Year: 2016 Newlife News

SPECIALIST CAR SEAT ENSURES FESTIVE FUN FOR SHEFFIELD THREE-YEAR-OLD

Dec 2016

A Sheffield three-year-old who has a rare form of Leukaemia has spent much of the past year either in hospital or restricted to short journeys in his buggy, as it is too difficult to get him in and out of the car in his standard car seat, but a specialist seat means he and his parents can finally en...

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FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

Dec 2016

Fundraisers across Greater Manchester have come to the aid of eight-year-old Levente Kerek from Bury, who has a rare genetic muscle condition, to make his family’s Christmas wish come true. Levente has Myotubular Myopathy, which is life-limiting, and a wheelchair is vital for his mobility. He ...

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LITTLE EVIE NEEDS YOUR SEATING SUPPORT

Dec 2016

Three-year-old Evie Murphy, from Wembury near Plymouth, is half a pound in weight away from being too big for her regulation car seat. However, she has severe developmental delay so she can’t use a booster; an expensive special-needs car seat is her only option. This equipment will cost £1,50...

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LITTLE ROSS’S SPECIAL SEAT COMES JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2016

Three-year-old Ross Bell from Edinburgh will have an extra special Christmas this year thanks to charity Newlife and the River Island fashion store chain. Newlife has provided Ross with a special seat called a P-Pod which gives him the essential postural support he needs to enjoy Christmas with his ...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR LITTLE TZVI

Dec 2016

When little Tzvi Dafner was three months old he caught ‘flu and ended up having a cardiac arrest; a reduced supply of oxygen resulted in a brain injury which has affected his mobility and development. Tzvi, from Prestwich, has low muscle tone and needs to be posturally supported to maximise moveme...

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THE NEWARK ADVERTISER AND RIVER ISLAND HELP TRANSFORM LIFE FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 12-YEAR-OLD

Dec 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one at the Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national chari...

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FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

Dec 2016

A family in Southsea have had their Christmas wish come true, with the news that their one-year-old son Ezra will soon have the specialist equipment he needs to get out and about in comfort and safety. Ezra Putineanu, who will be two in February, has a rare neurodevelopmental disorder called Pura Sy...

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FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

Dec 2016

A family in Southsea have had their Christmas wish come true, with the news that their one-year-old son Ezra will soon have the specialist equipment he needs to get out and about in comfort and safety. Ezra Putineanu, who will be two in February, has a rare neurodevelopmental disorder called Pura Sy...

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ELERI NEEDS YOUR HELP TO USE HER ARMS

Dec 2016

Thirteen-year-old Eleri Feenan from Cwmbran in Torfaen isn’t able to do things that many teenage girls take for granted. Eleri has a condition that has resulted in her relying on her parents and carers for all her daily needs. Simple tasks like brushing her hair and teeth or participating in c...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS DUDLEY BOY WITH HALF A HEART STAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT IN A SPECIALIST BED

Dec 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in Dudley High Street – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife. Six-year-ol...

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MUM’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

Dec 2016

Mum Jayne Randle-Blyth’s Christmas wish has come true – her eight-year-old son Joseph is getting a specialist seat to support his hips to help reduce the need for life-threatening corrective surgery. Joseph Randles-Blyth, from Hoole in Chester, has a complex condition including Cerebral ...

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COMFORT CALL FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY

Dec 2016

A safe sleeping environment will help keep five-year-old John Dickson free from risk of harm – and a leading charity is calling on ‘local heroes’ to help make this happen. Newlife charity CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “I know this is a busy time for families as they are preparing ...

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR DYLAN

Dec 2016

The gift of a specialist bed just in time for Christmas means 13-year-old Dylan Millar will be able to spend more time with his dad in 2017. Dylan, who lives with mum Annette in the Bingham area of Edinburgh, has a chromosomal disorder that has resulted in complex physical and learning difficulties....

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THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS JACK CAN SIT IN COMFORT

Dec 2016

Local heroes and River Island have rallied together and made it possible for 14-year-old Jack Felkin from Erdington in Birmingham get a special seat called a P-Pod. This will be a special Christmas because Jack will be able to open his presents around the tree in comfort and safety with his whole fa...

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EMERGENCY BED IS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2016

If 11-year-old Charlotte Griffin is blue-lighted into hospital this Christmas, her parents will at least have peace of mind that she has a specialist sleeping environment to keep her safe on the ward. Charlotte, from Sutton Coldfield, has a complex condition including 16q genetic deletion, microceph...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS HARRY TRAVEL SAFELY

Dec 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in High Chelmer Shopping Centre – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Fo...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS RIAN SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Dec 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one at Kingston upon Thames – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Foundation...

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THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS NOAH WAS IN HIS SCHOOL’S CHRISTMAS PLAY

Dec 2016

Ten-year-old Noah Gee from Haywards Heath in West Sussex was able to get into the festive spirit and take part in his school’s Christmas play with his classmates, with help from his new walking frame. Noah’s mum Paula Gee was able to see her little boy on stage, smiling from ear to ear m...

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FAMILY’S WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

Dec 2016

An arachnoid cyst that put pressure on a young boy’s spine has left him paralysed from the waist down. Now he needs a wheelchair but local statutory services won’t provide one for a child his age. Emerson Grant, from Weybridge in Surrey, is two years old today (December 15). He has recen...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH HELPS FOUR-YEAR-OLD MORGAN FROM NEWCASTLE

Dec 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the ones across Tyne and Wear – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Foundation for D...

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CAN YOU HELP KEEP FIVE-YEAR-OLD OISIN SAFE AT NIGHT?

Dec 2016

A Downpatrick couple are desperate to keep their five-year-old son safe at night as the youngster, who wakes frequently, has no awareness of danger, climbs everywhere and constantly tries to escape their home. Oisin Coyle, known as Osh, has Autism, Developmental Delay and Epilepsy. He is non-verbal ...

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SPECIALIST SEAT IS ‘A GODSEND’

Dec 2016

Two-year-old Caleb Hatfield will be out and about visiting friends and family in comfort and safety this Christmas, thanks to the ‘fantastic plastic’ initiative at River Island fashion stores. When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a shop have you ever wondered what happen...

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HAPPY CAR-ISTMAS FOR EBONIE

Dec 2016

The gift of a specialist car seat just in time for Christmas means three-year-old Ebonie Calvert will be able to get out and about to see her family in comfort and safety. Ebonie, who lives in Pudsey, has a rare genetic disorder called Mowat-Wilson Syndrome; this is combined with the gastrointestina...

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5,000 EURO DONATION TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN HAMPSHIRE

Dec 2016

A donation of 5,000 euros is launching a charity partnership to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Hampshire. Utility infrastructure company TLI Group, which has offices in Basingstoke, has chosen Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as its Charity of the Year for 2017. Newl...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS RESPOND TO HERALD EXPRESS APPEAL TO HELP BETHANY, AGED EIGHT

Dec 2016

Fabulous local fundraisers have responded to a call to help eight-year-old Bethany Payne from Paignton get the specialist buggy she needs so her family can take her out and about in comfort and safety. The good news has come just in time to add a little Christmas cheer. Bethany has Mowat-Wilson Synd...

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SAMUEL STANDS UP FOR RECOVERY

Dec 2016

Six-year-old Samuel Day is recovering from his second round of hip surgery this year – and a specialist standing frame is key to his progress. With local statutory services unable to provide what he needed when he needed it, his family contacted Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children for hel...

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NEW YEAR GIFT FOR LITTLE LEON

Dec 2016

A New Year gift of a specialist car seat will keep three-year-old Leon Thompson, from Codsall near Wolverhampton, safe and comfortable during trips out with his family. (Delivery will be just a couple of days after his fourth birthday on January 3, 2017) Leon has Cerebral Palsy which affects muscle ...

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BED BOOST IS ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR ELISSA

Dec 2016

Five-year-old Elissa Rossor will soon be getting her ‘big girl’ bed. This is particularly uplifting for her mum Shylah, because for the past eight months Elissa has been sleeping in a specialist bed for her own safety. Elissa, from Kidderminster, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and one of the...

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A SPECIALIST CAR SEAT FOR LOGAN MEANS HE CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT PAIN – THANKS TO SHROPSHIRE STAR READERS

Dec 2016

An early Christmas present in the form of a specialist car seat has arrived for a Shropshire five-year-old with a form of Cerebral Palsy, thanks to kind hearted readers of the Shropshire Star. Now Logan can travel without pain and he and his family can enjoy some festive fun – with a journey t...

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NCS TEAM RAISE £580 FOR NEWLIFE

Dec 2016

A National Citizen Service team, 2DC Meerkats, have raised over £580 for Newlife by doing a 10k run, holding bake sales and other fundraising activities as part of their autumn NCS Project with Derby College. The National Citizen Service is a government funded project supporting young people gettin...

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JOHN LEWIS IN LEICESTER DONATES £1,590 TO NEWLIFE

Dec 2016

John Lewis in Leicester have donated £1,590 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every three months, the store donate £3,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. When customers made a purchase in ‘The Place...

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DAVE’S DETERMINATION HELPS THREE DISABLED CHILDREN IN THE COUNTY

Dec 2016

Dave Sconce was a man on a mission when he took on this year’s Chester Marathon – going the extra mile to raise vital funding for a children’s disability charity which has helped two sets of family friends. Dave, aged 37, from Frodsham near Chester, is a local government accountant...

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NIAMH SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

Dec 2016

Volunteer Niamh from Atherton School in Wigan raised £200 after holding a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. Are you interested in holding a s...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE MELINA

Dec 2016

A Towcester family are sharing their experiences of caring for their terminally ill daughter to help raise awareness of how Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps families in Northamptonshire. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabi...

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SIXTH FORM ENTREPRENEURS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Dec 2016

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 broken jewellery. The students have been using the scrap jewellery as part of their course to learn more about Entrepreneurship. So far, they h...

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SOUTHAMPTON RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Dec 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Southampton have raised £239.78 for Newlife. The team held a raffle, guess the number of sweets in the jar, bucket collections and received a special visit from Elsa from Frozen! All money raised will be match-fund...

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2ND WARWICK SEA SCOUTS VOLUNTEERS RAISE £325 FOR NEWLIFE

Dec 2016

Thanks to volunteers from the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts and Sainsbury’s in Coten End for raising £325.72 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Warwickshire. Sainsbury’s in Coten End has chosen to...

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CAN YOU HELP HANHAM TEENAGER WITH CEREBRAL PALSY ENJOY MORE FREEDOM?

Nov 2016

Like many teenagers Jamie Withey from Hanham likes to go out and meet people and try new things, but he has a complex form of Cerebral Palsy which means he needs a wheelchair to get around. However, the one he has is so bulky and heavy his parents and carers find it difficult to push, so he is often...

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SHANNON ABLE TO STAND AND PLAY THANKS TO CHARITY

Nov 2016

After a road traffic accident two years ago 14-year-old Shannon Folena, from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, was left with a brain injury and wheelchair bound. Thanks to the charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Shannon now has a standing frame that allows her to do things again that man...

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CHARITY PARTNERSHIP IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO LIVES OF LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2016

A charity partnership supported by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is already making an impact on the lives of disabled and terminally ill children in South Yorkshire. The Chamber has chosen Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as its ‘Charity of the Year’ and an initial award...

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JOHN LEWIS IN TRAFFORD DONATES £3,600 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

John Lewis in the Trafford Centre has donated £3,600 to fund four Comfort Capsules and build further on its commitment and support for Newlife Foundation. The Comfort Capsules contain practical items and resources to meet the emotional needs of families who are caring for a child with terminal illn...

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T&E CUPCAKE HEAVEN DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

T&E Cupcake Heaven kindly donated £200 to Newlife after holding a raffle and selling refreshments and jewellery in Audenshaw. Elaine and Tania at T&E Cupcake Heaven donated the money to help fund equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. Click here...

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PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

Students at 13 Performing Arts School in Swinton raised £88 for Newlife from a jewellery Sparkle Sale at its annual presentation day. This donation is part of the school’s ongoing fundraising efforts to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. Are ...

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VOLUNTEER GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT MARRIOTT HOTEL

Nov 2016

Derbyshire volunteer Barbara raised £101 for Newlife after selling a range of knitted items and jewellery at Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & County Club. All money raised will help fund equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. Click here to see the other va...

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CAN YOU HELP XAVIER RECEIVE THE SPECIALIST BED HE NEEDS TO STAY SAFE?

Nov 2016

A County Down couple were taking it turns to stay awake through the night with their two year old son to ensure his safety, as he would climb and jump from the windowsill, pull over furniture and eat the wallpaper and skirting board if left unsupervised. The loan of a specialist bed from the charity...

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OLIVIA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE AS A BRIDESMAID

Nov 2016

When bride-to-be Jessica Reeves, from Newmarket, walks down the aisle next year, one thing would make her day extra special. That would be to see her two-year-old sister Olivia walk with her as a bridesmaid. Olivia has Dystonia, a condition that causes muscle spasms and affects her mobility. A speci...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE TIAHNA SIT IN SAFETY?

Nov 2016

In order for two-year-old Tiahna Huddlestone to sit in comfort and safety she needs a special chair called a P-Pod. Unfortunately at a cost of £1,033 this is way beyond the family budget so Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in West Yorkshire to help get little Ti...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP LEVENTE?

Nov 2016

Eight-year-old Levente Kerek, from Bury, has a rare genetic muscle condition and as a result is a full-time wheelchair user. He has a hi-tech electric wheelchair for use outside the home, but this is too big to fit indoors so he is constantly swapping from one piece of equipment to another. He needs...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN GREATER MANCHESTER HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Nov 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Manchester for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “...

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FERNHAM FREEMASONS DONATE £1,612 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

A Nottinghamshire nine-year-old with a connective tissue disorder which makes it hard for him to walk is making a 100km ‘spacewalk’ over the summer to raise money for a disabled children’s charity, so other disabled children just like him can be helped. Timothy Dickson has Ehlers-Danlos Syndro...

