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2013 Newlife News

A SAFE SPACE FOR KENZY TO SLEEP

Dec 2013

Five-year-old Walsall boy Kenzy Jones needs a specialist bed for Christmas so he can sleep in safety. Kenzy – whose twin sister has no health issues – was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of three;...

FORECOURT FESTIVE FUN WILL HELP BRING CHRISTMAS JOY TO LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Dec 2013

Festive fancy dress fun at the BP Connect Norton Canes service station on the M6 toll road will help bring Christmas joy to disabled children in Staffordshire. Sixteen members of staff will be getting into the festive spirit...

CHRISTMAS GRAND DRAW WINNERS

Dec 2013

The winner of the £1,000 first prize in the Newlife Christmas Grand Draw is Emma Walters, ticket number 12721. Taking the second prize of a two-night stay at the five-star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square is Lynn...

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR HARRISON

Dec 2013

Droitwich teenager Harrison Morris has been given an early Christmas present – thanks in part to the fabulous fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative colleagues in Worcestershire. Harrison, aged 13, has the degenerative...

BABY CURTIS COMES HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2013

Little Curtis Tuffy will be spending his first Christmas at home with his family, thanks to emergency provision of a specialist bed by a national children’s disability charity. Curtis, from St Helens, has a complex developmental...

ANONYMOUS DONOR RESPONDS TO GUARDIAN STORY – AND GIVES 5,515

Dec 2013

An article featured in the Guardian group of newspapers last week (December 10 and 11) has prompted an anonymous local donor to step forward to help bring Christmas joy to four disabled children in Cheshire. Weaver Vale MP Graham...

SANTAS DASH FOR CHARITY CASH

Dec 2013

Dozens of charity supporters pulled on their Santa suits on Saturday 14 December to dash a mile around Cannock town centre – and raise vital funds to help disabled and terminally ill children. Getting into the Christmas...

SAFETY FIRST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Dec 2013

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children took its car seats campaign to Parliament this week, for a meeting with Secretary of State for Transport the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP. Leading UK children’s disability charity...

MAX TO CUT A DASH IN HIS NEW WHEELCHAIR

Dec 2013

Six-year-old Max Phillips from Nuneaton will be cutting a dash in his brand new wheelchair on Saturday (14 December) to raise vital funding for the charity helping him. Max has Spina Bifida, which means has limited mobility and...

GRATEFUL FAMILY PITCH IN TO FUNDRAISE FOR DISABILITY CHARITY

Dec 2013

The family of a disabled Worcester boy are going the extra mile to support the Midlands charity which is helping to provide them with a much needed specialist bed. William Blackshaw – who will be four in January –...

FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP FOR SANTA DASH

Dec 2013

It’s the final call to sign up for the Newlife Santa Dash through Cannock town centre on Saturday 14 December, to help raise vital funds for disabled children in the county. Organisers Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children...

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT OPENS UP A WORLD OF POSSIBILITY FOR RHYS

Nov 2013

Specialist sensory equipment has been crucial in the development of disabled two-year-old Rhys Moore from Suffolk – and now his family want to share their story to help raise awareness of the children’s charity that...

SPECIAL CAR SEAT TO KEEP HARVEY SAFE

Nov 2013

A Nottinghamshire family are getting a helping hand to travel in safety – thanks to the charity partnership between Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and the Midlands Co-operative Society. Six-year-old Harvey Levy,...

GRUELLING ICELANDIC TREK TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2013

Twenty-eight-year-old David Hayward, from Leicestershire, is getting in training for a gruelling 250-mile solo trek across Iceland – to help disabled and terminally ill children in the Midlands. David, from Broughton Astley,...

BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE ALISHA

Nov 2013

The Foceac family from Rugeley in Staffordshire will now be able to take daughter Alisha out and about, thanks to county-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children providing a specialist pushchair. Alisha, aged four,...

COULD YOU BE ONE OF SANTA'S HELPERS?

Nov 2013

Cannock-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing for volunteers to help with its Santa Dash on Saturday 14 December. ‘Santa’s helpers’ are needed to assist with registering participants...

CAN YOU HELP GRACE JOIN IN CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS?

Nov 2013

Ten-year-old Grace Manning likes school and wants to learn – but her profound hearing loss means she isn’t always able to join in with everything that’s going on in the classroom. Grace, from Croxley Green in...

