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2011 Newlife News

NEWLIFE'S SECOND SANTA DASH A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

Dec 2011

Newlife's second Santa Dash last Saturday, 17 December has raised over £2,000 to help local disabled and terminally ill children. A total of 48 got involved - 20 per cent up on last year's figure and pledges are...

BRMB'S FOXY FIXES IT FOR NEWLIFE FAMILIES AT CHRISTMAS

Dec 2011

In the run up to Christmas and on Christmas Day itself, BRMB Radio will be working with Newlife to ‘fix it' for disabled Midlands children to get the essential equipment they need. Foxy's BRMB programme runs weekdays...

Professor Honours Local Volunteers

Dec 2011

Local volunteers who support Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children were given special awards to honour their hard work, at an event held on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 at The Barns, Cannock. The awards were presented by one...

Christian Defies Doctors to Take His First Steps

Dec 2011

When Christian Simmons, from Worcestershire, was four years old his father was told he would never be able to walk. Now, a decade later, he is taking his first faltering steps. Christian - who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and...

Jemil says I love you for the First Time

Dec 2011

Jemil Demirel, an 11-year-old boy from Hampshire, has been able to tell his family he loves them for the first time, having just received his own specialist communication aid courtesy of Newlife Foundation. Jemil is only able...

Newlife for Uttoxeter

Nov 2011

A unique new store will bring fashion at irresistible prices and new stock daily to local people in Uttoxeter. That's the promise from Newlife, which aims to open the shop on Friday, 9 December. The new store in Uttoxeter's...

Free Packs for Cannock Schools

Nov 2011

Schools in the Cannock area can pick up a free pack of goodies for their pupils, thanks to the Newlife Foundation recycling operation in the town's Hemlock Way. Newlife Trading Operations Director Mr Colin Brown says:...

Partnership has results beyond measure.

Oct 2011

A recent fashion show and clothes sale at the CancerPartners UK Radiotherapy Centre in partnership with Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, has raised much-needed funds for Newlife Foundation and several breast cancer...

Cannock needs Santas - now!

Oct 2011

ARE YOU A COMMITTED CHRISTMAS-AHOLIC? If you love Christmas, and enjoy the fun it brings, there's no better way to celebrate than becoming a ‘Dashing Santa' for the day. Join in with other Santas to take part...

The Chase Golf, Health Club & Spa open day for charity

Oct 2011

The exclusive Chase Golf, Health Club & Spa on Cannock Chase is opening its doors to the public for the first time in aid of charity. All money raised will be split between Cannock-based charity for disabled children, Newlife,...

NEWLIFE HAT WEEK

Sep 2011

Buy a hat and be in with a chance of winning a winter wardrobe of goodies at the Newlife SuperStore in Cannock. Thanks to generous retail donors, Newlife has received a bumper batch of new hats and is now offering the opportunity...

Charity and retail giant celebrate first anniversary of grants partnership

Sep 2011

Leading UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation and Marks & Spencer celebrated the first anniversary of their grants partnership with the presentation of a £20,000 powered wheelchair to a teenager in...

Car seat risk continues – five years after law changes

Sep 2011

Sunday September 18th 2011 is the fifth anniversary of the introduction of child car seat regulations. Leading UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation is concerned that young lives are still being put at risk...

Marriott cycle ride to raise funds for disabled children

Sep 2011

A team from the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel in Meriden is gearing up for a sponsored cycle ride for children's disability charity, Newlife, on Monday, 19 September. Fifteen members of Marriott staff will be setting off...

Generous donations from two leading businesses help support ten disabled children across northern ireland

Sep 2011

Generous donations from two leading Northern Ireland businesses mean UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation can provide desperately needed specialist equipment for all of the children it is currently supporting...

Newlife to introduce peel2save fundraising cards in cannock

Sep 2011

Newlife will be introducing Peel2Save fundraising cards for the Cannock area which will soon be available in the Newlife Foundation trading store in Hemlock Way. The cards will offer fantastic local savings whilst helping raise...

Halesowen boy raises 275 to help disabled two-year-old

Sep 2011

Halesowen primary school pupil Harry Vincent has raised £275 for leading UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation by completing a climb of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Harry, aged ten,...

Newlife response to research showing birth defects related to smoking during pregnancy

Jul 2011

  Newlife welcomes the latest research showing, for the first time, specific birth defects related to smoking in pregnancy. Newlife has funded research into the causes and prevention of birth defects for almost 20 years...

Charity impacted by 'Can't do' culture

Jul 2011

A leading disability charity is concerned that a 'Can't do' culture is impacting on the take-up of its innovative service for terminally ill children. Just Can't Wait is a new service aiming to ensure children...

Funding cuts prompt flood of applications to Midlands-based charity

Jul 2011

Families of more and more disabled children across Staffordshire are increasingly turning to leading UK children's disability charity Newlife Foundation for grants to fund essential pieces of specialist equipment. Newlife...

From shoes to specialist equipment for disabled children

Jul 2011

Nearly 6,000 pairs of unwanted shoes have been donated to help disabled children in the UK. Newlife Foundation for disabled children partnered with six Schuh stores around the country in a scheme which has raised more than double...

Friday 'madness' Offer

May 2011

Today, Friday 10th June, is your lucky day if you are a lady looking for a bargain. ALL LADIESWEAR IS HALF PRICE TODAY! DONT FORGET - TONIGHT WE ARE OPEN TILL 10pm - so don't miss this great opportunity! Why? Because thanks...