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SLEEP SYSTEM IS VITAL FOR LUCAS

Nov 2016

Eleven-year-old Lucas Spicer has a rare condition that affects his development and mobility. This, combined with epilepsy and scoliosis, means it is vital that he is posturally supported at all times to help prevent further health issues. He sleeps in a profiling hospital-style bed at his home in So...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE LEO SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY?

Nov 2016

In order for one-year-old Leo Lengyel-Ducey from York to sit in comfort and safety he needs a special chair called a PPod. Unfortunately, at a cost of £933 this is way beyond the family budget so Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in North Yorkshire to help get li...

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MANCHESTER HOTELIERS ANNUAL BALL WILL ANNOUNCE THE CITY’S HOTEL STARS

Nov 2016

On Friday 28th October 2016, The Manchester Hoteliers Association Annual Ball brings together 600 hard-working individuals from the city’s hospitality industry and celebrate their hard work. The MHA hopes to raise £30,000 to benefit worthwhile causes including Newlife Foundation for Disabled ...

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KLEENEZE STAFF HAVE A ‘FANGTASTIC’ TIME FUNDRAISING

Nov 2016

Kleeneze staff across Lancashire held a Halloween fancy dress event as part of its ongoing fundraising efforts to support children with disabilities or terminal illness in Lancashire. Alison Banks, part of the Charity Committee at Kleeneze, which has chosen Newlife as its Charity of the Year, said: ...

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NEWLIFE HELPS LITTLE ZAIN GO OUT SAFELY

Nov 2016

One-year-old Zain from Birmingham was born at 23 weeks which has resulted in him having several health issues. He was in need of a special buggy that would provide him with the postural support needed allowing him to go out and about in safety. Thanks to the emergency loan of a special pushchair fro...

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CAN YOU HELP THREE-YEAR-OLD BELLA RECEIVE THE PERMANENT SPECIALIST BED SHE NEEDS?

Nov 2016

A Glasgow three-year-old with Autistic Spectrum Disorder is now safe through the night, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal i...

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CAN YOU HELP JESSE RECEIVE THE SPECIALIST BED HE NEEDS TO VISIT HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

Nov 2016

As Christmas approaches families across the UK will be excitedly making travel plans to see their loved ones so they can spend the festive season re-connecting, re-charging and just being together. However, for Devon six-year-old Jesse Goswell-Light’s family this just won’t be possible. ...

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CAN YOU HELP EIGHT-YEAR-OLD FRANCO STAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT?

Nov 2016

A Coventry eight-year-old who has complex needs, including severe autism which leads him to head bang up to 700 times in 24 hours, wears a helmet to protect him from injury during the day, but he needs a specialist bed to keep him safe at night. Franco Astolfi, from the Finham area of the city, also...

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EVIE GETS THE SPECIALIST HELP SHE NEEDS

Nov 2016

Four-year-old Evie Timmis, from Haughton near Stafford, will soon be getting the specialist car seat she needs so she can travel in safety in the family car. Evie has epilepsy and development delay; unable to walk, she uses a specialist buggy to get out and about. The family live in a rural area, so...

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NORWICH RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Nov 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Norwich have raised over £200 for Newlife after holding a half-term fundraiser. Fundraising activities included a bake sale, fancy dress and a ‘Guess the Name of the Monkey’ competition. Many River Island s...

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JACOB NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SLEEP SAFELY

Nov 2016

In order for nine-year-old Jacob Day from Essex to spend time away from the family home he needs a special travel bed to keep him safe at night. This means he has been unable to do things like spend time with his grandparents. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in ...

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LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP EMMA SLEEP IN SAFETY

Nov 2016

In order for nine-year-old Emma Birch-Horn to spend time away from the family home she needs special inflatable safe sides for the bed to keep her safe at night. Now Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in Nottinghamshire to help give Emma the special equipment she n...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS FIVE-YEAR-OLD CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Nov 2016

Five-year-old Reece Rogerson will soon be travelling in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist car seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Reece, from Plains in North Lanarkshire, has Cerebral Palsy and Dystonia, which is a movement d...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP A NEWPORT FAMILY RECEIVE THE SPECALIST DOUBLE BUGGY THEY NEED?

Nov 2016

Having a six-year-old who needs a wheelchair to get around, as well as a new baby to transport, means leaving the house in Newport with both children is hugely difficult for Isle of Wight mum Berenice Stanley. Although there is nothing available on the high street to help, a specialist double buggy ...

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OWEN CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN SAFETY

Nov 2016

The emergency loan of a specialist bed called a SafeSpace means four-year-old Owen Gallagher from Newcastle Upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear no longer has to sleep in a standard cot with the risk of falling out. This means he gets a good night’s rest out of harm’s way. Owen is a lovely little ...

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LOCAL CONCERT RAISES MONEY FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

Nov 2016

A ‘Gin and Sing’ concert in the Painted Hall at Chatsworth House has raised over £2,500 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Derbyshire. Every penny raised at lasts months event will be used by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to help buy specialist disability ...

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REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

Nov 2016

Join the Newlife Reindeer Ramble for some festive family fun on Cannock Chase and help support local disabled children. Newlife’s own ‘Roddy the Reindeer’ – seen pictured here with seven-year-old Zach Dunning and charity fundraiser Becky Brooks – flew in to Cannock Chase ea...

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BARNSLEY & ROTHERHAM CHAMBER’S CHRISTMAS DINNER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is holding a Christmas Dinner at Tankersley Manor Hotel in Barnsley on 1 December at 7pm to support Newlife. All the proceeds from the raffle and auction will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire. Tickets ...

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WAITROSE SHEFFIELD DONATES £410 TO NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

Waitrose in Sheffield has donated £410 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch on Ecclesall Road donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a t...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS HELP TWO DISABLED CHILDREN IN LEEDS

Nov 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at the River Island fashion store in Leeds’ White Rose Shopping Centre have helped two young disabled children in the city get the specialist equipment they need to keep them safe. Staff took on an in-store cycle challenge, cycling 513 miles in 11 hours, held a bake sale a...

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DERBY BUSINESSMAN TO ‘DONATE A DAY’ TO HELP CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR TERMINAL ILLNESS

Nov 2016

Booking in to have your boiler serviced with Derby business M Broer Heating on November 25 won’t just ensure you are warm and toasty through the winter months, you will also be helping children with disabilities and terminal illness across Derbyshire as they are taking part in the ‘donate a ...

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NIGHT-TIME SAFETY FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MAGGIE

Nov 2016

Night-time cuts and bruises are a thing of the past for six-year-old Maggie Mayes from Harleston near Stowmarket. She is now sleeping in safety – thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed. “It is a life-saver,” says mum Sarah. Maggie has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and epilep...

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GLASGOW PUB HOLDS FUNDRAISER TO HELP AMY SLEEP IN SAFETY

Nov 2016

Amanda Robertson, mum of six-year-old Amy Robertson, is holding a fundraising event at The Old Goven Arms in Glasgow to help raise money for a specialist sleeping environment so Amy has somewhere to keep her safe at night. Amy has the rare genetic brain condition lissencephaly which has resulted in ...

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VITAL AID FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2016

Central England Co-operative colleagues and customers throughout the business are revitalising their fundraising efforts in a bid to hit the retailer’s charity target of £1.5million for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Support is coming from all areas of the business – supermar...

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SOUTHPORT RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Nov 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Southport have raised a ‘spooktacular’ £225.87 for Newlife after fundraising during its Halloween event. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrat...

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DEE SET SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

The Payroll team at Dee Set in Stoke-on-Trent have raised £94 for Newlife after holding a Halloween fancy dress event. Every penny raised will make a difference locally and will be spent on providing essential equipment, such as wheelchairs and communication aids, for a child in Staffordshire. If y...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP CALLUM?

Nov 2016

Disabled nine-year-old Timothy Dickson has taken the final lap of his spacewalk, completing his mission to raise funds for Newlife the A Newtownards seven-year-old who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder will often hurt himself by running into walls or hitting himself in the face to gain the sensory feed...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS EVA TRAVEL SAFELY

Nov 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in the Rochdale Exchange Centre – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Fo...

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CAN YOU HELP LOGAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND COMFORT WITH A SPECIALIST CAR SEAT?

Nov 2016

A Newport five-year-old who has a form of Cerebral Palsy urgently needs a specialist car seat so he can travel in the family car without pain, which would allow him and his family the freedom to go about everyday life without restrictions. A car accident a few months ago meant Logan Bradley could no...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN ESSEX HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Nov 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Essex for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “We a...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE KYRA?

Nov 2016

A specialist portable padded bed means eight-year-old Kyra Lodge from Fitzwilliam near Pontefract is sleeping in safety at home and can finally have sleepovers with her dad and grandma. Mum Heather Land said the loan of the specialist equipment “is working wonders, I no longer need to worry be...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN YORKSHIRE HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Nov 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Yorkshire for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN MERSEYSIDE HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Nov 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Merseyside for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “...

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BRAMHALL KNITTER KNATTER GROUP GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

The Knitter Knatter group at Bramhall United Reform Church raised £314.80 by selling beautiful knitted goods and handmade cards at the Autumn Fair. The group have continued to see more ladies joining their group to support Newlife and raise money to help children with disabilities or terminal illne...

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SCOUT GROUP SET TO BRING SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER IN AID OF NEWLIFE

Nov 2016

The 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group is holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 17 December with lots of stalls, refreshments and games in aid of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The fair is taking place between 12pm and 4pm at the Scout Hut on Attenborough Lane and costs £1 for adul...

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CHARITY CELEBRATION IN PARLIAMENT

Nov 2016

Three-year-old Daisy Locke from Winchester was the ‘star of the evening’ when she and her parents joined the Secretary of State for Disabled people, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt at a House of Commons celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The ...

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MICK’S SAHARA SUCCESS SMASHES FUNDRAISING TARGET TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Nov 2016

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And Clitheroe-based council auditor Mick Ainscow has powered through a two-day 50 mile (84 km) challenge in the Sahara Desert to raise an amazing £2,400 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Lancashire. His original fundraising target was £...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAY?

Nov 2016

Born premature, nine-year-old Jay Browne has a complex health condition that includes Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and developmental delay. He needs specialist seating so he doesn’t have to spend hours each week on the floor of the family home near Grantham. Now Newlife Foundation for Disabled Chi...

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CAN YOU HELP LAUREN STAND TALL?

Nov 2016

Teenager Lauren Innes, from Glenrothes, is confined to a wheelchair by Cerebral Palsy, but needs to stand up at every opportunity to strengthen her muscles, keep her hips aligned and maintain her digestive and respiratory health. At the moment this means using a bulky hoist to transfer her from her ...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS TEENAGER SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETYFAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

Oct 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Huddersfield – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national cha...

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TEENAGER FROM LIVERPOOL HAS A NEW SET OF WHEELS

Oct 2016

Thirteen-year-old Stephen Williams from Liverpool is now able to do more independently – thanks to his new powered wheelchair funded through a charity partnership. Stephen has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a muscle wasting condition. He has a missing gene called Dystrophin which makes t...

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CHESTER RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Oct 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Chester have been fundraising for Newlife using collecting buckets. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River Island and Newlife Foundation working ...

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CAN YOU HELP FOUR-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY HAVE THE SPECIAL BED HE NEEDS TO STAY SAFE?

Oct 2016

The loan of a specialist travel bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children means a severely autistic four-year-old boy from Nottinghamshire can’t come to any harm during the night, but he urgently needs his own bed to ensure his long-term safety. As well as having Autism, Timothy Dickso...

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CAN YOU HELP EIGHT-YEAR-OLD RORY MACDONALD HAVE MORE FREEDOM WITH A MOBILE HOIST?

Oct 2016

Although eight-year-old Rory Macdonald can’t walk or talk, his doting mum says he is a happy boy who ‘lights up’ when he interacts with people. However, without a mobile hoist to help lift him, life is very restricted both inside and outside their Howwood home in Renfrewshire. Rory has...

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CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE GET HIS OWN SPECIAL CHAIR?

Oct 2016

Seven-year-old Charlie from Deepcut is in need of a special chair that will give him essential postural support so he can sit in comfort and safety. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in Surrey to help get Charlie the equipment he desperately needs. Newlife is the ...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR ELIZA

Oct 2016

Profits from sales of carrier bags at River Island stores throughout the UK are funding vital disability equipment for children. Through Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, River Island is helping to provide specialist beds and car seats, hi-tech wheelchairs, standing frames, buggies, seating,...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN SOUTH WALES HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Oct 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across South Wales for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: ̶...

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HI-TECH WHEELCHAIR MEANS LLOYD CAN MAKE THE MOST OF SCHOOL LIFE

Oct 2016

A new hi-tech wheelchair means teenager Lloyd Griffin will be able to go to college to continue his education, with support from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Fifteen-year-old Lloyd, from Cheadle Hulme, has a degenerative condition called Spi...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN GREATER MANCHESTER HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Oct 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Manchester for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “...

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CO-OPERATIVE FLORIST SET TO BRING SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER IN AID OF NEWLIFE

Oct 2016

Staff from Co-operative Florist, based in West Bars, Chesterfield, will be opening their doors from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, November 11, for the annual Christmas floral and party evening to raise money for Newlife. The event will see the shop turned into a winter wonderland, with guests able to enjoy ...

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DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN HAMPSHIRE HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Oct 2016

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Hampshire for their help, as the number of families who urgently need vital equipment has reached an all-time high. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “...

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LORCAN CAN NOW TRAVEL SAFELY, THANKS TO HIS SPECIALIST CAR SEAT

Oct 2016

A Minehead couple could only make quick, necessary car journeys with their two-year-old son as he needs to be in just the right position so his airway isn’t restricted. However, thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children providing a specialist car seat, he is now safe so they have the ...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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AVIOS TEAM GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

Oct 2016

The Multimedia Team at the Avios Contact Centre in Birchwood held a team building day to create Halloween themed ‘ghoulish goodies’ to sell and raise money for Newlife. All money raised will be spent on equipment to help disabled and terminally ill children in Cheshire. Claire Kelly, Regiona...

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DERBY BASED BUSINESS RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

Morrison Design employee Anthony Page will be running in next year’s London Marathon to help disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire. He is running in aid of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children which has already helped 364 families in Derbyshire. The funds raised will help chil...

