Year: 2015 Newlife News

CHLOE NEEDS SAFE SEATING TO HELP RECOVER FROM SEIZURES

Dec 2015

Four-year-old Chloe Yip urgently needs specialist seating so she has somewhere safe and comfortable to sit at home, especially while she is recovering from one of her several daily seizures. Chloe, from the Sighthill area of Edinburgh, has the life-limiting neurological condition Rett Syndrome, comb...

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TWINS GET SPECIALIST TOYS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2015

Twin brothers from Telford, Shropshire, can look forward to a fun filled Christmas thanks to the loan of an Interactive Play Therapy Pod from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Nine-year-old Robbie and Fraser Ludlow-Smith enjoyed the toys so much that mum Alison Brown has bought them one each...

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HAZEL IS SANTA’S DASHING STAR TURN

Dec 2015

Little Hazel Stockill was the dashing star turn at a fundraising event in Cannock. Hazel, who is aged three and has a rare chromosome disorder, took part in the sixth Newlife Santa Dash in Cannock town centre earlier this month (December 12). Yet again, Bank Bar and Lounge owner Alastair Payne was f...

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HOME FROM HOSPITAL – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2015

Three-month-old Alex Ellis is being discharged from hospital just in time for Christmas, thanks to provision of a specialist bed by locally-based national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with di...

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MYSTERY DONOR STEPS FORWARD TO HELP AKIRA – THANKS TO THE BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Dec 2015

In the true spirit of Christmas, a mystery donor has responded to the urgent appeal to help 16-year-old Akira Jackson, as featured in the December 3 edition of The Bournemouth Echo. Now Akira, from Broadstone, can look forward to a fun-filled 2016, thanks to the donor who has contributed the outstan...

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SAM’S SPECIAL GIFT – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2015

A specialist bed of his own will see 15-year-old Sam McLean sleeping in safety this Christmas. Sam, from South Queensferry in Edinburgh, has autistic spectrum disorder with challenging behaviours. Mum Kathryn McLean said: “We used to have to replace Sam’s bed every couple of months becau...

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FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

Dec 2015

A specialist seating system will see 13-year-old Samuel Wright ‘sitting pretty’ this Christmas. Sam, from Belper in Derbyshire, has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and a learning disability. Sam relies on a wheelchair for mobility; he has increased tone in his leg muscles and his hips are closely m...

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SPECIAL SEATING FOR A SPECIAL FOUR-YEAR-OLD

Dec 2015

Four-year-old Zachary Thropp is getting the specialist equipment he needs to ensure he is sitting comfortably and safely, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Zachary, from Grassmoor in Chesterfield, has congenital hydrocephalus along with ten other conditions, and has no ...

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SCOUT GROUP RAISE £400 AT FESTIVE FAIR

Dec 2015

The Christmas Fair which the 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scouts held on the 12th December had an amazing turnout with Christmas Festivities in full swing. The Scouts raised an amazing £400 which will go towards funding Play Therapy Pods for children in Nottinghamshire. If you’re interested ...

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HELPING HARRY PLAY

Dec 2015

A life-limited Burton-on-Trent two-year-old will receive an extra special Christmas present after a national children’s disability charity helped his parents discover exactly what he responds to – just in time to tell Santa. Little Harry Annable from Horninglow recently received the firs...

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DERBY STUDENTS GET CREATIVE FOR CHARITY

Dec 2015

A specialist seating system will see 13-year-old Samuel Wright ‘sitting pretty’ this Christmas. Sam, from Belper in Derbyshire, has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and a learning disability. Sam relies on a wheelchair for mobility; he has increased tone in his leg muscles and his hips are closely m...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISING GRANNY RAISES MONEY FOR NEWLIFE

Dec 2015

A Barnsley Granny has successfully raised £812 for disabled children’s charity, Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest charitable provider of essential equipment to meet the specialist needs of children with disabilities and terminal illness. Marlene Wood felt compelled to raise money for...

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CAN YOU HELP KEEP MAX SAFE?

Dec 2015

A County Durham boy who can’t walk, talk or sit without help needs a special height adjustable bed to keep him safe. Max Austin, aged nine, lives with his mum Leeann Harker and ten-month-old brother, Flynn, in the market town of Crook, but goes to his dad’s house for respite care. With o...

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LITTLE ALAYA CAN FINALLY TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Dec 2015

A specialist car seat has changed the lives of Alaya Miller and her family as travelling by car had become quite stressful for both the 11-month-old and her mum Yasmin Vickers-Hughes. A simple piece of specialist equipment means Alaya is now able to get out and about in comfort and safety. Alaya fro...

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SPECIALIST SAFETY EQUIPMENT – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2015

Specialist safety equipment – a harness – will mean four-year-old Ryan Hill and his twin brother will be able to make the most of Christmas. Ryan, from Wigan, has global developmental delay and ADHD. He has no awareness of danger, as well as other issues, and because of this getting out ...

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READERS RESPOND TO APPEAL FOR YOUNG GRACE

Dec 2015

Thanks to the generous readers of the Daily Record/Dumfries and Galloway Standard, eight-year-old Grace Anderson will soon be getting the specialist seating she needs so she can relax at home with the rest of her family. Following last week’s appeal by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children ...

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LARA IS WALKING TALL

Dec 2015

Fourteen-year-old Lara Evans is walking tall – thanks to a simple piece of specialist equipment. Lara, from Queensferry in Deeside, has Cerebral Palsy which affects her mobility. Although she uses a wheelchair, following extensive surgery last year it is important for her progress that she wal...

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NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE FAMILY RAISES AN AMAZING £1000

Dec 2015

Hazel Thompson from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne was determined that her Coffee Morning would be a success and she was able to raise £1000 with the help from family and friends. Hazel decided to raise funds for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charitable provider of es...

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KIWANIS’ SUPPORT IS TEE-RIFFIC FOR DISABLED MALAKAI, AGED TEN

Dec 2015

A successful charity golf event organised by Rockingham Forest Kiwanis is helping two local disabled children get the essential specialist equipment they need for everyday life. The Wellingborough-based group donated £4,283 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the UK’s largest charity...

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SPECIAL BED TO KEEP LITTLE LEXI SAFE AT NIGHT

Dec 2015

Six-year-old Lexi Tattall from Muswell Hill can now sleep in safety, thanks to a specialist bed donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer. The equipment – at a cost of £6,483 – will take M&S support of Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest charit...

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SANTA SURPRISE . . .

Dec 2015

A group of disabled children have been treated to an early Santa Surprise at the luxury Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire. The hotel hosted the party on behalf of the Morgan Foundation which is currently working in partnership with Newlife. All the children who attended on Sunday (November 29) have rece...

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CAN YOU HELP GRADY SIT IN COMFORT?

Dec 2015

A 12-year-old Northamptonshire boy who has no ability to sit, stand or walk needs a special chair to help him sit in safety and comfort when he visits his grandparent’s house for respite care. Grady Stevenson has involuntary jerky movements in his arms and legs. He also has learning difficulti...

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A CHANCE FOR GRACE TO RELAX IN COMFORT

Dec 2015

Eight-year-old Grace Anderson needs specialist seating so she can relax at home with the rest of her family, instead of having to go to bed. Grace, from Dumfries, has Rett Syndrome, a condition that means she is totally reliant on her family for her everyday care needs and includes her having to wea...

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LOCAL WAITROSE RAISES OVER £300 TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED WITHIN SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Nov 2015

A big ‘thank you’ goes to the local Waitrose in Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. They raised £330 as part of the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme, which will help ensure Rotherham girl Lily May gets the bed she urgently needs. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 305 child...

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LITTLE ETHAN CAN NOW TRAVEL SAFELY, THANKS TO HIS NEW ‘THRONE’

Nov 2015

A severely autistic Winchester four-year-old and his family can finally enjoy getting out and about safely in the family car after the urgent delivery of a special car seat from the UK’s leading children’s disability charity. Ethan Baker had exceeded the weight limit of his car seat as h...

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£2,600 DONATED FROM CHARITY QUIZ

Nov 2015

Quiz teams from local businesses in Derby, including Else Solicitors, Smith Cooper Accountants and Dains Accountants, took part in HSBC’s annual Charity Quiz and raised £2,600 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or ...

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TRAFFORD COLLEGE RAISE OVER £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Students at Trafford College in Altrincham have raised over £300 to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. The students sold jewellery and handmade Christmas cards, as well as holding a tombola and a silent bid auction for a framed Manchester City shirt. This was...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TOYS R US COLLECTION

Nov 2015

We’re looking for volunteers to help with a collection and activity day at Toys R Us at Wyvern Retail Park in Derby on Saturday 19th December. There will also be a magician there from 11am to 1pm. If you would like to volunteer for this collection, please contact Regional Fundraising & Awa...

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BEDTIME BLISS FOR DILLAN

Nov 2015

Ten-year-old Dillan Skinner from Bainsford in Falkirk, will soon be sleeping is safety, thanks to a specialist bed donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. A partnership between Newlife Foundation and Marks & Spencer has provided £6,080 for the bed. Dillan has Cerebral Palsy, Epilep...

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POST YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS AND SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

This year, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been chosen as one of the supporting charities as part of The Wirral Scout & Guide Charity Post. Simply buy the special charity stamps for 30p from participating outlets in the Wirral and the proceeds go toward the specific charities chosen...

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PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL RAISE £500 FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Talented students at 13 Performing Arts School in Manchester donated £500 from fundraising as part of its annual presentation day. The students helped out on various stalls selling refreshments and jewellery, as well as holding a raffle to raise money to help children with disabilities or terminal ...

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CAN YOU HELP HARRY?

Nov 2015

A Wakefield teenager with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and a ‘magnificent smile’ only has his moulded wheelchair to sit in at home – and urgently needs a special seat to help him enjoy the simple pleasure of relaxing with his family in comfort and safety. Harry Smith aged 13 lives in th...

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CUTTLESTONES STEPS IN TO HELP LITTLE MILLIE

Nov 2015

Little Millie Emery is the latest in a long list of local children with disabilities to get the specialist equipment they need with the help of auctioneers Cuttlestones. The Penkridge and Wolverhampton based auction house supports Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, which is based in Staffords...

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SUSSEX BOY FEATURED IN BBC RADIO 4 APPEAL

Nov 2015

Little Rhys Sullivan, from Heathfield in East Sussex, is being featured in a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in December. Rhys, who is now 17 months old, spent the first nine months of his life in hospital due to the genetic disorder Di George Syndrome. He wasn’t allowed home until his parents coul...

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HELP GIVE RILEY A PEACEFUL NIGHT’S SLEEP

Nov 2015

Like all teenagers, Riley Price needs his sleep. But a good night’s rest is just a dream for the 14-year-old, who is currently having to sleep on a mattress on the floor. Riley Price from Kettering, Northamptonshire, has Autism, Epilepsy and is big for his age. He has no awareness of his own s...

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WORCESTERSHIRE FREEMASONS DONATE £2,000 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

The Worcestershire Freemasons kindly donated £2,000 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children from its Masonic Ladies Night Dinner Dance, which also included a raffle and sparkle party. The £2,000 donation will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Worcestershire. ...

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CAN YOU HELP THEO GET THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Nov 2015

Settling down to watch your favourite film is one of life’s simple pleasures – little Theo Oakley loves nothing more. But rather than relaxing in a comfortable chair, the six-year-old from Southampton, has to sit in his wheelchair – it’s the only safe seating he has – a...

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NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY STUDENTS LEND A HELPING HAND

Nov 2015

Nottingham students are mobilising across the city later this month, to help raise urgently needed funds to support local children with disabilities and terminal illness. The week commencing November 23 will see University of Nottingham Student Union (known as Karnival) members distributing collecti...

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HELP GIVE EVIE THE SPECIAL TRAVEL BED SHE NEEDS

Nov 2015

A Brighton six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy needs a special travel bed to help keep her safe at night when she is away from home, so she can enjoy important respite care, visit relatives and take breaks away with her family. Evie Mae Fleet’s condition means she has limited mobility and co-ordi...

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NEW BED KEEPS TENBURY TEEN SAFE

Nov 2015

Any parent wants to keep their child safe, but how do you protect your child from themselves?! When 17-year-old Andrew Dicken started self-harming he wasn’t able to tell his parents why – so they made the difficult decision to move Andrew into 24 hour respite care where they knew he woul...

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth has raised £78 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, cl...

