Year: 2014 Newlife News

EXTRA SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

Dec 2014

A brave two-year-old boy from Strood in Kent has received an extra special delivery – a specialist car seat – just in time for Christmas. Freddie Ashby suffered seizures at birth and has a neurological movement disorder. He needs support when he is sitting and can only take a few steps a...

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PEACE OF MIND IS CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR PARENTS OF DISABLED FIVE-YEAR-OLD

Dec 2014

The Maurer family will be sleeping peacefully this Christmas thanks to the emergency provision of a specialist bed to keep their five-year-old son safe. Ethan, from Bearsden in Glasgow, has a genetic condition – Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome – which is characterised by learning disabilities and ...

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SAM’S LEGACY IS HELPING SIX-YEAR-OLD ALEX GET AN EARLY CHRISTMAS BOOST

Dec 2014

Christmas has come early for six-year-old Alex Hikins from Shiphay in Torquay, who has been given a specialist buggy (Friday 12 December) so his parents can get him out and about to visit family and friends during the festive season. Little Alex has a complex condition involving Scoliosis, Severe Ep...

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EXTRA SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

Dec 2014

Teenager Rebekkah McCormick has received an extra special delivery – of a specialist bed – just in time for Christmas, so she can sleep in safety. Rebekkah, aged 14 and from Renton in Dunbartonshire, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and a condition which means she has not reached many of ...

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FESTIVE FUN TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Dec 2014

Colleagues at the Central England Co-operative store in Glenfield are really getting into the Christmas spirit – with a series of fun festive events to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Leicestershire. Santa will be arriving at the Station Road store tomorrow (Saturda...

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DOUBLE BUGGY BOOST WILL OPEN UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG SISTERS

Dec 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will open up a world of opportunities for sisters Lily and Willow Bamber from Haverhill in Suffolk. Lily, aged five, and Willow, 17 months, both have a progressive neurological condition. Lily has lost the ability to walk unaided and is only fully independent w...

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OPTIMAL WORKOUT FOR SANTA DASHERS

Dec 2014

Cannock strength and conditioning coaches Craig Owen, Conor Murphy and Jon Aldridge will be getting runners for the Newlife Santa Dash warmed up and ready for their festive frolic through the town centre on Saturday 13 December. Craig, Conor and Jon, co-owner of Optimal Sports Performance Ltd at the...

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NEW HOME FOR NEWLIFE VOLUNTEERS

Dec 2014

The Newlife Opportunity Centre has relocated and opened its doors for the first time this week, to the acclaim of volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities and ages. The centre has moved from the original main site in Hemlock Way to live within the brand new Newlife Market Place store across t...

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FUNDRAISERS ‘LET IT GO’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

Dec 2014

Cartoon stars Queen Elsa and Batman were on hand at the Borrowash and Ockbrook Christmas lights switch-on on Friday (November 28) to help raise money to support disabled children in Derbyshire. In addition to a ‘Let It Go’ singalong with Queen Elsa, youngsters enjoyed puppet and magic shows ...

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PANTO FUN SET TO BRING NEW YEAR JOY TO DISABLED CHILDREN IN DEVON

Dec 2014

More than £2,500 raised by three Central England Co-operative colleagues from Melton Mowbray is helping Leicestershire teenager Alice Doyle get the lightweight wheelchair she needs to be independent. Alice, aged 17 and from the Wigston area of Leicester, has Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus and has...

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NETWORK OF SUPPORT

Nov 2014

A meeting of Burton Professional Network this week (Wednesday 26 November, 12pm-2pm) will be supporting Newlife in our work with families of disabled and terminally ill children. The event – at The Waterfront, Burton Marina – is being hosted by Else Solicitors LLP, which is working with Newlife ...

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SAM’S LEGACY HELPS LITTLE MADDIE

Nov 2014

An appeal launched by a grieving Devon family to help provide specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in the county has seen its first success. The Allen family – mum and dad Nicky and Nick and children Josh, Lauryn and Kasey – from Hemyock have spearheaded a fundraising ca...

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‘SAM’S LEGACY’ COFFEE MORNING

Nov 2014

A fundraising Hemyock family are holding a coffee morning at their home later this month (November), to raise money to help provide vital specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. Parents Nicky and Nick Allen – together with children Josh, Lauryn and Kasey – are ope...

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UPHILL STRUGGLE FOR MIA’S FAMILY

Nov 2014

Pushing a wheelchair around the hilly streets of Dalton in Furness is quite literally an uphill struggle for parents Janice and Max Fong. Their nine-year-old daughter Mia has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and is unable to walk. As she gets older – and bigger – Janice and Max are finding it harde...

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TUNE IN TO NEWLIFE SANTA DASH NEWS

Nov 2014

Listeners to Cannock’s new radio station will be able to keep up with all the Newlife Santa Dash news on Saturday 13 December. Cannock Radio – which was officially launched on Saturday 15 November – will be hosting the morning’s lead-up to the annual event in the town centre and chatting wit...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY HELPS EASE THE PAIN FOR LITTLE OSCAR

Nov 2014

One-year-old Oscar Whiteley has complex medical needs which had left him virtually housebound, except for hospital and clinic appointments. Provision of a specialist buggy changed all that. Oscar, from Colne in Lancashire, has Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. His mum Natasha said: “Oscar has poor head...

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GOLF CLUB’S FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2014

A Wimborne golf club has raised a fabulous £6,475 for a leading UK children’s disability charity which will be used to fund vital equipment for seven children in Hampshire. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children was named as Canford School Golf Club’s Charity of the Year by Ann Moore, who...

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BATTERY APPEAL TO BOOST PLAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2014

The simple donation of a pack of batteries will help power-up play opportunities for disabled and terminally ill children. Local people, clubs and businesses are being called on to donate batteries to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation, to help supply Play Therapy Pods to ...

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MUSIC LOVERS RAISE MONEY FOR DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Nov 2014

Music lovers raised an amazing £1,400 to help disabled children when they came together for a recent open mic night at The Ace of Diamonds Country and Western Club in Sidcup, Kent. The event held at Footscray Social Club in Cray Road on October 18 saw a variety of musicians turn up to play all genr...