LANDMARK FUNDRAISING FIGURE

Nov 2013

Midlands Co-operative Society chief executive Martyn Cheatle yesterday (Wednesday 6 November) celebrated his colleagues’ landmark fundraising figure of £300,000 to help disabled and terminally ill children. Mr Cheatle...

DECLAN GETS HIS HI-TECH WHEELS

Nov 2013

Fabulous fundraisers at the Midlands Co-operative convenience store in Rothley, Leicestershire, have helped fund a hi-tech powered wheelchair for a disabled local teenager. A community fun day at the Loughborough Road store saw...

CRAFTING A BED FOR NATHAN . . .

Oct 2013

A recent ‘Coffee and Crafts’ morning in Warboys raised an amazing £725 to help fund a specialist bed for a local disabled boy. Dedicated members of The Craft Group held the event (on Wednesday 16 October) to...

SPREAD A LITTLE CHRISTMAS CHEER

Oct 2013

Could you sell tickets for our Christmas Grand Draw – and help spread a little festive cheer among the families of disabled and terminally ill children currently waiting for specialist equipment? Tickets for the Newlife...

CAN YOU HELP KEEP MIA SAFE AT NIGHT?

Oct 2013

A leading children’s disability charity is calling on ‘local heroes’ across Kent to fundraise to help provide specialist equipment for youngsters in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children –...

DOUGIE'S BUGGY BID

Oct 2013

A new special needs buggy will make a world of difference to the day to day life of Ely ten-year-old Douglas Griffiths. Douglas, who is Autistic and developed encephalitis three years ago resulting in complex epilepsy, needs...

MP AIDAN CUTS A DASHING FIGURE TO LAUNCH FESTIVE FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Oct 2013

Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley cut a dashing figure in his Santa hat this week (Monday 7 October) to launch a local festive fundraising challenge. The fourth annual Newlife Santa Dash returns to Cannock town centre on Saturday...

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH . . .

Oct 2013

Six-year-old Dylan Murphy loves to bounce and displays repetitive behaviours that can lead to breakages around the home. Unfortunately, this has meant his parents have had to scrap a multitude of beds and he is currently sleeping...

CHARLIE GETS HIS WHEELS

Oct 2013

Five-year-old Charlie Blunt is the 100th child to be provided with specialist equipment thanks to the charity partnership between Midlands Co-operative Society and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Charlie, from Dosthill...

CALLY'S TEAM TAKES ON ROAD RACE CHALLENGE

Oct 2013

Fifteen colleagues from the Midlands Co-operative headquarters in Lichfield will be taking part in the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 20 October, to help support disabled and terminally ill children in their trading area....

LUNCHTIME CHAT WITH NEWLIFE NURSE KAREN

Oct 2013

Newlife Foundation Lead Nurse Karen Dobson will be discussing disability ‘hot topics’ during today’s Mother and Baby magazine Wednesday Lunch Club Facebook chat. Karen – who is a Registered General Nurse...

A CLOSE SHAVE FOR STEPHEN

Sep 2013

Twenty-two-year-old Stephen Turner, from Dudley, sacrificed his beloved shoulder-length locks on Saturday (September 21) to raise much needed funds to help local disabled and terminally ill children.  Stephen is a customer...

ON SONG TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2013

Shepshed & District Funeral Service colleagues, friends and family helped raise over £2,000 for charity thanks to their latest musical extravaganza. The musical performance was the group’s fifth annual charity...

COUNTY ANTRIM BUSINESS HELPS TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF TEN DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2013

Ten disabled and terminally ill children across Northern Ireland are receiving vital specialist equipment – thanks to the generosity of leading County Antrim clothing supplier N M Williams Ltd. Company director Mark Bradley...

CAN YOU HELP CHILDREN LIKE JACK?

Sep 2013

Five-year-old Jack Phelps from Walton on Thames is severely autistic and hyperactive. Mum Samantha Kavanaugh says: “He is a gorgeous little boy but he lives his life at 100 miles an hour and it is incredibly difficult to...

COFFEE AND CRAFTS TO HELP FUND SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT FOR DISABLED CAMBRIDGESHIRE BOY

Sep 2013

A dedicated group of crafting enthusiasts in Warboys are holding a special coffee morning in the village on Wednesday 16 October to raise money to help fund a specialist bed for a local disabled boy. The Craft Group – led...

SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN CAN YOU HELP LLOYD DO THE SAME?

Sep 2013

Everyone likes to have a comfy chair for relaxing in at home – and 13-year-old Lloyd Carroll is no different. Lloyd, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, spends every day either in his wheelchair or in bed and needs your...

LEAP OF FAITH TO HELP DISABLED FOUR-YEAR-OLD

Sep 2013

Three colleagues from a Bolton-based business have taken a leap of faith to raise urgently needed funds to help a local disabled four-year-old. Patrick Jager, David Headford and Alex Gibson all work for international wheelchair...

HELPING HANNAH ENJOY FAMILY DAYS OUT

Sep 2013

Nine-year-old Hannah Hadley is looking forward to more family days out in the Staffordshire countryside, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative Society colleagues in support of Newlife Foundation for Disabled...

HEROIC HALF-DOZEN TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH

Sep 2013

Six members of staff from the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Meriden took a leap of faith earlier this week to raise money to help support disabled and terminally ill children. The Heroic Half-dozen skydived...

CURRYING FAVOUR TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2013

Cannock curry house The Padma Lounge is hosting a fabulous fundraising evening later this month, in aid of Staffordshire-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. The event – on Monday 23 September from...

FITNESS CENTRE RAISES 337 TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2013

A fundraising event at Cannock’s Energie Fitness for Women (Thursday 29 August) has raised £337 to help support disabled children in the county. Carl Ziemann, joint owner of the women’s-only fitness centre in...

WHY SEAN'S BED MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Sep 2013

A specialist bed for their disabled son has turned around the lives of a Cornish couple who want to tell their story so other families in a similar situation won’t feel so alone.  Frances and Mike Hambly, from Bodmin,...

ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS NEWLIFE FOUNDATION

Sep 2013

Incoming Penkridge Rotary Club president Norman Cheetham has chosen Cannock-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as his principal charity for his year in office. Mr Cheetham, of Cheethams Solicitors, Penkridge, said:...

THE SIGNS ARE ALL IN FAVOUR OF A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

Aug 2013

Three-year-old River Wardley is getting a good night’s sleep for the first time in his life, thanks to provision of a specialist bed which keeps him safe. River, from Rochdale in Lancashire, has an undiagnosed condition...

LIONS CLUB DISTRICT GOVERNOR NOMINATES NEWLIFE AS HIS 'CHARITY OF THE YEAR'

Aug 2013

Lions Club District Governor David Handley, from Stone, has named Staffordshire-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as his nominated charity for his year in office. Charities are traditionally chosen by the Governor’s...

PEDAL POWER GENERATES FUNDS FOR DISABLED

Aug 2013

Your pedal power could help generate urgently needed funds to support disabled and terminally ill children in your area. Twenty places in September’s ‘London to Brighton Cycle’ event have been donated to Newlife...

STEPPING OUT TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2013

Managers at 75 Midlands Co-operative Society stores and petrol stations across the Midlands stepped out in style last month (July) to help raise £11,677 to support disabled and terminally ill children. Every manager...

THEATRE FUN TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2013

Fabulous fundraisers will be applying the greasepaint and climbing into their costumes for a special performance of Snow White to help support disabled and terminally ill children in the Midlands. Members of the Midlands Co-operative...

CANNOCK FITNESS CENTRE SUPPORTS DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2013

Cannock’s Energie Fitness for Women is hosting a fundraising pamper night later this month (August) to help support disabled children in the county. Carl Ziemann, joint owner of the women’s-only fitness centre in...

TAT OR TREASURE? YOUR CHANCE TO FIND OUT . . .

Aug 2013

If you think you could have a hidden treasure in your home and would like to know what it is worth, leading Staffordshire auctioneer Ben Gamble will be hosting a charity valuation day in Cannock on Saturday 24 August. Ben is...

POWERFUL GIFT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2013

Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation has received £3,200 from electricity distribution company Western Power Distribution (WPD). The funding has been used to provide specialist Kit Boxes containing...