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LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP SAMUEL SLEEP IN SAFETY WHILE AWAY FROM HOME

Nov 2015

A young Cwmbran boy is in urgent need of a specialist bed which will mean he can sleep in safety away from home, and enable him to visit his grandparents. Three-year-old Samuel Wilmot from Cwmbran, Torfaen, has a condition that requires constant supervision to ensure his safety; he has no sense of d...

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SCOUT GROUP HOLD FESTIVE FAIR TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

The 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scouts are getting in the Christmas spirit to support Newlife Foundation by holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 12th December. The Christmas fair, taking place from 12pm until 4pm at the Scout Hall on Depot Corner, Attenborough Lane, will include a raffle, stalls, ...

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BRIGHOUSE KNITTER DONATES CHRISTMAS COLLECTABLES

Nov 2015

Regular knitter, Julie Collins, from Brighouse, has donated some knitted festive collectables to be sold, along with other knitted items from our supporters, at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year in aid of Newlife. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities ...

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WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

We’d like to thank volunteers Diane Rochelle and Trist Meacham for holding a collection at Wyevale Garden Centre in Shenstone to help raise funds for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. We’re looking for volunteers to help get involved in v...

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HOIST HELPS CONNOR ENJOY LIFE

Nov 2015

It’s the simple things in life that make all the difference – for 14-year-old Connor Griffith the simple pleasure of having a carpet picnic with his family in his living room is the one thing that he has enjoyed the most since getting his new portable hoist from Newlife Foundation for Di...

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JOHN LEWIS DONATES £2580 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

John Lewis stores in the Trafford Centre and in Handworth have donated a combined total of £2,580 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every three months, the stores donate £3,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three...

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NEW BUGGY TO HELP GET MADDIE MOBILE

Nov 2015

A simple trip to the shops has been a real struggle for five-year-old Maddie Barrow and her mum. But a new special buggy means that Maddie and her mum can enjoy spending quality mother daughter time together. Maddie, from Cannock in Staffordshire, has a rare brain disorder as well as developmental d...

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ASH END HOUSE CHILDREN’S FARM SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Ash End House Children’s Farm in Middleton, near Tamworth, has raised £168 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help rais...

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HELP NEEDED TO EASE JACOB’S PAIN

Nov 2015

For two-year-old Jacob Carter, a trip to London with his parents isn’t a treat – it’s a necessity. It isn’t an enjoyable journey for the Hertfordshire toddler, whose rare condition means he must attend weekly appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It is a journey that ...

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HELP STANLEY DISCOVER A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

Nov 2015

A profoundly deaf six-year-old from Littlehampton needs your help to receive special radio aids which would help keep him safe, improve his understanding of the world around him and allow him to join in games with his friends. Stanley Dalby is an active and independent little boy who loves sport, si...

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HOLLYBUSH GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

The Hollybush Garden Centre on Warstone Road in Shareshill is supporting Newlife over the festive period with bucket collections. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in the West Midlands. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to...

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A SAFE SPACE FOR SAMUEL

Nov 2015

Six-year-old Samuel will be able to sleep in safety – thanks to provision of a simple piece of specialist disability equipment funded by fabulous local fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Samuel, from Stourbridge, has Autism, ADHD and learning difficulties, which results in challengin...

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BRAMHALL UNITED REFORM CHURCH GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Supporters at Bramhall United Reform Church raised £373 by holding an Autumn Craft fundraising event to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. The Knitter Natter group at the church have also donated their remaining knitted collectables to be sold, along with oth...

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FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING AT KRISPY KREME

Nov 2015

We’d like to thank Jamie and his team at Krispy Kreme for holding a spooktacular Halloween fundraising event at their flagship Trafford Park restaurant in Manchester, to help raise money for Newlife Foundation. Customers took part in various exciting activities, including colouring activities,...

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SAKI’S SCOOTER JOY

Nov 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment means 15-year-old Dionysios Roussos can make the most of life at home in Barnsley. Dionysios – known to family and friends as Saki – has a congenital heart and lung condition; he has undergone significant surgery, but no further treatment options ar...

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HELP KEEP HARRISON SAFE

Nov 2015

Being able to take your child out in safety is something that many of us would consider our right, but for Harrison Brown’s family this right is slipping further and further away. All they need is a simple piece of equipment – a specialist car seat – which will allow Harrison to tr...

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NEW SEAT GIVES HOLLY COMFORT

Nov 2015

A leading disability charity has helped a Staffordshire toddler find comfort at home, by providing her with an innovative seat called a P-Pod. Two-year-old Holly Shaw has developmental delay, problems with her hearing and Epilepsy as well as low muscle tone – meaning she is unable to support h...

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SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL

Nov 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment means nine-year-old Anya Bhatti has somewhere to sit at home where she can be safe and that helps reduce the risk of choking. Anya, from Stetchford, has a degenerative condition that affects her mobility. In addition she has a hearing impairment, scoliosis and ...

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CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD SEWERYN

Nov 2015

Throughout November you can help support Newlife Foundation at the Waitrose branch at Spinningfields, as the charity has been selected as part of the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. Every month the branch on Bridge Street donates £1000 between three local good causes, which includes Newlife this...

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WOLLATON WAITROSE DONATES £500 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2015

Waitrose in Wollaton donated £300 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch on Trowell Road donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a token an...

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LOCAL CONCERT RAISES MONEY FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

Nov 2015

The Musical Favourites concert at Derby Cathedral on Friday October 16 raised over £4,500 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Derbyshire. Every penny raised will be used by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to help buy specialist disability equipment for children in th...

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COLLECTION CAN PLACED IN CALVERTON STORE

Nov 2015

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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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS HELP LITTLE ELISHA

Nov 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment will soon be keeping little Elisha Mae Clarke safe and comfortable on car journeys – thanks to fabulous fundraisers in West Yorkshire. Two local people have come forward to donate to the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children appeal to provide a £684 c...

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FATHER AND DAUGHTER ENJOY QUALITY TIME IN COMFORT

Nov 2015

Eighteen-year-old Lottie Johnson has Cerebral Palsy and she has no functional use of her arms or legs. A new mobile hoist means she can finally be transferred in and out of her wheelchair in safety. Lottie, who lives in Sheffield, spends half the week with her mother and the other half with her fath...

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CHOIR EVENING RAISES £700 FOR NEWLIFE

Oct 2015

The Close Harmony Choir have raised £700 by holding an evening of music and song at Trinity Methodist Church in Leicester. Every penny raised on the night will support Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, and help buy specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in L...

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CHESTER BOY TO GET THE INDEPENDENCE HE CRAVES

Oct 2015

A nine-year-old boy from Chester will soon be able get around independently thanks to a new powered wheelchair. Finlay Woodcock-Daniels has Cerebral Palsy, which has resulted in him needing to use a wheelchair. Finlay is able to use his manual chair at home and school but out in the community he tir...

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ALASTAIR’S SANTA DASH CHALLENGE

Oct 2015

You may have dreamed of ‘beating The Banker’ on TV game show Deal Or No Deal – but this is your opportunity to ‘Beat The Bank’. More specifically, to beat Bank Bar and Lounge owner Alastair Payne in this year’s Newlife Santa Dash. Alastair has been first across the finish...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR ROSIE

Oct 2015

Little Rosie Chapple will be three in December – and a specialist buggy to get her out and about would make her birthday complete. Rosie, from the Fishers Green area of Stevenage, has a genetic condition affecting the nervous system – it causes tumours to grow on nerve tissue, producing ...

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FRANCESCA’S SITTING PRETTY

Oct 2015

Being able to take our children out and about in safety is something many of us take completely for granted. However, for three-year-old Francesca’s parents, it isn’t that simple. But thanks to a special car seat provided by Newlife Foundation, Francesca can travel safely and her parents...

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A WALKER MEANS FREEDOM FOR SOPHIE

Oct 2015

A ‘feisty and determined’ teenager with cerebral palsy has received a new walker to give her as much freedom as possible and improve her mobility – which will mean less time in hospital and away from her family. Sophie Pritchett, aged 13, from the town of Ferndown in Dorset particularl...

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MARATHON EFFORT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Oct 2015

Two dedicated members of staff at Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children decided to go that extra mile when they took part in the Morrison’s Great Birmingham Run at the weekend. Chris Fielding, the Deputy Community Fundraising Manager at Newlife Foundation, based at the Cannock head office a...

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HELP CHLOE SLEEP SAFELY

Oct 2015

Local heroes are needed to ensure a Chepstow teenager can have the special bed she needs to sleep safely at night. Chloe Jenkins, aged 16, has Epilepsy as well as difficulty understanding danger and has some challenging behaviours which are a result of having Autistic Spectrum Disorder. This has res...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES EDINBURGH APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE GRETA’S

Oct 2015

The family of local Edinburgh girl Greta McMillan are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the city. Greta’s parents are so grateful for the specialist seating they now have to keep their daughter safe and comfortable in the home tha...

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CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR LITTLE HAWWA

Oct 2015

A specialist car seat is all little Hawwa Choudhary needs so she can travel in safety and comfort. But because of her complex health needs, this equipment is costing £2,223 – and there is no local statutory funding available in Newcastle for this. So the family turned for help to Newlife Foun...

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EVIE-ANNE JOINS THE CIRCUS STARS

Oct 2015

Five-year-old Evie-Anne Peel from Meriden joined her family and hundreds of other guests under the Big Top at Circus Starr in Nuneaton last week (October 9). Mum Michelle Peel said: “Evie-Anne was a little poorly, but we all had a fab night at the circus; they really treated us like royalty!&#...

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GROBY CO-OP’S HALLOWEEN FUNDRAISING

Oct 2015

As part of The Co-operative Food in Groby’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, staff are holding a ‘Guess the Name of the Lizard’ competition in the run up to Halloween. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or termin...

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SPINNINGFIELDS WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Oct 2015

Seweryn Halas from Ashton-under-Lyne has a complex health condition that requires constant support for his head and body. The five-year-old has scoliosis and developmental delay, which means he can’t hold himself upright, as well as intermittent seizures which can last anything from a few seco...

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WHEELCHAIR INDEPENDENCE FOR LITTLE LEON

Oct 2015

Three-year-old Leon Hart from Greater Manchester can look forward to more independence and being able to play in the garden with his brother and sisters, thanks to a hi-tech wheelchair donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer. The equipment – at a cost of £6,2...

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BUGGY BOOSTS FAMILY TIME TOGETHER

Oct 2015

A simple piece of equipment – a specialist buggy – means that little Alexander Atkinson, from Sheffield, can enjoy valuable moments with his family. Alexander – who was one earlier this month (October) – has a complex and life-limiting condition that includes intestinal bleed...

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A STRETCH IN TIME FOR HAYDON

Oct 2015

At the end of the school day and after many hours in his wheelchair, 13-year-old Haydon Lloyd can now looking forward to stretching out in comfort at home – thanks to provision of a specialist chair. Haydon, from Silverdale in Newcastle under Lyme, has Cerebral Palsy and a metabolic condition ...

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FOREST HOLIDAYS RAISE OVER £1,000 FROM 24 HOUR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE

Oct 2015

Well done to colleagues at Forest Holidays, based in Derbyshire, for raising over £1,000 after completing a Triathlon in just under 24 hours, covering 721 miles. Support Centre staff took part in the Triathlon, combining the mileage from Forest Holidays’ Strathyre location in Scotland down to...

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NEWLIFE NEEDS YOU!

Oct 2015

Do you want to give something back to your local community? Then we are looking for you! Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness, is searching for six volunteers to help with fundraising during a local derb...

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FUNDRAISING MUM SAYS £800 ‘THANK YOU’ TO CHARITY THAT IS HELPING HER SON

Oct 2015

A six-year-old boy from Cheshire who has an inoperable brain tumour has been given a specialist buggy by a children’s charity to ensure he can attend vital hospital appointments and go outside with his family. Claire and Neil McKelvey, from Ellesmere Port, were given the buggy by Newlife the Chari...

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LITTLE RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Oct 2015

Young Riley Pugh enjoyed all the fun of the circus in Wolverhampton last night (Wednesday) – with his face painted as Spiderman! Riley, who is almost seven and lives in Coseley, was invited along to Circus Starr with his mum Jayne Pugh and brother Taylor to enjoy world-class acts in a relaxed ...

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WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Oct 2015

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £293 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Highgate Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customer...

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CIRCUS STARRS

Oct 2015

The Thomas family from Morda near Oswestry enjoyed a great night out at the circus earlier this week, thanks to Newlife working in partnership with Circus Starr. The show, which was in Shrewsbury on Monday, showcases world-class circus acts in a relaxed Big Top atmosphere. By invitation only, it giv...