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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Oct 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Northamptonshire – 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-e...

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CO-OP RUNNER RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Oct 2016

Jerry from the Central England Co-operative did the Great Birmingham Run and raised £1,308 for Newlife Foundation through sponsorship and store collections. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. Do you want to take on a challen...

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BANK STAFF MEAN BUSINESS

Oct 2016

Derby bank staff meant business on Thursday night (Oct 13) when they raised £2,500 to help local disabled children. The Barclays business team held a curry and quiz night at Anoki restaurant in Derby, with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children being one of two charities to benefit. Newlife is th...

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CHAMBER’S CHARITY AWARD HELPS DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is helping disabled and terminally ill children in the area get vital specialist equipment. The Chamber has chosen Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as its ‘Charity of the Year’ and an award of £3,000 will boost its South Yorkshire Fund. New...

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ON TRACK FOR WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

Oct 2016

Teenager Orla O’Brien has a complex condition which affects her mobility – but not her bold spirit. She needs a lightweight all-terrain wheelchair so she can get out and about in the hilly woodland areas close to her Hertfordshire home. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking...

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GOVAN GRANNY SPEARHEADS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO HELP AMY, AGED SIX

Oct 2016

Devoted Glasgow granny Carol Robertson is spearheading a fundraising campaign to help a children’s disability charity provide vital specialist equipment for her six-year-old grand-daughter Amy. Amy, who lives in the Hillington area of the city, has the rare genetic brain condition lissencephal...

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LITTLE BENJAMIN SET TO GET HIS SPECIALIST COMFY SEATING

Oct 2016

Fabulous fundraisers have rallied to an appeal – featured in the Edinburgh Evening News – to help disabled two-year-old Benjamin Davey get the specialist seating he so urgently needs. The charity helping Benjamin’s family now has all the funding required for the equipment, which he...

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM FROM EXMOUTH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

Oct 2016

An Exmouth five-year-old who has a neuro muscular condition which affects his eating, swallowing, moving and breathing – to the extent he has a tracheostomy and needs to use a ventilator 24-hours a day – has grown out of the specialist chair that is the only place he is truly comfortable...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR BETHANY?

Oct 2016

Eight-year-old Bethany Payne from Paignton has Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, which is a rare condition with just over 200 cases reported worldwide. The syndrome causes complex health problems including multiple heart defects and epilepsy. As a result she gets tired easily and urgently needs a specialist bu...

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DERBY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Oct 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Derby have been busy fundraising for Newlife as part of its Superhero/Comic-themed fun day. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River Island and New...

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DERBY VOLUNTEERS RAISE £93 FOR NEWLIFE

Oct 2016

A Nottinghamshire nine-year-old with a connective tissue disorder which makes it hard for him to walk is making a 100km ‘spacewalk’ over the summer to raise money for a disabled children’s charity, so other disabled children just like him can be helped. Timothy Dickson has Ehlers-Danlos Syndro...

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HULL FUNDRAISERS TAKE THE FLIGHT OF THEIR LIFE

Oct 2016

Fabulous fundraisers Jess Chandler and Tina Wright from Hull took part in a Wing Walk challenge to collectively raise over £1,000 for Newlife. Jess and Tina, along with nine other fundraisers, enjoyed a thrilling 130mph Wing Walk experience, securely strapped to the wing of a bi-plane professionall...

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NEWLIFE SHORTLISTED FOR CHARITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Oct 2016

Newlife has been shortlisted for the prestigious Charity of the Year award at Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Trade’s Business Awards Ceremony at the Magna Science Adventure Centre on 14 October. As recognition for being shortlisted, Newlife receives £250, with the chance of receiving over ...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Oct 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Derbyshire – 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-elected...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Oct 2016

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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REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

Oct 2016

Join the Newlife Reindeer Ramble for some festive family fun on Cannock Chase and help support local disabled children. The Reindeer Ramble is a three kilometre route, setting off from the Marquis Drive visitor centre at 11am on Saturday 10 December. Everyone who takes part will get a set of fun, fl...

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LITTLE SEBASTIAN CAN NOW GO OUT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

Oct 2016

With his new special buggy, 20-month-old Sebastian from Torquay is able to go out and about with his family in comfort and safety getting the essential postural support he needs. When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well,...

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JESSICA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Oct 2016

In order for three-year-old Jessica from Tillingham to travel in safety she needs a specialist car seat, but she has out grown her current one so it is becoming increasingly difficult to take her out in the family car safely. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in E...

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CAN YOU HELP EVELYN SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY SO SHE CAN ENJOY FAMILY LIFE?

Oct 2016

Little Evelyn Law was just eight months old when she had a cardiac arrest at her Corby home, leaving her brain starved of oxygen and resulting in damage which has changed her life. Now, aged 16 months, she needs a specialist seat to give her somewhere safe to relax which will also provide the extra ...

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CAN YOU HELP MAKE JOURNEYS SAFE AND COMFORTABLE FOR JUDAH WITH A SPECIALIST CAR SEAT?

Oct 2016

A four-year-old from Trentham, in Stoke-on-Trent, who has weak and floppy muscles needs a specialist car seat so he is safe, supported and comfortable when he travels with his family, which will allow them to continue with everyday life. Judah Owen is a confident, happy and caring little boy who lov...

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CWMBRAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Oct 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Cwmbran held a Charity Fun Day to raise much needed funds for Newlife. Fundraising activities included a raffle, ‘Name the Monkey’, face painting and a sponsored three hour bike ride. Customers also had the ...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR TOBY

Sep 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the ones in Leeds – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Chil...

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BUGGY BOOST MEANS MUM CAN SAY ‘YES’

Sep 2016

With buggies for older children not available on the mainstream market, Cheshire mum Zoe Anderson was struggling to find a way to get her 11-year-old daughter out and about in the local countryside. Lily Anderson, from Neston, has a chromosomal abnormality which has resulted in severe epilepsy, deve...

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MARATHON RUNNERS GET SET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2016

The Travellers Rest pub in Derby is holding a DJ Night on 22 October as part of Matt Byard and Helena Rambihar’s fundraising for the London Marathon 2017, in aid of Newlife. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought by contacting Graham on 07738510136. Matt and Helena are aiming to raise £5,000 to ...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP LITTLE HUDSON?

Sep 2016

For his own safety, a Brixham four-year-old with Autism is sleeping on a mattress on the floor of his bedroom; the windows are boarded up and a custom made gate has replaced the door. But a specialist bed would give a calm, safe place to sleep which he would be unable to damage. Hudson Wing is a fun...

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CAN YOU HELP FUND A SPECIALIST SEAT SO LITTLE RUBY CAN RELAX IN COMFORT?

Sep 2016

Being able to have a specialist seat at home would make a big difference to life-limited Ruby Ewings from Devon, allowing her to relax in comfort while having the support she needs for the weak and stiff muscles in both her arms and legs due to Cerebral Palsy. The four-year-old spent most of her fir...

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MICK SMASHES HIS FUNDRAISING TARGET TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN LANCASHIRE

Sep 2016

Clitheroe-based council auditor Mick Ainscow is calling on local people to help him put his best foot forward for a trek across the Sahara desert in aid of disabled and terminally ill children in Lancashire. Mick, who takes on the two-day 84km challenge in Morocco’s Draa Valley on October 21 a...

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A STRETCH IN TIME FOR KEEN CRAFTER ABBY, AGED SEVEN

Sep 2016

Seven-year-old Abby Paris will soon be ‘sitting pretty’ at home, thanks to the donation of a specialist postural seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Abby, from Maddiston near Falkirk, has a form of Cerebral Palsy whi...

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SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD CHAEL

Sep 2016

Three-year-old Chael Edwards will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Chael, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire, has a chromosome deletion which has resulted...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAYLEN?

Sep 2016

The winner of the Makers Raffle launched by Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as part of its recent 30th birthday celebrations has been revealed as a family from Bedfordshire who have used the charity’s services several times – and are overjoyed to be the recipient of so many amazing pr...

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CAN YOU HELP MUM AMANDA’S DREAM OF NIGHT-TIME SAFETY FOR LITTLE AMY COME TRUE?

Sep 2016

Six-year-old Amy Robertson from Glasgow urgently needs a specialist sleeping environment so she has somewhere to keep her safe at night. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for ‘local heroes’ who can help us make this happen. We already have £2,366 towards this vital piece o...

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ROLL UP, ROLL UP FOR RIVER ISLAND’S RAFFLE!

Sep 2016

The team at the River Island store in Wigan are holding a raffle in aid of Newlife. Raffle tickets are £2 a strip and there are plenty of fantastic prizes to be won, donated by the retailers in the Grand Arcade. Simply pop in store to get your tickets and help children with disabilities or terminal...

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WHEELCHAIR BOOST GIVES THEO INDEPENDENCE

Sep 2016

Twelve-year-old Theo Spence will soon be able to get out and about in comfort thanks to the donation of a lightweight wheelchair from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Theo, from Duston in Northampton, has Beals Syndrome, a conditio...

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WIGAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Sep 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Wigan have been busy fundraising for Newlife by holding a ‘Name the Bear’ competition and a raffle. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate Rive...

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STARBUCKS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Sep 2016

We’ve placed collection cans in a number of Starbucks stores in Greater Manchester, such as the store on Peel Avenue in the Trafford Centre. Any money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Greater Manchester. Grants can be made for a wide range o...

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PONTYPRIDD RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Sep 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Pontypridd have been busy fundraising for Newlife by holding a sponsored cycle challenge and cake sale. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River Is...

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TAMWORTH RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Sep 2016

Newlife is delighted to announce its new partnership with Shoeaholics, which means that items destined for landfill will instead be used to help thousands of disabled and terminally ill children throughout the UK who are in desperate need of life-changing specialist equipment. Shoeaholics, part of t...

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LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS DONATE £1,500 TO NEWLIFE

Sep 2016

Two rotary clubs, the Walsall Saddlers and Burton upon Trent Rotary Club, have donated £1,500 to Newlife after helping out at the Ironman Triathlon event. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re inte...

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CAN YOU HELP BONNIE SIT IN SAFETY AND COMFORT?

Sep 2016

A mum who reached breaking point when her toddler’s behaviour spiralled dangerously out of control during lockdown has been given emergency specialist equipment to keep him safe. Beverley Cox turned to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after the pressure of lockdown got too much for her tw...

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VITAL EQUIPMENT SUPPORT HELPED LITTLE EVIE LEAVE HOSPITAL

Sep 2016

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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SPECIAL SEAT NEEDED TO HELP BENJAMIN RECOVER AT HOME IN COMFORT

Sep 2016

Two-year-old Benjamin Davey from Dunbar urgently needs a specialist comfy chair so he has somewhere safe to sit at home to recover from illness after he has been discharged from hospital. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for ‘local heroes’ who can help us make this happen....

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VOTE FOR NEWLIFE AS CARNIVAL RAG’S CHOSEN CHARITY

Sep 2016

All students at the University of Birmingham can vote for Newlife to become one of Carnival RAG’s allocated charities. Each year, Carnival RAG members vote for four organisations to be its allocated charities for the year who will benefit from its fundraising efforts throughout the year. This ...

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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Sep 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those in Norfolk – 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-elected charit...

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WINGWALK WONDER NICK HELPS FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2016

When you have three young children with autism and hyper-mobile joints, getting out and about can be difficult. Now Sarah Gent and husband Andrew, from Ossett near Wakefield, can look forward to fewer stressful trips out in the local community – thanks to provision of a specialist lightweight ...

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WINGWALK WONDER NICK HELPS FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2016

Twenty-one-year-old Nick Moore from Wombwell in Barnsley has taken the flight of his life and wing walked at speeds of up to 130mph to raise money to help disabled children in Yorkshire. Nick is an assistant quantity surveyor with Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, which has adopted Newlife Foundation for Dis...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR DYLAN

Sep 2016

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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CAN YOU HELP DAFYDD GET HIS OWN SPECIAL CHAIR?

Sep 2016

Two-year-old Dafydd is unable to play with his older brothers Tomos, aged nine, and Rhys, aged five, because he does not have a specialist seat to allow him to interact with his brothers comfortably and safely. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes in Rhondda Cynon Ta...

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WHITE ROSE RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Sep 2016

o celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island White Rose store in Leeds have raised over £700 for Newlife after organising a fun-filled month of fundraising activities. These fundraising events included a raffle, an upper body wax and bake sale. The team finished off wi...

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BURNLEY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Sep 2016

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Burnley have raised over £1,200 for Newlife after organising a fun-filled month of fundraising activities. These fundraising events included a football match, a raffle and a cake sale. Adam Browne, manager of the W...

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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Sep 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across South Yorkshire – 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-el...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DERBY COLLECTION

Sep 2016

We’re looking for volunteers to help with a collection in Derby City Centre on Saturday 1 October between either 10am and 1pm or 1pm and 4pm. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. If you would like to volunteer for this collectio...

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WREXHAM JOB CENTRE SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2016

Regional Fundraising Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, attended the Jobs Fair at Wrexham Job Centre to raise awareness and funds for Newlife with a Sparkle Party jewellery sale. The sale raised over £100 which will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Wrexham. Claire...

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BRAVE ELLA IS ‘SAFE, SECURE AND HAPPY’ IN HER SPECIAL CAR SEAT

Sep 2016

Little Ella Stevens faced a huge battle after being born prematurely at just 23 weeks of pregnancy. However, when she was stable enough to return to her Stevenage home after spending more than 11 months of her first year of life in hospital, she and her mum faced another difficulty – being abl...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR AMELIA

Sep 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in the Market Shopping Centre in Crewe – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife...

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£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Sep 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Suffolk – 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-elected ch...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR JACK

Sep 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in Princes Street, Edinburgh – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife Foundatio...

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HELP CORNWALL SCHOOL GIRL TO SLEEP EASY

Sep 2016

A disabled children’s charity is seeking kind-hearted people in Cornwall to raise funds to help a severely disabled five-year-old girl get a decent night’s sleep. Charlina Haydney, needs a specialist bed because she cannot talk, walk and has no awareness of danger. Charlina’s brain is underdev...