NEWLIFE FOUNDATION FUNDED RESEARCH MAY HELP PREVENT SPINA BIFIDA

Aug 2013

A groundbreaking research project funded by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is investigating a new treatment to help prevent some of the world’s most common birth defects. The treatment – which uses DNA-boosting...

AWARENESS WEEK RAISES 5,000

Aug 2013

Newlife Awareness Week – hosted by seven key Midlands Co-operative stores – has raised around £5,000 to help provide disabled and terminally ill children with specialist equipment. Last month (July 18 to 24)...

LAURA LONGS FOR INDEPENDENCE

Aug 2013

Teenager Laura Hunt from Northwich in Cheshire lost the ability to walk unaided five years ago, due to the rare disorder Spastic Paraparesis, and since then she has had to rely on other people to push her around in a heavy wheelchair...

SAFETY IS KEY TO RHYS'S CARE

Jul 2013

Sleepovers with grandparents and family trips away are ‘the norm’ for many children. But for four-year-old Bolton boy Rhys Taylor, these activities are currently not possible – due to him having Angelman Syndrome,...

EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2013

As cutbacks to statutory services begin to bite across Northern Ireland, leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is supporting more and more families across the six Provinces. Families like the McCrackens...

SPREADING A LITTLE SUNSHINE THIS SUMMER

Jul 2013

A leading children’s disability charity has stepped in to help a Kidderminster family, providing a specialist portable hoist so mum Julia Markova can take her ten-year-old daughter Arina on holiday this summer. Arina, who...

BROTHERS' HOME THERAPY APPEAL

Jul 2013

Brothers Robert and William Mayor have the degenerative condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They both undergo daily physiotherapy routines at their home in Dorchester but urgently need specialist equipment to ensure this continues....

Newlife Awareness Week

Jul 2013

Key Midlands Co-operative stores around its trading area will be hosting family fundraising days during Newlife Awareness Week in July. The Co-op’s special promotional vehicle will be hitting seven key areas over seven...

Newlife SuperStore closed for re-stocking

Jul 2013

Newlife SuperStore will be closed for re-stocking Monday 15th July and due to re-open around 1pm the same day. We will remain open until 10pm and normal hours will resume. Be sure to come by and take a look... Newlife at Home...

STEPPING OUT TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2013

Managers at 75 Midlands Co-operative Society stores and petrol stations across the Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire areas will be stepping out in style later this month (July) in a bid to raise thousands of pounds to...

102-MILE TREK TO HELP DISABLED BRISTOL TEENAGER TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Jul 2013

A 12-year-old schoolboy is hiking the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way this week to raise money to help fund a specialist walker for Bristol teenager Marchant Barron. Marchant is an A-level student at Bristol Grammar, where he takes...

SWITCHED ON TO DEVELOPMENT

Jul 2013

Little Albie Logan, from Abingdon in Oxfordshire, contracted bacterial meningitis when he was just days old. As a result, at 19 months he is unable to sit unaided, has no independent movement on the right side of his body and...

BIKERS GEAR UP TO HELP CHARLIE

Jul 2013

A Hampshire motorcycle club has responded to an appeal for help to fund a wheelchair for Alton teenager Charlie Stubbs – and raised £1,500 at a rally of custom and classic vehicles. The 3Bs Rally Club invited Charlie,...

EMMA'S 'THANK YOU' MAKES A SPLASH

Jul 2013

A junior Swimathon at Stafford Leisure Centre (Saturday 29 June) has raised more than £1,600 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The event involved 33 children, aged six to eight (most of them from...

ON SONG TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2013

Shepshed & District Funeral Service colleagues, friends and family will be singing ‘Hits from the Jukebox’ to raise valuable funds to support disabled children. The musical extravaganza is the group’s fifth...

FUNDRAISERS' SWEET SUCCESS

Jun 2013

A fabulous Father’s Day cake raffle at the Midlands Co-operative foodstore in Carlton-in-Lindrick , near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, raised £420 to help disabled and terminally ill children. Cashier sales assistant...

EMMA'S 'THANK YOU' MAKES A SPLASH

Jun 2013

A junior Swimathon at Stafford Leisure Centre on Saturday 29 June is set to raise hundreds of pounds to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The event – which will involve 33 children, aged six to eight...

ON THE RUN IN BRUM TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2013

Calling all runners in the Birmingham area! The 2013 Great Birmingham Run is taking place in the city on Sunday 20 October and Midlands-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is looking for enthusiastic...