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A SIMPLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT MEANS THE WORLD TO LITTLE JAMIE AND HIS FAMILY

Nov 2014

A specialist buggy is ensuring the everyday comfort of a life-limited five-year-old from Northern Ireland, but also means he can safely enjoy a once in a lifetime holiday at the Give Kids the World Centre in Florida. Jamie Close from Belfast had a manual wheelchair provided by his local statutory se...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE WILLIAM, AGED THREE

Nov 2014

Fabulous fundraisers in Derbyshire are helping a three-year-old with a rare condition get the specialist equipment he needs to be out and about in his local community. Little William Ashington, from Ashbourne, has Bilateral Fibular Hemimelia Type 2, which means he has no fibula bones in his legs and...

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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT OPENS UP WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR LITTLE ZAC

Oct 2014

Three-year-old Zac Summers, from Pontypool in Torfaen, is enjoying more family days out, thanks to fabulous fundraisers and the support of two leading UK charities. Zac has the genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome which has resulted in epilepsy and learning difficulties. Mum Keri-Anne Price has a bugg...

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SPECIALIST WHEELCHAIR BOOSTS TEENAGER’S INDEPENDENCE

Oct 2014

Going off to university represents the first step towards independence for many teenagers – and now Aymun Khan, from Welwyn Garden City, is looking forward to the same opportunity thanks to provision of a specialist wheelchair. Seventeen-year-old Aymun was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leuk...

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SPECIALIST CHAIR KEEPS LITTLE ZAC SAFE – AND COMFORTABLE

Oct 2014

Little Zac Cox from Stowmarket in Suffolk can sit safely at home with his family, thanks to fabulous fundraisers and the support of two leading UK charities. Zac, aged three, has a metabolic genetic disorder (Multiple Acyl-CoA Hydrogenase Deficiency) which has resulted in Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy an...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS ISABELLE, AGED FIVE, CAN BE COMFORTABLE AT LAST

Oct 2014

Everyone looks forward to relaxing at home in their favourite comfy chair – but five-year-old Isabelle Wilbourne, who has a complex medical condition, doesn’t have that option. However, that is about to change, thanks to provision of specialist seating by leading UK children’s disability chari...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS ONE-YEAR-OLD CORY CAN GO OUT IN SAFETY

Oct 2014

Otley mum Sherri Downes desperately needed a specialist buggy so she could take her disabled son Cory out and about in safety. She asked her local statutory services for help, but when they said ‘no’ she didn’t know where else to turn. Fortunately for Sherri, Cory’s Occupational Therapist pu...

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NEWLIFE RUNNERS RAISE MORE THAN £5,000

Oct 2014

More than 70 fabulous fundraisers lined up for Newlife Foundation at the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (October 19) – and between them have raised more than £5,000 to support disabled and terminally ill children. Among the 70 Newlife runners were the event’s oldest entrant Gordon Woodlands fro...

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LEADING CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO LITTLE CAOILTE

Oct 2014

Caoilte Fitzsimons is just 16 months old and has already spent almost half her life in hospital due to a condition which causes severe and progressive muscle weakness. Caoilte is life-limited and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1. Her parents Robert Fitzsimons and Fiona Murphy were unable to get an...

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JOBS GALORE AT NEWLIFE

Oct 2014

Out of work or thinking about a change of career? Then get along to a Jobs Fair at the Newlife SuperStore in Hemlock Way, Cannock, on Saturday 25 October. Members of the Newlife Personnel Management Team will be on hand from 10am to 1pm to talk about full and part-time jobs currently available in th...

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ALEXA, AGED THREE, CAN NOW SLEEP IN SAFETY

Oct 2014

Three-year-old Alexa Galloway is able to sleep in safety and get out and about in her local community, thanks to provision of specialist equipment by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Now Alexa’s mum, who lives in Chudleigh, is backing a Devon-wide awareness and fundraising campaign for N...

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DEVOTED DAD GETS EQUIPMENT AID TO KEEP HIS DAUGHTER SAFE

Oct 2014

With the support of a children’s disability charity and fabulous local donors, devoted dad Eric Beverley is getting the specialist equipment he needs so he can move his 11-year-old daughter around his Gainsborough home in safety. Separated from his former partner, Eric looks after his three childr...

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NEW STORE BRINGS NEW JOBS TO CANNOCK

Oct 2014

Newlife is set to open its third store in Cannock, bringing up to 20 new jobs to the town. Newlife Market Place will open in Hemlock Way in early November and be the trading company’s clearance store, with bags of bargains for canny shoppers. Newlife Market Place is on the site of the former Jack ...

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DASH FOR CASH TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2014

The fifth annual Newlife Santa Dash will be spreading pre-Christmas cheer through Cannock town centre on Saturday 13 December. You can be part of the festive fun and walk or jog the one-mile route from Chase Leisure Centre to the Bank Bar and Lounge. It’s £5 to enter, with under-16s free, and par...

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COMFY CHAIR TO KEEP JAMES SAFE

Oct 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will help keep three-year-old James Smith from Uttoxeter safe and comfortable. James has Downs Syndrome with associated heart defects and learning disabilities in conjunction with a genetic disorder affecting the breakdown of food. He has limited mobility, requ...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR INDIA

Oct 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will give six-year-old India Smith more opportunities to get out and about in her Cotswold village. India, from Stow on the Wold, has hyper peripheral vision (where peripheral vision is more concentrated than central vision) along with extreme sensory processin...

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REACHING OUT TO FAMILIES OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN BIRMINGHAM AND THE BLACK COUNTRY

Oct 2014

Do you know someone in Birmingham and the Black Country with a disabled child who struggles to get the specialist equipment support they need? If so, a new community outreach project could provide a helping hand and make a real difference to their everyday lives. Reaching Out is a two-year support p...

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TAKING THE PLUNGE

Oct 2014

When Dan Deans took part in a tandem parachute jump to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, he decided to take the plunge in more ways than one and propose to his girlfriend when he landed safely back on solid ground. For Dan, who lives in Wolverhampton with 23-year-old Emma Bre...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT COULD OPEN UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

Oct 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment could open up a world of opportunities for teenager Jack Baird. Jack, who is 14 and lives with his parents and twin sister in Edinburgh, has Hypertonic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. This means he has limited mobility and needs to use a special hoist every time h...

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EMERGENCY BUGGY LOAN HELPED ONE-YEAR-OLD KIAN LEAVE HOSPITAL

Oct 2014

Little Kian Bailey is one of two children in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, currently being supported by a charity’s emergency equipment loan services . . .  The emergency loan of a specialist buggy means Nuneaton mum Claire Bailey can get one-year-old Kian – and all his vital medical equipment – ou...