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LITTLE IOAN CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Sep 2016

Six-year-old Ioan who has Autism used to escape from his car seat on every journey – mum Sally knew that this was a dangerous situation for himself and other passengers in the car. Now, thanks to a Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Ioan has a specialist car seat which enables him to tr...

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NIAMH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Sep 2016

Six-year-old Niamh from Bebington is a determined and sociable ray of sunshine who is in need of a specialist car seat so she can go out and about with her family in comfort and safety. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes within Merseyside to help Niamh get the spec...

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‘LOCAL HEROES’ NEEDED TO ENSURE LITTLE KEILEY REMAINS SAFE AT NIGHT

Sep 2016

Four-year-old Keiley Gough is now safe at night, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed. Keiley, from Southampton, has a neurological condition and her future is unknown. Whilst she can’t walk, she can crawl and pulls herself into a standing position. Keiley has little awareness of d...

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KLEENEZE CHOOSE NEWLIFE AS CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Sep 2016

Kleeneze’s head office based in Accrington has chosen to support Newlife by doing several fundraising events over the next few months. The first of many was a dress down day where the staff donned their best summer outfits to match the beautiful weather. Over the next 7 months the Kleeneze sta...

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HELP RILEY SLEEP SAFE AND SOUND

Sep 2016

Imagine your young child waking up at 2.30am every morning – running up and down the stairs, putting themselves at potential risk of injury. The lack of sleep they get results in you constantly fretting and not getting much sleep yourself. This was the reality for the family of five-year-old R...

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SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY FUNDRAISING GETS THE THUMBS UP

Aug 2016

Sheffield RAG (Raising & Giving) Society students raised £6,158.31 to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire, after hitchhiking to Glasgow as part of the ‘Baby Bummit’ event. Bummit is a charity hitchhiking society that has been independently run and mana...

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BRAVE OLIVIA CAN NOW RECOVER IN SAFETY

Aug 2016

A four-year-old facing major surgery will be able to travel pain-free, thanks to a new specialist car seat funded through a charity partnership. Olivia Treeby from Chester, Cheshire has abnormal flexed hip sockets and needs specialist footwear to walk. In order to travel in the family car Olivia nee...

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CAN YOU HELP MATTHEW GET THE SPECIAL WHEELCHAIR HE NEEDS TO GO OUT WITH HIS FAMILY?

Aug 2016

A Cumbrian teenager with severe Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy needs a special wheelchair to give him the support he needs to keep him comfortable, while being tough enough to handle the varied terrain around his rural home. Having the right wheelchair means he could spend quality time with his family ...

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TAMWORTH RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Aug 2016

Newlife is delighted to announce its new partnership with Shoeaholics, which means that items destined for landfill will instead be used to help thousands of disabled and terminally ill children throughout the UK who are in desperate need of life-changing specialist equipment. Shoeaholics, part of t...

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DEVON VILLAGE PRAISED FOR SUPPORT TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2016

A leading UK children’s disability charity is saying a huge New Year ‘thank you’ to the villagers of Hemyock and the surrounding area who have raised thousands of pounds to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said:”We have been ...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAKE?

Aug 2016

Four-year-old Jake Baker from Halesowen (B63 postcode district) has a genetic disorder combined with autism and uncontrolled epilepsy; he urgently needs a specialist comfy seat where he can sit in safety to recover from seizures and be fed through a tube in his stomach five times a day. Now Newlife ...

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FAMILY WIN BIG IN NEWLIFE’S £750 BIG BRAND RAFFLE

Aug 2016

The winner of Newlife’s amazing Big Brand Raffle has been revealed, with an Oxfordshire family taking home the coveted prize of over £750 worth of high-street shopping vouchers. Gareth and Rhiannon Birket, who have used the charities services before for son William, were the lucky winners of the ...

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BIRTHDAY BOY MICK GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2016

Most people would want to celebrate their 54th birthday with a party, meal out or even a drink with friends and family. Not so for Mick Ainscow. The Ribble Valley Council auditor from Gillibrand South in Chorley will instead be recovering from walking two marathon distances over the previous two day...

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SAFER NIGHTS’ SLEEP IN STORE FOR JESSICA

Aug 2016

Four-year-old Jessica Price will soon be sleeping in safety at her Preston home – thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Jessica has a rare chromosome disorder which means she canR...

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GRATEFUL FAMILY SUPPORTING CHARITY THAT IS HELPING THEIR YOUNG SON

Aug 2016

A Rothley family are planning to give something back to the charity that is supporting their four-year-old son. Amy and Alan Garner are organising a neighbourhood yard sale on the Avalon estate in the village, with more than 30 homes taking part. The event, on Sunday 4 September between 10am and 3pm...

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SAINSBURY’S PARTNERSHIP MEANS MORE HELP FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Aug 2016

To celebrate Sainsbury’s in Coten End, Warwick, choosing to support Newlife Foundation as its Charity of the Year, the store held a Sparkle Party sale. The sale raised £80 towards the store’s target of £5,000 to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Warwickshire. If yo...

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PAMPER DAY HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2016

Newlife were invited to hold a Sparkle Party sale at a Pamper Day, organised by the Caroline Parkinson Memorial Fund & Sally Painting Memorial Fund. The event raised £115 towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re ...

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NORTON CANES GYM RAISE £250 FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2016

The Xtreme Training Centre in Norton Canes, Cannock, raised £250 from a boxing event for Newlife. The money raised will go towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise m...

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AMES GROUP JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Aug 2016

Staff at AMES Group, from Blackheath, will be jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet in the autumn to raise money towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. You can support these adrenaline junkies by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AMESskydi...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD FERN

Aug 2016

A simple piece of specialist equipment means six-year-old Fern Harrison is able to get out and about more easily this summer to enjoy the great outdoors with her sisters and cousins. Fabulous local fundraisers – Dorset Moose Ladies – have helped Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children p...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP SIX-YEAR-OLD LILLIE?

Aug 2016

A St Albans six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy and severe learning difficulties sleeps in a special bed at home, but is unable to go away overnight to enjoy respite care at her grandparents’ home, or spend quality time away with her parents and sister, as a standard bed wouldn’t keep her s...

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ZIBRANT HOSTING FASHION SHOW TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

Aug 2016

Derby events management company Zibrant will be helping staff, friends, family and clients dress to impress, raising money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness. The team at Zibrant, led by Vice President of Sales and Marketing Fay Sharpe, is organising a fashion sale at its ...

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LABELS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Aug 2016

To celebrate Labels shopping outlet in Ross-on-Wye turning 25 in 2016, it’s chosen to hold a fundraising event over Bank Holiday weekend to support Newlife Foundation – which also turns 25 this year. The shopping outlet will be holding lots of fun activities for all the family over the t...

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LABELS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Aug 2016

To celebrate Labels shopping outlet in Ross-on-Wye turning 25 in 2016, it’s chosen to hold a fundraising event over Bank Holiday weekend to support Newlife Foundation – which also turns 25 this year. The shopping outlet will be holding lots of fun activities for all the family over the t...

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LABELS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Aug 2016

To celebrate Labels shopping outlet in Ross-on-Wye turning 25 in 2016, it’s chosen to hold a fundraising event over Bank Holiday weekend to support Newlife Foundation – which also turns 25 this year. The shopping outlet will be holding lots of fun activities for all the family over the t...

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TOYS R US IN TAMWORTH SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Aug 2016

We’ve placed a collection can at the Toys R Us store in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Any money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. Grants can be made for a wide range of equipment, from wheelchairs to specialist seating, which can en...

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SAFETY BED IS A ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS RELIEVED MUM

Aug 2016

A specialist bed to keep her young daughter safe at night is a ‘life-saver’ for South Ruislip mum Caroline Murray. Caroline’s daughter Evie, aged three, has a rare genetic condition called Idic 15 combined with low muscle tone and increased joint mobility as well as being on the autist...

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‘LIFE-CHANGING’ EQUIPMENT FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD GARRAT

Aug 2016

A specialist safe sleeping environment for four-year-old Garrat Garner is having a ‘life-changing’ effect on family life. Garrat, from Rothley, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and speech and language delays which result in challenging behaviours. He is a poor sleeper and night-times were a st...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR LITTLE GRACIE

Aug 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in Newport Retail Park – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to locally-based national charity Newli...

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HELP LITTLE MARLOWE COME HOME

Aug 2016

One-year-old Marlowe has been in hospital since January. Due to the seriousness of her condition she was not allowed to leave her hospital bed without a specialist buggy that could ensure her vital medical equipment could be transported safely while meeting her health needs. Because of how poorly Ma...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP JESSICA?

Aug 2016

A safe place to sleep at night is all a Glenrothes couple want for their four-year-old daughter who was born with a brain abnormality. As a result of her condition, called Dysgenesis of the Corpus Collosum, Jessica Lessells has tight rigid muscles in her legs and arms while those in her trunk are lo...

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POWERCHAIR NEEDED FOR BUDDING WHEELCHAIR FOOTBALLER

Aug 2016

Starting university is a huge milestone for any teenager – living away from parents for the first time is as exciting as it is daunting. But for keen footballer Marcus Harrison, from the Old Swan area of Liverpool, it represents a level of independence he has longed for. The only thing that co...

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DAPPLED SUNLIGHT TREAT FOR LITTLE HARRY, THANKS TO HIS SPECIALIST BUGGY

Aug 2016

After Forest Hill mum Shona Elliott spent months lobbying local statutory services for a specialist buggy so she could get her young son out and about, she turned in desperation to a children’s disability charity – which delivered the equipment two days later. Twenty-month-old Harry Elli...

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HOIST APPEAL TO HELP ISAAC

Aug 2016

A simple piece of specialist equipment would enable 14-year-old Isaac Smith to visit his grandparents for the first time in a couple of years and make full use of an all-terrain wheelchair that he hasn’t been able to go out in since Easter. Isaac, from Whitley Bay in Tyne and Wear, has Cerebra...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR TEENAGER KATIE

Aug 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in the Kings Mall Shopping Centre – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife ...

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ON A WING AND A PRAYER . . .

Aug 2016

Twenty-one-year-old Nick Moore from Wombwell in Barnsley will be taking the flight of his life later this month (Saturday 13 August) when he wing walks at speeds of up to 130mph, raising money to help disabled children in Yorkshire. Nick is an assistant quantity surveyor with Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire...

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RIVER ISLAND HELPS ADAM GET OUT AND ABOUT

Aug 2016

With his new mobile hoist, seven-year-old Adam Butterfield from Peterlee, County Durham is able to do more things outside of the family home. Thanks to retail giant River Island and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Adam can be transferred safely not only making it easier and more comfortabl...

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SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP ORLA LEARN AND DEVELOP

Aug 2016

Little Orla Barratt from Hessay near York will be starting playschool in September, beginning to learn the crucial foundation skills she will need through education and beyond. However, as she has the condition periventricular leukomalacia which means she can’t yet walk and slumps to her left,...

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SIAN CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN SAFETY OUTSIDE HER FAMILY HOME

Aug 2016

Six-year-old Sian is now able to get the essential respite care she needs and go on trips with her family- thanks to her new specialist safe travel bed funded through a charity partnership. Sian Toole in Liverpool, Merseyside, has Down’s Syndrome, learning difficulties and West Syndrome which ...

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CAN YOU HELP US KEEP LITTLE CHARLIE SAFE?

Aug 2016

Six-year-old Charlie Hall from Witney in Oxfordshire has autism and a severe learning disability that results in challenging behaviours; he needs a specialist buggy so his family don’t become housebound. Now Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for ‘local heroes’ who can...

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VIYAN FINALLY HAS THE RIGHT BED TO KEEP HIM SAFE AT NIGHT

Aug 2016

For many five-year-old boys going to school, making new friends and sleeping in a big-boy bed is the start of them experiencing their own independence – but for Viyan Shah, from Burton-on-Trent, this is not possible because he has a life-limiting condition. He can only attend school in the mor...

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‘SPECIALIST BED HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES’

Aug 2016

Colchester mum Victoria Faulks says the emergency loan of a specialist bed for her young son Toby has transformed family life. Toby, aged three, is on the autistic spectrum; he seeks constant sensory feedback and as a result his behaviours can be challenging. Stress-free nights and uninterrupted sle...

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DERBYSHIRE PUB SETTING SIGHTS HIGH FOR LOCAL CHARITY

Aug 2016

Risley pub supervisor Steve Cave is taking a high-flying challenge – a wing walk – on Saturday August 13, to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, which helps disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire. Newlife is the UK’s largest charitable provider of ...

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BUGGY BOOST KEEPS RILEY SAFE

Jul 2016

Three-year-old Riley Allen from Branston, Burton on Trent, has no awareness of danger, and when the world around him becomes too stressful he will run off, putting himself at risk. With Riley having grown out of his standard pushchair and nothing larger available through high street stores, mum Mela...

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SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT JOHN LEWIS IN LEICESTER

Jul 2016

From the 1st August 2016, you can help support Newlife Foundation at the John Lewis store in Leicester, 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 ch...

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BARCLAYS RAISE NEARLY £2,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

Staff at Barclays on Pinstone Street in Sheffield have so far raised £1,962.85 after holding regular sparkle party sales for staff and customers. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire. This fundraising activity is part of the ongo...

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DERBY NCS TEAM RAISE £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

A National Citizen Service team, ‘Optimistic Youth Association’, from Derby have raised £1,000 to fund two Play Therapy Pods for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. The National Citizen Service is a government funded project supporting young people getting involved...

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CAPITAL ONE SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

Capital One held a Sparkle Party sale at its Nottingham branch to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out how. Click here to see other ways to raise money for Newlife Foundation or ca...

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JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2016

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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HELP HARRY CONTINUE TO THRIVE

Jul 2016

Twelve-year-old Harry Price from Fordingbridge loves going to the movies and youths clubs with his friends – but he can no longer do this as he has outgrown his powered wheelchair which allows him to do so much. Local heroes are needed in Hampshire to help Harry get a new powered wheelchair th...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LICHFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL

Jul 2016

We’re looking for volunteers to help run a stall at Lichfield food Festival on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Fundraising & Events Coo...