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD SOFIA

Jun 2013

Six-year-old Sofia Richichi, from Whitwick near Coalville, is getting a specialist bubble tube to help with her sensory development, thanks to help from local Midlands Co-operative fundraisers. Sofia has a diagnosis of Retts...

INDEPENDENCE FOR CHARLIE

Jun 2013

Alton teenager Charlie Stubbs urgently needs a versatile wheelchair so he can enjoy greater independence both in and outside the family home. Charlie has Ataxia Telangiectasia (AT), a rare neurodegenerative condition which affects...

MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2013

Melton Mowbray funeral director Jason Price will be leading a group of Midlands Co-operative colleagues on a Three Peaks Challenge this summer to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children. Jason runs the Midlands...

CHILDREN'S DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST VISITS NEWLIFE

Jun 2013

Midlands disability rights campaigner Jane Raca visited the Staffordshire headquarters of national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to find out how the organisation helps families around the UK. Jane is mum to...

SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Jun 2013

Midlands Co-operative Society, working in partnership with Newlife Foundation, has won a ‘responsible business’ award. The Midlands retailer was presented with a certificate in the ‘Building Stronger Communities’...

ALL CLUED UP TO TRACK DOWN 'TREASURE'

Jun 2013

Cannock Shopping Centre is offering customers the opportunity to track down some tasty ‘treasure’ as part of its 2013 charity partnership with locally-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation....

HATS OFF TO DORIS'S CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Jun 2013

The new chair of Cannock Chase Council, Councillor Doris Grice, has chosen Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as her Charity of the Year. Doris, who represents Hednesford North ward, visited the national charity’s...

RETAIL GIANTS' SPORTING CHALLENGE

Jun 2013

A leading children’s disability charity is throwing down the sporting gauntlet to UK businesses, challenging them to go head to head in the Retail Triathlon Challenge. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in...

BUGGY BOOST TO KEEP KOREY SAFE

Jun 2013

Getting a specialist buggy for her three-year-old son will make a ‘huge difference’ to family life, says Coalville mum Joy Grant. The equipment provision has been made possible with help from local Midlands Co-operative...

NEWLIFE CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS' WEEK

Jun 2013

Cannock-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is celebrating Volunteers’ Week (June 1 to 7) by encouraging customers to its ethical recycling superstore in the town to find out how they can...

FAMILIES HELP CELEBRATE CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

May 2013

Disabled children and their families helped Newlife Foundation celebrate (Wednesday 29 May) the hugely successful first year of a charity partnership that has seen Midlands Co-operative Society colleagues and customers raise...

CAN YOU HELP ELISABETH BECOME MOBILE?

May 2013

The family of an eight-year-old disabled girl from Crewe, in Cheshire, have appealed for help in enabling their child to become more mobile. Elisabeth Copeland has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and the only way she can get...

FASHION SHOW FUN TO HELP CHARITIES

May 2013

Women who have all been diagnosed with breast cancer will once again be taking to the catwalk at a fashion show at the Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge, near Sutton Coldfield, to raise money for two local charities.  The fashion...

AFRICAN CHALLENGE HAS CAROL WANTING MORE

May 2013

A gruelling 10-day trek up one of the world’s highest mountains, beset by altitude sickness and gastroenteritis, would have most people saying ‘Never again!’. Not so Carol Eland, from Carlisle, who can’t...

DISABILITY CHARITIES JOIN FORCES - CALLING ON POLICE TO INVESTIGATE COUNTY COUNCILLOR

May 2013

Police in Cornwall are being called on to investigate the latest comments by county councillor Collin Brewer, under legislation relating to hate crime. Two of the UK’s leading disability charities – Newlife Foundation for...

STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

May 2013

National charity Newlife Foundation is making a stand for six-year old disabled child Poppy Ferguson. Poppy, who lives with her parents and two sisters in County Down, Northern Ireland, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus....

HELP LOGAN TO SLEEP IN SAFETY

May 2013

Most mothers would be delighted if their six-year-old son was always smiling and laughing.  But for Logan McKechnie’s mum, Abby James, his constantly happy nature is a reminder of the difficulties life holds for him....

