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 and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have merged to become ‘Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children'.
Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: "Working together as one charity we can concentrate on our mission to support more disabled and terminally ill children around the UK. Simply put, we want to change lives."
Newlife has provided more than £17million of specialist equipment for nearly 15,000 children around the UK. Right now, the charity is working with a further 722 families with combined equipment needs of £840,820. To find out more about how Newlife supports local families in your area, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk and click on the County Map.
The charity offers a range of services: Equipment Grants make permanent provision of items like wheelchairs and walking frames for mobility and specialist beds and car seats for safety; Emergency Equipment Loans, often within 72 hours, provide a fast response for families of life-limited and terminally ill children and those sleeping in unsafe environments; Play Therapy Pods offer loans of sensory toys for children with complex needs; Comfort Capsules help families of terminally ill children make memories together.
All of the charity's services are accessed through the Newlife Nurse Helpline - 0800 902 0095; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can't thank you all enough for Sophie's new wheelchair, she is so pleased with it! She loves the 'up and down' action which gives her so much more independence.
Thank you for my lovely new red car seat - I love travelling in it. Mummy and Daddy aren't worried anymore because I can't get out of it!
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!