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APPEAL LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF TEENAGER SAM

Oct 2014

Devon parents Nicky and Nick Allen are spearheading a fundraising campaign – Sam’s Legacy – in memory of their teenage son who died this summer. Sam’s Legacy will help other disabled and terminally ill children in Devon get the specialist equipment they need to enable them to leave hospital,...

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LITTLE AVY, AGED FOUR, HELPS NEWLIFE CELEBRATE CHARITY MILESTONE

Oct 2014

Little Avyukt Acharya from Nottingham is helping a leading UK children’s disability charity celebrate the success of its sensory play service. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has worked with over 250 families across Nottinghamshire through its range of free practical support services. Now...

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SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Oct 2014

The rising number of calls for help from families of disabled and terminally ill children in Leicestershire to a leading UK charity has resulted in a 70 per cent increase in grants and loans in the last financial year – prompting them to search for an Awareness and Fundraising Manager for th...

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KEEPING CALLUM SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Oct 2014

After breaking numerous beds by falling heavily on them, ten-year-old Callum Rodger urgently needed specialist equipment to keep him safe at night – as well as help his parents care for him without any risk to them. The family from Methil in Fife turned to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Chi...

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TAKING THE PLUNGE

Sep 2014

Throwing yourself into fundraising took on a whole new meaning for 14 fearless individuals who took part in a tandem skydive to raise money for Newlife Foundation The daredevils, many of which work for Newlife or are related to employees, took part in the event at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire on ...

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SUPER CYCLISTS RAISE £1,300 TO HELP NINE-YEAR-OLD ALICIA

Sep 2014

Super cyclists Jeremy Collins, Malc Bennett and Vicky Farwig have just completed a 972-mile ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats so a local disabled girl can relax at home in comfort. The intrepid trio – who all live and work in Dorset – were prompted to help leading UK children’s disabil...

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FAMILY TAKE ON SPORTING CHALLENGE TO SAY THANK YOU AND HELP OTHER CHILDREN

Sep 2014

The parents of a Manchester seven-year-old have taken on a 10k sporting challenge to raise money for the charity which has provided their daughter with vital mobility equipment. A couple from Greater Manchester took part in the recent Wigan 10km to raise funds for a leading children’s disability c...

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ADAPTED DOG PEN WAS ‘LAST RESORT’ TO KEEP SADIE SAFE

Sep 2014

Effie Fenton never imagined that moving back to her home town of Edinburgh would mean her disabled daughter Sadie would end up sleeping in an adapted dog pen for her own safety. But, in desperation, she felt that was her only option when Sadie’s specialist bed was recalled by authorities in Northu...

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COMFORTABLE SEATING IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO HELP A YOUNG BOY TAKE PART IN FAMILY LIFE

Sep 2014

Thanks to specialist comfortable seating known as a PPod, three-year-old Rian Nolan can really feel like part of the family when they are all relaxing – and his little sister gets the chance to play with him properly. The family from Surbiton in Surrey turned to leading UK children’s disability ...

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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT WILL HELP KEEP KATEY SAFE WHILE TRAVELLING

Sep 2014

Keeping little Katey Kanel safe while she travels in the family car to and from numerous hospital appointments or on school trips is a priority as she has a significant seizure disorder. The family from Winchester in Hampshire turned to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation f...

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BUGGY BOOST SO ALFIE CAN EXPLORE IN SAFETY

Sep 2014

Little Alfie Lowday’s parents want him to be able to experience as much of life as possible, despite the fact he has a complex health condition. The Exeter family are being helped by leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation, which is providing a specialist buggy so they can ge...

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BUGGY BOOST TO KEEP NEAVE SAFE

Sep 2014

A specialist buggy means little Neave Evans, from Great Harwood, Blackburn, will be able to get out and about with her family in safety and comfort. Her parents need equipment that can be rear facing so they can make sure she doesn’t choke when she is sick and so she can see them whilst in her bug...

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PANTO PUSS WILL HELP MAKE A LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

Sep 2014

A special panto performance of Puss In Boots at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham next month (October) will help to make a family’s Christmas wish come true. The performance – on Thursday 30 October – is in aid of Midlands-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation, and a local y...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY WILL OPEN UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EUAN

Sep 2014

A specialist buggy to safely carry all his emergency equipment will mean a world of difference to the young life of Euan Mcleod from Bridlington. Euan – who was born prematurely – has Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay and chronic lung disease. He has oxygen and suctioning equipment on stand-by...

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EMERGENCY BED LOAN MEANS ZACH HAS SOMEWHERE SAFE TO SLEEP

Sep 2014

The rising number of calls for help from families of disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire has prompted a leading UK charity to recruit an Awareness and Fundraising Manager specifically for the region. The new role is vital to the work of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to...

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ELVIS EXPERIENCE COMES TO THE AID OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN BIRMINGHAM

Sep 2014

If you want to be ‘All Shook Up’, then ‘C’mon Everybody’ and head over to Tyseley and District Working Men’s Club for an Elvis Experience – and help provide essential disability equipment for children in Birmingham. The Elvis Experience will ‘Rip It Up’ on Saturday 27 September, fe...

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SPECIALIST ‘BOX OF TRICKS’ IS HELPING FRANK TO LEARN TO TALK

Sep 2014

A specialist ‘box of tricks’ has acted as a catalyst in the development of autistic two-year-old Frank Harvey, from Chester. His parents are delighted with the difference the sensory toys have made in encouraging their son to talk. The Play Therapy Pod full of specialist toys was provided by lea...

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STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

Sep 2014

Seven-year-old Poppy Ferguson from Newtonards in County Down is walking tall at school despite being born with spina bifida. She is able to enjoy school life at the same height as her able bodied friends, thanks to provision of a specialist ‘stand up’ walker by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Ch...

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WHY SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT WILL BRING A SMILE TO THOMAS’S FACE . . .

Sep 2014

Spinal surgery so he can sit upright has left Oldham teenager Thomas Gardner unable to lift his arms to carry out the sort of daily tasks we all take for granted. After waiting for 12 months for help from statutory services, leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation has now stepped ...

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CITY’S BUSINESS GIANT HELPS LITTLE DANIEL TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Sep 2014

Lichfield four-year-old Daniel Fernyhough will soon be able to travel in safety, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative which has its headquarters in the city. Over the past two years, Central England Co-operative colleagues and customers across the Midlands have raised more ...