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JOIN NEWLIFE FOR FESTIVE FUNDRAISING FUN

Oct 2015

A trio of fabulous fundraisers will be raising money for Newlife and getting into the festive spirit in the process at the Cannock Christmas light switch on, held on Friday, November 13. Kathryn Davis, Debbie Woodcock and Sue Clark, who all work for the Pendeford branch of Lloyds Bank, will be selli...

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COLLECTION HELD AT WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE

Oct 2015

Newlife Fundraiser Keleigh Tomlinson visited Wyevale Garden Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon to hold a collection and increase awareness of Newlife. The garden centre on Black Hill are working alongside Keleigh to make more people aware of how Newlife can help children with disabilities or terminal ill...

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CAR SEAT IS CRUCIAL TO HELP KEEP REILLY SAFE

Oct 2015

A £750 piece of specialist disability equipment is all that stands between two-year-old Reilly McCarthy and being able to travel in safety. Reilly, from Torrisholme in Lancaster, has Cerebral Palsy which has left him with poor trunk control and difficulty controlling his movements. Which is why he ...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS RUSH TO HELP LITTLE RAYA

Oct 2015

Thanks to coverage in the Yorkshire Evening Post (September 18 and 19), one-year-old Raya Grimes from Armley in Leeds will soon be getting the specialist seating she so desperately needs. Raya experiences around 200 seizures each day and her parents are looking forward to getting a £797 PPod seat w...

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FOREST HOLIDAYS TAKE ON 24 HOUR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE

Oct 2015

Colleagues at Forest Holidays, based in Derbyshire, will be undertaking a triathlon in 24 hours, covering 721 miles, in aid of Newlife Foundation. There will be 33 people taking part in the Triathlon, combining the mileage from Forest Holidays’ Strathyre location in Scotland down to Deerpark i...

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WALTON LE DALE WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Oct 2015

Waitrose in Walton-le-Dale donated £500 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Capitol Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a ...

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DERBY STUDENT SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Georgina Day, a student at Landau Forte College in Derby, has been holding numerous sparkle parties to raise money for Newlife Foundation. Georgina has been raising money to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, by holding v...

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HOTEL HOLDS CLOTHES SALE FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

The Castle Hotel in Tamworth is celebrating choosing Newlife as their Charity of the Year by holding a clothes sale to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. You can grab some fantastic bargains on Ladieswear, Menswear, Childrenswear and more at the sale...

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STARBUCKS HAVE ‘BEAN’ BUSY SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Massive thank you to Starbucks across the Midlands for placing collection cans in 17 of their stores in aid of Newlife. They are also planning on holding other fun events to raise money, such as guess the name of the teddy. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness in...

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CHARITY RECRUITS A VITAL NEW ROLE TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Sep 2015

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

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HORIZONS STUDENTS CREATE JEWELLERY GIFTS BAG

Sep 2015

Students in the second year of the Horizons 6th Form in Derby, based at The Guildhall, have been working together to create and sell gift bags from boxes of jewellery supplied by Newlife. Each month the group will spend three weeks designing and making the bags and one week selling them in the foyer...

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LICHFIELD WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Waitrose in Lichfield donated £470 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Darwin Park donates £1,000 between three local good causes and in June one of the three was Newlife. At the checkout, customers received a token and then p...

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HELP BETHANY SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY WITH HER FAMILY

Sep 2015

A seven-year-old Erdington girl needs your help so she can enjoy sitting in comfort and safety with the rest of her family. A rare brain disorder has left Bethany Danbury with no means to communicate apart from her family understanding her cries. She has limited head control and needs help to roll a...

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RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Sep 2015

When Circus Starr rolls into Wolverhampton on Wednesday October 7, young Riley Pugh will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Riley, who is almost seven and lives in Coseley, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get the chance to see C...

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LITTLE EVIE-ANNE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Sep 2015

When Circus Starr rolls into Nuneaton on Friday October 9, little Evie-Anne Peel will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Five-year-old Evie-Anne, from Meriden, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get the chance to see Circus Starr&#...

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LITTLE WILLIAM MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Sep 2015

When Circus Starr rolls into Shrewsbury on Monday October 5, little William Thomas will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Four-year-old William, from Morda near Oswestry, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get the chance to see Ci...

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�CHARLIE IS NO LONGER A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME�

Sep 2015

A six-year-old Cannock boy is now able to get to vital appointments as well as being able to go to school and attend fun family activities away from home, all thanks to a new specialist buggy. On average Charlie Squire has 13 seizures a day, several times each week, and he has no awareness of danger...

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ROTARY CLUB STEPS IN TO HELP YOUNG JONATHAN

Sep 2015

Fabulous fundraisers at Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Rotary Club have come to the aid of local boy Jonathan Phipps, who urgently needs a specialist lightweight all-terrain buggy so he can get out and about in the Suffolk countryside. The club contacted Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children after ...

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TRIO SKYDIVE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2015

THREE LADIES used to the more tranquil setting of Frank Innes Property Sales and Lettings in Uttoxeter decided to spice up their weekend by jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet speeding through the air at up to 120 mph. The “once in a lifetime” skydive gave the group the worst and best ...

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ROLL UP, ROLL UP . . . AND HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2015

Great Yarmouth duo David Bersconi and Ian Cade have raised £1,000 to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness. Earlier this month (September), David, 53, and Ian, 48, took part in the trans-Europe Motoscape Rally alongside dozens of other competitors – all of whom were trave...

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BRIGHOUSE KNITTER DONATES HALLOWEEN COLLECTABLES

Sep 2015

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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‘LOCAL HEROES’ NEEDED TO GET BEHIND FUNDRAISING APPEAL FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD JACK

Sep 2015

Specialist seating is urgently needed for eight-year-old Jack Weir from Corstorphine in Edinburgh. Jack already has Cerebral Palsy, which affects his mobility, and Epilepsy. In addition, he has recently been diagnosed with Scoliosis, resulting in a 60 degree curve in his spine. Mum Elaine Weir said:...

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PERFECT SETTING FOR THE REGIONS FINEST VOICES

Sep 2015

Enjoy some of the regions finest voices in a perfect setting and help disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire. On Friday October 16 at 7:15pm, Derby Cathedral glistening after a £750,000 refurbishment, will host an Evening of Musical Favourites. The combination of over 100 choir members ...

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CIRCUS PROVIDES ‘TOP’ SUPPORT FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Circus Starr, the circus with a purpose, have supported Newlife during its Autumn Tour and have given free tickets to local families helped by Newlife. Families that have received help from Newlife were invited to performances across the country to watch world-class, professional artists from across...

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IS A CHAIR TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Sep 2015

One-year-old Raya Grimes experiences around 200 seizures each day and her parents urgently need specialist seating for their home so their little girl can sit in safety – rather than having to spend hours lying on cushions on the lounge floor. Raya, from Armley in Leeds, has West Syndrome whic...

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BURY ABBEY ROTARY CLUB FUND BUGGY FOR DENHAM BOY

Sep 2015

Bury St Edmunds Abbey Rotary Club have kindly donated £1,273 to fund the outstanding cost of a buggy for Jonathan Phipps, a young boy in need from Denham. The Rotary Club contacted Newlife to find out how they can support us through their charity fund. They decided to fund the outstanding amount ne...

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‘LOCAL HEROES’ GET BEHIND FUNDRAISING APPEAL FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD HOLLY

Sep 2015

Specialist seating is the difference between being in pain and relaxing in peace for four-year-old Holly Clarke from Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. Holly, one of twins, has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy (due to Hypoxia Ischemic Encephalopathy – lack of oxygen to the brain), Epilepsy...

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FUNDRAISERS RAISE AWARENESS AT RAG CONFERENCE

Sep 2015

Newlife Regional Fundraising and Awareness Managers, David Reeves and Caroline Artschan, attended the RAG Conference 2015 at the University of Leeds campus. David and Caroline were running a stand to raise awareness of Newlife Foundation and how other RAG societies, student-run charitable fundraisin...

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COMMUNITY HOOKS AND NEEDLES GET KNITTING FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Knitting group, Community Hooks and Needles, from Stifford Clays, near Grays, have been busy knitting a range of toys which will be sold, along with other knitted items from our supporters, at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year in aid of Newlife. Any money raised will hel...

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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Sep 2015

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Leicestershire – have set a new target of £1.5million to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been Central England Co-operative’s staff-ele...

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KEEP MATILDA SAFE

Sep 2015

Your help is needed so a seven-year-old Corsham girl can get the special car seat that is needed to keep her safe and comfortable on car journeys. Matilda Carter has a number of conditions that affect her each and every day. She needs a wheelchair and at present has seizures every day without warnin...

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LIBBI IS WALKING TALL WITH HELP FROM FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS

Sep 2015

Five-year-old Libbi-Faith Dudley from Birmingham now has an opportunity for more independence, thanks to the fabulous fundraisers at local Central England Co-operative stores. Libbi, who lives with her parents and 11-year-old brother Joe in Bartley Green, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which means...

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SEAT SUPPORT FOR RIA

Sep 2015

Fabulous fundraising at the Central England Co-operative store in Groby is helping local girl Ria Thomas get the specialist seat she needs for her powered wheelchair. Ria, aged 12 and from nearby Thorpe Astley, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and has undergone 38 operations. Her health has deteriora...

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NEWLIFE MARKET DRAYTON STORE CROWNED BEST MEDIEVAL WINDOW

Sep 2015

Congratulations to the staff at the Newlife store in Market Drayton for winning the best dressed window competition as part of the town’s Medieval (Damson) Fayre on Saturday 5th September. The Market Drayton store, which decorated its window with medieval themed bunting and inflatable fire-bre...

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LITTLE MARY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Sep 2015

When Circus Starr rolls into Macclesfield on Wednesday (September 9), little Mary Allen will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Twenty-month-old Mary, from Nantwich, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get the chance to see Circus S...

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WOLLATON WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Throughout September you can help support Newlife Foundation at the Waitrose branch in Wollaton, as the charity has been selected as part of the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. Every month the branch in Trowell Road donates £1000 between three local good causes, which includes Newlife this month...

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DERBY VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT TOYS R US

Sep 2015

Volunteers Iwona and Zaneta raised over £120 through a collection at Toys R Us in Derby to raise money for Newlife Foundation. They’ve also planned a fun day at the store on Wyvern Way on 19th December with a magician and other activities to help raise money for children with disabilities or ...

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DERBY COLLEGE NCS TEAM RAISE OVER £900 FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

The National Citizen Service team called ‘Ignite’ from Derby College have raised over £900 for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. The team completed various fundraising activities to raise money, including holding a collection, car wash, sponsored leg wax and spon...

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ROTHERHAM FUN DAY RAISES OVER £500

Sep 2015

Newlife supporters in South Yorkshire raised over £500 for Newlife at Lily-May’s Big Fun Day at the Ruddles Centre in Braithwell, Rotherham. There were cake and jewellery sales, games, a bouncy castle and South Yorkshire fire and rescue even popped in to say hello. All funds raised will go to...

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WILLIAM NEEDS YOUR HELP

Sep 2015

Your help is needed to give a seven-year-old Stoke boy the opportunity to sit independently in comfort and safety in his own home. William Mardling has a number of disorders that have caused development delays. He struggles to get around and is too large to be carried. He has outgrown his chair and ...

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WANTED: LOCAL HERO TO HELP DISABLED EIGHT-YEAR-OLD

Sep 2015

A leading children’s disability charity is looking for a local hero who can help eight-year-old Millie Froggett make the most of her limited mobility, boosting her confidence and supporting her health needs. Millie, from Didsbury, has Central Core Disease so she can’t walk at all or stan...

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HERO NEEDED TO HELP TEN-YEAR-OLD GRACE

Sep 2015

A leading children’s disability charity is looking for a local hero who can help ten-year-old Grace Hitchens maintain her health and give her new opportunities to join in activities with her twin sister. Grace, from the Gilstead area of Bingley, has a neurodegenerative condition which has star...

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HERO NEEDED TO HELP FOUR-YEAR-OLD RUBY

Sep 2015

A leading children’s disability charity is looking for a local hero who can help four-year-old Ruby Joslin-Smith sleep in safety. After mum Rachael Todd from Bromley Common found her young daughter hanging by her neck and gasping for air, it was Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest chari...

