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 LILLY-ANN NEEDS TO STAND TALL TO BE PAIN FREE
18 Oct
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LILLY-ANN NEEDS TO STAND TALL TO BE PAIN FREE
18 October 2017
Six-year-old Lilly-Ann Carney has Cerebral Palsy which affects both her arms and legs. She urgently needs a standing frame at home to help stretch her rigid muscles and prevent her condition worsening. Daily standing is a vital...
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CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP
18 Oct
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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 Oct
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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 ISNíT SAFE AT NIGHT
17 Oct
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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 ĎSELL THEIR SOLESí
17 Oct
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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: Intru 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 Oct
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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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ĎKAIíS FACE JUST LIT UPí ALL THANKS TO CARRIER BAG DONATIONS
16 Oct
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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 COULDNíT SAFELY BE TAKEN OUTSIDE
16 Oct
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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 Oct
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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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HEROES NEEDED TO HELP MILO
13 Oct
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HEROES NEEDED TO HELP MILO
13 October 2017
When five-year-old Milo Dempsey is at school, he has to sit by himself. Milo has Down Syndrome which affects his hearing and his sight. As he can’t speak, he uses Makaton sign language to communicate with his school friends...
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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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LEWIS TO RECEIVE THE SPECIALIST BED HE NEEDS TO STAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT
14 July 2017
Seven-year-old Lewis Justice from Leven has Autism which results in him becoming easily frustrated and hurting himself and others – including his mum who has sustained two broken ribs and concussion. He will now receive...
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JUST 78 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH
14 July 2017
Pensioner Trish Hanlon is now 114 miles into her coast to coast walk to support disabled children in Yorkshire – and she has already raised more than £1,100. Trish, who is 68 this month (July) and lives...
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BURNING PASSION TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN
10 July 2017
They’ve done it! Two Grantham firefighters have successfully completed a 450-mile cycle ride between the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – and climbed the three formidable peaks while they were there...
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NIGHTMARE OF NIGHT-TIME INJURIES
10 July 2017
Five-year-old Brody McAteer has no awareness of danger and would often injure himself when he banged against the sides of his bed – or fell out of it. He has epileptic seizures and safety is always an issue. It is so serious...
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BE A NEWLIFE HERO AND HELP CHANGE THE LIFE OF DISABLED CHILDREN
7 July 2017
Join in the fun at the Newlife Chasewater 10k and your fundraising will help local disabled and terminally ill children receive the vital equipment they need to save and change lives. Joe Westwood, Visual Merchandiser at the...
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WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE
5 July 2017
Waitrose in Worcester donated £501 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was...
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PORTABLE HOIST HELP FOR WILL
4 July 2017
Being manually lifted in and out of his powered wheelchair when he was away from home in Leamington Spa was often very painful for 12-year-old Will Cleary – but now a portable hoist is helping to make life more comfortable....
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NEWLIFE HELPS STUDENT SAM ATTEND ADELE CONCERT
4 July 2017
Newlife was able to provide student Sam Morton with the chance to attend a landmark music concert, thanks to a generous donor offering the charity two tickets to see Adele at Wembley. Sam, aged 19, was recently provided with...
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AMAZING RESPONSE TO DYLAN'S APPEAL
3 July 2017
An appeal featured on the front page of the Woking News and Mail has led to Newlife being inundated with donations to help 11-year-old Dylan Carter – and get him off his grandma’s living room floor. Newlife now not...
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SIMPLE PLEASURES FOR LITTLE ARALIYA AND HER RELIEVED MUM
3 July 2017
Clacton mum Jasmin Turner is enjoying the simple pleasure of taking her five-year-old daughter to the local supermarket – thanks to provision of a specialist buggy to keep her safe. Young Araliya has autistic spectrum disorder...
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BLAZING A TRAIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN
3 July 2017
Next week, a pair of Lincolnshire firefighters set off on a 450-mile cycle ride between the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – to help disabled and terminally ill children. Firefighter Clive Baillie, aged...
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THE NEWLIFE MAGAZINE HAS ARRIVED
28 June 2017
Find out how Sam Morton’s life has been transformed as he tackles independent living and a university degree course. The inspirational teenager urges other young people to seek out the support they need so they can follow...
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EVERY CAR JOURNEY LEFT THREE-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN IN PAIN
27 June 2017
Three-year-old Benjamin’s spine is gradually twisting so lack of postural support in the family car meant he was in pain every time he went out. Not only was he uncomfortable, slumped in a mainstream car seat, but it didn’t...
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SPECIALIST SEATING HALVES JOURNEY TIMES FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD FINLEY
16 June 2017
Journey times have been more than halved for three-year-old Finley Monks and his family – thanks to provision of a specialist car seat. Finley, from the New Springs area of Wigan, has autistic spectrum disorder and as a...
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FABULOUS FUNDRAISER AT KLEENEZE HELP LOCAL CHILDREN RECEIVE VITAL DISABILITY EQUIPMENT
14 June 2017
Staff at Kleeneze & Express Gifts in Accrington have been putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising as they raised £5,179 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Lancashire. The home shopping...