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A SPECIAL BUGGY MEANS MORE FREEDOM FOR LITTLE LOUIS AND HIS FAMILY

Jul 2016

Dorset four-year-old Louis Norris and his family are now able to do many things others take for granted, like popping to the shops, attending appointments and going to the beach, thanks to a special buggy provided by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Louis, from Bridport, was born with a chr...

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KACPER NEEDS YOUR HELP TO POWER THROUGH

Jul 2016

For most teenagers, being able to explore their own independence and responsibility is very important, deciding where they can go and what they want to do is all part of growing up – but for 14-year-old Kacper, from Barnet who has Cerebral Palsy this is not possible. All he needs and wants is ...

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REFURBISHED DISABILITY EQUIPMENT HELPS LITTLE JAKE AND HIS FAMILY

Jul 2016

Thanks to the charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children soon to be mum Jennie Osborn from Dagenham will now be able to take out her three-year-old son Jake who has a genetic condition in a specialist double buggy that will allow her to transport Jake and his new-born sibling while catering to...

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CAN YOU HELP GIVE OTIS THE INDEPENDENCE TO SAFELY STAY AWAY FROM HOME?

Jul 2016

Oxfordshire four-year-old Otis Bennett has an extremely rare chromosomal disorder which means he is unable to talk, walk or stand. Although he sleeps in a special bed at home, without a travel version he is unable to enjoy the simple pleasure of staying at his grandparent’s home with his big b...

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RISLEY PUB HOLDS TABLE TOP SALE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

The Risley Park pub on Derby Road will be holding a table top sale between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 24 July to raise money for Newlife Foundation. Entry is free but if you would like to reserve a table for £10, please contact Joe Groombridge on 0115 939 2313. Click here for more information. All mo...

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CAN YOU HELP 12-YEAR-OLD EMMA?

Jul 2016

Emma Clark is a determined and intelligent 12-year-old from Newark in Nottingham who has a wicked sense of humour, yet because she has a type of Cerebral Palsy caused by a tiny part of her brain being damaged at birth which affects control of her muscle tone, she is unable to talk, walk, sit properl...

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BROTHERS’ HOME THERAPY APPEAL

Jul 2016

Brothers Robert and William Mayor have the degenerative condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They both undergo daily physiotherapy routines at their home in Dorchester but urgently need specialist equipment to ensure this continues. Dad Brian Mayor said: “Both boys need the daily 40-minute sessi...

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BRADFORD FAMILY RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY IN MEMORY OF PHILIP

Jul 2016

Philip Banks, aged 37 from Bradford sadly passed away on May 4 – he had a rare genetic condition which resulted in him having complex medical needs leaving him unable to walk and talk. In honour of Philip, his family asked all who attended his funeral to donate all their old pairs of shoes to ...

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WALKDEN ROTARY DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

Walkden Rotary Club raised £200 through the Ironman UK challenge for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to hel...

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VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE AT HOLBROOK FETE

Jul 2016

Volunteer Barbara Whitchurch held a stall selling jewellery, cards and knitted goods at Holbrook Fete in Derbyshire to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. If you’re inte...

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HELP MAISY RECEIVE THE SPECIAL MOBILE SEAT SHE NEEDS TO LEAVE HER HOME IN SAFETY AND COMFORT

Jul 2016

Maisy Kidd-Munnery from Harwich in Essex is certainly a fighter. Born nine weeks prematurely, she suffered two brain haemorrhages which left her blind, unable to speak and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and a severe form of Epilepsy. At one point she was having up to 200 seizures a day. Now, aged 11,...

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CAN YOU HELP TATIANA FEEL INCLUDED?

Jul 2016

Being able to take a few steps around the home or along the street means children like seven-year-old Tatiana Kwaramba fall outside local statutory services criteria for wheelchair support. But, as a child, trips with your classmates are one of the best things about school and going shopping with mu...

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NOAH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO WALK AGAIN

Jul 2016

Every nine-year-old wants the opportunity to explore the world around them for themselves, finding all the things that interest them. But for Noah Gee from Haywards Heath this isn’t possible as six months ago he lost his only opportunity for independence – he outgrew his specialist walke...

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BARCLAYS’ SPARKLE PARTIES RAISE OVER £800 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

Barclays have been busy holding Sparkle Party sales in Greater Manchester, including its Wigan branch, as well as at its Mosley Street and St Ann’s Square branches in Manchester city centre. The sales raised a combined total of over £800 for children with disabilities or terminal illness in G...

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION MEANS MORE HELP FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Jul 2016

Newlife is delighted to have been chosen as the Manchester Hoteliers Association chosen Charity of the Year. This fantastic partnership will enable more children with disabilities or terminal illness living in Greater Manchester to receive the equipment they are waiting for, which will result in cha...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD GRACE

Jul 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in Ealing’s Broadway Centre – all profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlife ...

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CAN YOU HELP ARCHIE TRAVEL IN SAFETY?

Jul 2016

When three-year-old Archie Nelson travels to one of his many medical appointments, currently two adults are needed in the car to guarantee his safety. Archie – from Corsham in Wiltshire – has a complex condition including encephalopathy, which affects brain function, low muscle tone whic...

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THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING . . .

Jul 2016

Three friends from Chesterfield are pulling on their walking boots for a 100-mile trek to help disabled children in Derbyshire. Neil Holmes, manager of the Littlemoor Co-operative store in Chesterfield, and pals Nicholas Moran and Derek Brough are tackling the route from Skegness to Chesterfield Spi...

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CAN YOU HELP FUND THE SPECIAL SEAT LITTLE MEGGIE NEEDS?

Jul 2016

Full of giggles and smiles, two-year-old Megan ‘Meggie’ Ford from Kidderminster is a happy little girl with a bubbly personality, however a rare life-limiting condition means she isn’t able to sit or stand without specialist equipment. At the moment she has to be held all the time or p...

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO HELP DAMIEN WALK

Jul 2016

A specialist piece of equipment will allow Somerset eight-year-old, Damian Fic, to walk on his own, allowing him to enjoy a level of independence he has only been able to have when he is at school. Damian, who lives in Bristol, has a rare chromosome abnormality and has also had a liver transplant as...

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WALSALL COLLEGE RAISE £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2016

Business students at Walsall College raised £300 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife Foundatio...

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WHEELCHAIR NEEDED TO GIVE DOMINIC INDEPENDENCE

Jun 2016

Playtime at school is the highlight of the day for most children – it’s a chance to chat with friends without an adult listening in, to run around and make the most of the fresh air. But not for nine-year-old Dominic Blower. Dominic, who lives in St Albans, has a genetic condition so rar...

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HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ TO GENEROUS READERS

Jun 2016

A local appeal to help Moray eight-year-old Corey Gillies has seen a flood of donations that has fully funded the specialist buggy he needs – with money left over to help another disabled child in the county. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children called on ‘local heroes’ to help fun...

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RBS TEAM RUN FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2016

Six-year-old twins Tommy and Nathan Bulloch can undo their car seats and climb into the front of the car while their horrified mum is driving on the motorway, risking not only their own safety, but putting other drivers in peril too! The identical twins from the same egg have an extremely rare genet...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP COREY?

Jun 2016

Fabulous fundraisers have been responding to the appeal to help eight-year-old Corey Gillies from Keith in Moray. So far, £595 has been donated by ‘local heroes’ to support Corey, who has a complex medical condition. Mum Liza Gillies said: “I would like to thank everyone for their gen...

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YOUNG ALEX RECOVERS FROM SURGERY, AT THE HEART OF FAMILY LIFE

Jun 2016

Six-year-old Alexander McConville gets to spend more time at the heart of family life, now he has a specialist comfy chair to help meet his complex health needs. Alex, from Coleshill in Warwickshire, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy combined with chronic lung disease and developmental delay. He has a...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CANNOCK CARNIVAL STALL

Jun 2016

We’re looking for volunteers to help run a stall at Cannock Carnival from 9am – 3pm on Saturday 16 July. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Fundraising & Events Coord...

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TRIKE DESIGN SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2016

The Trike Design Company, from Glamorgan, have raised an amazing £638 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the Vale of Glamorgan. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise mo...

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JAMIE JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2016

Well done to Jamie Sault for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £340 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Shropshire. If you would like to take ...

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POWERCHAIR NEEDED TO KEEP MARCUS MOBILE

Jun 2016

Starting university is a huge milestone for any teenager – living away from parents for the first time is as exciting as it is daunting. But for 18-year-old Marcus Harrison it represents a level of independence he has longed for. The only thing that could hold him back is his old wheelchair th...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR LITTLE HARRISON

Jun 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in Crewe’s Market Shopping Centre – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national charity Newlif...

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NCS MANAGER TREKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2016

Graduate Manager at NCS, Charlee Oldham, along with friends Pat and Steve, trekked 80 miles across the country following Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The trio spent a week walking from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle and raised over £500 so far t...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP COREY?

Jun 2016

Eight-year-old Corey Gillies from Keith in Moray needs a simple piece of specialist equipment so he can do the sorts of things most children his age take for granted – going shopping with mum, taking the family dog for a walk and days out with his brother. Corey has a complex medical condition...

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A SPECIAL BUGGY HAS MADE LIFE MUCH EASIER FOR MASON AND HIS FAMILY

Jun 2016

A nine-year-old Atherstone boy who is only able to walk short distances is now enjoying the freedom to get out and about easily with his family, thanks to a special buggy provided by the UK’s leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation. Everyday situations like popping to t...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Jun 2016

Three-year-old Rowan Ireland will soon be travelling in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist car seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Born prematurely, Rowan, from Bathpool near Taunton in Somerset, contracted mening...

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BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2016

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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HOLLY WILL FINALLY GET HER SPECIAL BED

Jun 2016

Four-year-old Holly Costello from Somerton will soon get the specialist bed she needs to keep her safe at night thanks to her family’s amazing fundraising efforts. With help from the charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Holly’s bed is now fully funded. Holly has an undiagnos...

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ETWALL & HILTON ROTARY CLUB FUND PLAY THERAPY PODS

Jun 2016

Newlife is delighted to announce its new partnership with Shoeaholics, which means that items destined for landfill will instead be used to help thousands of disabled and terminally ill children throughout the UK who are in desperate need of life-changing specialist equipment. Shoeaholics, part of t...

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CAN YOU HELP GABRIEL SIT IN COMFORT?

Jun 2016

When siblings are close in age it’s always nice as a parent to watch them interact and play together, forming a bond that will last forever. Twenty-month-old Gabriel from Nottingham needs a specialist seat that will give him the essential support needed while allowing him to play with his sibl...

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LONG EATON CHAMP SMASHES TRIATHLON FOR CHARITY

Jun 2016

Rob Hall from Belvoir Lettings in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, has achieved something many of us wouldn’t even have the courage to try – the 70.3 mile Ironman Challenge in Mallorca, successfully raising £455 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s leading charity ...

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BECCI JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2016

Well done to Becci Thraves, from Ripley, for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Langer Airfield in Nottinghamshire and raising over £1,500 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. If yo...

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SOUND THERAPY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Jun 2016

Newlife is adding an exciting new connective touch sound kit to its range of free Play Therapy Pods to help disabled children across the UK learn and develop new skills. The Exploring Sounds Play Therapy Pod will now contain Playtronica, the connective touch sound kit, which uses play to create so...

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SENSORY HELP IS BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR TEHYA, AGED TWO

Jun 2016

Two-year-old Tehya Furley, from Parkstone in Poole, got a special birthday surprise this week, thanks to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation and dedicated donors in Dorset. Tehya – who has retinal blastoma, Global Developmental Delay and a chromosomal abnormaility – rec...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR LILLIE

Jun 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like those across the Bristol area – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children....

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG SALES FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR PAUL AND JACOB

Jun 2016

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like those across the Greater Manchester area – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to Newlife Foundation for Disable...

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BANGOR STUDENTS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

May 2016

Students from the RAG Society at Bangor University raised £1,243 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children after holding various fundraising events. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Gwynedd. If you’re interested in volunteering your...

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CAN YOU HELP HANNAH DANCE AGAIN WITH THE AID OF A SPECIALIST WALKER?

May 2016

Dancing is something 11-year-old Hannah Law from Stoke-on-Trent loves to do, but as her muscles are too weak to bear her own weight, she has been using a special walker to take classes for youngsters with special needs. Sadly, she has now outgrown this and it no longer gives her the support she need...

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MAX NEEDS COMFY CHAIR FOR DAILY DIALYSIS

May 2016

Wiltshire nine-year-old Max Keegan has a genetic condition which results in him having kidney dialysis for ten hours every day. He needs a specialist chair so he relax at home in comfort as well as safety while he undergoes this treatment. Now Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for ...

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VOTE FOR NEWLIFE AS INTU NOTTINGHAM’S CHARITY OF THE YEAR!

May 2016

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is up for nomination to be Intu Nottingham’s Charity of the Year! Please vote for us to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. You can help change a child’s life. To vote, visit https://www.facebook.com/intuVictor...

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LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FOR LITTLE SHAY AND HIS FAMILY

May 2016

The arrival of a special bed known as a SafeSpace and a Play Therapy Pod packed with therapeutic toys has transformed life for a Redditch six-year-old with Autism, who is now safe from harm during the night and has also been able to play properly for the first time. As well as Autism, Shay Edwards-T...

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HEAD INJURY COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR PAIGE

May 2016

Five-year-old Paige Garrington has a rare genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis which causes tumours; this is combined with severe epilepsy and a brain aneurysm. She wears a protective helmet during the day to help prevent potentially catastrophic head injuries but can now sleep without this p...

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STANDING FRAME WILL HELP LITTLE EVIE

May 2016

Eight-year-old Evie Thompson, who has a rare childhood disease, will soon be getting a specialist standing frame to help manage her condition. The equipment is being provided by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, with funding support from fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. ...

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VOLUNTEERING TASTER SESSION IN DERBY

May 2016

Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager for Newlife Foundation, David Reeves, will be holding a volunteering taster session at Community Action in Derby on 8 June. This is a great opportunity to find out what it’s like to volunteer for Newlife and see what opportunities are available. By be...