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SPECIALIST BED IS SAFETY BOOST FOR THEO

Sep 2014

Little Theo Murphy from Ashton under Lyne is one of six Lancashire children currently being supported by a charity’s emergency equipment loan services . . .  A simple piece of specialist equipment is keeping little Theo Murphy safe at night – which means a good night’s sleep for the whole fam...

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EMERGENCY WHEELCHAIR LOAN IS A RAY OF SUNSHINE FOR GRACE

Sep 2014

Little Grace Meager from Helmshore is one of six Lancashire children currently being supported by a charity’s emergency equipment loan services . . .  The emergency loan of a hi-tech wheelchair meant five-year-old Grace Meager from Helmshore in Lancashire was able to make the most of her school s...

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SPECIALIST BED MEANS EVELYN COULD COME HOME FROM HOSPITAL

Sep 2014

When little Evelyn Nolan was ready to be discharged after nine months in hospital, her parents Elliot and Debbie were told they would need a specialist bed – costing £3,500 – to help care for her. Fortunately for them, Evelyn’s occupational therapist knew of an organisation that could help ...

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TOP TEAM ON THE RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

Sep 2014

A team of 38 runners will be taking part in September’s Richmond Running Festival to celebrate their company’s ‘coming of age’ – and help disabled and terminally ill children in London. Oliver Bonas – the online department store with 44 High Street branches around the UK, including 24 in...

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SPECIALIST SEAT TO KEEP SOPHIE SAFE

Sep 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will mean six-year-old Sophie Frosdick can relax at home in comfort – and, above all, safety. Sophie, from Great Yarmouth, has Cerebral Palsy as well as a diagnosis of autism and learning disabilities. She uses a wheelchair for mobility, but when she gets hom...

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TOUGH BED WILL ENSURE SAFE AND COMFORTABLE NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR DOUGLAS

Sep 2014

The provision of a specialist bed means an eight-year-old Lincolnshire boy will no longer have to sleep on a mattress on the floor. Douglas Carmouche, from Harmston, has been diagnosed with autism and has limited awareness of danger. The youngster is very sensory seeking, is fascinated by water and ...

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BELFAST PARENTS SPEAK OUT TO SUPPORT DISABILITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Sep 2014

Parents of two disabled children in Belfast are backing a new awareness and fundraising campaign to support families in crisis in Northern Ireland. The campaign – Lorcan’s Legacy – has been launched by Newry grandmother Lorraine McMahon, whose grandson Lorcan died earlier this year, aged 22 mo...

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PAIN-FREE TRAVEL FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD THOMAS

Aug 2014

Five-year-old Thomas Gardner from Boston will soon be getting a specialist car seat so he can travel in safety and free from pain – thanks to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Travelling is not always a happy experience for Thomas; he has a degenerative condition* whic...

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SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

Aug 2014

When mum Emily Gallagher puts her young son to bed these days, she has peace of mind knowing he can no longer climb out of his bedroom window or rip up the carpets and floorboards. Sleep has returned to the Gallagher household in Belfast, thanks to provision of a specialist bed for five-year-old Ois...

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CHARITY’S BOX OF TRICKS IS SUMMER BOOST FOR COUNTY ANTRIM FAMILY

Aug 2014

Mum of two Sandra Armour has had a helping hand to keep her two sons entertained this summer – thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Sandra’s sons Scott, aged 11, and Joshua, four, both have sensory needs, with Scott diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and ADHD. The family – from L...

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KEEPING LITTLE ROSIE SAFE AND COMFORTABLE

Aug 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will keep three-year-old Rosie Yarnold and her family safe during journeys to hospital and clinic appointments, thanks to leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Rosie, from Stanstead in Essex, has Downs Syndrome and low muscle tone. She urg...

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GORDON, AGED 82, POUNDS THE PAVEMENTS TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2014

Eighty-two year old running enthusiast Gordon Woodlands is the oldest entrant in this year’s Great Birmingham Run; he has a unique training regime – all to support disabled and terminally ill children. Gordon, from Walsall, is a former milkman and postman so is familiar with the streets of the t...

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SIX-YEAR-OLD STACIE HELPS CELEBRATE £500,000 ACHIEVEMENT OF CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

Aug 2014

Celebrating Newlife Foundation and Central England Co-operative’s charity partnership topping £500,000 is Birmingham mum Michelle Poole. Michelle lives with her two young sons in Kings Heath; the youngest – Stacie, aged six – has just received a new lightweight wheelchair, thanks to the f...

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CAN YOU HELP KEEP TAYLOR SAFE?

Aug 2014

An appeal has been launched to help keep local disabled boy Taylor Ager safe and give him an early birthday present. Taylor, aged 5, is from Stowmarket in Suffolk; he was born with a very rare genetic disorder, a duplication on Chromosome 1, which causes learning difficulties. Taylor is what is know...

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SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

Aug 2014

Sleep has returned to the Gallagher household in Belfast, thanks to provision of a specialist bed by leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation to keep five-year-old Oisin safe at night. Oisin has a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder with severe learning difficulties; he has no ...

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CHARITY’S ‘BOX OF TRICKS’ HELPS FAMILY PLAY TOGETHER

Aug 2014

Finding things to keep children entertained during the long summer holidays can be difficult for any parent – but for those whose youngsters have a disability it is a particular challenge. Mum of two Kathryn Broadberry from St Helens knows this only too well. Sons Harry, aged five, and Jack, two, ...

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SAFETY BOOST FOR CODY, AGED SEVEN

Aug 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment means seven-year-old Cody Pelham and his brothers and sisters can travel in safety. Cody, from Tamworth, has Downs Syndrome, a heart defect and epilepsy. He experiences panic attacks during which he undoes his and his siblings’ seat belts and can become aggre...

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NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Aug 2014

Fabulous fundraisers in the village of Deanshanger are holding an ‘open house’ during the February half-term holidays to help provide specialist equipment for a local family with disabled twins. Elly Hance and Rosemary Skinner are being helped by the children of Holy Trinity Church in the vi...

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IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY, YOU’RE SURE OF A BIG SURPRISE

Aug 2014

A Herefordshire village played host to a large gathering of teddy bears at a special picnic held to raise funds for charity. A teddy bears picnic took place in Little Dewchurch Village Hall on July 12 and managed to raise £510 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The event was organised by...

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SHOPPERS ‘STEP TO IT’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2014

When fashion footwear giants Schuh open their latest stores – in The Fort shopping centre, Birmingham, and Bexleytheath in London – next month (August 8), they will be inviting customers to ‘sell their soles’ to help Newlife Foundation support disabled and terminally ill children. The offer ...