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HELP CONNOR GET AROUND

Sep 2015

A teenager from Farnborough needs a manual wheelchair so he can attend important medical appointments and find the independence he needs at home. A leading charity for under-19s with disabilities is appealing to the people of Hampshire to raise money for Connor’s wheelchair enabling the teenag...

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THORNTON VOLUNTEERS ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE TO HELP CHILDREN IN LANCASHIRE

Sep 2015

Volunteers Audrey Minshull and her 11-year-old granddaughter Katie Taylor sold jewellery, knitted and craft items to raise money for Newlife Foundation as part of the 1st Community Fun Day in Thornton. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Lancash...

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WIGAN SANTANDER FUNDRAISING DAY – FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER

Sep 2015

Fundraiser Paul Hudson, Branch Manager of Santander Leigh, will be holding a fundraising day on Friday 4th September between 10am and 4pm to raise awareness and funds for Newlife Foundation. The event, including a raffle, bucket collection and jewellery sale, will be part of Paul’s fundraising...

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FLEETWOOD ASDA SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Asda in Fleetwood donated £200 through its Green Token Panel scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every two months, the store on Cop Lane chooses three local good causes to support and customers are given tokens at the till that they can put in a box of their choice at the front of t...

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BATTLE TO KEEP MAISIE’S SPINE STRAIGHT

Sep 2015

Four-year-old Maisie Holmes will be able to indulge her fascination for fish – thanks to provision of a simple piece of specialist disability equipment funded by fabulous local fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Maisie, from Old Whittington near Chesterfield, has the neurological con...

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SUPPORT STOCKPORT FUNDRAISERS IN ZIPWIRE CHALLENGE

Sep 2015

Fundraiser Emily Lewis, as well as her colleagues from Fairhurst Estates & Red Rock Facilities team, have been busy fundraising towards their Snowdon Zipwire challenge for Newlife Foundation. So far, the team have already raised over £1,000 from a raffle and collections at a local supermarket a...

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VISIT THE FARNWORTH FAMILY FUN DAY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Sep 2015

Join the community and visit the Farnworth Family Fun Day taking place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Farnworth, on Sunday 13th September to support Newlife Foundation. The fun day, organised by Maureen Hampson, is taking place between 12pm and 4pm and any money raised will help children with disabi...

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WANTED: LOCMACCLESFIELD CIRCUS COLLECTION – WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBERAL HERO TO HELP DISABLED EIGHT-YEAR-OLD

Sep 2015

Keep a look out for Newlife volunteers with their collecting cans at the Circus Starr show, South Park, Macclesfield on Wednesday 9th September. Our volunteers will be manning the collection to help raise money to continue our vital services to children with disabilities or terminal illness and thei...

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GIVE SAMUEL A �LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITY�

Sep 2015

Your help is needed to give a young Cwmbran boy the opportunity to sleep away from home in safety. Samuel Wilmot has a condition that requires constant supervision to ensure his safety, he has no sense of danger and cannot communicate. The risk of Samuel seriously hurting himself sleeping in convent...

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HELP LUCY DO WHAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

Aug 2015

A teenage Portsmouth girl needs your help to do what most of us take for granted – sit comfortably with her family. Lucy Gudgeon, has a condition that impacts on her physical and learning ability and also has epilepsy. Due to her reduced muscle strength Lucy cannot walk unaided and is at risk ...

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HAPPY MAYA NOW TRAVELS SAFELY

Aug 2015

Morecambe girl Maya Polak has got the specialist car seat she needed and is now able to get out and about in the community and attend hospital appointments in safety. Her previous car seat was unsafe for her and fellow passengers were also in danger as she used to climb out whilst the vehicle was in...

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RISLEY PUB HOLDS FUN DAY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

The Risley Park pub held a fun day to raise nearly £300 for Newlife Foundation. The fun day included cake sales, clothing & jewellery stalls, a bouncy castle, BBQ, magician, Elsa and Jack Sparrow look-a-likes, a DJ and balloon release competition. This is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts...

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CHOIR EVENING AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

The Close Harmony Choir are holding an evening of music and song at Trinity Methodist Church, Narborough Road, Leicester on 19th September. Every penny raised on the night will support Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, and help buy specialist equipment for children with disabilities or termi...

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FOREST HOLIDAYS DRIVES UP £7,500 FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Forest Holidays have raised over £7,500 for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. Forest holidays have been holding various fundraising events throughout the year, including a Golf Day and car boot sales, as part of their aim to raise £10,000 for Newlife. Are you looking fo...

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DERBY CATHEDRAL CONCERT AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Join Sonara singers and the Eastwood Collieries male voice choir and guests for an evening of music in the beautifully refurbished Derby cathedral. The Musical Favourites concert is taking place at 7.15pm on Friday 16th October. Tickets cost £10 each, with discounts available on group bookings and ...

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CHARLIE-MARIE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Aug 2015

Charlie-Marie needs your help to enable her to use essential medical splints while also being able to integrate with her family and get around out of the house in safety. Eighteen-year-old Charlie-Marie French from Droitwich, has Cerebral Palsy as a result of being born prematurely, is visually impa...

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HELP RILEY SIT COMFORTABLY AND SAFELY

Aug 2015

Five-year-old Riley Smithers from Newcastle has complex needs. To ensure he is not in constant pain when he sits or eats, Riley needs a special seat that will support him properly. Leading charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to the people of Tyne and Wear for help. Riley ne...

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COLLECTION CAN PLACED AT BP GAILEY

Aug 2015

We’ve placed a collection can at the BP Station in Gailey to help raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, click here to see the various...

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HELP PRESTON GET OUT AND ABOUT

Aug 2015

Your help is needed to enable a young Sheffield boy to get out and about in safety. Nine-year-old Preston Sims has a genetic condition which will get worse over time. He experiences acute paralysis, loss of reflexes, is unable to verbally communicate and prone to respiratory infections. Maintaining ...

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TORPOINT SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Newlife supporter Michala Newman, from Torpoint, has been busy making decorative hair comb slides and rings to be sold in aid of Newlife Foundation. These pretty accessories, along with other handmade items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout th...

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BRIGHOUSE SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Julie Collins, from Brighouse, has been busy knitting a range of toys which will be sold, along with other knitted items from our supporters, at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year in aid of Newlife. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities or terminal illn...

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HELP COURTNEY HEAR AT SCHOOL

Aug 2015

Seven-year-old Courtney Ward from North Manchester struggles to hear speech above any other noises in the background and her condition makes it difficult to listen to her teacher in the classroom. A leading charity for children with disabilities is appealing to the people of Greater Manchester to ra...

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STIFFORD CLAYS KNITTING GROUP SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Knitting group, Community Hooks and Needles, from Stifford Clays, near Grays, have been busy knitting to help raise money for Newlife Foundation. Community Hooks and Needles, started by community builder Teresa O’Keefe, has approximately 20 to 30 members which meet once a week at Headon Hall. ...

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TOM’S NOW ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Aug 2015

A ten-year-old Holywell boy can now experience the outdoors safely and easily thanks to a specialised all-terrain buggy. Tom Hughes has learning difficulties, he can crawl and cruise along furniture, but has no awareness of danger and doesn’t speak. He needs stimulation and when his parents tr...

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BRIDGEWATER FUNERAL CARE SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Newlife Fundraiser Claire Kelly met with Emma Turnbull, the proprietor/ director of Bridgewater Funeral Services in Worsley to increase awareness of Newlife. Bridgewater Funeral Services will be providing leaflets about Newlife to families and at various events to make more people aware of how Newli...

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SPINNINGFIELDS WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Waitrose at Spinningsfields donated £190 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for disabled children. Every month the branch at Spinningfields donates £1000 between three local good causes and in May one of the three was Newlife. At the checkout, customers received a token and...

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WILMSLOW KNITTING GROUP SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

A group of Newlife supporters in Wilmslow have been busy knitting Newlife nurses to help raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. The Knitter Natter group meet on a weekly basis at the Unico Lounge in Wilmslow and are also planning on holding a ‘Sparkle...

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OBSESSIONS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

Hair & Beauty salon Obsessions in Tamworth have raised £157 by holding a sparkle party to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, click here to see the var...

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FAMILIES LIVES TRANSFORMED

Aug 2015

Loui Legend Heath now has the specialised buggy he needs to carry all of his essential medical equipment when he goes outside. His mum Karly says it has “transformed” their lives. Now his family are asking the people of East Sussex to help local children with disabilities or terminal ill...

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MALTBY ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE TO HELP CHILDREN IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Aug 2015

Newlife Fundraiser for South Yorkshire, Caroline Artschan, attended a craft and jewellery sale at the Bevan Crescent Community Centre in Maltby to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire. The event was held in Maltby, the home town of a child called Lily-May...

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ABIGAIL, 14, INDEPENDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Aug 2015

A 14-year-old Liverpool girl can now get around independently and has the freedom to play with friends thanks to specialist equipment motorising her manual wheelchair. Abigail Ward, who no longer walks, has a condition that affects her lower limbs and struggles with strength in her upper limbs so sh...

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‘ACHEEVA’ WILL HELP LITTLE HARRY ACHIEVE MORE AT SCHOOL

Aug 2015

Little Harry Durbin from Barwick in Elmet near Leeds will be enjoying school life a lot more when he returns for the new term, thanks to a specialist piece of equipment. Six-year-old Harry, a pupil at Penny Field School in Leeds, has Epilepsy and learning difficulties. He is unable to sit, stand or ...

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SAFETY SEATING FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD JAMES

Aug 2015

South Yorkshire youngster James Gibbins is now able to sit in comfort and safety, thanks to specialist seating donated by a leading children’s disability charity with support from Marks and Spencer. The two-year-old, who lives with his family in Thurgoland near Barnsley, has Cerebral Palsy, a ...

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CAR SAFETY PLEA FOR LITTLE ELISHA

Aug 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment is all that is needed to keep little Elisha Mae Clarke safe and comfortable on car journeys – and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local people in West Yorkshire to help. Elisha, aged four and from the Ovenden area of Halifax, has ...

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HI-TECH BOOST FOR HARRY’S INDEPENDENCE

Aug 2015

Essex teenager Harry Luxton is getting the chance to be more independent, thanks to a hi-tech wheelchair donated by a leading children’s disability charity with support from Marks and Spencer. The 15-year-old, who lives with his family in the Harold Wood area of Romford, has Duchenne Muscular ...

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HEMYOCK MAN RUNS, CYCLES AND KAYAKS 105 MILES FOR DEVON CHILDREN

Aug 2015

A Hemyock man will run, cycle and kayak a gruelling 105 miles in a Scottish coast to coast race from Nairn to Glencoe for children with disabilities. Private airline steward Chris Kenny, 34, will swap his polished shoes, suit, collar and tie for running gear and trainers. He expects to be covered in...

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CAR SAFETY PLEA FOR LITTLE CHLOE

Aug 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment is all that is needed to keep little Chloe Body safe and comfortable on car journeys – and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local people in Kent to help. Chloe, aged three and from St Mary Hoo near Rochester, has development delays...

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SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT JOHN LEWIS IN CHEADLE

Aug 2015

From the 1st August 2015, you can help support Newlife Foundation at the John Lewis store in Cheadle, as the charity has been selected as part of the Community Matters scheme. Every three months, the shop donates £3,000 between three local good causes, depending on the number of votes for each char...

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WILMSLOW KNITTING GROUP SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2015

From the 1st August 2015, you can help support Newlife Foundation at the John Lewis store in the Trafford Centre, as the charity has been selected as part of the Community Matters scheme. Every three months, the shop donates £3,000 between three local good causes, depending on the number of votes f...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2015

Would you take the plunge to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness? Newlife Foundation – the UK’s leading charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is looking for daredevil fundraisers to take pa...

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WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM FOR YOUNG WILLIAM

Jul 2015

Twelve-year-old William Edkins is getting the essential specialist equipment he needs, with help from fabulous local fundraisers who have supported the Newlife Local Wiltshire Fund. William, from Mere, is getting a lightweight wheelchair so he won’t have to rely on other people to push him aro...

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HELP FOR HENRY – AT A STROKE . . .

Jul 2015

Firefighter Steve Vincent took the plunge at Castle Vale swimming pool at the weekend (Saturday 25 July) to raise money to help a Birmingham boy get the specialist bed he needs so he can sleep in safety. Steve, an Area Commander based at West Midlands Fire Service headquarters in Eastside, Birmingha...