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CAN YOU HELP CALLUM SLEEP SAFELY?

May 2016

Anyone who has had a late night followed by an early morning knows how hard it is to function on minimal amounts of sleep – but can you imagine trying to care for your disabled children sometimes surviving on no sleep at all? That is the reality of life for Jon and Rita Orr from Newtownards in...

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SPECIALIST BED MEANS TEN-YEAR-OLD DARRAGH CAN SLEEP IN HIS OWN ROOM AT LAST

May 2016

en-year-old Darragh McGlade will soon be sleeping in safety in a room of his own, thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Darragh, from Straw near Magherafelt, has complex physical and medic...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP BEN?

May 2016

Sheffield teenager Ben Lewis is determined to make the most of everyday as he has a degenerative condition which means he may only have another ten years to live. After losing the use of his legs five years ago, his upper body strength is now fading and he will soon be unable to use the powered whee...

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JACK CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

May 2016

When six-year-old Jack who has Attention Deficit Disorder was able to unstrap himself from his car seat during a journey, mum Katrina knew he was not only putting his life at risk, but the lives of other passengers and the driver too. Thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Jack has sinc...

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CAN YOU HELP CONNIE SIT IN SAFETY?

May 2016

Most children enjoy relaxing on the couch on a Sunday afternoon with the family or look forward to coming home after a long day at school, to lie on the sofa and watch their favourite T.V show. But eight-year-old Connie Green from Fobbing has never experienced this because she doesn’t have any...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT IS ‘A LIFE-CHANGER’

May 2016

A simple piece of specialist equipment is making a big impact on the lives of ten-year-old George and his family in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. George has Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and sensory dysfunction. He has no awareness of danger and needs constant super...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP AARON?

May 2016

Erdington 18-year-old Aaron Ebanks has a degenerative condition which means he needs to use a wheelchair to get around, but without a portable hoist he is still restricted in where he can go. Having this simple piece of equipment would be life changing, enabling him to be as independent as possible,...

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WALKING HER WAY INTO FAMILY LIFE . . .

May 2016

A simple piece of specialist equipment has helped transform the home life of six-year-old Libbi-Faith Dudley from Birmingham. Libbi has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, is fed through a tube in her stomach and needs oxygen when she is unwell. She was previously constrained by a wheelchair she couldnR...

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JAN JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2016

Congratulations to Jan Share for jumping out of a plane at over 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield and raising £700 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to take on a ch...

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ROB AT BELVOIR RAISES £455 FOR NEWLIFE

May 2016

Congratulations to Rob Hall of Belvoir Lettings in Long Eaton for successfully completing the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca Challenge and raising £455 – over double his target – for Newlife Foundation. The Triathlon involved a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run which is 70.3 mil...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR TEN-YEAR-OLD HARRY

May 2016

A specialist buggy will mean the Lawrence family, from Little Clacton in Essex, will be able to make the most of the summer sunshine this year. Ten-year-old Harry Lawrence is due to take delivery of a specialist buggy at the end of May. Harry has Fragile X Syndrome, ADHD, Mannose-binding Lectin defi...

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TANYA’S GOT THE POWER!

May 2016

She’s got the power! Teenager Tanya Kaur-Heer from Leicester is looking forward to getting out into the summer sunshine – with the help of a special power pack for her wheelchair. The power pack has been provided by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, with funding support from fabu...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP BOBBY?

May 2016

Like most five-year-old boys Bobby Allen from Worcester wants to join in games with his friends and try out different sports, but he isn’t able to walk on his own as his muscles are very weak. However, with a special standing frame he could spend time out of his wheelchair and have the indepen...

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PLEASE CAN YOU HELP LITTLE BOBBY?

May 2016

There can be nothing more heart-breaking for a parent than learning your child has a life limiting condition. Sarah Parnell’s son Bobby Bolton, aged four, has a serious condition affecting his brain, severe epilepsy, breathing difficulties and requires postural support and round the clock care...

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KEEPING LOUIE SAFE AT NIGHT – AT LAST

May 2016

Nine-year-old Louie Baines from Porthleven in Cornwall is finally sleeping in safety, with the emergency loan of a specialist bed. Louie, who recently moved to the county with his family from Lancashire, has a rare genetic condition – Cri du Chat Syndrome – which means he has limited mob...

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CAN YOU HELP STEVEN HAVE MORE INDEPENDENCE?

May 2016

Like most eight-year-olds Steven Mulcahy has a cheeky grin and is full of energy, but for him everyday tasks such as feeding and dressing himself, which his friends take for granted, are virtually impossible. Newlife Foundation is calling on local heroes to help provide a simple piece of equipment w...

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BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

May 2016

Staff at Barclays held a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife Foundation as part of its Barclays Sheffield Community Day. They raised £219 from the jewellery sale, which will be match funded from Barclays, and will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in South ...

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TRAFFORD COLLEGE RAISE £111 FOR NEWLIFE

May 2016

The ‘can – do’ers’ project team from Trafford College raised £111 for Newlife after holding a fundraising sale at its Altrincham campus. Students sold sparkle jewellery and craft items which they made themselves, as well as holding a raffle to raise money for children with disab...

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AALIYAH’S BLOGGING FROM HER ‘BRILLIANT’ NEW BED

May 2016

welve-year-old YouTube star Aaliyah Canning-Williams has been blogging from her bed – since the gift of the specialist equipment arrived at her Llandudno home recently. Aaliyah has full body Cerebral Palsy, which means her mobility is severely limited. The new remote control profiling bed mean...

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HI-TECH HELP TO RELIEVE THEO’S PAIN

May 2016

Nine-year-old Theo has a complex health condition which means he has to be repositioned every two hours, day and night, to help relieve chronic pain which is made worse by pressure sores. But now, thanks to fabulous fundraisers in Derbyshire working with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, he ...

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EDIE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SLEEP IN SAFETY

May 2016

Three-year-old Edie Browne has a complex condition which affects her development and awareness of danger. She urgently needs a specialist sleeping space which she can use to keep her safe during stays in hospital and for respite care. Now Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for ‘lo...

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SPECIALIST TOYS ARE HELPING BILLY PLAY

May 2016

A Nottingham teenager with severe autism and learning difficulties has been able to enjoy spending time with his two younger sisters as he plays with the specialist toys in a Play Therapy Pod, loaned to the family by Newlife Foundation, the UK’s leading children’s disability charity. Bil...

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TAKE A LEAF OUT OF SUE’S BOOK . . .

May 2016

Volunteers at Cannock’s Newlife at Home store are hoping more people will take a leaf out of their book . . . and donate unwanted literature lying around the home to help disabled and terminally ill children get the vital equipment they urgently need. Newlife volunteers Angela Pearce, Jill Eva...

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PRECIOUS MEMORIES FOR LICHFIELD FAMILY

May 2016

When Isla Hufton’s parents were told she was terminally ill, they arranged a special trip to Disneyland Paris, so the 14-month-old and her three-year-old sister could enjoy being treated like fairy tale princesses and make happy memories to treasure forever. Stephanie and Josh Hufton from Lich...

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HOW SWITCHING TO CO-OPERATIVE ENERGY WILL HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2016

Come and visit Newlife SuperStore in Cannock, where an energy advisor from Co-operative Energy will be in store to explain how switching to Co-operative Energy can save you money whilst helping children with disabilities or terminal illness. An advisor will be in store from 10.00am until 5.00pm on T...

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HOW SWITCHING TO CO-OPERATIVE ENERGY WILL HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2016

Come and visit Newlife SuperStore in Cannock, where an energy advisor from Co-operative Energy will be in store to explain how switching to Co-operative Energy can save you money whilst helping children with disabilities or terminal illness. An advisor will be in store from 10.00am until 5.00pm on T...

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BASINGSTOKE FAMILY ARE MAKING MEMORIES TO TREASURE

May 2016

A terminally ill four-year-old from Hampshire and her family have been able to go out and enjoy life as much as possible and make memories to treasure, thanks to a special buggy and a car seat. Little Keira Elmer from Basingstoke has a progressive neurological disease called Alpers Syndrome, which o...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT MEANS HANIYA CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Apr 2016

Four-year-old Haniya Malik, from Ward End in Birmingham, is travelling in safety and comfort, thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and fabulous fundraisers at touring show Circus Starr. Haniya has a complex condition including Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus; paralysed from the waist do...

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LOCAL CARLTON PUB SET TO RAISE 10K FOR LOCAL CHARITY

Apr 2016

The Elwes Arms pub in Carlton, Nottinghamshire are hosting a major fun-filled event to raise funds for charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children on Monday, May 30. The funds raised will go towards providing disabled and terminally ill children with specialist equipment within the county. Last...

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FEE FOR DAVID BOWIE BRIT AWARDS TRIBUTE IS HELPING FOUR-YEAR-OLD DOMINIC SLEEP SAFELY

Apr 2016

The London businessman who worked on the stunning tribute to David Bowie at the Brit Awards in February has donated his fee to help a four-year-old with Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy have a safe place to sleep. Sam Pattinson owns Treatment Studio and along with his creative team Warren Ch...

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HOW YOU GET HELP IS SO IMPORTANT

Apr 2016

Mum Nadia Asif from Burslem is full of praise for our Newlife nurses. She contacted the Newlife Nurse Helpline when her son Ibrahim, aged five, needed a specialist car seat. Ibrahim has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and delayed development which can result in some challenging behaviours, especially whe...

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SPECIAL BED HELPS TURN LIFE AROUND FOR 11-YEAR-OLD GLASGOW BOY AND HIS FAMILY

Apr 2016

The parents of 11-year-old Lewis Graham were at their wits end as he regularly self-harmed and lashed out as a result of his Autism. Things got so bad they considered residential care – until Newlife stepped in to provide a special bed which has turned Lewis and his family’s life around....

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT WILL OPEN UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR RYAN

Apr 2016

Sleepovers with grandparents and breaks away with the family are something many children eagerly look forward to. But this hasn’t been possible for eight-year-old Ryan Boyne, from Wednesbury, because his disability means he has to be hoisted in and out of his wheelchair whenever he needs to go...

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FOOTBALLERS TRY TO SCORE FUNDRAISING GOAL

Apr 2016

Come and show your support when two teams from Newlife will battle it out for a charity football match at 1pm on 8 May at Burntwood Rugby Club in Cannock. Staff from Newlife will be made up of two teams; Hemlock and Bridgtown. There will also be various stalls on the day selling jewellery, sweets, c...

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LIZ SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

Volunteer Liz from Staffordshire raised £317 after holding a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out ho...

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WHEELCHAIR HELPS STACIE MAINTAIN HER INDEPENDENCE

Apr 2016

Twelve-year-old Stacie Stroud has no problem keeping up with her friends at school – now she has a new powered wheelchair. Stacie, from Andover, is enjoying the benefits of a new hi-tech wheelchair, which has been provided through her family’s local fundraising activities (£3,000) and a...

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SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP J-K RELAX

Apr 2016

Like many six-year-olds, Jonathan-Kraig Atkins is an active child. But unlike many others his complex condition including ADHD, Global Developmental Delay and Dyspraxia means he struggles to sit still. Mum Mrs Amanda Atkins, from Fenton in Staffordshire, said: “He rarely sits and relaxes becau...

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‘LOCAL HEROES’ NEEDED TO HELP KEEP JAKE SAFE AT NIGHT

Apr 2016

A specialist bed on loan from a disability charity is helping Grantham teenager Jake Baillie sleep at night – and cope with the frustrations of daily life. But now Jake needs a bed of his own – and ‘local heroes’ are being called on for their support. Jake, aged 13, has Autism Sp...

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THANK YOU TO OUR MARATHON RUNNERS

Apr 2016

Thank you to the kind supporters who chose to run the Manchester Marathon for Newlife Foundation and completed the 26 mile marathon. All funds raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester who are currently in need. If you’d like to get inv...

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SPECIAL BED NEEDED TO KEEP CORY SAFE

Apr 2016

Taking a three year old to the doctors is a worrying experience at the best of times – ask any parent and they’ll say the same. But throw in a 400 mile round trip and an overnight stay just to get your child the care they need and it’s a whole new level of worry. Three-year-old Cor...

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CROWN GAS & POWER DONATE £160 TO NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

Crown Gas & Power in Bury kindly donated £160 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children after holding various fundraising events, such as holding a tuck shop. The £160 donation will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’re inter...

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RADIO 4 LISTENERS HELP SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TED

Apr 2016

Seven-year-old Ted Grove-Welsh, from Swindon in Wiltshire, is sitting in safety, thanks to the generous listeners at BBC Radio 4. TV presenter Jon Bentley was the voice of a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in December (2015) on behalf of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – and now more than ...

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TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR NIRUSHA

Apr 2016

Nirusha Vigi, an events manager from Clayhall in Essex, is going the extra mile to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Nirusha, aged 31 and who works for University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, is an active member Divemania Scuba club (www.divemaniascuba....

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SAFETY FIRST FOR LITTLE ZARA

Apr 2016

Milton Keynes girl Zara Imran will soon be able to travel in comfort and safety thanks to a specialist car seat donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Zara, who is three years old, has a condition called Early Infantile Epilep...

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NINE-YEAR-OLD’S ‘SPACE WALK’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN, JUST LIKE HIM

Apr 2016

Regional fundraiser David Reeves from Newlife Foundation will be attending the Superhero Family Fun Day at the University of Derby on Sunday 1 May to raise awareness and vital funds for Newlife. Come along to find out more about Newlife and check out our Disco Dome and view the fabulous selection of...

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LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE DORSET DONATE £1650 TO NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

The Loyal Order of Moose Dorset kindly donated £1650 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children after holding collections and fundraising events. The £1650 donation will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Dorset. If you’re interested in volunteering your ti...

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DAISY CHAIN STITCHERS GET CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

A group of Newlife supporters in Wigan have been busy knitting Newlife nurses to help raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. The Daisy Chain Stitchers group, which meet on a weekly basis to do knitting, tapestry, cross stitch and sewing, are also suppor...