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CAN YOU HELP ELIJAH RELAX FREE FROM PAIN?

Jul 2014

A specialist comfy chair – costing just £462 – will allow a little boy from London to relax free from pain. Can you help? Five-year-old Elijah Hyde, from Brixton, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and often finds it extremely uncomfortable to sit. Statutory services have provided him with ...

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FRIENDS RALLY TO HELP DEVOTED DAD RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Jul 2014

Friends of devoted dad Charisma Agbonlahor are rallying to his fundraising call – by joining him in the Great Birmingham Run to raise money for the charity which is supporting his disabled daughter. Half a dozen friends will be joining him on Sunday 19 October for the 13.1-mile course around Birmi...

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THE POWER TO OPEN UP A WORLD OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Jul 2014

A powered wheelchair will open up a world of new opportunities for Brentwood teenager Katie Ben-Aderet and her family. Katie, aged 17, has Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and Global Developmental Delay which results in challenging behaviours. She relies on a wheelchair for mobility outside her Ingrave home...

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A SAFE SPACE FOR ELLIOT

Jul 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will help open up a world of opportunities for the family of four-year-old Elliot Eland from Walton Le Dale near Preston. They will now be able to visit friends and family for overnight stays and are looking forward to taking a much needed holiday next year, th...

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CAN YOU HELP ALEX TO MAINTAIN HIS INDEPENDENCE?

Jul 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will allow a seven-year-old boy from Bury to maintain his independence and stay active. Alex Mayo, from Ramsbottom, has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is unable to stand without support. He also has chronic lung disease so receives oxygen support to hel...

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FUNDRAISING APPEAL TO HELP LITTLE EXPLORER ROSS

Jul 2014

A fundraising appeal has been launched to buy a simple piece of equipment which will allow a Northallerton boy to explore the outdoors. Identical twin Ross Tulloch, who will turn four on July 22, has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to sit or stand independently so requires a manual wheelchair. Ross, hi...

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LIFE-CHANGING HOIST FOR LITTLE JODIE FROM COVENTRY

Jul 2014

A 13-year-old girl with Cerebral Palsy has been given a new lease of life thanks to a portable hoist. Jodie Martinez, who lives in Coventry, was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy after contracting meningitis at just three-weeks-old. The youngster also has epilepsy and very limited mobility ...

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WOLF RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Jul 2014

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Leamington Wolf Run at Welsh Road Farm in September. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – chosen as official charity partner by the event’s organisers – is recruiting car park marshals and volunteers to man the bag drop point on both days of the W...

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PUB REGULARS’ BUGGY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILD

Jul 2014

Fabulous fundraisers at The White Hart pub in Cannock have raised £366 to help provide a specialist buggy for a disabled child in Staffordshire. Stephanie Wood and Robert Campbell took over the Wolverhampton Road pub at the end of last year and were keen to work with their customers to help make a ...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS ROAR INTO ACTION AND KICK-START APPEAL TO HELP CAMERON

Jul 2014

A fabulous Flowers and Fashions fundraising event at Staffordshire stately home Sandon Hall has kick-started an appeal to provide specialist equipment for a disabled 11-year-old in the county. The event – ‘Follow Your Dream, A Tribute To Children’ – featured a demonstration of floral art by...

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DEVOTED DAD TAKES ON NEW SPORTING CHALLENGE TO HELP CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Jul 2014

Dad Charisma Agbonlahor, brother of Aston Villa striker Gabby, is taking on the 13.1-mile challenge of the Great Birmingham Run to raise money for the charity that is helping his daughter. Charisma, aged 29, will be joining thousands of runners for the event on Sunday 19 October, to support Cannock-...

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HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO HELP A LOCAL DISABLED CHILD LIKE DANIEL?

Jul 2014

Daredevils are being encouraged to take part in a charity parachute jump to raise funds for disabled and terminally ill children. Staff at Tilstock Airfield, in Tilstock, near Whitchurch, have teamed up with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to hold a sky dive fundraiser on September 27. All ...

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HELP LIBBY RELAX FREE FROM PAIN

Jun 2014

A simple piece of equipment – costing just £500 – will allow a little girl from Tiverton to relax free from pain. Can you help her? Nine-year-old Libby Orr has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and often finds it extremely uncomfortable to sit. She also has Epilepsy which results in frequent s...

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NEWLIFE FOUNDATION STEPS IN TO HELP WHEN FAMILIES ‘JUST CAN’T WAIT’

Jun 2014

When a 13-year-old Broadway girl’s health deteriorated rapidly – and she urgently needed a specialist wheelchair – her family turned to a Midlands charity for help. The equipment was delivered to their home just days later. Aliki Vlachos – a pupil at Vale of Evesham School – has a severe n...

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DAKOTA’S DREAMS OF INDEPENDENCE

Jun 2014

Six-year-old Dakota Thompson Martin is the only wheelchair user at her school – and she longs to have more independence, just like her friends. Dakota, who has Cerebral Palsy as a result of being born prematurely, is a pupil at Mount Church of England Primary School in Newark. She is able to walk ...

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CAN YOU HELP EDDIE ENJOY THE PERFECT NIGHT’S SLEEP?

Jun 2014

A fundraising appeal has been launched to buy a specially adapted bed that will allow a little boy from Brixton to have the perfect night’s sleep. Eddie Hunt, aged three, is registered blind and also has an undiagnosed condition that has made his muscles weak. The youngster is unable to sit or sta...

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SIGN UP TO THE LEAMINGTON WOLF RUN AND HELP LOCAL CHILDREN LIKE ONE-YEAR-OLD EDWARD

Jun 2014

Take part in the Leamington Spa Wolf Run on Sunday 7 September and raise money to help children like local one-year-old Edward Jakes. Edward, who lives in Warwick, has Global Developmental Delay as a result of a rare chromosome abnormality and has recently been diagnosed with Epilepsy in addition to...

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POWERED WHEELCHAIR GIVES MARCIA HER INDEPENDENCE

Jun 2014

A new powered lightweight wheelchair for 13-year-old Marcia Shaw has not only given her the independence she craves, but helped change the lives of her blind parents. Marcia, from Cleveleys in Lancashire, has Sticklers Syndrome, a progressive disorder that causes visual, hearing and joint problems....