SHOES & WELLIES FOR NEWLIFE

May 2013

This month (May) sees schuh footwear stores in Hampshire and the West Midlands supporting Newlife Foundation through its ‘Sell Your Soles’ recycling offer.  The stores will be offering customers a £10 schuh...

BIG-HEARTED JULIE RUNS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2013

When Julie Mogey saw first hand how Newlife Foundation helps local children she decided to do something to support the charity. Julie works at Greenhall Nursery in Stafford, a specialist school which accepts children aged from...

SPREADING SUNSHINE FOR BABY LILY

May 2013

Regulars at a pub in Farlington, Portsmouth, have been spreading more than a little sunshine to help disabled and terminally ill children. Pub-goers at appropriately-named The Sunshine were so touched by the plight of baby Lily...

GLADIATOR JET TO OPEN NEW GYM AND HELP DISABLED CHARITY

May 2013

A Gladiator will be jetting in to Cannock and will help Newlife Foundation, the charity which helps disabled and terminally ill children. Diane Youdale, better known as Gladiator ‘Jet’, will officially open a new...

RIA, AGED TEN, GETS WHEELCHAIR INDEPENDENCE

Apr 2013

Ten-year-old Ria Thomas from Thorpe Astley in Leicestershire is set to get her independence – thanks to the fundraising efforts of county-wide Midlands Co-operative Society staff and two national charities. Ria, who has...

PUTTING DISABILITY ISSUES ON THE CURRICULUM

Apr 2013

Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation and the UK Youth Parliament are looking to work together to address disability issues relating to young people. The Parliament’s Youth Democracy manager...

DISABLED CHILDREN'S NEEDS SPIRAL IN WEST MIDLANDS

Apr 2013

As the needs of disabled children in the West Midlands continues to grow, more and more families are turning to charities for help. And while many charities are struggling to cope with the recession, Newlife Foundation has vowed...

DEDICATED STAFF SHOW THEIR CARING SIDE

Apr 2013

Staff at West Midland law firm FBC Manby Bowdler LLP have shown their caring side again by raising more funds to help local disabled children. Last year they donated £1,420 to help ten-year-old Josiah Shanks from Seisdon,...

THIRTEEN – A LUCKY NUMBER FOR OUR FAMILIES

Apr 2013

Thirteen may be unlucky for some – but not the families of disabled and terminally ill children who will benefit from the fabulous fundraising efforts of the ‘Baker’s Dozen’ of runners who completed the...

STOKE SOUTH MP VISITS COUNTY-BASED CHARITY

Apr 2013

Stoke-on-Trent South MP Rob Flello has visited the headquarters of a Staffordshire-based national children’s disability charity, to find out how it is supporting young people in his constituency. During his visit to Newlife...

CHARITY'S BIG NUMBERS MAKE AN IMPACT

Apr 2013

‘Big numbers’ are making an impact, it was revealed at the launch of the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children 21st anniversary report at a House of Lords reception (last week) hosted by Baron Newby, OBE. The House...

RUN FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2013

Newlife Foundation, the charity for disabled and terminally ill children, are looking for people willing to pull on their running shoes to help raise funds. We have a number of guaranteed places in the Bupa London 10k scheduled...

PASSION FOR FASHION

Apr 2013

Sixth formers from Walsall Academy are becoming models for the day to raise much-needed funds for local disabled and terminally ill children. The girls will be modelling the latest in prom, evening and cocktail fashions from...

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT TO HELP TAYLOR

Apr 2013

Throwing yourself out of an airplane at 10,000 feet takes a whole lot of courage. But for Vicky Owen, from Rhyl, it’s a leap of faith, which will help a severely disabled child. Newlife Foundation, the charity which helps...

DRIVEN TO RAISE CHARITY FUNDS

Apr 2013

When local golfers clubbed together to carry out some fundraising, it was good news for disabled children. A trio of golfers from Chase Golf Club carried out a series of events for charity, and club captain Paul Thacker chose...

A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP

Apr 2013

The family of a severely disabled little girl in Hull are asking for help in making sure she sleeps safely at night and can join in sleepovers and parties with her younger sister. Eight-year-old Annie-May Hoyle has an undiagnosed...

CAN YOU HELP GIVE DANIEL A VOICE?