Newlife appeal for volunteers' week (June)

May 2011

Volunteers’ Week (June 1st to 7th) is an annual national event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of people make throughout the UK, regularly contributing to society while inspiring others to get...

'Supergroup' raises 32,000 for charity

May 2011

A group of local ‘super volunteers' have raised more than £32,000 for Staffordshire-based children's disability charity Newlife Foundation. Mike and Trish Mellor and Janette Arrowsmith co-ordinated the group's...

Sell your soles

May 2011

Fashion fans in six key centres across the country are being invited to ‘sell their soles’ for charity. Fashion footwear retailer Schuh has partnered with leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation...

Dance festival to support disabled children

May 2011

The organisers of Lichfield Folk Festival have nominated Staffordshire-based Newlife Foundation as its chosen charity for next month’s annual event. The festival – a weekend of dance and music from Friday June 17...

Newlife's Roll n Stroll Postponed.

Apr 2011

A sponsored ‘Roll ‘n' Stroll' event for wheelchair users and walkers in Painshill Park, Surrey, set to go ahead on Sunday 15 May has been postponed and plans to reschedule are under way. The event - to raise...

Running Event Places Up For Grabs

Apr 2011

The Great Manchester Run on Sunday, 15 May is set to attract up to 38,000 runners from around the world and Newlife is asking athletes to sign up to raise a minimum of £150 each to help fund equipment grants for disabled...

A Newlife For The Road Traffic Act

Apr 2011

Disabled children are missing out because of a technicality in the road traffic act which is preventing them receiving certain types of wheelchairs. The UK’s leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation...

Royal Wedding Give Away For Easter Week

Apr 2011

From Friday, 22 April, while stocks last, local Cannock-based charity, Newlife, will be giving away bottles of mixed flavour tea drinks in store to help people celebrate the Royal Wedding in the very English tradition of an iced...

Newlife Book Success

Apr 2011

Since launching their Book Trade-In Scheme, Newlife has received donations of over 2,000 books from local supporters. The scheme, operating from the Newlife at Home store on Hemlock Way, Cannock, gives a shopping voucher in...

Eastenders Actors Sign Up For Newlife's Roll 'n' Stroll Supported By Cargill

Mar 2011

Zoe Lucker, ‘Vanessa’, and David Proud, ‘Adam’, from Eastenders, have signed up to take part in ‘Roll ‘n’ Stroll’ in Painshill Park, Cobham in Surrey next month - a sponsored 2.5...

Minister Opens 'leanne's Lift' At Newlife

Feb 2011

Maria Miller, the Minister for Disabled People, has opened ‘Leanne’s Lift’ at Cannock-based Newlife’s Opportunity Centre, opening up work opportunities to disabled and elderly volunteers who could not...

Terminally Ill Children Just Can't Wait!

Feb 2011

An innovative service that aims to give terminally ill children essential equipment within 72 hours has been launched by the UK’s leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation. Currently, one in three...

Acoustic concert raises funds for Newlife.

Feb 2011

Newlife Foundation’s “Up Close and Acoustic” concert has raised almost £3,000. Over 150 people packed into the Robin 2 arena in Bilston to see a host of the Midland’s finest musical acts take the...

Newlife Appeal - West Midlands

Feb 2011

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is seeking help from volunteers as it saw an unprecedented 300% increase in calls to its Nurse Helpline last year. This continues to rise as cuts in statutory services are causing families...

Enterprising Students Raise Cash for Newlife

Jan 2011

Enterprising students at City of Wolverhampton College have set up their own business to help raise cash for charity. The group of media students have created their own company, Funky Fashion Fix, in aid of New Life, a charity...

Spaces Available In Britain's Top Races

Jan 2011

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is calling all runners to strap on their shoes and raise money for disabled children by taking part in some of Britain’s most prestigious races. Newlife is offering the chance to...

The National Child Health Care Conference

Jan 2011

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children will be attending The National Child Health Care Conference taking place on 25-26 March 2011 at the Telford International Centre. The conference will offer an invaluable means of communicating...

Marathon Runner Needed

Jan 2011

Newlife, the UK’s leading children’s disability charity is seeking a daring individual to complete the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for disabled children throughout the UK. The public ballot for a place...

Musical Maestros Raise Funds for the Midlands

Jan 2011

Midlands musical talents will join forces at a one-off event to raise funds for a children’s disability charity. Scott Matthews, from Wolverhampton, Steve Gibbons, from Birmingham, Ian Parker, from Stourbridge and Midlands-based...

Chudleigh And Bovey Tracey Rotary Club Raises 1,000!

Jan 2011

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is proud to announce that Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey Rotary Club has raised £1,000 towards the funding of a piece of equipment for a Devon child. This is an amazing total from a...



We work together every day to make a difference and create a better future for disabled children.

2,0856
Local Families Helped
9,546
Volunteer Hours
8,652
Research Grants
We need to find:
£718,671.00
So we can help:
672 Children

What Families & Children Say...

We write to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the funding you recently provided for our son Oliver. This walker is already proving invaluable, not only in developing his strength and stamina, but also as a means for exploring in a way he has never been able to before.

Words are not enough to describe what the grant scheme has done for us. Newlife gave us the yes for the car seat within two hours of receiving the application!

I just wanted to send you a "big thank you" for funding my "funky" new wheelchair. The wheelchair has made a big difference to my independence, no-one can push me - no handles!!!


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