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SPONSORED SLIM IS BUGGY BOOST

Jun 2014

A sponsored slimathon by six members of The Rockingham Forrest Kiwanis, based in Wellingborough, will help provide specialist equipment for an eight-year-old Northamptonshire child. The Kiwanis are working with leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation, to help a child with a met...

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LEAP OF FAITH TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE TULLY

Jun 2014

Take part in a sponsored abseil down the New Art Gallery in Walsall on Sunday 5 October and raise money to help local children and young people like British Paralympic hopeful Tully Kearney. Tully, who lives in Aldridge, has a progressive neurological condition that causes progressive weakening of t...

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RUN FOR NEWLIFE – AND HELP CHILDREN LIKE JAYLA

Jun 2014

Take part in the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 19 October and raise money to help children like local toddler Jayla Agbonlahor. Shortly after her first birthday, little Jayla – from Erdington in Birmingham – suddenly stopped breathing. She was in hospital for the next five months. Mum Louise Bo...

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SOLDIERS’ 12-HOUR CHALLENGE HELPS JAMES GET HIS WHEELCHAIR

Jun 2014

Army physical training instructor Ben Martin and his colleagues at the Prince Phillip barracks at Bordon in Hampshire have raised £2,500 to support the children’s disability charity that is helping his niece. This money will help Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children fund a compact powered wh...

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SIGN UP TO FUN RUN AND HELP LOCAL CHILDREN LIKE SIX-YEAR-OLD ADVAY

Jun 2014

Take part in the Southampton Big Fun Run on Sunday 27 July and raise money to help children like local six-year-old Advay Bhandari. Advay, who lives in Southampton, has developmental and learning disabilities and seizures. He is unable to walk but can roll; however, he has no awareness of danger and...

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SOLDIER STEPHEN IS SHANNON’S ‘LOCAL HERO’

Jun 2014

Soldier Stephen Connor is a ‘local hero’ to 11-year-old Shannon Reiss from Broughton in Tweeddale; he has raised almost £3,000 to help fund a lightweight manual wheelchair to help her get around her new high school. Warrant Officer Class One Stephen, aged 37 from Paisley, is a careers manager a...

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TRAVEL BED WILL ALLOW LITTLE ZAK TO REST SAFELY WHILE ON HOLIDAY

May 2014

Family holidays and sleepovers with grandparents are normal for many children. But for nine-year-old Zak Macefield these activities pose a constant safety risk. Zak, from Sedgley, is one of only 30 people in the UK to be diagnosed with Kabuki syndrome, a rare condition that affects many parts of his...

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CRAFT FAIR TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

May 2014

A craft fair hosted by the Blue Bell Inn in Carlton in Lindrick is set to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Nottinghamshire. The event – on Sunday 8 June from 6pm to 10pm – has been organised by colleagues from the village’s Central England Co-operative store in suppo...

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ONE STOP STAFF HELP SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2014

Employees from a popular convenience store put their work to one side to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Staff from the head office of One Stop, in Brownhills, held an Easter fun day on April 17 to raise funds for the leading children’s charity. A range of activities took...

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‘NEWLIFE HAS BEEN A GODSEND FOR OUR FAMILY’

May 2014

An Epsom mother has described a leading children’s disability charity as a ‘Godsend’ and is helping to raise awareness of its work so that more families in Surrey can get the support they need. Fatima Fauzel’s son Hassan, aged 12, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy – which means he has no ind...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE JACK

May 2014

When your child needs oxygen 24/7, getting out for even the simplest of things like going to the shop for a pint of milk can be an ordeal. So when Belfast parents Judith and James Bleakney were faced with this problem they turned to a leading children’s disability charity for help. Within days of ...

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BUGGY BID TO HELP CHEYANNA ENJOY SUMMER

May 2014

With summer fast approaching, the family of a Staines five-year-old urgently need a specialist buggy so they can enjoy the local parks and use public transport for days out. Little Cheyanna Rendell – a pupil at Manor Mead Special School in Shepperton – has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affe...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT BRINGS PLYMOUTH FAMILY CLOSER TOGETHER

Apr 2014

Specialist sensory equipment provided by a leading children’s disability charity is making a big difference to a Plymouth family, bringing together their daughters who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Efford mum Katrina Walsh – whose daughters Eden, aged 11, and Harmony, 14, both have ASD – is...

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WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN IN THE MIDLANDS

Apr 2014

A funding boost of £25,000 by Central England Co-operative means more disabled and terminally ill children with complex needs living in the Midlands can benefit from specialist sensory toys and developmental aids. The money has been raised by colleagues and customers across the Central England Co-o...

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NEWLIFE CELEBRATES ‘STAR’ VOLUNTEERS

Apr 2014

Celebration, fun and laughter were on the menu when Cannock-based national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children celebrated the amazing work of its volunteers, who have helped to transform the lives of thousands of disabled and terminally ill children. Awards were presented at the event ...

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TELFORD LIONS CLUB HELPS KEEP LOCAL GIRL SAFE

Apr 2014

Telford Lions Club has donated more than £1,200 to help the family of a disabled local girl. With its donation of £1,277, the club is helping to fund a specialist car seat for a four-year-old in Shrewsbury, through leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Newlife, which is ba...

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CAN YOU HELP SASHA ENJOY DAYS OUT AND QUALITY TIME WITH HER FAMILY?

Apr 2014

A fundraising appeal has been launched to buy a simple piece of equipment which will allow an Eastbourne girl to enjoy days out with her family. Six-year-old Sasha Hearne, of Freshford Close, is visually impaired and unable to walk after not getting enough oxygen at birth. The Southdowns Community S...

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FUNDRAISING APPEAL FOR LITTLE EXPLORER ROSS

Apr 2014

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has launched a new fundraiser in conjunction with independent businesses to help support disabled children and their families across the UK, featuring some of the best hand-made creations. One lucky winner will receive a collection of amazing hand-made produ...

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LIONS CLUBS RALLY ROUND TO HELP AARON

Apr 2014

Members of Flint and District Lions Club have been busy fundraising to help Connahs Quay two-year-old Aaron Jones, who needs a specialist walker to help improve his mobility. The local Lions club has raised £250 – with another £874 donated by their colleagues in neighbouring areas – to help le...

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NEWLIFE KEEPS �UPSEE� WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

Apr 2014

A revolutionary harness which allows disabled children to walk goes on sale today, with Cannock-based charity Newlife Foundation already receiving its first application for the equipment. The ‘Upsee’ was created by mother Debby Elnatan to help her son Rotem, who has Cerebral Palsy, learn t...