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JUST 100 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH
13 June 2017
Pensioner Trish Hanlon is now 92 miles into her coast to coast walk to support disabled children in Yorkshire – and she has already raised more than £950. Trish, who will be 68 next month (July), lost the...
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BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE DEXTER
12 June 2017
Little Dexter Brooks, from Bude, is now able to make the most of the Cornish countryside, thanks to the support of fashion giant River Island for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Dexter, who will be two next month (July),...
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COMFORT, AT LAST, FOR NINE-YEAR-OLD HABIBAH
7 June 2017
A partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer means Umm e Habibah Tariq, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, will soon be able to sit at home in comfort and safety, thanks to the donation of...
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SAFETY BED MEANS RESPITE CARE FOR JACOB
7 June 2017
Ten-year-old Jacob Day can look forward to weekends away with his grandparents, thanks to the donation of a portable safe sleeping environment from Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks...
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KLEENEZE STAFF DONATE OVER £5K TO NEWLIFE
7 June 2017
Kleeneze staff have kindly donated £5,179 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, its chosen Charity of the Year, after holding various fundraising activities in its offices in Lancashire.  All money raised will...
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BED BOOST ENSURES EWAN'S CONTINUED SAFETY
6 June 2017
Four-year-old Ewan Macintosh is getting a special safe sleeping environment built just for him, to keep him safe at night, thanks to the amazing support of fashion store giant River Island for a leading UK children’s disability...
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THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS LITTLE LOWRI CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND FREE OF PAIN
6 June 2017
Thanks to fabulous fundraisers, four-year-old Lowri Edwards will soon be able to travel in safety and free from pain in the family car, which means she and her family will no longer be restricted to walking distance of their...
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NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!
31 May 2017
Staff at Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and corporate supporters Durapipe UK have been bouncing, boinging and flipping their way to helping children with disabilities and terminal illness – by taking part in...
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GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF
31 May 2017
A gala ball at Wolverhampton Racecourse (Saturday 20 May) has raised over £18,500 – to be divided between Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Kid’s Intensive Care and Decision Support...
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FUNDRAISERS SAY 'I DO' TO SUPPORTING NEWLIFE
30 May 2017
Fabulous fundraisers at the I Do Magazine awards raised an impressive £2,097 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The money was raised by guests buying chocolate bars costing £10 each for a chance to win...
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MARVELLOUS MAX, AGED FIVE, RAISES MORE THAN £4,000 TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN
26 May 2017
The community of Brixworth in Northamptonshire has thrown its support behind ‘Max’s Marvellous Mission’ and raised more than £4,000 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The ‘Max’...
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A SPECIALIST CAR SEAT IS HELPING TOBY GET OUT AND ABOUT – THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!
24 May 2017
The family of a Stafford five-year-old who has Downs Syndrome are finding it much easier to go out and about now they have a specialist car seat which helps with transfers in and out of the vehicle and also keeps him safe and...
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SPECIAL CAR SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY
24 May 2017
Car journeys are no longer a test of nerve for Huddersfield mum Dearbhla Gartland, thanks to provision of a special-needs car seat for her four-year-old son. Sean Gartland has Down’s Syndrome and has no awareness of danger...
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HOIST HELP FOR FREDDIE
22 May 2017
Ten-year-old Freddie Piper, from Worcester Park in Surrey, will soon be getting a portable hoist to use around his family home – thanks to fabulous local fundraisers and the support of fashion giant River Island. Freddie...
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BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE
22 May 2017
Sixteen-year-old Isaac Hall is in the advanced stages of the rare and debilitating condition Hunters Syndrome. His family need specialist equipment to help care for him at their home in Harvington, Worcestershire – and...
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IBSTOCK TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD RAISE £1K FOR NEWLIFE
17 May 2017
The Ibstock Townswomen’s Guild have donated £1,000 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, its chosen Charity of the Year, after holding various fundraising activities throughout the year.        ...
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ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH
17 May 2017
Eight-month-old Isaiah Gordon has a complex condition which makes travelling in the car to his many medical appointments very uncomfortable and distressing. But now the support of fabulous fundraisers in the county means he will...
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COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE
16 May 2017
Fantastic fundraisers at Briggs Equipment raised £1,100 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after taking part in a sponsored Colour Me Rad 5K event in Scotland. This is part of Briggs Equipment’s ongoing...
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FABULOUS LOCAL FUNDRAISERS RALLY TO HELP LITTLE JONTY
15 May 2017
Fabulous local fundraisers and donors are rallying to help six-year-old Jonty Burger get the powered wheelchair he needs so he can stay at the school where he is happy and thriving. Since Jonty’s story was featured in the...
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BED BOOST HELPS DRAMATICALLY REDUCE LITTLE IYLA'S SEIZURES
11 May 2017
Night-times were a nightmare for the family of five-year-old Iyla Rose Marsh, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands – until they got the temporary loan of specialist equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children....
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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT FOR A SPECIAL FIVE-YEAR-OLD
10 May 2017
A special-needs buggy and car seat mean little Theo Taylor – who has no awareness of danger – can get out and about in safety and comfort. Five-year-old Theo, along with mum Tina and his two sisters, moved to Belper...