Apr 2013

Five-year-old Daniel Jones from Prenton on Merseyside needs a specialist communication aid so he can tell people when he is happy or sad, hungry or in pain. Daniel has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy which means he has no functional...

HELP SHAUN TO FIND A VOICE

Apr 2013

The family of a 13-year-old disabled Yorkshire boy is hoping kind-hearted readers will help to give him a voice. Shaun Powders, of Holmsfirth, was born with a defect which left him brain damaged, suffering epilepsy and with cerebral...

EASTER STORY - GIVE MEGAN A REASON TO LAUGH

Apr 2013

When little Megan chuckled for the first time, it was the most special moment ever for her parents Anna and Neil, who found it profoundly moving. For three-year-old Megan, from Belfast, is severely disabled and, after being born...

NEWLIFE FOR KIDZ IN THE MIDDLE

Mar 2013

Newlife Foundation, the charity for disabled and terminally ill children across the UK, will be at the Kidz In The Middle exhibition on Thursday, March 21st, to give free help and advice to parents, carers and health professionals...

ELISE IS WALKING TALL THANKS TO SOLDIERS' MARATHON EFFORTS

Mar 2013

Six-year-old Elise Kelly is getting help to walk – thanks to the marathon efforts of a group of Staffordshire-based soldiers. Elise, from Lightwood in Stoke on Trent, has a diagnosis of Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy...

HELP YOURSELF TO HEALTH

Mar 2013

The Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Kathryn Lawrence, will be opening a special event designed to help the people of Rugby and surrounding areas keep fit and healthy and raise money for disabled children at the same time. The Your...

DANCING SHOES ON TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2013

Student Megan Gamble is inviting people to put their dancing shoes for a night of fun to raise funds for disabled children.  Megan, aged 19, is studying at Liverpool’s Hope University to be a special needs teacher,...

CHARITY CHUCKLES RAISE MORE THAN 1,800 TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2013

An Islington comedy night featuring top British comedian Adam Bloom has raised £1,885 to help support disabled and terminally ill children in London.  Adam headlined the ‘Chuckles for Charity’ bill at the...

SCHUH SHOPPERS HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2013

Twenty lucky shoppers bagged themselves a £75 pair of shoes at the opening of a new Schuh store in Kingston – and dozens more are set to benefit during a campaign which will also help disabled and terminally ill children....

CUTTLESTONES QUIZ NIGHT

Mar 2013

A charity quiz evening at The Peace Memorial Hall in Penkridge later this month (March) is being organised to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children. Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers will be hosting the...

CANNOCK SHOPPING CENTRE SUPPORTS DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2013

Cannock Shopping Centre is hosting two charity events this month, to help disabled and terminally ill children. Locally based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the centre’s nominated charity for 2013; volunteers...

DISABLED DANIEL NEEDS YOUR HELP SO HE CAN PLAY WITH HIS TWIN BROTHER

Mar 2013

Nine-year-old Daniel Stanton from Northampton urgently needs a powered wheelchair so he can learn and play alongside his twin brother.  Daniel – who is a pupil along with his brother Thomas at Moulton Primary School...

TRACK THE TRUCK

Mar 2013

If you spot a Newlife Foundation branded Midlands Co-operative lorry in your area, you could be in with the chance of winning one of two fabulous prizes. Newlife is Midlands Co-operative’s staff-elected charity and in support...

STONE PUB HOSTS CHARITY AUCTION

Feb 2013

Sports fans could be in for a treat at a charity auction in Stone, Staffordshire, in March. The auction night – at the Crown and Anchor pub in Station Road from 7pm on Thursday 7 March – is being organised by a group...

RARE DISEASE DAY: PIONEERING MEDICAL RESEARCH BREAKS DOWN BORDERS

Feb 2013

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is marking worldwide Rare Disease Day www.rarediseaseday.org (February 28) with the announcement of £800,000 of funding for medical research into rare and disabling conditions....

CHARITY BANKS ON BUSINESS TO SUPPORT 92 DISABLED MIDLANDS CHILDREN

Feb 2013

Newlife Foundation’s year-long charity relationship with HSBC Midlands Region has helped provide essential specialist equipment for 92 disabled and terminally ill children. During 2012, 200 HSBC branches – in Derbyshire,...