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GABRIEL WILL SOON BE SITTING COMFORTABLY – THANKS TO FABULOUS LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

Jul 2015

Fabulous local fundraisers are helping six-year-old Gabriel McBryan get the specialist equipment he needs so he can sit in comfort – and safety – at home in Kirkintilloch. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children wit...

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WALKDEN ROTARY CLUB DONATE £400 TO NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

Walkden Rotary Club have kindly donated a cheque for £400 to Newlife to be spent on a Play Therapy Pod in Greater Manchester. President of Walkden Rotary Club, Emma Turnbull, presented the cheque to Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager at Newlife Claire Kelly, after supporting Newlife through...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2015

We’ve placed a collection can at the Blue Bell Bass House, Long Eaton, in Nottinghamshire. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Nottinghamshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Fo...

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PRECIOUS MEMORIES FOR MERSEYSIDE FAMILY

Jul 2015

A surprise dinner with Cinderella was the highlight of a special trip to Disneyland Paris for life-limited teenager Holly Smallman, creating memories her Merseyside family will treasure forever. Like many girls, 13-year-old Holly loves Disney films, especially the new version of Cinderella – s...

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HULL PARENTS ASK FOR HELP

Jul 2015

Layton got the specialised car seat he needed to enable his family to take him to important hospital appointments safely. Now his family are asking the people of the East Riding of Yorkshire to help local children with disabilities or terminal illness today. Right now there are four children in the ...

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FYLDE COAST CO-OP RAISES NEARLY £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

Fylde Coast Co-op Funeralcare raised £291 as part of the Tram Sunday event in Fleetwood. The volunteers sold jewellery, knitted and craft items, as well as holding a guess the length of the Buddhist Hearse competition All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal i...

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BARCLAYS IN NOTTINGHAM SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

Barclays held a Sparkle Party Sale at its Nottingham City Centre branch to raise money for Newlife Foundation. Any money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Newlife Fundraising and Awareness Manager, David Reeves, said: “Sparkle par...

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BUXTON WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

Waitrose in Buxton donated £525 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – its biggest donation of the year! Every month the branch at Spring Garden Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and in May one of the three was Newlife. At the c...

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LUKE NOW TRAVELS IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

Jul 2015

A five-year-old boy from Kingswinford is now able to travel safely and attend important hospital appointments thanks to a new specialist car seat. Weighing just 2lb 5oz Luke Powers was born extremely prematurely at 26 weeks. He spent five months in hospital, had five operations, is partially sighted...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY IS A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER

Jul 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment – provided with support from fabulous local fundraisers – means three-year-old Frankie Harkness is making more of life’s opportunities. Frankie, from Westerhope in Newcastle, has autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing difficulties, di...

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MALTBY ACADEMY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

Students at Maltby Academy in Rotherham held a jewellery sale and arranged a sponsored walk to raise money for Newlife Foundation, which has been chosen as its Charity of the Year. The year 10 students, from Bede House, painted their faces and dressed in blue as it’s their ‘house’ colo...

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CHARITY ‘LIFELINE’ FOR HULL FAMILY

Jul 2015

Mum Claire Shillito, from Analby in Hull, says: “Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children threw me a lifeline when they provided my son Declan with a specialist buggy so I could finally get him out and about.” Declan, aged five, has a severe sensory processing disorder, social and commun...

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EURO BANGER CHALLENGE TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Jul 2015

Great Yarmouth duo David Bersconi and Ian Cade are taking on a banger challenge, driving from England to Italy in five days, to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness. David, 52, and Ian, 46, will be lining up for the Motoscape Rally in September alongside dozens o...

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SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT ASDA

Jul 2015

Newlife Foundation has been selected as one of three charities to go on the Asda Green Token Panel scheme at the Fleetwood store from the 1st July until 31st August 2015. How does it work? Customers are given tokens at the till that they can put in a box of their choice at the front of the store. Th...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CANNOCK CRAFT SALE – SATURDAY 11TH JULY

Jul 2015

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help man our stall and sell our beautiful jewellery and crafts on Saturday 11th July from 9am-3pm in Cannock. The craft sale will be taking place at Cannock Shopping Centre, Market Hall Street, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1WS. Ideally, you ...

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CHASE ROCKS SPARKLES

Jul 2015

A week of fun was had by all at the Cannock Chase High School CHASEFEST culminating in Chase Rocks out on the school field on a day where staff and pupils raised £401 for specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Staffordshire. “CHASEFEST is a series of workshops, performances an...

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YORKSHIRE’S DEDICATED NEWLIFE FUNDRAISER

Jul 2015

A dedicated fundraiser and campaigner with many years of experience has become the Yorkshire Regional Fundraising Awareness Manager with national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Caroline Artschan, from Rotherham, Yorkshire, is passionate about her new role working throughout the co...

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SAFETY FIRST FOR FEARLESS RYAN

Jul 2015

Two simple items of specialist equipment are helping to keep eight-year-old Ryan Weidum safe from harm – and giving his family peace of mind. A video monitor and magnetic car harness, costing a combined £634, mean he can sleep and travel in safety, thanks to the UK’s leading charity pro...

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON RAG SOCIETY DONATE £3,120 TO NEWLIFE

Jul 2015

University College London RAG Society have kindly donated £3,120 to Newlife to be spent on specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Greater London. The £3,120 comes as a result of the society’s fundraising activities, such as Rag Week, LOS...

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ARM SUPPORTS MEAN TEENAGER SAM CAN HOLD ON TO HIS INDEPENDENCE

Jul 2015

Fifteen-year-old Sam Ardley is getting specialist equipment so he can do the sort of everyday things that most teenagers take for granted, thanks to help from fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores in Leicestershire. Sam, from Fleckney, has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. A...

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HELP LEROY SIT PAIN FREE

Jul 2015

A Newcastle-upon-Tyne mum has been battling to get special equipment for her 11-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and needs supportive seating to keep him safe and help stop his curvature of the spine worsening. Leroy Gibb has quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy which affects every muscle in his b...

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WHEELCHAIR HAS GIVEN JONATHON HIS LIFE BACK

Jul 2015

A teenage boy in Cornwall, who was virtually housebound for two years, has ‘got his life back’ thanks to a new hi-tech wheelchair provided by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Jonathon Inkin, aged 16, lives in the rural community of Callington in Cornwall. He has a degenerative muscl...

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NIGHT-TIME IS NO LONGER A NIGHTMARE FOR LITTLE ALFIE AND HIS FAMILY

Jul 2015

A Walsall mum who had to keep watch over her five-year-old son so he would be safe at night is finally able to go back to her own bedroom after Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children provided the special equipment her son so desperately needed. Night-time had turned into a ‘nightmare’ for ...

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KEEPING ALEXANDER SAFE AND SOUND AT NIGHT

Jul 2015

A desperate Highlands couple whose eldest son has a rare developmental disorder were forced to create their own homemade safe tent for their son to sleep in as their local statutory services were unable to provide a specialist bed. Seven-year-old Alexander Milligan from Sutherland has Cornelia De La...

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CAR SEAT COMFORT AT LAST FOR LITTLE OLIVIA

Jul 2015

Car journeys are no longer a painful experience for seven-year-old Olivia Sherwin, thanks to provision of a specialist safety seat. Olivia, from Ashtead in Surrey, has a degenerative condition which affects her body and limbs. She needs specialist postural support at all times, and using a standard ...

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EDGWARE AND STANMORE ROTARY CLUB DONATE £2,000 TO NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Edgware and Stanmore Rotary Club have kindly donated a cheque for £2,000 to Newlife to be spent on specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Greater London. Head of Community Fundraising & Appeals at Newlife, Nora Smith, attended a meeting wit...

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TAMWORTH TOYS R US SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Toys R Us in Tamworth have raised £183 so far through collection cans to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. Toys R Us Store manager, Julie Nwosu said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Newlife for their tremendous support and it is pleasing to...

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TORPOINT SUPPORTER CONTINUES TO GET CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Newlife supporter Michala Newman, from Torpoint, has sent in more of her hand made jewellery to be sold in aid of Newlife Foundation. These fabulous earrings and bracelets, along with other handmade items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the ...

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BRIGHOUSE SUPPORTER CONTINUES TO GET CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Regular donator Julie Collins, from Brighouse, has knitted a range of toys, including a rapper, ballerina, super boy & girl and Pod the Tooth Pixie who comes with his own little note stating he will protect and look after your baby teeth. These knitted toys, along with other knitted items from o...

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NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Jun 2015

A national children’s charity is appealing to kind-hearted Derbyshire people to help give a disabled three-year-old girl more independence. Ella Morley from Derbyshire, has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk. She uses a manual wheelchair but it is now too heavy for her to use to push herself aro...

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TAMWORTH SANTANDER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Tamworth Santander held a Sparkle Party Sale at the Castle Hotel to raise money for Newlife Foundation. This sparkle party is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts from Tamworth Santander. So far, it’s raised a total of over £5,000 and with £3,500 of match funding this will make a total of...

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HELP CHILDREN LIKE MACY

Jun 2015

Ten-year-old Huddersfield girl Macy Robinson will soon be able to travel safely and attend vital hospital appointments thanks to the imminent arrival of a specialist car seat from Newlife foundation for children with disabilities. Macy has a genetic disorder, physical disability and global developme...

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WORKERS CELEBRATE COMPANY MILESTONE CYCLING TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN

Jun 2015

Six cyclists from a Gailey garden centre successfully completed a 105-mile ride to Milton Keynes celebrating a significant company anniversary and raising money for children with disabilities. Dobbies who serve 18 million people across 35 UK stores each year are celebrating 150-years since the compa...

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A MILLION STEPS TOWARDS A MILLION POUNDS

Jun 2015

Colleagues at 17 Central England Co-operative stores across Birmingham have been ‘taking steps’ to help raise £1million to support children with disabilities and terminal illness. Central England Co-operative is supporting Cannock-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, rais...

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BEST FOOT FORWARD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2015

Central England Co-operative’s Bakewell supermarket manager Wayne Ingham joined 19 colleagues, friends and family on a seven-mile sponsored walk in the Peak District to raise £450 to help disabled children in Derbyshire. Central England Co-operative is supporting Newlife Foundation, the large...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR JONATHAN

Jun 2015

The Phipps family love getting out into the local Suffolk countryside, but it’s getting harder and harder to access the great outdoors as wheelchair-reliant son Jonathan gets bigger. Jonathan, from Denham near Bury St Edmunds, is eight years old and has a neurological condition combined with e...

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HELP LUCY SEE THE OUTSIDE WORLD

Jun 2015

The family of Northampton girl Lucy Tinant are asking for your help with Lucy and other children with disabilities or terminal illness in Northampton. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 160 children in Northamptonshire through equipment grants and loans totalling more than ...

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SHOPPERS INCENTIVE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO LOCAL CHILDREN

Jun 2015

A local charity for children with disabilities has been chosen by Waitrose in Lichfield as one of three charities to receive donations from the store as part of the supermarkets Community Matters scheme. Every month the branch at Darwin Park donates £1000 between three local good causes and in June...

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DURHAM TEENAGER IS A CHAMPION

Jun 2015

A Durham teenager is the youngest person to be awarded the title of Charity Champion by a national charity for children with disabilities. Newlife Foundation granted 14-year-old Nicola Clarke the award due to her hard work and determination along with a novel idea that has become much in demand. ...

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RUN FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Jun 2015

The team of seven from Derby’s Else Solicitors who completed the 21km Ramathon have reached a verdict – it was hard work pounding the streets of Derby, but rewarding knowing the money raised will help local children with disabilities. Oliver Buckle, Business Development Manager at Else S...

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STRATFORD-UPON-AVON BOY NEEDS A SPECIAL BUGGY

Jun 2015

“Battling for equipment and support is something many families of children with disabilities or terminal illness know all too well” – Stephen Morgan, Newlife Foundation Main Head of Operations. Families with children who have disabilities or terminal illness across the UK are battl...

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CROYDON TEEN NEEDS A PORTABLE HOIST

Jun 2015

“Battling for equipment and support is something many families of children with disabilities or terminal illness knows all too well” – Stephen Morgan, Newlife Foundation Main Head of Operations. Families with children who have disabilities or terminal illness across the UK are batt...

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER IN WEST YORKSHIRE?

Jun 2015

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children by offering community rooms for the charity’s use to recruit volunteers. The sessions take place as follows and will run between 11am and 1pm. Tuesday 9th June – Bradford Fire Station, 540 Leed...

