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BRIGGS STAFF TAKE ON MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
21 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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 Jul
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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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'TOUGH' SUPPORT FOR KOFI
5 June 2017
Specialist ‘Tough’ equipment for nine-year-old Kofi Nyamekye means he can sleep in a proper bed again. Kofi, who lives in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, has autism and sensory processing difficulties. His condition...
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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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PLAY THERAPY POD SERVICE EXTENDED
16 November 2015
At Newlife we always seem to find an innovative new way to help - and from today (November 17) we are pleased to announce our Play Therapy Pods are now available to help children under the age of three. We are now able to loan...
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NEWLIFE FASHION STORE TO OPEN IN HEANOR
22 October 2015
Fashion bargain hunters will have a new destination to flock to with the opening of a low cost fashion store in Heanor, which will provide all the latest looks for the whole family. The Newlife store will be located at 8 Market...
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NEWLIFE CELEBRATES SENDING OUT 2000 PLAY THERAPY PODS ACROSS THE UK
22 October 2015
Newlife's Play Therapy Pod service provides specialist toys that can be therapeutic, developmental and enjoyed by the whole family, on a short-term loan basis. We operate this as a free service, because we believe that early...
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JON BENTLEY ANNOUNCED FOR BBC RADIO 4 APPEAL
19 October 2015
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is delighted to reveal that it has been selected for a prestigious Radio 4 charity appeal. Newlife Foundation - based in Hemlock Way, Cannock - is the UK's largest charity provider...
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