Newlife offers the free loan of specialist toys to families who have disabled and terminally ill children.
The Play Therapy Pods are self-contained and are delivered direct to the family's door.
There are different categories which can be chosen according to the child's age, their physical and learning abilities and medical needs. Children learn about the world around them through play, and families can often learn a lot about their child’s needs through use of specialist toys. They can also encourage learning, improve relaxation, give enjoyment and distract from pain.
87% of families report the specialist toys improved relationships.
82% of parents had a better understanding of their child’s needs.
77% enjoyed quality time as a family though play with appropriate toys.
I was very happy when Newlife said they would fund this fantastic wheelchair, it means I am nearly as tall as my friends, and the chair looks very cool and colourful. I would like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who donates to the charity because it means so much to children like me who can't walk. I feel when people look at me it's not because I am disabled but because I look so cool and independant.
I love going in my sensory room and sometimes I am so relaxed that I fall asleep! My VI teacher has said that my eye sight has improved slightly, so thank you all so much for helping my eye sight improve.
He is so happy in himself, there has not been a day that he's not asked to go out in his new chair, come sun, rain or winds - he wants to be out. When people asked Chris what it's like, he replied "I feel alive". Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.