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KEEPING SAMUEL SAFE

Jun 2015

A vital specialist car seat means little Samuel Macdonald can travel safely and comfortably – and give his parents peace of mind that if he has a seizure, he’ll be safe. Four-year-old Samuel, from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, has an undiagnosed muscular disorder which has resulted in his ...

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“DESPERATELY NEEDED” BUGGY SUPPLIED – THANKS TO HELP FROM CO-OPERATIVE

Jun 2015

Parents of a five-year-old Stowmarket boy who has no sense of danger and runs off if he hears strange noises were at a loss trying to get a desperately needed specialist buggy. Statutory funding was not available, so the family turned to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children for help. The new equ...

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RUN THE NORTHAMPTON HALF MARATHON AND RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Jun 2015

Test yourself running through the streets, out into the countryside and finishing the Northampton half marathon in the shadow of Delapre Abbey whilst raising money for children with disabilities. The race starts at the Guildhall on Sunday September 6, taking a tour of the town before heading into pi...

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HELP LOCAL CHILDREN LIKE GABRIEL

Jun 2015

The family of Kirkintilloch boy Gabriel McBryan are asking for your help with Gabriel and other children with disabilities and terminal illness in East Dunbartonshire. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 12 children in East Dunbartonshire through equipment grants and loans to...

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NEWHALL CONCERT AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

Musical director Cathryn Haywood will be holding a ‘Love Songs’ concert on the 20th June at St John’s Church in Newhall, in aid of Newlife Foundation. Cathryn, who has composed a song for Newlife, will be performing alongside popular local bands New Chapter and In Harmony. The songs co...

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FRANK INNES TAKE THE PLUNGE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2015

A group of employees at Frank Innes Estate Agents in Uttoxeter are holding various fundraising events, including cake sales, to help raise money for their tandem skydive in aid of Newlife. The team of daredevils; Emma Watkinson, Gemma French and Emma Roden, will be taking the plunge on the 12th Sept...

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FOREST HOLIDAYS GET IN THE SWING OF FUNDRAISING

Jun 2015

Forest Holidays held a Golf Day with their clients, suppliers and friends to help raise money for Newlife. The Golf Day is just one of many fundraising events Forest Holidays are holding throughout the year as part of their aim to raise £10,000 for Newlife. Any money raised will help children with ...

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HELP MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO ZAC AND HIS FAMILY

May 2015

A special travel bed from a national children’s disability charity will make a big difference to the lives of five-year-old Zac Morrison and his family, allowing them to take a much needed break together and enjoy some stress-free family time. Zac is a happy little boy who loves spending time ...

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SUPPORTER COMPLETES COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE IN AID OF NEWLIFE

May 2015

Well done to John Hunter from Randalstown who finished 6th overall in the Ireland Coast to Coast Challenge 2015. John ran, cycled and canoed in the challenge and did it non-stop in 21 hours covering 312.5 miles. The money raised will go to help children with disabilities or terminal illness and thei...

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TAMWORTH LIONS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2015

Tamworth Lions have kindly given Newlife a cheque for £75 to be spent on specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. Midlands Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager, Keleigh Tomlinson, said: “We are delighted with their supp...

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BRIDGEWATER FUNERAL CARE SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2015

Waitrose at Spinningsfields donated £190 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for disabled children. Every month the branch at Spinningfields donates £1000 between three local good causes and in May one of the three was Newlife. At the checkout, customers received a token and...

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TORPOINT SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2015

Newlife supporter Michala Newman, from Torpoint has made some bracelets which will be sold in aid of Newlife Foundation. These bracelets, along with other handmade items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year. Any money raised will help UK...

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WOLVERHAMPTON FUNDRAISER FINDS CHEEKY WAY TO RAISE FUNDS

May 2015

As part of his fundraising for the London Marathon, Jonathan Green from Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, sold a space on his buttock to be tattooed. The winning bidder Dave Anson, who inspired Jon to run, bought the space for £200 and his name was tattooed on Jonathan’s buttock at Tattoo Palace ...

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SUPPORTER COMPLETES COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE IN AID OF NEWLIFE

May 2015

Disabled nine-year-old Timothy Dickson has taken the final lap of his spacewalk, completing his mission to raise funds for Newlife the charity for disabled and terminally ill children, raising over £1,800! Timothy, from Tuxford in Nottinghamshire, has Autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which affect...

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ANDOVER SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2015

Newlife supporter Claudia Limburn, from Andover is selling handmade birthday cards in aid of Newlife Foundation. These cards, along with other handmade items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year. Any money raised will help UK children wi...

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HELP US TO HELP HENRY

May 2015

Taking a family holiday is the highlight of the year for many – but for Helen and David Hogan from Birmingham it hasn’t been possible, as their middle child, Henry, has severe autism and needs a specialist travel bed to stay safe through the night. Because five-year-old Henry has Autism ...

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COLLECTION HELD AT GAILEY GARDEN CENTRE

May 2015

Newlife Fundraiser Keleigh Tomlinson visited Dobbies Garden Centre in Gailey to hold a collection and increase awareness of Newlife. The garden centre on Watling Street is working alongside Keleigh to make more people aware of how Newlife can help children with disabilities or terminal illness in St...

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BRIGHOUSE SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2015

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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VOLUNTEERS OFFER FANTASTIC SUPPORT AT BIRMINGHAM 10K

May 2015

We’d like to thank Newlife volunteers who helped organisers of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k. They volunteered their time to ensure runners and spectators got to the start and viewing points safely. If you are interested in volunteering to support Newlife then please call 01543 431444 or ...

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RUNNER FROM MOLD RAISES OVER £300 FOR NEWLIFE

May 2015

Well done to Peter Guy, from Mold, who raised over £300 for Newlife after taking part in the Chester Half Marathon. Peter completed the race in 2 hours 12 minutes and had the support from his family cheering him on. The money raised will go to help UK children with disabilities or terminal illness ...

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NEW CAR SEAT WILL KEEP ORLA SAFE

May 2015

The family of Lisburn girl Orla Adamson are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in County Antrim. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 181 children in County Antrim throug...

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SIX WEARY WOMEN HELP LOCAL CHILDREN

May 2015

Six weary women who spent last Saturday on their feet partying and fundraising are now walking with a spring in their step thanks to the knowledge they have raised over £1,600 for children with disabilities in Fife. The ladies turned The Den Hair and Beauty in Cross Wynd in Dunfermline into a shop ...

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EXCITING FUNDRAISING PLANS FOR NEWLIFE

May 2015

Claire Ankers from Special Creations Emporium in Leigh is planning some exciting projects and initiatives to fundraise for Newlife. Claire has previously worked with children with disabilities and autism and spends a considerable amount of time supporting her local community. Without supporters like...

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LIGHTING UP A CHILD’S LIFE

May 2015

Collingwood Lighting Ltd donated £3,000 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Such a generous donation to help children with disabilities or terminal illness. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation, click here to see a variety of way...

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LADIES SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

May 2015

Christine Anderson, Newlife’s Fundraising and Awareness Manager for Lancashire, met with Pat Bonnar and The Bereavement and Carers Chat group at Thornton Health Centre on Friday afternoon. She popped in to say hello and introduce Newlife and now these wonderful ladies have bought jewellery alr...

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GREATER MANCHESTER’S NEWLIFE CAMPAIGNER

May 2015

A committed volunteer and campaigner with more than 20 years experience has become the Greater Manchester Regional Fundraising Awareness Manager with national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Claire Kelly, aged 44 and from Astley, Manchester, is bringing passion and a wealth of expe...

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION MEANS MORE HELP FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

May 2015

Claire Kelly, Newlife’s Greater Manchester Fundraising and Awareness Manager, (pictured on the left) had a brilliant meeting today with Jill Clough, Branch Manager at Escapes Travel/ Manchester Cruise Centre, who has agreed for us to be their charity of the year with immediate effect. If you c...

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CAN YOU HELP HANNAH?

May 2015

A special portable bed will mean Chorley girl Hannah and her family can go on holiday and visit friends. They will no longer be prisoners in their own home. Hannah Marshall-Smith has been diagnosed with CDKL5 Variant Rett syndrome, which has resulted in severe physical and learning difficulties and ...

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CAN YOU HELP HANNAH?

May 2015

Disabled nine-year-old Timothy Dickson has taken the final lap of his spacewalk, completing his mission to raise funds for Newlife the charity for disabled and terminally ill children, raising over £1,800! Timothy, from Tuxford in Nottinghamshire, has Autism and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which affect...

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JONATHAN’S DONE REAR-LY WELL

May 2015

A WOLVERHAMPTON man who ran the London Marathon to raise money for children with disabilities revealed he has sold the space on his buttocks for a permanent tattoo to boost charity funds. Jonathan Green was 21 stone and decided to do something about it and was determined to pound the roads at a quic...

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FAMILY FUN DAY RAISES £300 TO SAY ‘THANK YOU’ TO CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY

May 2015

A family fun day at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Arena earlier this month raised £300 to help fund specialist disability equipment for local children. The event – on Saturday 21 February – was organised by Victoria Miller and Darren Roe from Wombwell in Barnsley to raise money for lea...

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CHIF’S CHALLENGE

May 2015

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, Chif is challenging you to walk a marathon with him to Windsor Castle to raise vital funds for Newlife. Chif is a long-term supporter of Newlife having been involved in five previous challenges that have raised over £120,000. Chif, who has severe learning difficulties, wa...

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COVENTRY SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Apr 2015

Newlife supporter Rachel, from Coventry, has handmade some knitted animals to be sold in aid of Newlife Foundation. These knitted animals, along with other knitted items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year. Any money raised will help UK...

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CAROLINE EXHASUTED AFTER MARATHON BUT IT WAS WORTH IT

Apr 2015

A Ladbroke Grove woman could hardly walk after the London Marathon, “but it was all worth it” as she exceeded her target for raising money for children in Greater London with disabilities. “I am really happy to have done it,” said Caroline Esmilaire. “Friends and collea...

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TAUNTON MAN “ELATED” BY MARATHON RUN AND CHARITY HAUL

Apr 2015

A TAUNTON man said he felt “elated” on completing the London Marathon and has smashed his fundraising target to help Somerset children with disabilities. Thirty-four-year-old Roger Neale took up running three years ago to get his own health back on track. After completing the Taunton Mar...

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COLLECTION CAN PLACED IN TELFORD TOBY CARVERY

Apr 2015

We’ve placed a collection can at Toby Carvery, Shawbirch Cross Roads, Telford, TF1 3QA. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Shropshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundation...

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TRY A �ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE� AND HELP CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Apr 2015

Have you ever dreamed of taking a bird’s eye view from almost two miles in the air before watching the landscape unfold from a viewpoint previously unavailable? The Newlife Skydive at Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch takes place on September 12, 2015. Not only do you get the exhilarating fee...

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SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT THE MID-SUMMER MADNESS DISCO

Apr 2015

Newlife volunteers are holding a beach-themed Mid-Summer Madness disco, in aid of Newlife Foundation. All are welcome to attend and beachwear fancy dress, such as grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts, is optional. Venue: Burntwood Rugby Club, The Sportsway, Northshore, Burntwood, WS7 3PH Date: Friday 19...

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HELPING SYLWIA TO STAND TALL

Apr 2015

A Northamptonshire teenager with Cerebral Palsy, who recently had surgery to stabilise her hips, is to receive a standing frame from the UK’s leading children’s disability charity to aid her recovery. Fourteen-year-old Sylwia Suchecka lives in Daventry with her parents, Marzena and Dariu...

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CHARITY CYCLISTS GET IN A SPIN FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2015

A Spin Cycle Challenge was held by Etwall and Hilton Rotary Club at St George’s Park, near Burton upon Trent, to raise money for Newlife Foundation. Thirteen teams, from companies across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire, battled it out to cycle as far as they could in an hour. The Rotar...

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STUDENTS DISPLAY ARTWORK AT BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Apr 2015

Entry one students at the City of Wolverhampton College will be exhibiting their work at Bilston Craft Gallery from the 25th April until the 23rd May 2015, in aid of Newlife Foundation. Their art work involves abstract images in the colours purple and teal, representing the college corporate colours...

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SPECIALIST BED IS ‘GODSEND’ FOR FAMILY

Apr 2015

Four-year-old Codi Wild, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, has a complex condition that includes Hydrocephalus, with a shunt in situ, visual impairment and learning disabilities. Combined with the fact that he is already four feet tall and weighs five stone, he needs care 24/7. For his own safety, he had b...