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SEATING SUPPORT FOR JACOB
5 May 2017
Six-year-old Jacob Gardiner has just received specialist seating to support his health needs thanks to the donation of equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Jacob,...
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SEATING SUPPORT FOR CORY
5 May 2017
Four-year-old Cory Woollacott will soon be getting a specialist car seat to support his health needs when travelling, thanks to the donation of equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children working in partnership with...
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BED BOOST TO KEEP LITTLE CHARLIE SAFE
5 May 2017
A partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer means five-year-old Charlie Pym can continue to sleep in safety, thanks to the donation of a specialist bed. Charlie, from Kings Hill near...
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LOCAL TRAINING CENTRE RAISES FUNDS TO HELP COUNTY'S DISABLED CHILDREN
3 May 2017
Cannock-based Nova Training has raised £427 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, to help provide specialist equipment for Staffordshire families. Nova runs study programme courses for school leavers aged 16 to...
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ANDREW NO LONGER HAS TO MISS OUT, THANKS TO HIS SPECIALIST BUGGY
2 May 2017
For five-year-old Andrew Cooper, who has Autism, life without a specialist buggy had become very restrictive as his mum couldn’t safely take him outside their home in the Olton area of Solihull. However, thanks to fabulous...
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SPECIAL DELIVERY, THANKS TO MORRISONS . . .
8 March 2017
A donation of more than £70,000 will help Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children operate its successful sensory toy loan service for a full 12 months. The award of £70,200 from the Morrisons Foundation will support...
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LEADING DISABLED CHILDREN'S CHARITY WELCOMES GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST
6 March 2017
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children welcomes today's news from Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson regarding a £215million cash injection for pupils with special educational needs and...
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RARE DISEASE DAY: RARE STILL GET CARE FROM NEWLIFE
28 February 2017
Having a child with a rare condition can bring its own complications. Not only is the family struggling to manage the child's complex medical needs on a day to day basis, they often have no diagnosis or struggle to find...
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LOCAL CHARITY HOLDS AWARDS CEREMONY FOR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS
10 February 2017
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children held an award ceremony on Thursday (February 9), - in celebration of the volunteers who have supported Newlife over the years. Guests enjoyed a three course meal along with a presentation...
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SPECIALIST TOYS ARE A BIG HIT WITH LITTLE ISAAC
17 January 2017
A boxful of specialist sensory toys is helping little Isaac O'Connor, from Allerton, develop his play skills and join in more family fun. Isaac, who will be two in March, has the rare genetic condition Coffin-Lowry Syndrome....
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NEWLIFE AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT
12 January 2017
The work of Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, was the subject of a Question in the House of Commons on Monday (January 9) involving Cannock Chase MP Amanda Milling and the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health...
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NEW YEAR, NEW NAME
9 January 2017
The UK's largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness - which is based in Cannock - has kicked off the New Year with a new name. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children...
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TOP TRAVEL PRIZES IN CHRISTMAS GRAND DRAW
10 November 2016
Top travel prizes are up for grabs in this year's Newlife Christmas Grand Draw - and all profits will help fund vital specialist equipment for disabled children across the UK. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children - which...
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NEWLIFE CELEBRATES AT HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
1 November 2016
Secretary of State for Disabled People, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt joined Staffordshire MPs Amanda Milling and Jeremy Lefroy at a House of Commons celebration to mark Newlife's 25th anniversary. The event saw around...
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TEE-RRIFIC WAY TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN
8 August 2016
Tee up your children's wardrobe at your local River Island store and help disabled children get the specialist equipment they urgently need. This week (w/c August 8), River Island is launching the sale of new tee-shirt designs...
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CHARITY CALLS FOR ACTION AFTER NEW STATISTICS REVEAL DRAMATIC RISE IN THE NUMBER OF UK DISABLED CHILDREN
28 June 2016
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is calling on the Government to drastically review the reasons for failed provision of paediatric equipment in many areas of the UK after figures published by the DWP today show a 20 per...
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TRUE SPIRIT OF RECYCLING . . .
24 June 2016
Recycling is at the heart of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the UK's largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness. The business it operates to fund core...
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE BY RUNNING IN THE LONDON MARATHON 2017?
10 May 2016
To take part in the London Marathon you've got to be fit, courageous and up for a challenge. There is a rewarding feeling as you cross the finish line that many of us have not experienced - and if you're running for...
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CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK MAY 23 TO 29
9 May 2016
Children's Hospice Week - from May 23 to 29 - is an opportunity to introduce families and health professionals who don't already know about us to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and the range of practical services...
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GOOD NEWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR NEWLIFE
26 April 2016
BatteryBack has kindly donated a battery tester to Newlife which will be used to test the batteries that are returned through our Play Therapy Pod service that loans specialist toys to disabled children. Previously, Newlife recycled...
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NEWLIFE HOLDS SILENT AUCTION EVENT ON 12 MARCH 2016
11 February 2016
Bargain hunters are invited to come along and bid on some amazing items in the Silent Auction Event at Newlife Market Place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 12 March. There will be a variety of high quality branded items, including...
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