Year: 2017 Newlife News

FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

Dec 2017

A specialist buggy and car seat mean that a five-year-old from Bexleyheath, Kent, can get out of the house in safety, thanks to the support of a partnership between Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and River Island. Sam Bickerstaffe was just two years old when he was diagnosed with Autism ...

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LILLY-ANN IS STANDING TALL THANKS TO CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

Dec 2017

A Harrogate six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy urgently needs a standing frame at home to stretch out her muscles which relieves pain and prevents her condition from worsening. Daily standing is a vital part of Lilly-Ann Carney’s physiotherapy as her hip sockets can ‘pop out’. Lilly-Ann only has...

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NEWLIFE KEEPS SAM ON THE BALL

Dec 2017

A portable hoist provided by Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks & Spencer, will allow power chair football enthusiast, Sam Rhys-Turner, the ability to continue playing the sport he loves as well as spend time with his dad at the weekends. Seventeen-year-old Sam from Denton in M...

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EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT

Dec 2017

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has given Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity an early Christmas delivery of premature baby clothes for its neonatal unit. Over 600 brand new, pre-term baby clothes were given to Newlife by one of its high-street retail partners who donate unsold clothe...

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ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE

Nov 2017

A member of staff at Cannock based Briggs Equipment, Rose Langley, has smashed her fundraising target for Newlife with six running challenges in six months. As a new mum, Rose heard about Newlife and recognised that any child and their family might need help from the charity at any point. Although s...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR DARCY’S CONSTANT PAIN

Nov 2017

Teenager Darcy Wrigley has metal rods in her spine and pins in her hips following corrective surgery. In constant pain, it’s very difficult for her to be comfortable and relax, even when she is at home. Darcy has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and causes seve...

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CHLOE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

Nov 2017

Nine-year-old Chloe Dudley from Bishop Monkton is in constant pain as her spine has become severely twisted and her hip is no longer in place. She urgently needs specialist seating to help her find the relief she needs and prevent her condition becoming worse. Chloe’s mum, Liz, said: “Chloe isn...

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CAR JOURNEY FEARS FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MARED

Nov 2017

A Pontypridd mum who can’t take her daughter out in the car alone without putting her life at risk needs local heroes to help fund a specialist car seat so she can travel safely. Six year old Mared has a rare form of Epilepsy which is often so severe she ends up in hospital and has even caused a s...

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NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY

Nov 2017

A specialist bed will give Autistic four-year-old Dexter Gilmore from Donaghadee, a safe place to rest and sleep and allow his exhausted parents some peace of mind. For Dexter, bed time is not relaxing – he can’t switch off and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. As a result of his disability, ...

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NHS BUGGY UNUSABLE WITHOUT VITAL ACCESSORIES

Nov 2017

Two-year-old Darcey Holmes from Aylesbury can’t walk so needs a specialist buggy to get out and about. She regularly suffers from chest infections, often being hospitalised for days at a time so must be kept warm and dry at all times. However, when her buggy arrived from statutory services it didn...

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WHEN LIFE CHANGES OVER NIGHT

Nov 2017

A partnership between Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer is providing a wheelchair for a young girl whose life changed overnight. When Neave Hardacre was just two years old, she suffered a massive seizure that forced her doctors to place her into a medically induced com...

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WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL CURBS RISING STAR’S CLIMB

Nov 2017

A disabled six-year-old girl from Monmouth is being held back from reaching her full potential, missing out on time with her friends and is not able to take part in the activities she loves due to a lack of the right kind of essential equipment. Imogen Ashwell-Lewis is a talented horse rider with am...

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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT FROM NEWLIFE SAVES LITTLE HENRY’S LIFE

Nov 2017

When two-year-old Henry Silkstone falls asleep in the car his head and neck drop forward and he can stop breathing. This can happen about once a day and has already lead to his frantic mum performing CPR at the roadside as he turned purple and gasped for air. What Henry needed was the right speciali...

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FINLEY CAN GO OUT WITHOUT RISK – THANKS TO THE EMERGENCY LOAN OF A SPECIAL BUGGY

Nov 2017

A life-limited Hampshire one-year-old can now go out in safety, thanks to the ‘life changing’ emergency loan of a special buggy which gives him all the support he needs to minimise pain, help him breathe properly and has extra space for his vital life sustaining equipment. Just popping out n...

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YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES

Nov 2017

Milton United Football Club’s Youth Squad have been raising vital funds for Newlife. The team, based in Stoke-on-Trent, took part in a sponsored penalty shootout and raised a fantastic £300 every penny of which will be spent on equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in Staffordshire. ...