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VITAL BED SUPPORT FOR LAURA, THANKS TO CENTRAL ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE

Apr 2015

When Birmingham mum Denise Egerton desperately needed a specialist bed to keep her young daughter safe at night, Cannock-based UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation stepped in to help. Laura, aged eight and from East Birmingham, has a complex condition including Down’s Synd...

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LET THE PARTY BEGIN

Apr 2015

Whether it rains or shines on Saturday May 9 you will be able to step into one Dunfermline shop any time of the day for merriment and partying that will put a smile on your face. Eight staff from The Den Hair and Beauty in Cross Wynd will be creating a fairground and carnival setting, dressing up an...

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RUN THE WIGAN 10K AND RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Apr 2015

A carnival atmosphere will again be in place for Wigan’s third 10k run on September 6. If you want to join the party and pound the streets there is an opportunity to raise funds for local disabled children like three-year-old Lydia Rankin Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children provides speci...

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LNEWLIFE LAUNCHES APPEAL TO CHANGE LOCAL CHILDREN’S LIVESADIES SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2015

The family of an Ashton-under-Lyme boy are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Greater Manchester. Seweryn Halas’ dad is so pleased with the specialist bed for his son that he is urging local people to help change the lives of other...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD ZANDER

Apr 2015

Four-year-old Zander Symms enjoys getting out and about with his family, which is made easier thanks to the intervention of a children’s charity that has provided specialist disability equipment. Zander, from Rotherham, has a heart condition and a diagnosis of autism. Mum Cassandra Symms said:...

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RUBY-MO’S SPECIAL CHAIR WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO HER LIFE

Apr 2015

Special seating will make a huge difference to Essex four-year-old Ruby-Mo Collier, who will be comfy and supported in an upright position so she can play more easily and be more involved with family activities. Ruby-Mo, from the Rainham area, has a complex chromosomal abnormality which is life limi...

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COLLECTION CAN PLACED IN CO-OP FOOD STORE

Apr 2015

We’ve placed a collection can at the Co-op Food Store, 303 Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys in Lancashire. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Lancashire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise m...

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COUNTY CAMPAIGNER CHRISTINE

Apr 2015

A leading county campaigner on disability issues has become the Lancashire Fundraising and Awareness Manager with national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Christine Anderson, aged 40, from Thornton Cleveleys, will be working throughout the county to raise awareness of Newlife Found...

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HAPPY BUNNIES HELP CHILDREN

Apr 2015

Some people just love dressing up. But for staff at the busy BP service station at Norton Canes services who donned tutus and bunny ears – it was all in a good cause. The team collected a total of £329 from generous customers on what turned out to be a busy weekend and the monies raised will ...

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PLAYTIME BOOST FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD NOAH

Apr 2015

Three-year-old Noah Tilson is able to make the most of his days at nursery thanks to the intervention of a children’s charity that has provided specialist disability equipment to help him stand and walk. Noah, from Green Hammerton near York, has Cerebral Palsy that affects the use of his legs ...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES LOCAL APPEAL TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN – JUST LIKE RUBY

Apr 2015

The family of Oldham girl Ruby Baker are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Greater Manchester. Ruby’s mum is so pleased with the specialist car seat that now enables her daughter to travel in safety that she is urging local people...

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CHURCH RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2015

Fundraisers at St Paul’s Church in West Bridgford donated £1,367.35 following a Promise Auction held at the church on Boundary Road. Their donation will help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise m...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES COUNTY DERRY APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE ANALIE

Apr 2015

The family of local County Derry girl Analie McCaffery are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. Analie’s mum is so grateful for the specialist cot bed she now has to keep her five-year-old daughter safe through the night ...

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MILLIE DREAMS OF WALKING TALL . . .

Apr 2015

A simple piece of specialist disability equipment will mean eight-year-old Millie Froggett can make the most of her limited mobility, boosting her confidence and supporting her health needs. Millie, from Didsbury, has Central Core Disease so she can’t walk at all or stand without help. She spe...

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A SPECIAL BUGGY MEANS COMFORT AND CALM FOR A DEVON FOUR-YEAR-OLD WITH AUTISM

Apr 2015

An autistic four-year-old from Devon is much happier now he has a special buggy of his own to get into for comfort whenever he finds the world around him too overwhelming and distressing. The Blight family from Plymouth were walking Ricky-Lee to his school, Millford Special Education School in Ernse...

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STAFFORDSHIRE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM STORE’S KINDNESS

Apr 2015

Children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire will benefit from the generosity of colleagues at Tamworth’s John Lewis store. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, based in Cannock, was one of three charities to gain from John Lewis’ Community Matters initiative wher...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES COUNTY TYRONE APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE MATTHEW

Apr 2015

The family of Strabane boy Matthew Gallagher are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in County Tyrone. His mum Claire is so pleased with the specialist car seat that enables her seven-year-old son to travel safely that she is urging local pe...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES WEST LOTHIAN APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE CHLOE

Apr 2015

The family of Bathgate girl Chloe Dyet are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in West Lothian. Chloe’s mum Margaret is so pleased that her daughter is getting the specialist bed she needs to keep her safe at night that she is urging l...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES EAST SUSSEX FUND TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE RHYS’S

Apr 2015

The family of local East Sussex boy Rhys Sullivan are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. Rhys’s parents are so pleased with the specialist buggy they now have to carry his emergency equipment when they leave the house t...

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NEWLIFE LANCASHIRE FUND HELPS LITTLE KEIRA GET TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS IN SAFETY

Apr 2015

When Preston mum Stephanie Lowe needed a new specialist car seat so her two-year-old could continue getting to her many medical appointments in safety, she knew exactly what to do. She called Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children’s Nurse Helpline. Stephanie’s daughter Keira has Cerebr...

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DERBY STUDENT’S’ UNION MEGASALE – 14TH APRIL

Apr 2015

Derby Students’ Union RAG society is holding another Newlife Megasale, back by popular demand! The Megasale will take place from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday 14th April in The Atrium, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DE22 1GB. Shoppers will be able to get their hands on highly discounted clothes ...

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NEWLIFE ON BBC RADIO SOMERSET – 02/04/2015

Apr 2015

The family of local Somerset boy Rowan Ireland are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. Rowan’s parents are so grateful for the specialist bed to keep their two-year-old son safe at night that they are urging local people...

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VITAL CAR SEAT SUPPLIED – THANKS TO HELP FROM CENTRAL ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE

Apr 2015

Parents of a three-year-old Rugeley girl with Autism, Anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder and behavioural issues were at a loss trying to get a desperately needed specialist car seat. Statutory funding was not available, so the family turned to Cannock-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children...

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KENTS MOAT CO-OP ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE

Mar 2015

Fundraiser Ellie Deffley raised £450 in aid of Newlife Foundation by holding a sparkle party for Mothers Day at the Kents Moat Co-operative in Birmingham. The event was held at the Birmingham store to raise money to continue our vital services to children with disabilities or terminal illness in th...

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ANDY THANKS BIG HEARTED AUCTIONEERS

Mar 2015

It is not always a case of going, going, gone at Cuttlestones – the big hearted auctioneers just cannot stop giving to local children with disabilities and terminal illness. Since April 1, 2014, Cuttlestones’ Penkridge and Wolverhampton auction houses have handed over £6,529 to Cannock ...

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CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN – LIKE WILLIAM

Mar 2015

The family of Newcastle-under-Lyme boy William Kirk-Bradshaw are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Staffordshire. William’s mum is so pleased with the car seat that gets him to and from school in safety that she is urging local pe...

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YOU DESERVE A GOOD NIGHT OUT – UP TO 100 WOMEN WILL WOO CHESTERFIELD AUDIENCE

Mar 2015

Imagine this scenario . . . leave the house one night in May and return dancing back up the path after an unforgettable evening close to home. Up to a hundred voices from the Aurora Women’s A Capella Chorus will be filling the hall of Loundsley Green Community Centre in Chesterfield on Saturda...

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KERENZA, AGED NINE, PUTS HER BEST FOOT FORWARD TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED TWINS

Mar 2015

Fabulous fundraiser nine-year-old Kerenza Willis from Deanshanger has tackled a sponsored ten-mile walk to help local disabled twins get the specialist equipment they need so they can sit in comfort. Kerenza is a member of Holy Trinity Church in Deanshanger, where the congregation is helping Newlife...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES FLINTSHIRE APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE TOMAS, EVIE AND BENJAMIN

Mar 2015

The families of three local children are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. Parents of eight-year-old Tomas Owen from Cilcain, Evie Davies, four, from Teuddyn and 18-year-old Benjamin Davies who lives in Mold are now urging l...

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LIFE HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER FOR MALYN’S FAMILY – THANKS TO EQUIPMENT FROM LOCAL FUNDS

Mar 2015

The family of Brecon boy Malyn Wilkinson-Lawday are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Powys. Malyn’s mum is so pleased with the specialist buggy that gets him to and from school that she is urging local people to help change the l...

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COTHAM TEENAGER DETERMINED TO CONQUER KILIMANJARO AND HELP NEEDY CHILDREN

Mar 2015

A Cotham teenager will fly 4,490 miles to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and raise funds for a charity that helped one of her best friends. It will be rainy season when Anna Sutton, 19, arrives in Tanzania for her eight-day hike, not a popular time for hikers m...

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HAYDN APPEAL IS JUST £92 SHORT OF ITS TOTAL

Mar 2015

An appeal to help 11-year-old Haydn Weymes, from Crawcrook, get the specialist mobility equipment he needs is just £92 short of the total. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illne...

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MOBILE HOIST GIVES BIRMINGHAM FAMILY A REAL LIFT

Mar 2015

The family of Birmingham teen Jack Byrne are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the West Midlands. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 921 children in Birmingham thro...

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HELP NEWLIFE GIVE LITTLE ZOFIA THE FREEDOM SHE NEEDS

Mar 2015

The family of Winchester girl Zofia Bichler are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in Hampshire. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 314 children in Hampshire through eq...

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HELP GIVE LIZZIE THE SPECIALIST WHEELCHAIR SHE NEEDS TO GET OUT AND ABOUT IN COMFORT

Mar 2015

The family of Hampshire teenager Lizzie Baty are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in Hampshire. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 314 children in Hampshire through e...

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FAMILY FUN SUPPORTS CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN DEVON

Mar 2015

Family fun at The Beehive community arts centre in Honiton raised £485 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Devon. The money was collected by Honiton Pantomime Society at its February performances of Sleeping Beauty and brings the total collected for Devon fundraising campaign...

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DERBYSHIRE’S LORD LIEUTENANT BACKS COUNTY APPEAL TO SUPPORT LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2015

The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, has thrown his support behind a recently launched appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment ...

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HELP NEWLIFE KEEP LILY-MAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Mar 2015

The family of Rotherham girl Lily-May Earp are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in South Yorkshire. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 269 children in South Yorkshire...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES GLASGOW APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE PAIGE’S

Mar 2015

The family of local Glasgow girl Paige Meighan are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the city. Paige’s parents are so glad to be getting a specialist car seat to keep her safe when she is travelling to her many hospital appointmen...

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TAMWORTH STREET COLLECTION – SATURDAY 21ST MARCH

Mar 2015

Keep a look out for our Newlife volunteers with their collection cans at Tamworth FC during the local derby with Hednesford FC on Saturday 21st March. Our volunteers will be manning the collection during the afternoon to help raise money to continue our vital services to children with disabilities o...

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HELP NEWLIFE GIVE RYAN A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP WITH A SPECIALIST BED

Mar 2015

Ryan Anstey from Bristol has a progressive muscle wasting disease which can leave him in such discomfort he can wake every hour through the night, needing his family to help him find a pain-free position. The 11-year-old has been sleeping in a standard bed but as the symptoms of his Duchenne Muscula...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES NOTTINGHAMSHIRE APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE KYLE’S

Mar 2015

Nottinghamshire’s Lord Lieutenant Sir John Peace is supporting a local initiative to fund more specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps dozens of families in Nottinghamshire, and Sir John – the Q...

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HOW YOU CAN HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

Mar 2015

North Yorkshire’s Lord Lieutenant Barry Dodd, CBE, is supporting a local initiative to fund more specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps dozens of families in North Yorkshire, and Mr Dodd – the Queen̵...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE EUAN’S

Mar 2015

The Hon Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, is supporting a local initiative to fund more specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps dozens of families in the East Riding of...

