Year: 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 still coming in. Sheila Brown, Newlife’s CEO, said: “We a...

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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 a learning disability – now needs a specialist walking frame t...

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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 from 6am to 9am, and Newlife is set to be featured each day from Mond...

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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 of the country’s leading child health medical researchers, and Newlif...

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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 High Street, formerly a kitchen fitters, will offer a similar ra...

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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: “We have been offered a large selection of office, school and home des...

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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 charities. Around £700 was raised for the various cancer charities and...

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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 in Newlife’s second annual Santa Dash fundraising event – running...

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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, and Cannock Lions who do good work in the local community. The Open D...

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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 for anyone buying a hat, next week, to be entered into a free draw to ...

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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 Worcester. Since the first ‘M&S grant’ was made on September ...

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TRAVELLING DANGER FOR TWINS

Sep 2011

Travelling anywhere with their six-year-old twins was becoming so dangerous for Maxine and Lee Robinson that they were avoiding going out in the car.  Their complex condition means the boys struggle to sit still and seek additional movement and coupled with their lack of awareness of danger, they w...

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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 and is campaigning for specialist seating to be reclassified to allow wid...

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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 at 9am from the main gates of the hotel. They will cover 30 miles, endin...

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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 in the region. A cheque for £12,000 from County Antrim-based clothing...

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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 money for disabled and terminally ill children. The credit card-sized Pe...

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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, who attends Hurst Green Primary School in Halesowen, made the 16-kilometre wal...

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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 CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “Our equipment grants are so vital to...

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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 involved too. In Staffordshire, the leading UK children’s disability charity ...

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‘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 activities as they worked together over a six-month period from Novem...

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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 to Sunday June 19 – will be taking to the streets and venues of Lichfield, giving...

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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 youngsters in their area. The 10 kilometre race, which was established in 2003...

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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 tea. 13,000 bottles of bottled iced tea have been donated to Newlife by...

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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 return for every book donated. The scheme is a big success says CEO, Sheila ...

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Newlife’s Roll n Stroll Postponed.

Mar 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 funds for leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundati...

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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 have easily accessed the centre before. The Opportunity Centre opened in 2008 and every wee...

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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 stage. Wolverhampton’s Scott Matthews topped the bill, performing his very first concert of t...

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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 with disabled children to reach out for help to meet the daily challen...

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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 that helps disabled children. Their business, which sells jewellery donat...

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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 on face to face basis with practitioners and key influencers worki...

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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 combined effort by the president of the Rotary Club Vicky Macnair and the club...

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