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KATIE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP FOR HER DISABLED DAUGHTER

Mar 2014

Katie Battle used to work as part of a children’s disability team. So, when her daughter Elsie was born with sensory driven apnoea and requiring oxygen 24 hours a day, she knew where to turn for help. Katie, from Tile Cross in Birmingham, said: “I used to refer people to Newlife Foundation for D...

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SOLDIER STEPHEN IS A ‘LOCAL HERO’

Mar 2014

Paisley soldier Stephen Connor is a ‘local hero’ to the children’s charity which is currently helping three-year-old Ellie Goodwin sleep in safety. Warrant Officer Class One Stephen, aged 37, is a careers manager at the Army personnel centre in Glasgow. He is taking on the gruelling 26.2-mile ...

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SHEFFIELD MUMS SUPPORT CHARITY’S APPEAL FOR HELP

Mar 2014

The parents of two Sheffield girls who are both being provided with specialist disability equipment are urging fabulous fundraisers in the city to get behind an appeal to help provide similar support for two other local families. Eight-year-old Faith Lewis and nine-year-old Freya Coulter are both se...

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KENZY’S SMILES FOR HIS NEW SAFESPACE

Mar 2014

Five-year-old Walsall boy Kenzy Jones is sleeping in safety, thanks to provision of specialist SafeSpace equipment by locally-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Parents Kyla and Kiy Jones said: “We would like to say a massive thank you for the SafeSpace. It has made such a d...

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LONDON MARRIOTT STAFF PUTTING BEST FOOT FORWARD TO HELP SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2014

Staff from a popular hotel chain are lacing up their running shoes to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. A team of 14 runners who work at the London Marriott hotels in Grosvenor Square and Park Lane are taking part in the Bupa London 10,000 on May 25 to raise funds for the lea...

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AUCTIONEERS’ ACTION AIDS ALEX

Mar 2014

A charity partnership between local auctioneers Cuttlestones and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is set to help Bloxwich four-year-old Alex Oliver. Alex has Quadriplegic Dystonic Cerebral Palsy, which means she has very limited independent movement, and Scoliosis that affects her spine. She...

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INSPIRATIONAL BLOG FOR BRITAIN’S MUMS

Mar 2014

‘Walking With Angels’ is the title of an inspirational and hugely popular blog by Walsall mum Sara Meredith, who experienced the early death of her disabled daughter and now fosters children with severe special needs. Sara and husband Alan lost daughter Olivia in 2008 to Rett Syndrome, a genetic...

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A SAFE SPACE FOR ELLIOT

Mar 2014

A simple piece of specialist equipment will mean the Eland family from Walton Le Dale near Preston can finally go on holiday with their disabled four-year-old son. They need a SafeSpace Voyager which is, in effect, a room within a room which offers a safe and comforting environment for children with...

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ONE CALL – AND NOW LITTLE ELLIE HAS A SAFE BED TO SLEEP IN

Mar 2014

Provision of a specialist bed means three-year-old Ellie Goodwin doesn’t have to sleep in a car seat for her own safety. Ellie, from Linthouse in Glasgow, has a rare condition – Smith-Magenis Syndrome – which means she has developmental delay and learning and behavioural difficulties. Once her...

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KNIT A NURSE-ATHON

Mar 2014

Yandles Hobby Shop in Martock, Somerset, is inviting enthusiastic crafters along to its ‘Knit A Nurse-athon’ on Saturday 22 March – to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children. The shop is a well-known mecca for crafts fans, selling a wide range of crafting goods. Yandles Hobby...

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GOOD NEWS WEEK FOR TAUNTON FAMILY

Mar 2014

It’s been a ‘good news’ week for the family of disabled eight-year-old Elise Kemp from Taunton. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is providing vital funding to help Elise, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), get the hi-tech wheelchair she so urgently needs. “I cried when I found ou...

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CAN YOU HELP PATRICK SIT COMFORTABLY?

Mar 2014

Seven-year-old Patrick Conyard from Christchurch in Dorset has complex disabilities and has just had a feeding tube inserted into his stomach. When he is at home he has to sit in a bean bag for comfort, but this doesn’t adequately support his hips and spine or keep him secure. He desperately needs...

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BREAKTHROUGH IN SMA RESEARCH

Mar 2014

Newlife-funded research has discovered a plant chemical that could reduce the symptoms of a rare muscle disease that affects children. University of Edinburgh scientists have found that plant pigment Quercetin – which is found in some fruits, vegetables, herbs and grains – could help prevent the...

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BEST FOOT FORWARD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2014

Tune in next week for a virtual event which combines fashion, entertainment and fundraising in order to change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children through Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. On Thursday 20th May not-for-profit mentoring scheme Fast Forward 15 are hosting an eve...

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RIGHT EQUIPMENT, WITHIN DAYS

Mar 2014

The mother of a life-limited three-year-old from Bolton has praised the nurses at leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation, saying: “It’s good to know they are there in times of crisis.” Jodie Settle from Bolton has multiple and complex disabilities which means she must be...

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TRANSPLANT BREAKTHROUGH AT NEWLIFE BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH CENTRE

Mar 2014

Ears and noses could be grown for transplant using a world-first technique developed at the Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre in London. The centre hosts researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London who have become the first to turn stem cells from body fat in the ...

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TAMWORTH TEENAGERS WILL BE STANDING TALL

Feb 2014

Two Tamworth teenagers are getting specialist disability equipment which will help improve their health – thanks to the fabulous fundraising activities of Central England Co-operative colleagues in Staffordshire. Thirteen-year-old Luke Taylor and 14-year-old Matthew Gilbert – who play wheelchair...

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A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Feb 2014

Bristol mum Caroline Tunnock talks about the impact of autism on family life and the vital support of national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation which is providing her and her husband with essential equipment to help with the care of their two young sons. Cody and Tyler Tunnock have...

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DHL STAFF SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2014

Fabulous fundraisers at the DHL Supply Chain depot in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, have donated £580 to Newlife Foundation, to fund a Play Therapy Pod to support disabled children with complex needs. The money was raised through a series of dress-down days and a raffle among the 250 members of staf...

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CURTAIN GOES UP ON CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Feb 2014

A fabulous fundraising evening at The Brunswick pub in Crankhall Lane, Wednesbury, last Friday (February 7) has raised more than £400 to help fund a specialist bed for a local disabled boy. The event – organised by the parents of Walsall five-year-old Kenzy Jones, who needs the bed to keep him sa...