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FIVE-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO STAY SAFE AND HAPPY

Apr 2016

A five-year-old from Preston who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy uses a special seat as the ‘control centre’ of her life, as it keeps her in just the right position for her health and enables her to use an iPad, which is the only way she can communicate. However after outgrowing this, she ne...

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SPECIAL BED MAKES A MASSIVE DIFFERENCE TO LITTLE AMELIA

Apr 2016

A two-year-old from Glasgow City with a rare genetic condition is now safe during the night, thanks to the loan of a special bed which her parents say has made a massive difference to all their lives. Amelia O’Neill has Angelman Syndrome which affects the nervous system and has resulted in her...

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MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE A BALL FUNDRAISING FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

Kevin Bruerton and Richard Webster, from the Central England Cooperative, organised a Spring Ball in Wolverhampton and raised £2195 for their London Marathon fundraising in aid of Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the UK. ...

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LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP ROSE SLEEP IN SAFETY

Apr 2016

Local heroes in West Sussex are needed to help provide seven-year-old Rose Forrestal with a specialist travel bed to keep her safe. The bed would enable overnight stays with extended family and precious family time together outside of the family home. Seven-year-old Rose Forrestal from Bognor Regis ...

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BP NORTON CANES SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

BP in Norton Canes has raised £311 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, click here t...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HEDNESFORD COLLECTION

Apr 2016

We’re looking for volunteers to help with a collection at Hednesford FC at the Tamworth match from 2pm on Saturday 9th April. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer for this collection, please con...

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BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

Barclays in Birmingham raised £503 from a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out how. Click here ...

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WAITROSE FOUR OAKS DONATES £440 TO NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £440 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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AVIOS RAISE OVER £500 FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2016

The Multimedia Team at Avios Contact Centre raised over £500 for Newlife after holding a fundraising and awareness day. The team, led by Team Manager Vicky Mckellar, held a cake sale, raffle and jewellery sale to help raise vital funds to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Great...

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RADIO 4 LISTENERS HELP LITTLE FLORIAN

Apr 2016

Young Florian Isherwood, from Nottingham, is travelling in safety, thanks to the generous listeners at BBC Radio 4. TV presenter Jon Bentley was the voice of a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in December (2015) on behalf of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – and now more than a dozen childr...

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‘LOCAL HEROES’ NEEDED TO HELP LITTLE CHARLY

Apr 2016

Four-year-old Charly-Taylor Leary from Cumnock in East Ayrshire is one of just two children in Scotland (and one of 13 in the whole of the UK) with his neurological condition. Mum Laura Whitelaw said: “We were told he wouldn’t walk before he was five – but he is really trying, todd...

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CO-OP FUNERAL CARE SUPPORT NEWLIFE WITH CHARITY BALL

Mar 2016

Co-operative Funeral Care are supporting Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children by holding a Charity Ball on Saturday 14th May at Mickleover Court Hotel in Derby, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £45 and include a three course meal, entertainment, disco, raffle and charity auction. All money raised ...

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LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP SURAJ WALK AGAIN

Mar 2016

Ten-year-old Suraj Patel doesn’t have the option to walk wherever and whenever he wants like other children. Leading disabled children’s charity, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for local heroes in West Yorkshire to help provide him with a specialist walker so he can ...

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SPECIALIST TOYS HELP MUM LORRAINE UNLOCK THE ART OF PLAY WITH HER YOUNG BOYS

Mar 2016

Specialist toys are helping mum Lorraine Griffin interact and play with her two young sons, both of whom are on the autistic spectrum. Three-year-old Benjamin Griffin and his four-year-old brother Samuel, from the Saltwells area of Dudley, play in their own little world and Lorraine has struggled to...

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SPECIAL BUGGY MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO LITTLE ZACHARY AND HIS FAMILY

Mar 2016

A special buggy means a Flintshire three-year-old with Autism can now safely go out with his family, allowing them to enjoy the kind of everyday activities and fun days out that many others may take for granted. For Zachary Peters this means he can take his beloved dog, Lily, for a walk around their...

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STUDENTS TO DISH UP CHARITY DINNER

Mar 2016

Newlife supporters are invited to attend the Best of British Charity Dinner, delivered by students of the University of Derby, on Saturday 23 April 2016 at The Devonshire Dome in Buxton. The dinner is being held to raise much needed funds for Newlife Foundation, with every penny raised going towards...

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SOLDIER ON THE RUN TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2016

Wattisham-based soldier Captain Bill Sykes – who has this year been awarded an MBE for his charity work – is in training for the 2016 London Marathon, to raise money to support disabled children. Bill will be taking part in the 26-mile challenge on Sunday 24 April wearing a full 20kg Arm...

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TICKLED TO BE HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2016

Cannock brothers Tom and Jack Kay are tickled to have the support of veteran comedian Ken Dodd as they step up their fundraising efforts ahead of next month’s London Marathon. Tom, 27, and Jack, 24, both work for Cannock-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and have set themselves th...

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CAPITAL ONE SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Mar 2016

Capital One held a Sparkle Party sale at its Nottingham branch to raise money for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out how. Click here ...

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BARCLAYS RAISE OVER £2,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Mar 2016

Barclays have raised an impressive £2,035 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children after fundraising at the Holiday Inn in Rotherham. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time ...

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SAFETY FIRST FOR YOUNG CHARLIE

Mar 2016

A simple piece of specialist equipment means young Charlie Godfrey is travelling to hospital and clinic appointments in safety. Charlie, aged six, is from West Hull. He has the neurological condition Lennox Gaustaut Syndrome, as well as autism and developmental delay. He has frequent daily seizures ...

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JACK NEEDS YOUR HELP TO HAVE MORE FAMILY TIME IN COMFORT

Mar 2016

Thirteen-year-old Jack Felkin from Erdington, West Midlands, needs your help to get specialist seating that will enable him to sit in comfort and spend more time with his family. Jack is a bubbly, happy young boy who has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to support his own posture. He has a wheelchair wh...

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FIREFIGHTERS’ FIREWORK SPECTACULAR HELPS SUPPORT LOCAL TEENAGER

Mar 2016

Fundraising firefighters in Mold have helped a local teenager, thanks to their most recent Guy Fawkes night spectacular. Last year’s event raised £500 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities a...

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ARE YOU UP FOR A CHALLENGE?

Mar 2016

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a keen runner, we have plenty of events for you to get involved in and fundraise for Newlife. We guarantee that every penny you raise will be spent directly on providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness. Our fundraising team wi...

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SHAI-LEIGH IS SLEEPING SAFELY AT LAST

Mar 2016

Four-year-old Shai-Leigh Porter is sleeping safely thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Shai-Leigh, from Southampton, has low muscle tone – which means she cannot walk unaided ̵...

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HELPING NOAH TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND COMFORT

Mar 2016

A three-year-old from Barnet with a metabolic disorder which has caused him to weigh more than his nine-year-old brother is now really comfy and safe when he travels to his weekly hospital appointments, thanks to a specialist car seat. When Noah Patterson was nine months old his parents Asiyah and A...

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CHRIS TO TACKLE MUDDY OBSTACLES FOR NEWLIFE

Mar 2016

A dedicated member of staff at Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is going the extra mile and taking part in the Wolf Run on 9 April. Chris Fielding, along with a pack of three other wolves, will be competing in the 10K obstacle race in Warwickshire to help raise much needed funds for children...

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DARTFORD DAD SKYDIVES TO HELP DAUGHTER IN NEED

Mar 2016

Dartford dad, Miguel De Sousa Costa, jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet to help raise funds towards a specialist bed for his daughter Lilly. Lilly has Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus which causes a defect of the spine and excess water on the brain, because of this Lilly is a full time wheelchair ...

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SPECIAL TOYS FOR A SPECIAL FIVE-YEAR-OLD

Mar 2016

A special vibrating teddy bear is bringing a smile to the face of five-year-old Karl Orr from Erith in the London borough of Bexley. Karl has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and finding appropriate toys for him to play with can be expensive. But mum Anji Orr is currently getting a helping hand, from Newl...

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JOHN LEWIS IN SHEFFIELD DONATES £1,050 TO NEWLIFE

Mar 2016

John Lewis in Sheffield have donated £1,050 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every three months, the store donate £3,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. When customers made a purchase in ‘The Place...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Mar 2016

Three-year-old Anthony Gibson, from Colne in Lancashire, will soon be travelling in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist car seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Anthony has Cerebral Palsy, a neuromuscular condition ...

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THE SWAN SWOOPS IN TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Mar 2016

A pub in Stone pulled out all the stops to raise an amazing £1,748 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Staffordshire. The Swan Inn’s annual charity buffet and auction will help at least one local child get the vital equipment they urgently need for everyday life. The Sw...

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BUILDING MEMORIES FOR NOTTINGHAM FAMILY

Mar 2016

Watching your baby grow is a remarkable experience – but when the future is uncertain and you are taking each day as it comes, the experience becomes all the more precious. One-year-old Patrick Langford from Nottingham has a rare brain condition called Pontine Tegmental Cap Dysplasia – h...

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TEENAGERS SHOUT OUT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Mar 2016

A group of teenagers from Mansfield has been busy spreading the word for a children’s disability charity as part of a national day of community volunteering. The teens took to the town’s streets and the half-time pitch during the Mansfield Stag’s Saturday league match to ‘Tell 25...

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URGSPECIAL TOUGH BED FOR BARTOSZENT CALL TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2016

Life has really improved for an eight-year-old from Nottingham who also has Autism after he received a special tough bed from the UK’s leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation. Bartosz Ciukaj has no awareness of danger and only understands simple statements as a result o...

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RADIO 4 LISTENERS HELP 15 MONTH-OLD CORBAN

Mar 2016

Corban Clifford, aged 15 months and from Twerton on Avon, Bath, will soon be able to get out and about in safety, thanks to the generous listeners at BBC Radio 4. TV presenter Jon Bentley was the voice of a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in December (2015) on behalf of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Ch...

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CUTTLESTONES STEPS IN TO HELP LITTLE MILLIE

Mar 2016

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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GREENHITHE FUN DAY RAISES OVER £2,000

Mar 2016

Sarah Richardson, mum of Lilly – who is currently in need of a specialist bed, held a fundraising party at The Royal British Legion in Greenhithe and raised over £2,000. Lilly from Dartford has Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus which causes a defect of the spine and excess water on the brain, ...

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THANKS A MILLION NOTTINGHAMSHIRE!

Mar 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area – including 27 in Nottinghamshire. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose New...

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THANKS A MILLION WARWICKSHIRE!

Mar 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area – including 18 in Warwickshire. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlif...

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FAMILIES ENJOY A DAY OUT AT KRISPY KREME

Mar 2016

Regional Fundraiser at Newlife Claire Kelly met with children and their families from Greater Manchester at the Krispy Kreme Donut Factory, along with Linda Miles, Director of The Brian Kennedy Trust, which recently made a generous donation to fund essential equipment for these children. The familie...

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THANKS A MILLION NORTHAMPTONSHIRE!

Mar 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as...

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HI-TECH PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT HELPS REDUCE PAIN FOR JOSEPH

Mar 2016

Fifteen-year-old Joseph Hazel can continue to relax at home in comfort and safety thanks to the donation of a specialist piece of equipment from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Joseph, from Southampton, has Cerebral Palsy with inv...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY WILL HELP KEEP EVALYN SAFE

Feb 2016

Two-year-old Evalyn Carr, from Blidworth in Nottinghamshire, is getting a specialist buggy to support her complex medical needs, thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Evalyn has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Sleep Apnoea as well...

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THANKS A MILLION STAFFORDSHIRE!

Feb 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as...

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THANKS A MILLION SANDWELL!

Feb 2016

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as...

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NEWLIFE HELPS KEEP THOMAS SAFE

Feb 2016

Most of us rely on being able to take our children out safely in the car – whether that is on the school run, to the shops or out for a day trip. But for Helen Casey and her son, 16-year-old Thomas Birch, even a short journey in the car came with the fear of an accident. The family were drivin...

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NCS GRADUATES INCREASE AWARENESS FOR NEWLIFE

Feb 2016

Keep a look out on 5th March when four teams of 10 National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates will be heading out into Nottingham, Derby, Chesterfield and Mansfield to tell 25 people about Newlife Foundation’s work and challenge them to do the same. The challenge is part of NCS Action Day on 5th...

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SPECIALIST SUPPORT ‘HAS CHANGED MY YOUNG SON’S LIFE’ – NOW CHARITY NEEDS READERS’ HELP

Feb 2016

A good night’s sleep is something many of us take for granted, but for eight-year-old Kyle Clayton and his mum Stacey it seemed an impossible dream. Kyle, from Launceston in Cornwall, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing difficulties, Global Developmental Delay and challenging be...

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STUDENTS TO HOLD SPARKLE PARTY AT WHETSTONE CO-OP

Feb 2016

Students from the University of Loughborough are holding a sparkle party to raise money for Newlife Foundation on Saturday 12th March. Come along to this fabulous sale at the Central England Co-op store on Dog & Gun Lane in Whetstone and pick up some fantastic jewellery bargains. All money raise...

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WORKING TO HELP JACOB WALK

Feb 2016

Hanging out in the playground with your friends is so important for many children – but it’s not as much fun if you have to have the teacher with you at all times. That’s what life is like for nine-year-old Jacob Kennedy – he has Cerebral Palsy that affects all four of his li...

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KRIS CAN NOW HAVE THE LIFE HE DREAMS OF

Feb 2016

A fiercely independent 16-year-old with Cerebral Palsy will receive a special lightweight wheelchair to help give him the freedom he needs to live his life without requiring a carer to accompany him everywhere. The equipment has been donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in pa...

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1K FAMILY FUN RUN ON CANNOCK CHASE

Feb 2016

Mash Running is calling on families to take part in its 1K ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, May 7, on Cannock Chase. All proceeds generated from the fun run will be donated to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charitable provider of essential equipment to meet the...

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A SIMPLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO LITTLE EZMAE’S LIFE

Feb 2016

A life-limited four-year-old from the Isle of Sheppey with complex medical and physical needs can finally sit in comfort, thanks to a simple piece of specialist equipment from the UK’s leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation. Ezmae Catley only has the abilities of a new...