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HOW YOU CAN HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN IN WILTSHIRE

Mar 2015

Wiltshire’s Lord Lieutenant Sarah Troughton is supporting a local initiative to fund more specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps dozens of families in Wiltshire, and Mrs Troughton – the Queen’s off...

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NEWLIFE LAUNCHES LANCASHIRE APPEAL TO CHANGE CHILDREN’S LIVES – JUST LIKE RORY’S

Mar 2015

Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, is supporting a local initiative to fund more specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps dozens of families Lancashire, and Lord Shuttleworth – the Queen...

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CAN YOU HELP GRACE, AGED TEN, STAND UP TO HER CONDITION?

Mar 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment to use at home will help maintain ten-year-old Grace Hitchens’ health and give her new opportunities to join in activities with her twin sister. Grace, from the Gilstead area of Bingley, has a neurodegenerative condition called Niemann Pick Type C which h...

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TAKE THE CHASE CHALLENGE . . . AND HELP LOCAL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Mar 2015

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been chosen as the official charity partner for the 2015 Chase Challenge in June. The 10k event – on Saturday 6 June – is organised by Mash Running and more information is available by going to: www.mashrunning.co.uk It costs £13.50 to enter...

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NEWLIFE ON BBC RADIO WM – 18/02/2015

Mar 2015

Newlife Services Manager Carrick Brown took part in a debate about waiting times for condition diagnoses on the BBC Radio WM breakfast show on Wednesday 18 February. The programme highlighted a recent report by Dr Karen Horridge, chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability. She surveyed the...

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NEWLIFE ON BBC RADIO GLOUCESTERSHIRE – 05/03/2015

Mar 2015

The family of local Gloucestershire girl India Smith are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in the county. India’s mum is so grateful for the specialist buggy she now has to keep her six-year-old daughter safe when they are out that t...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS HELP TWO LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2015

Two Nottingham children are getting the specialist disability equipment they desperately need, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Six-year-old Sophie Foreman from Stapleford is receiving a £2,093 all-terrain buggy so she can join in more family fun while a teenager from...

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MEMORY MONTH TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN

Feb 2015

March is Memory Month at Burton-on-Trent based solicitors Else. The firm is offering reduced-priced will-making services and asking clients to make a donation to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. During Memory Month, clients taking up the will-making service will be charged just £55 instead...

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PANTO FUN HELPS MAKE LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

Feb 2015

A panto performance of Puss In Boots at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham is bringing extra joy to the family of a four-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield. Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative’s Repertory Company raised £371 with a special performance of their panto, which ran ...

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NEW EQUIPMENT MEANS AN INDEPENDENT FUTURE FOR GEORGE

Feb 2015

A Warwickshire teenager has the independence he needs for his future, thanks to a specialist piece of equipment from a leading UK children’s disability charity. George Bastow, aged 17, from Atherstone, has been given a riser by Newlife Foundation, which is to be attached to his new powered whe...

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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Feb 2015

Carrick Brown, services manager for Newlife’s equipment loan services, is showing his commitment to the cause by running the London Marathon on Sunday, April 26, to raise money for the charity which helps disabled, terminally ill and life-limited children across the UK. When Carrick isn’...

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HELP NEWLIFE GIVE TESSA THE SPECIAL BED SHE NEEDS TO KEEP HER SAFE AT NIGHT

Feb 2015

A specialist cot bed means a four-year-old girl from County Down with a rare form of Epilepsy can be kept safe while allowing her parents to help her quickly in the night should she need them. Tessa Martin is sleeping in a standard cot, which she has outgrown and there is a chance she may be able to...

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SCARED OF HEIGHTS, BUT SARAH’S JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2015

Thirty-year-old Sarah Brookes is taking a leap of faith – to raise vital funds to help disabled and terminally ill children. Sarah’s own son Harley – aged ten, and one of twins – has heart and lung conditions so she knows the difficulties that families of disabled children fa...

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ROGER’S BACK ON TRACK . . . AND HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN IN SOMERSET

Feb 2015

Thirty-three-year-old Roger Neale took up running three years ago to get his own health back on track – and now he’s in training for this year’s London Marathon to help improve the lives of disabled and terminally ill children in Somerset. Roger, from Taunton, is a dad of two young...

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FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD RHYS IS FINALLY FINDING HIS VOICE

Feb 2015

A 15-year-old boy from Kearsley in Bolton is finding his ‘voice’ – using a specialist communication aid that will help him ‘talk’ to school friends and teachers as well as his family at home. Rhys Campanelle has autism with severe communication delay. He is not able to speak an...

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STUDENT FASHION SHOW RAISES £2,350 TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2015

A student fashion show and sale at Derby University last month (January) raised an amazing £2,351 – enough to fund specialist seating for a local seven-year-old boy, with money left over to support other disabled children in the county. The event – at the Kedleston Road Campus on Tuesda...

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AUCTION OF PROMISES – 8th MARCH

Feb 2015

There will be an Auction of Promises at St Pauls Church in West Bridgford at 1pm on 8th March. As well as the auction, the church on Boundary Road will be taking donations and selling jewellery to help raise money to support disabled and terminally ill children in Nottinghamshire. If you’re in...

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LORCAN’S LEGACY HELPS KEEP DISABLED THREE-YEAR-OLD SAFE AT NIGHT

Feb 2015

An appeal launched by a grieving Newry family to help provide specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in Northern Ireland has seen its first success. Grandmother Lorraine McMahon has spearheaded a fundraising campaign for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children in memory of he...

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WIGAN BAG PACK – SUNDAY 8TH MARCH

Feb 2015

Our Newlife Volunteers will be doing a bag pack in the Asda store in Wigan on Sunday 8th March. This will be taking place from 10am until 4pm at the Asda supermarket on Soho Street, Wigan, WN5 0XA. Our volunteers will be raising money to help disabled or terminally ill children in Greater Manchester...

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WIGAN STREET COLLECTION – SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

Feb 2015

Keep a look out for our Newlife volunteers with their collection cans in Wigan Town Centre on Saturday 28th February, taking place from 10am until 4pm. Our volunteers will be raising money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Greater Manchester. If you’re interested in volunteering ...

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CAROLINE SWAPS BUSINESS SUIT FOR NEWLIFE RUNNING VEST

Feb 2015

Caroline Esmilaire, from Pimlico, will be pushing her body to the limits on Sunday 26 April so she can help life-limited children get the specialist equipment they need, when they really need it. Caroline, Director of Revenue Strategy for the five-star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, will be...

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‘PRICELESS’ HELP MADE HAMPSHIRE TEEN’S LAST MONTHS MORE COMFORTABLE

Feb 2015

When Hampshire teen Dylan Miles was terminally ill with chronic kidney failure the help his family received from the UK’s leading disabled children’s charity was ‘priceless’. The 17-year-old from Aldershot needed a range of equipment throughout his life, but when his family were ...

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FAMILY FUN DAYS OUT ARE JUST A DREAM – FOR NOW

Feb 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment is all that stands between the Jackson family and fun days out together. Fifteen-year-old Akira has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, hip dislocation and curvature of the spine. He needs to be hoisted for all transfers in and out of his wheelchair, which means the J...

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CHEEKY WAY TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS

Feb 2015

Cheeky fundraiser Jonathan Green is selling permanent advertising space on his buttock to the highest bidder – all to help disabled and terminally ill children. Jonathan, aged 35 and from Fallings Park in Wolverhampton, is in training for this year’s London Marathon, which he will be run...

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KEEP ON RUNNING . . . AND HELP CHANGE THE LIFE OF A LOCAL DISABLED CHIL

Feb 2015

Could you help change the life of a local disabled child? Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is calling on enthusiastic runners to take part in the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in March to raise money for specialist equipment for youngsters in their county. Newlife...

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FAMILY FUN DAY AS PARENTS SAY ‘THANK YOU’ TO CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY

Jan 2015

A Barnsley family are organising a fun day at Sheffield’s Hillsborough Arena next month (February) to raise money for the charity which gave them a specialist buggy so they can get their two disabled children out and about in comfort and safety. The family fun day will feature a charity footba...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT WILL MEAN MORE FAMILY FUN FOR HAYDN, AGED 11

Jan 2015

Eleven-year-old Haydn Weymes from Crawcrook has profound learning and physical disabilities and his mobility restrictions mean he often misses out on family fun. However, a simple piece of specialist equipment could put an end to this, so he can join in more family activities. Haydn has no independe...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT HELPS WITH HOSPITAL DISCHARGE PLAN FOR BABY NOAH

Jan 2015

As parents Emily Lewis and Nathan Fitzpatrick prepare for their fragile young son’s discharge from Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, they realised that not all of the specialist equipment they will need to help care for Noah at home is available through local statutory services. Noah, who i...

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WHEELCHAIR INDEPENDENCE FOR WENDY

Jan 2015

Eleven-year-old Wendy Luli is looking forward to getting a hi-tech powered wheelchair so she can make the most of school life and days out with her family. Wendy, from the Little Chester area of Derby, has Cerebral Palsy which means she has limited mobility and is only able to walk short distances. ...

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URGENT APPEAL FOR HELPING HANDS

Jan 2015

Local people are being asked to give two hours of their time and use their hands to help a Cannock-based charity meet the growing needs of disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children creates income by managing fashions and other goods from major retailers in the UK...

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EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT TO KEEP LITTLE RUBY SAFE

Jan 2015

After mum Rachael Todd from Bromley Common found her young daughter hanging by her neck and gasping for air, she put out a call for help on a special needs page on Facebook. Just a few days later she had the specialist bed she needed to help keep little Ruby safe, thanks to leading UK children’...

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WALKIES IN THE WOODS

Jan 2015

Take the lead in a sponsored dog walk to raise vital funds for disabled and terminally ill children in Staffordshire. Cannock-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is organising Walkies In The Woods over Cannock Chase on Sunday 22 March. Starting at Cannock Chase Visi...

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WORKING TOGETHER TO CHANGE LIVES

Jan 2015

Fabulous local fundraisers and a national children’s disability charity have worked together to help Renton teenager Rebekkah McCormick get the specialist bed she needs so she can sleep in safety. Local organisation Caring For Callum had fundraised to help four-year-old Callum McVey – wh...

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UNIVERSITY OF DERBY STUDENTS’ UNION SUPPORTS NEWLIFE FOUNDATION

Jan 2015

University of Derby Students’ Union RAG President, Amy Horner, explains why they’ve decided to support Newlife Foundation. Why you are supporting Newlife Foundation? Newlife Foundation are a crucial charity for those living with disabilities, particularly as children become disabled eve...

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FASHION SHOW IS JUST THE TICKET TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jan 2015

Fans of fashion with an eye for a bargain are snapping up tickets for a quality clothing sale to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire. University of Derby Students’ Union is organising the sale at the Kedleston Road Campus on Tuesday 20th January 2015. All pro...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY HELPS WITH HOSPITAL DISCHARGE PLAN FOR BABY NOAH

Jan 2015

As parents Amanda Kane and Robert Francey prepare for their fragile young son’s discharge from hospital, they realised that not all of the specialist equipment they will need to help care for Noah is available through local statutory services. Noah has a number of conditions which affect his b...

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CHURCH CHILDREN HELP CHLOE SLEEP IN SAFETY

Jan 2015

An eight-year old girl from the Delapre area of Northampton received (December 16) an extra special Christmas delivery – thanks to the fabulous fundraising efforts of a county church group. A series of community sales has seen the children of Holy Trinity Church in Deanshanger raise almost £3...

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LEGAL EAGLES FLYING HIGH TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN 2015

Jan 2015

New Year, new challenge for award-winning law firm Else Solicitors which will be supporting disabled and terminally ill children in the Midlands throughout 2015. The Birmingham and Burton-on-Trent based firm – which was crowned Leading Advisor at the 2014 Midlands Family Business Awards –...

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‘POUNDS FOR PONYTAILS’ TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

Jan 2015

A hair-raising ‘Pounds for Ponytails’ event at the Central England Co-operative convenience store in Marsh Hill, Erdington, on Saturday (December 13) has raised more than £300 to help disabled children in the West Midlands. Duty manager Marie Brant, her nine-year-old daughter Scarlett and c...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT KEEPS LITTLE MIA SAFE

Jan 2015

A simple piece of specialist equipment is keeping three-year-old Mia Brown from Denholme near Bradford safe while travelling – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at a local golf club. A variety of fundraising activities at East Bierley Golf Club last year (2014) raised £1,500 for leading UK child...

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