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CAN YOU HELP CHILDREN LIKE EVIE-MAE?

Feb 2014

Three-year-old Evie-Mae O’Grady-Askwith, from Sheffield, can travel in safety to her hospital appointments thanks to a national children’s disability charity. Evie-Mae has a genetic condition – a deletion of part of Chromosome 2 – which results in frequent seizures that sometimes require res...

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FUNDRAISING KICKS OFF WITH STORE’S SUPPORT

Feb 2014

One of Worcester’s oldest established businesses is holding a fundraising day to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Knowles Sports (established in 1884), in Broad Street, will be donating a percentage of its takings on Saturday 8 March to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Child...

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NEWLIFE BIG QUIZ

Feb 2014

Are you fanatical about films, sensational on sport, potty for pictures, hot on history or just a general knowledge know-it-all? Then why not take part in the Newlife Big Quiz – and help support local disabled and terminally ill children. The Newlife Big Quiz is being held at St Mary’s Church Ha...

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THOUSANDS OF DISABLED CHILDREN SET TO BENEFIT – THANKS TO ENTERPRISING EQUIPMENT PROJECT

Feb 2014

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been inundated with calls following the launch of an innovative service that takes redundant equipment from local authority stores, refurbishes it and makes it available to families in real need. Newlife services have provided more than £10million of equ...

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FIRST STEP TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE FOR AARON

Feb 2014

Most parents of two-year-olds know that keeping up with their children can be a challenge – but Aaron Jones’s family can’t wait for their son to be able to get around independently for the first time. Aaron, from Connahs Quay in Flintshire, has a condition called Hypoxia Ischaemia Encephalopat...

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TITSEY ROTARY STEPS FORWARD TO HELP HENRY

Jan 2014

Fabulous fundraisers across the Oxted area have responded to a national charity’s appeal for help to provide an all-terrain buggy for a local disabled boy. Individual donors have already contributed £225 – and now Titsey and District Rotary Club members are planning two days of fundraising earl...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS HELP KEEP ARCHIE SAFE AT NIGHT

Jan 2014

Night-time bloody noses and cut lips should be a thing of the past for three-year-old Archie Farmer from Earl Shilton near Hinkley when he gets his new specialist bed, thanks to the fabulous fundraising activities of Central England Co-operative colleagues in Leicestershire. Archie, who has a diagno...

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BEST PAW FORWARD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jan 2014

‘Walkies In The Woods’ will see man’s best friend helping to raise money for county-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. The sponsored dog walk – along trails of either three or six kilometres – takes place on Sunday 16 March, starting at the Cannock Chase Vis...

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‘TWOSIE’ FUN IN RUN-UP TO VALENTINE’S DAY

Jan 2014

Love is in the air as Newlife colleagues husband-and-wife Alex and Carrie John prepare to snuggle up in a ‘twosie’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month. Carrie John said: “This would be a great way for couples to cosy up together for a night in on the sofa on Valentine’s Day. I’m not ...

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HI-TECH WHEELCHAIR WILL HELP PREVENT PAIN

Jan 2014

A genetic neuromuscular condition has left eight-year-old Elise Kemp from Taunton dependent on a wheelchair – but sitting upright for longer than 20 minutes at a time causes excruciating pain. Elise, a pupil at Creech St Michael Primary School, urgently needs a hi-tech powered wheelchair that will...

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WEDNESBURY PUB HOSTS FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LOCAL DISABLED BOY

Jan 2014

Wednesbury pub The Brunswick is supporting a local couple’s fundraising bid to help provide a specialist bed for their disabled son. Kyla and Kiy Jones are organising a fundraising evening of entertainment at the Crankhall Lane pub on Friday 7 February, with proceeds donated to Newlife Foundation ...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS HELP WILLIAM TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Jan 2014

The family of three-year-old William Pattinson from Ashbourne in Derbyshire are celebrating a good start to the New Year. They needed a specialist car seat to keep William – who has Cerebral Palsy – safe and comfortable for regular journeys to hospital appointments. However, the equipment costs ...

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HENRY AND THE CALL OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Jan 2014

Little Henry Cummins loves the great outdoors. Mum Caroline says he is at his happiest when he is on the move. However, Henry has Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus which means he is not able to get around independently. Henry, almost three years of age and from Oxted, has a standard wheelchair suppli...

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SITTING COMFORTABLY? YOU COULD HELP RHIANNON DO THE SAME . . .

Jan 2014

Two-year-old Rhiannon Seaton from Thrapston needs your help so she can relax at home in comfort and safety. Rhiannon has Cerebral Palsy which means she has no conscious movement in her limbs and poor head control. She also has Epilepsy which results in frequent seizures, is fed through a gastrostomy...

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CANNOCK SHOPPING CENTRE CONTINUES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL DISABILITY CHARITY

Jan 2014

Cannock Shopping Centre is extending its charity partnership with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children for a further year. In 2013, the shopping centre set out to raise £3,467 to fund a specialist bed for a local disabled child. To date they have raised £2,557 so decided to continue support fo...

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BAILDON FAMILY HELPED BY CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY

Jan 2014

Tune in next week for a virtual event which combines fashion, entertainment and fundraising in order to change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children through Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. On Thursday 20th May not-for-profit mentoring scheme Fast Forward 15 are hosting an eve...

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IN THE RUNNING FOR SILVERSTONE . . .

Jan 2014

Want to take part in the Adidas Half Marathon in March but missed the registration deadline? Well, a leading children’s disability charity still has a limited number of places available for Midlands runners. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has a handful places up for grabs by individual c...

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BIRMINGHAM PANTO FUN BRINGS NEW YEAR JOY TO FAMILY OF DISABLED LOCAL CHILD

Jan 2014

A panto performance of Snow White at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham has brought New Year joy to the family of local disabled boy Jude Grainger-Southall. The performance – on Thursday 31 October – raised £581 for Staffordshire-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Snow White...

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FORECOURT FESTIVE FUN HELPS BRING NEW YEAR JOY TO DISABLED STAFFORDSHIRE CHILD

Jan 2014

Festive fancy dress fun at the BP Connect Norton Canes service station on the M6 toll road in the run up to Christmas has helped bring New Year joy to a Staffordshire family. Sixteen members of staff got into the festive spirit to fundraise for Cannock-based national charity Newlife Foundation for D...

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