Don't forget to tune in to the BBC Radio 4 charity appeal on Sunday 13 December, when TV presenter Jon Bentley will be representing Cannock-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.
Newlife is the UK's largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness.
Jon Bentley - who presents Channel 5's innovative The Gadget Show - will be the ‘voice' of Newlife for the appeal. Jon is a Newlife supporter; following a recent visit to the charity's headquarters in Hemlock Way, Cannock, he said: "I find it truly exceptional how Newlife offers invaluable free help which transforms the lives of children with disabilities and terminal illness and their families. On top of that, it's also hugely inspiring as a business and an environmental initiative."
Newlife National Head of Fundraising Michael Bolton said: "The weekly Radio 4 charity appeal regularly gets 2.3million listeners, and we are delighted to have been chosen to follow in the footsteps of organisations like Comic Relief, WellChild, Epilepsy Research UK and the Rainbow Trust. Appeals in 2014 raised a combined £720,000 - so we are looking forward to being able to support more families around the UK as a result of our very own appeal."
Newlife is currently working with the families of 599 children with disabilities and terminal illness around the UK, with equipment needs totalling £642,462 (West Midlands - 65 children/£61,827; Staffordshire - 24 children/£14,507).
The broadcast will take place on BBC Radio 4 - FM 92.4 to 94.6, LW 198 and bbc.co.uk/radio4/appeal - on Sunday 13 December at 07:55 and 21:26 and be repeated on Thursday 17 December at 15:27.
Thank you for my new bed. I love it. When I'm poorly I can be lifted up to help my breathing, and I can sleep safely and soundly (Mummy hopes!)
Lewis clearly finds the safespace calming and settled much more quickly at night, he has only had one sleepless night, but it was a noise free one as the safespace prevented him striking the walls and softened his vocalisations. We are deeply humbled by the generosity of Newlife.
The loan of efficiently supplied, effective equipment providing immediate support for terminally ill children - those who just can’t wait!