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GET READY TO RUN – WITH ALISON AND ELLEN

Nov 2017

Two managers who work together at an East Dulwich store are both getting married this year and will run the BUPA London 10,000 – with their husbands to be. Alison Sullivan and Ellen Fahy who work together at White Stuff in Lordship Lane have already done plenty of training for the run on May 2...

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EQUIPMENT DELAY STOPPED ASHER’S PLAY

Nov 2017

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

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TEAM WORK

Oct 2017

In North Yorkshire Team Trish, Trish Hanlon, Brian and Carole Launder, with support from Trish’s husband Mike and family and friends from across the UK, raised £2337 by walking the Coast to Coast route to change lives for disabled children in Yorkshire. That’s not all, recently Brian arranged a...

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE

Oct 2017

Autoline Insurance Group’s Enniskillen branch have been raising vital funds for Newlife this year with a variety of fundraising activities. A weekend of feverish baking has helped them prepare for their Halloween bake sale. Through this and other activities during 2017 they aim to raise £1,000, e...

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CALLS FOR HELP FROM FAMILIES OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

Oct 2017

The UK’s largest charity funder of children’s disability equipment is calling on people across Scotland 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: “W...

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MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED

Oct 2017

Four-year-old Molly McCotter from Rathfriland was in severe pain every day. She is unable to walk, talk or lift her head and finds the slightest touch unbearable, even cuddles from her mum. Molly has a form of Cerebral Palsy which means her muscles spasm uncontrollably, she also experiences constant...

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CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

Oct 2017

Car journeys with six-year-old William Emmons were ‘a nightmare’ for mum Julie. William has autism – and, because of his condition, absolutely no awareness of danger. He becomes very anxious when he is in the car and would regularly undo his car seat and try to get out of the vehicle while it ...

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CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

Oct 2017

Five-year-old Filip Kowalewski has a rare form of epilepsy which has left him with absolutely no awareness of danger, so when he became able to unclip the seatbelt on his standard car seat it meant he didn’t have the support he needed to travel safely – particularly during a seizure when he coul...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC KEEPS SUMMER SAFE

Oct 2017

Ten-year-old Summer Lilley, from Chigwell in Essex, has Down Syndrome. Due to her disability, Summer has no understanding of danger, so when travelling in the car she didn’t understand that undoing her seatbelt and pulling on the door handles was putting herself and others at risk. She really need...

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‘KAI’S FACE JUST LIT UP’ ALL THANKS TO CARRIER BAG DONATIONS

Oct 2017

Kai Shah from Potters Bar is a typical teen who loves to sleep, play football and spend hours on his PlayStation; but as he was born with Muscular Dystrophy he has never crawled, stood up or walked. Having a powered wheelchair means he can be as independent as possible and gives him the freedom to d...

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FAMILY HOUSEBOUND AS LITTLE ELIJAH COULDN’T SAFELY BE TAKEN OUTSIDE

Oct 2017

Four-year-old Elijah Randall has suspected Autism, which means life can be quite overwhelming for him. Some sights, aromas and loud noises are triggers which scare him, causing him to frantically bolt from his family or suddenly leave him unable to walk, talk or function. This made taking him outsid...

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SUCCESSFUL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP EXTENDED

Sep 2017

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd is extending the partnership with its current nominated charity, Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, into 2018.   The national company – which provides materials handling and lifting equipment – has its headquarters in Cannock, Staffordshire, wit...

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PENSIONER OVERCOMES DISABILITY TO HELP LITTLE NOAH WALK

Sep 2017

Yorkshire pensioner Trish Hanlon has battled to overcome her own disabilities and complete a 192-mile walking challenge – to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county.   Trish, aged 68 and from Catterick, lost the balance in her right ear two years ago, which sent her staggering...

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CO-OP ENERGY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Sep 2017

Newlife fundraisers visited the Co-op Energy offices in Walsall to engage staff and promote its partnership whilst raising money for Newlife. As well as raising awareness of Newlife to staff at the Hatherton Road and Bloxwich Road sites, the fundraisers held a sparkle party jewellery sale and also s...

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DONATION IN MEMORY OF DANIEL

Sep 2017

In memory of Daniel Butler, from Tamerton Foliot in Plymouth, his family has donated £575 to Newlife, to help disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. Daniel was himself disabled, with microcephaly, and passed away in July at the age of 32. His dad Paul Butler, who runs Tamerton Village Store...

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BROWNLEE BROTHER ALISTAIR’S TOP TRIATHLON TIPS PAY OFF FOR FUNDRAISING TRIO

Sep 2017

Top triathlon tips from Brownlee brother Alistair paid off for fundraising trio Neil Preston, Tom Sharp and Eoghan Given from Leeds when they took on the gruelling Sundowner Iron Man challenge last weekend.   All three, who are members of Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club, completed the challenge i...

