of local parents Rachel and Ryan Berryman whose son Reed, aged...
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SOFT SOLUTION FOR NIGHTMARE SITUATION
18 August 2017
    A teenager who is the size of a four-year-old is getting the help he needs so he can sleep in safety when he stays with his doting dad. Angus Palmes has complex sensory needs which can lead to him self-injuring....
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VOTE NEWLIFE!
17 August 2017
Newlife needs your vote to help ensure more disabled and terminally ill children across the UK get the equipment they urgently need. The OneFamily Foundation is asking the public to vote for a charity to receive a grant of £25,000....
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BRIGGS STAFF HIKE UP FUNDRAISING TOTAL
15 August 2017
Well done to the 15 members of staff from the Briggs Scotland team for more than tripling their £500 target and raising an impressive £1,629 for Newlife after completing the Arrochar Alps Challenge. The fantastic...
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LITTLE TIAHNA WAS IN DANGER OF CHOKING
15 August 2017
A Castleford two-year-old with a rare genetic condition was in constant danger of choking because she didn’t have a suitable seat to keep her supported in the right position for her safety. Tiahna Huddlestone isn’t...
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FAMILY FREEDOM – THANKS TO FANTASTIC PLASTIC INITIATIVE
14 August 2017
Little Rhys Buxton has a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system causing severe physical and learning disability. He has no awareness of danger and needs constant supervision, which had made overnight stays away from...
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NIGHT-TIME DANGERS ARE PUT TO BED
14 August 2017
Two hours sleep a night was the best that mum Deana Williams could hope for. Her son’s disability means he doesn’t understand the difference between night and day and has absolutely no awareness of danger. Five-year-old...
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EXETER CHIEFS STAR GOES FOR A CHARITY CONVERSION
3 August 2017
Rising Exeter Chiefs rugby union star Max Bodilly is helping convert a signed team shirt into funds to support disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. Max, who plays Full Back/Wing in the 2017 Aviva premiership winning...
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BABY BENJAMIN – 'A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME'
2 August 2017
“You shouldn’t have to be a prisoner in your own home just because your child has a disability” says St Helens mum Laura Waterhouse. She was told by local health professionals that she would have to wait 12...
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OLIVIA IS SCOOTING OFF TO A NEW LIFE AT UNIVERSITY, THANKS TO 'FANTASTIC PLASTIC'
1 August 2017
A-grade student Olivia Dodd, from Rock Ferry in Birkenhead, is overcoming chronic pain and tiredness to take on the challenge of university life in September – thanks to the sale of thousands of plastic carrier bags. A...
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FAMILY BECOME 'NEWLIFE HEROES' TO HELP OTHER CHILDREN
27 July 2017
When Wednesbury nine-year-old Kenzy Jones received a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, his family decided to become ‘Newlife Heroes’ themselves and held a fundraising day to help other...
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CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN'S LIVES
26 July 2017
The lives of more than 630 disabled and terminally ill babies, children and young people across central England have been transformed, thanks to a five-year charity partnership. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children became...
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RUNAWAY SUCCESS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN
26 July 2017
A new local 10k event is set to become an annual favourite, after 65 dedicated runners and walkers joined in to support local disabled children through Newlife charity. The inaugural event at beautiful Chasewater was organised...
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DERBYSHIRE FAMILY'S FEARS FOR THEIR SEVERELY DISABLED SON'S QUALITY OF LIFE
26 July 2017
A brain injury at birth resulted in Cerebral Palsy and seizures for Adam Salt, from Hasland in Chesterfield. He relies on specialist seating to support his weak muscles and so he can sit comfortably. When the severely disabled...
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'TASTY TUESDAYS' ARE BACK ON THE MENU
26 July 2017
Lack of specialist equipment means ten-year-old Melissa Kesterton is denied simple pleasures – like eating at the family dinner table and baking cakes with her mum. All because she needs a specialist height-adjustable seat...
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NIGHT-TIME COMFORT FOR SHANIKE, AGED NINE
26 July 2017
At night, young Shanike Henry’s body twists into uncomfortable and potentially health-damaging positions. The nine-year-old from Camberwell has Cerebral Palsy, which affects muscle control and prevents her from repositioning...
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SPECIAL HELP SO ISLA CAN LEARN TO SIT UPRIGHT
26 July 2017
Little Isla Agnew has Cerebral Palsy, which affects her muscles, and needs special help to learn to sit upright and hold her head up. A partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer is now...
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IT'S THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE FOR TEENAGER LAUREN!
25 July 2017
Sixteen-year-old Lauren Innes, from Glenrothes, is celebrating being able to stand up whenever she wants to – thanks to delivery of a new hi-tech wheelchair. At last, she’ll have uninterrupted views at music concerts!...
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BRIGGS STAFF TAKE ON MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
21 July 2017
A group of Briggs Equipment staff will be taking on a three mountain challenge on 12 August to raise vital funds for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The team from Briggs’ Cumbernauld office, will be doing the...
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BRIGGS FUNDRAISING SETS 'AMAZING' AVA FREE
19 July 2017
A car seat that is too small – and therefore unsafe – for little Ava Galley means the family don’t go out unless they really need to. Not only that, but because the seat doesn’t support seven-year-old...
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NIGHTMARE CAR JOURNEYS – 'I DON'T KNOW HOW I DIDN'T HAVE AN ACCIDENT' SAYS RELIEVED MUM
17 July 2017
Seven-year-old Makael Carthy is now safe during car journeys – unable to jump out of the vehicle while it is moving or grab the steering wheel from his mum – thanks to specialist seating and a secure harness. Makael,...
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MAGAZINE SAYS 'I DO' TO HELPING DISABLED NINE-YEAR-OLD
17 July 2017
A Barnsley-based bridal magazine has said ‘I do’ to helping a disabled Yorkshire boy get the specialist equipment he needs so he can take his first holiday in eight years. I Do magazine’s annual awards ceremony...
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CRAFT GROUP WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO HELP THE COUNTY'S DISABLED CHILDREN
17 July 2017
A Warboys-based crafting group has reached a fundraising landmark of £10,000 – every penny of which has been spent on specialist equipment to help disabled and terminally ill children in Cambridgeshire. The De Ramsay...
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