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.
Newlife gave us peace of mind to ensure the best treatment for our child. Thank you so much, we can keep our sanity. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Newlife.
Thank you for Joshua's new wheelchair. He is so proud of it and is showing it off to everyone! We are all very grateful for the help you provided.
Words cannot express how life changing the safespace has been for Megan and all the family. Megan has slept all night everynight since having the safespace. Megan feels secure and enjoys being in her own space. Parents no longer have to get up several times each night to check on Megan, so are no longer deprived of sleep enabling them to cope much better during the daytime.