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NEWLIFE FOUNDATION GIVES DANIEL A LIFT

Feb 2016

When the sun is shining and a warm breeze is blowing, there is nothing better than lying on the grass, looking up at the sky, the light dappled through the trees above. But for 14-year-old Daniel Oldham it wasn’t going to be possible – until Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children was a...

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NEWLIFE STALL AT LEIGH SPORTS VILLAGE STADIUM WEDDING FAYRE

Feb 2016

Regional fundraiser Claire Kelly from Newlife Foundation will be attending the Leigh Sports Village Wedding Open Day on Sunday 28th February to raise awareness and money for Newlife. Come along to this popular event on Sale Way, between 11am and 4pm, to view the fabulous selection of sparkle jewelle...

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HUTTON & HOWICK WI SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Feb 2016

Ladies at the Hutton & Howick WI raised a fantastic £300 for Newlife Foundation through various fundraising activities. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Lancashire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife, ...

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A SAFE SOLUTION FOR IMOGEN

Feb 2016

Every time Imogen Green travels in her parent’s car, she is in pain. The journey to every medical appointment, every family day out, every trip to the shops is painful. The four-year-old has a condition affecting her skeleton and needs supportive leg splints and a special suit to keep her back...

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WHEELCHAIR MEANS INDEPENDENCE FOR TIRION

Feb 2016

Teenager Tirion Hughes from Dartmoor in Devon is looking forward to getting her own lightweight wheelchair so she can be more independent. Tirion, aged 17, has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which causes severe pain in her joints, and is partially sighted. She is a pupil at the Royal National College for t...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT MEANS HANIYA CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Feb 2016

Four-year-old Haniya Malik, from Ward End in Birmingham, will soon be travelling in safety and comfort, thanks to fabulous fundraisers and the support of two leading UK charities. Haniya has Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Chiari Type II and Dysplasic Corpus Callosum. Paralysed from the waist down and ...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT MEANS JAKE CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Feb 2016

Two-year-old Jake Crisp, from Maerdy in Rhondda, will soon be travelling in safety and comfort, thanks to fabulous fundraisers and the support of two leading UK charities. Jake has Noonan’s Syndrome, hydrocephalus and developmental delay. With weak core muscles, he needs to be posturally suppo...

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SAUL WILL BE STANDING TALL WITH NEW WHEELCHAIR

Feb 2016

Fifteen-year-old Saul Catlin will soon be standing tall as his school’s Head Boy, thanks to the donation of a specialist hi-tech wheelchair from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Saul, from Walthamstow and a pupil at Frederick...

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SPECIALIST BED WORKS LIKE A DREAM FOR THOMAS

Feb 2016

Four-year-old Thomas Ward from York is finally sleeping through the night in safety – thanks to provision of a specialist bed. Thomas, from the Wigginton area of the city, has a rare genetic condition that causes tumours to develop in his body, with associated epilepsy and global developmental...

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KEEPING CAMERON SAFE AND SOUND THROUGH THE NIGHT

Feb 2016

Little Cameron Cuddihy from Yardley will sleep safe and sound now, despite the 40 seizures a day he can have, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation. A rare form of Epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome means five-year-old Cameron has a variety of seizures each day. He is...

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NEWLIFE HOLDS SILENT AUCTION EVENT ON 12 MARCH 2016

Feb 2016

Bargain hunters are invited to come along and bid on some amazing items in the Silent Auction Event at Newlife Market Place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 12 March. There will be a variety of high quality branded items, including bags, sunglasses, shoes, scarves and clothing. All funds from this au...

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STUDENT VOLUNTEERING WEEK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY

Feb 2016

The University of Derby are getting involved in Student Volunteering Week, taking place from Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th February. The national event is the perfect time to celebrate student volunteers and promote the benefits of volunteering. Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager for New...

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EMERGENCY BED LOAN TRANSFORMS LIFE FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DARCY

Feb 2016

A Pontefract couple whose three-year-old daughter has severe epilepsy and no awareness of danger say the emergency loan of a special bed from Newlife Foundation, the UK’s leading children’s disability charity has immediately transformed their lives – keeping her safe through the ni...

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NOW BLAKE CAN RECOVER IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

Feb 2016

Specialist seating has made a big difference to a life-limited seven-year-old from Scunthorpe who experiences around 30 seizures each day. Now, instead of trying to rest on the family sofa, he can recover in comfort and safety with all the extra support he needs. Blake has a rare form of epilepsy ca...

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NOW ZACH CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND COMFORT

Feb 2016

A special car seat has made a big difference to an Ipstones one-year-old and his family as he can now travel in safety and comfort. Journeys in his standard car seat would often make one-year-old Zach Otter cry as it didn’t give him the level of support he needs. He has a rare brain and nervou...

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WHEELCHAIR FOR ‘LAUGHTER AND JOY’

Feb 2016

A Sheffield family are looking forward to the ‘laughter and joy’ that a hi-tech wheelchair is set to bring to five-year-old Zoe Robinson. The equipment is being donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Zoe, from the Croo...

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SIMPLE EQUIPMENT KEEPS LILY-MAI PROTECTED

Feb 2016

Feeling the sun on your face or the wind in your hair is a wonderful sensation, but for Lily-Mai Steele they could have serious consequences to her health. The four-year-old from Grays, Essex has a life limiting condition that means she is hypersensitive to weather conditions – even a shadow t...

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A SAFE NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR BRANDON

Feb 2016

For nine-year-old Brandon Punshon a peaceful night’s sleep is something that dreams are made of. He was recently provided with a special bed by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, in the hopes that this would help him get a good night’s rest, but something still wasn’t quite ...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Feb 2016

Three-year-old Rosie Williams will soon be travelling in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist car seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Rosie, from Llantrisant in Rhondda Cynon Taf, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and...

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NEW SEAT MEANS DANIEL CAN REMAIN INDEPENDENT

Feb 2016

A new seat for his hi-tech wheelchair means nine-year-old Cheltenham boy Daniel Morgan will be able to continue to use the equipment that gives him independence. Daniel, from Charlton Kings, has outgrown the seat of his specialist wheelchair which was part-funded by Newlife Foundation for Disabled C...

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SAFETY FIRST FOR LITTLE AZARIA

Feb 2016

Purley seven-year-old Azaria Brathwaite will soon be able to travel in comfort and safety thanks to a specialist car seat donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Azaria is one of only four children in the world with her complex...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Feb 2016

Three-year-old Leah Talman will soon be travelling in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist car seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Leah, from Claydon near Ipswich in Suffolk, has Global Developmental Delay. With poo...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS FIVE-YEAR-OLD CAN SIT AT HOME IN COMFORT

Feb 2016

Imagine not being able to sit without pain or relax with your family while you watch TV and play. This has been life for a five-year-old Powys girl who is now getting a specialist comfy chair donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spen...

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SPINNINGFIELDS WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

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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SALFORD CITY COLLEGE RAISE OVER £400 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

Salford City College in Pendleton raised £429 for Newlife after holding a Winter Market and selling jewellery and raffle tickets, as well as holding a face painting stall. The money raised will go towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater M...

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BURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL BOYS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

Newlife Fundraiser Claire Kelly visited Bury Grammar School Boys to increase awareness of Newlife Foundation and collect a cheque for £500.75, raised through sponsored fundraising events organised by the students. Claire also explained how their fundraising efforts will help to make a difference to...

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SPECIALIST BED TRANSFORMS FAMILY’S LIFE

Jan 2016

Bournemouth mum of four Kelly Robbie is getting a good night’s sleep for the first time in over two years – thanks to provision of a specialist cot bed for her young son Charlie. Charlie Robbie, aged two and from the Townsend area of the town, has a complex condition which includes five ...

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BETHANY CAN NOW SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY – THANKS TO YOUR HELP

Jan 2016

Erdington seven-year-old Bethany Danbury is now able to sit in comfort and safety enjoying quality time with her family – thanks to ‘fabulous local fundraisers’. Bethany has a rare brain disorder which has left her with no means to communicate her wants or needs other than her family u...

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SPECIALIST TOYS HELP HENRY PLAY

Jan 2016

With the provision of specialist toys, four-year-old Henry Cummins, from Oxted in Surrey, is now learning to play with his family. Buying toys for children is usually a walk in the park – some little girls prefer something sparkly and for boys action figures always go down well. But for young ...

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GREENHITHE FAMILY RAISING FUNDS SO LILLY CAN SLEEP SAFELY

Jan 2016

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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CAN YOU HELP CAMERON SLEEP IN COMFORT?

Jan 2016

Plymouth teenager Cameron Greenwood urgently needs a new, larger specialist bed to help him sleep in comfort. Eighteen-year-old Cameron, who is totally wheelchair dependent, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and his legs are fixed at a 90 degree angle. Repositioning him several times a night to help r...

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DERBY STUDENTS’ UNION MEGASALE RAISES £3,400 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

Derby Students’ Union RAG society raised £3,400 after holding a Newlife Megasale at the University of Derby. Shoppers got their hands on lots of bargains, whilst raising money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your tim...

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‘ROYS ROYALS’ RAISE OVER £3,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

Congratulations to the ‘Roy’s Royals’ team for successfully completing the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge 2015 and raising £3,443.65 for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Leicestershire. The Charity Challenge 2015 involved a Tough, Super Tough and Elite route in m...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DCFC COLLECTION

Jan 2016

We’re looking for volunteers to help with a collection at Derby County FC at the MK Dons Match, between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday 13th February. Volunteers will get a free match ticket and all money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire. If y...

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MACKENZIE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Jan 2016

Mackenzie Fox-Byrne, centre, joins Newlife fundraisers to meet some of the cast of Circus Starr’s latest show – Pinocchio Joins The Circus – in Telford last night (January 20). Mackenzie, who is 11 years old and lives in Market Drayton, is just one of thousands of children around t...

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SAMUEL GETS TO SLEEP IN SAFETY WHILE AWAY FROM HOME

Jan 2016

Young Cwmbran boy Samuel Wilmot will soon be able to visit his grandparents and sleep in safety away from home, thanks to a specialist portable bed donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Three-year-old Samuel has a condition t...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CAN SIT WITH HER FAMILY AT LAST

Jan 2016

Imagine never being able to sit without pain or relax with your family while you watch TV and play. This is life for an eight-year-old Pembrokeshire girl who is now getting a specialist chair donated by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spenc...

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THE POWER OF PLAY HELPS LITTLE JACOB

Jan 2016

Jacob Barker from Nottingham enjoys spending time with his family, but rarely chooses to play with toys, as he has Cerebral Palsy which affects his ability to hold and move them. However, the loan of a Play Therapy Pod from a leading children’s disability charity, funded by local utility compa...

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LEIGH SCHOOL RAISE £180 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

St Thomas C.E. School in Leigh raised £180 for Newlife after holding a Christmas Fayre and selling jewellery, home-made cards and raffle tickets. The money raised will go towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’re...

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GIRL GUIDES SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

The 7th Tyldesley St Ambrose Barlow Girl Guides unit in Tyldesley raised £220.80 during its seventh Christmas event on the 9th December. The girls sold gorgeous jewellery on the sparkle stall, tasty baked goods, crafts and chutneys. If that wasn’t enough, there was also a raffle and tickets w...

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AVA MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Jan 2016

When Circus Starr rolls into Dukinfield on Saturday 23 January (2016), young Ava Galley will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Ava, who is five years old and lives in Dukinfield, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get the chance t...

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AYANA MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Jan 2016

When Circus Starr rolls into Brierley Hill on Tuesday 19 January (2016), young Ayana Salmon will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Ayana, who is three years old and lives in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who w...

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MACKENZIE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Jan 2016

When Circus Starr rolls into Telford on Wednesday 20 January (2016), young Mackenzie Fox-Byrne will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Mackenzie, who is 11 years old and lives in Market Drayton, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will g...

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SPECIAL BED JOY FOR MAX

Jan 2016

County Durham nine-year-old Max Austin is to receive the special height adjustable bed he so desperately needs, thanks to the kind-hearted donations of Northern Echo readers. Born after just 23 weeks of pregnancy, Max spent the first 100 days of his life in hospital. He battled septicaemia twice and...

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SPECIAL TOYS ARE HELPING ANGEL PLAY

Jan 2016

A Rotherham 18-month-old with a life-limiting condition has begun to reach out for toys and interact with them for the first time, thanks to a special Play Therapy Pod from the UK’s leading children’s disability charity. Angel Riley has the genetic condition Edwards Syndrome, which means...

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MANCHESTER CRUISE CLUB RAISE OVER £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

A star studded Christmas fizz and sparkle party was held by the Manchester Cruise Club for their local clients, raising an amazing £318. The money raised will go towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’re interest...

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NEW BED NEEDED TO HELP KEEP KATIE SAFE

Jan 2016

Being able to keep your child safe is one of the most important things in the world to a parent – we teach them to look both ways when they are crossing the road and never to talk to strangers – then we tuck them into bed at night and mostly we think that our job for the day is done R...

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BARCLAYS IN BOLTON SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

Barclays held a Sparkle Party sale at its Bolton branch and raised £370 for Newlife Foundation. Any money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out how. Click here to ...

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MARRIOTT CLOTHING SALES RAISE NEARLY £4,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

The Worsley Park Marriott and Manchester Airport Marriott hotels raised £3,825 for Newlife after holding clothing sales at the hotels. The hotels also held sparkle parties throughout the year to help raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’...

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MANCHESTER MARATHON

Jan 2016

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is looking for eight people up for the challenge of running the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford on Sunday 10th April, 2016 – raising vital funds to supply disabled and terminally ill children with specialist equipment within the County. Th...

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JOHN LEWIS IN CHEADLE DONATES £1,380 TO NEWLIFE

Jan 2016

John Lewis in Cheadle have donated a combined total of £1,380 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every three months, the store donate £3,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. When customers made a purcha...

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SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL THREE-YEAR-OLD

Jan 2016

Three-year-old Harry Marklew is getting the specialist equipment he needs to sleep safely, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Harry, from Kings Heath in Birmingham, has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delay and autistic tendencies. He also has weakness in hi...

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