DISABLED BURTON TEENAGER GETS COLLEGE BOOST

Feb 2013

A Burton on Trent teenager is getting the specialist powered wheelchair he needs in preparation for college life in September – thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative. Eighteen-year-old Shaun Waters...

IN THE RUNNING TO HELP LIAM, AGED SEVEN

Feb 2013

Seven-year-old Tamworth boy Liam Dalton is getting specialist disability seating thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative staff member Linda Piper and her colleagues. Linda – who works in the Tame Valley...

NEWLIFE HITS THE ROAD . . .

Feb 2013

Midlands Co-operative Society is helping to spread the Newlife message by branding up two of its chilled foods distribution lorries with the charity’s logo. The vehicles, based at the organisation’s Leicester distribution...

CHARITY SHOE EXCHANGE AT BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE

Feb 2013

Footwear retailer schuh wants customers at its Brent Cross store to step lively to help support disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. ‘Kind soles’ who donate their old shoes to the Brent Cross store...

CHUCKLES FOR CHARITY

Feb 2013

Top British comedian Adam Bloom will be headlining the bill at a charity comedy night in Islington in February – to raise money to support disabled and terminally ill children in London. The Arc in Angel is the venue for...

Newlife Magazine : Issue 1

Jan 2013

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BED BOOST APPEAL FOR TAYLOR, AGED EIGHT

Jan 2013

A children’s disability charity is appealing for help in funding an urgently needed specialist bed so eight-year-old Taylor Higgs doesn’t have to sleep on the floor. Taylor, from Pentreath on the Isle of Anglesey,...

MINISTER FOR DISABLED VISITS 'INSPIRATIONAL' NEWLIFE CHARITY

Jan 2013

Minister for Disabled People Esther McVey has visited Newlife Foundation’s charity headquarters in Cannock (Thursday 17 January). Her visit followed on from a recent meeting at the House of Commons between Ms...

HELP MIA, AGED FIVE, STAND TALL

Jan 2013

Five-year-old Mia Cristofoli urgently needs a specialist standing frame so she can take part in more group activities at school and play with her twin sister Ella at home. Mia, from Christchurch in Dorset, has Quadriplegic Cerebral...

PARALYMPIC COACH BECOMES CHARITY AMBASSADOR

Jan 2013

Paralympic Team GB assistant coach Sinclair Thomas has become a national ambassador for leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Sinclair is a full-time coach for the GB men’s basketball squad...

WORTHING GOLDSMITHS HAVE DESIGNS ON HELPING LOCAL CHILDREN

Jan 2013

Husband and wife goldsmiths Ross Cutting and Jana Reinhardt from Worthing in West Sussex are donating part of the proceeds from their jewellery sales to raise £500 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county....

TEENAGER THOMAS BECOMES CHARITY AMBASSADOR

Jan 2013

“My name is Thomas Bolton – changing lives for disabled children of the United Kingdom!” So says 18-year-old Thomas, from Burntwood, who has become the first official teenage Ambassador for leading UK children’s...

POWERFUL GIFT FOR DISABLED WARWICKSHIRE CHILDREN

Jan 2013

Warwickshire-area Western Power Distribution staff decided to forgo office Christmas cards and instead pooled their saved cash to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. They raised £400 for leading UK...

CAROL TAKES ON AFRICAN CHALLENGE

Jan 2013

Newlife supporter Carol Eland, from Carlisle in Cumbria, is pulling on her walking boots and tackling the gruelling challenge of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children supported by the charity....

STAFFORD SOLDIERS IN TRAINING TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN THE COUNTY

Jan 2013

A group of soldiers from Stafford’s Beacon Barracks are braving the cold this week (Wednesday 16 January) to start their on-road training for the London Marathon – to help support disabled and terminally ill children...

LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIR FOR JESS

Jan 2013

Teenager Jess Brown is hoping to get a new wheelchair to help her find the independence she craves. Jess, aged 18, needs a lightweight wheelchair to help her manoeuvre her way around Alton College in Hampshire where she is studying...

NEW YEAR'S WISH FOR DISABLED SON JAMES

Jan 2013

Mum Rachel Martin has just one New Year’s wish – to get a specialist bed for her disabled 11-year-old son James. Rachel, from Rhostryfan near Caernarfon in North Wales, said: “James has a rare condition called...



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