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CAR SEAT SAFETY FOR WILLIAM, AGED SIX

Sep 2017

Car journeys with six-year-old William Emmons were ‘a nightmare’ for mum Julie. William has autism – and, because of his condition, absolutely no awareness of danger. He becomes very anxious when he is in the car and would regularly undo his car seat and try to get out of the vehicle while it ...

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SPECIAL SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL

Sep 2017

A special seat has made a ‘100 per cent improvement’ to the daily life of little Piper Walker. The 18-month-old from Melton Mowbray has a complex condition that means she can’t sit, stand or even hold her head up straight.   Her mum Claire Terry said: “Piper had no real quality of life,...

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CHARITY PARTNERSHIP HELPS CHANGE THE LIVES OF TEN LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2017

A 12-month charity partnership involving Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has helped change the lives of ten disabled children across South Yorkshire. Last autumn, the Chamber chose Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as its ‘Charity of the Year’ and since then has raised £4,4...

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CAR SEAT FOR THEO TO ATTEND VITAL HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS, FOLLOWING BRAIN SURGERY

Sep 2017

In 2016, little Theo Clennon from Warrington had surgery to remove a brain tumour. This has been followed by months of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a life-saving stem cell transplant – but his daily journeys to hospital and clinic appointments put him at risk because he didn’t have the right ...

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BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY

Sep 2017

A specialist buggy is helping a disabled two-year-old from Cannock get to nursery safely – thanks to the fabulous fundraising of Joanne and Daniel Matthews, whose own young son sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of three.   Joanne and Daniel, from Pattingham in South Staffordshire, organise...

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LEAP OF FAITH TO HELP DISABLED FOUR-YEAR-OLD

Sep 2017

Three colleagues from a Bolton-based business have taken a leap of faith to raise urgently needed funds to help a local disabled four-year-old. Patrick Jager, David Headford and Alex Gibson all work for international wheelchair manufacturers Permobil, which has its UK base in Bolton. They took part ...

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COMFORT GETS THE THUMBS UP FROM GRETA

Sep 2017

Greta McMillan’s spine is gradually twisting painfully out of shape. She has Cerebral Palsy, which affects her muscles, she can’t make herself comfortable during the night. Her family asked local statutory services for a specialist sleep system to keep her properly positioned – for comfort and...

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FARHAAN WON’T BE ABLE TO GET AROUND UNIVERSITY WITHOUT A SUPPORT WORKER

Sep 2017

Eighteen-year-old Farhaan Kashif from Cheetham Hill in Greater Manchester needs ‘power assist’ E-motion wheels which attach to his wheelchair so that he can have the independence he needs at university. Teenagers across the country are excitedly preparing to start university courses, but while m...

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FREEDOM FOR HARRIET

Aug 2017

Life can be tough for Harriet Margieson. The 13-year-old, who lives in Byfield, has a rare and painful condition that has left her quadriplegic and causes severe muscle spasms. Yet despite her condition*, like every child she loves to get out and about to explore with her family. Unfortunately this ...

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SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA

Aug 2017

Little Joshua has a degenerative muscular condition. He can’t sit upright on his own and taking him out in a regular pushchair caused him to slouch so much he often choked. The 18-month-old urgently needed a specialist buggy, but local statutory services couldn’t respond quickly enough to keep J...

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SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL GIRL

Aug 2017

Holly Welchman-Booth is a very active 12-year-old, but she has a brain condition which means she has absolutely no awareness of danger. She had grown too big for her specialist high-sided bed and was at risk of falling over the sides. Mum Jane Welchman, from Retford in Nottinghamshire, asked local s...

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CHARITY CONVERSION FOR SIGNED EXETER CHIEFS RUGBY UNION SHIRT

Aug 2017

The auction of a signed Exeter Chiefs rugby union shirt has raised £215 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. The online auction was the idea of local parents Rachel and Ryan Berryman whose son Reed, aged three, underwent extensive brain surgery in 2015 and now demonstrates challen...

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SOFT SOLUTION FOR NIGHTMARE SITUATION

Aug 2017

    A teenager who is the size of a four-year-old is getting the help he needs so he can sleep in safety when he stays with his doting dad. Angus Palmes has complex sensory needs which can lead to him self-injuring. He has split open his face several times – and only a specialist sleepi...

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JAG RAISES NEARLY £500 FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2017

Fabulous fundraiser Jagjeet Sohal from Solihull has raised £447 so far for Newlife after getting sponsorship for cutting off 12 inches of her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust to be used as wigs for cancer patients. Jag is so close to reaching her target of £500 that your support could m...

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LOCAL ROTARY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2017

The Rotary Club of Walsall Saddlers donated £250 to Newlife after volunteering with collection buckets at the Staffordshire Ironman Triathlon event in June and the Newlife Chasewater 10k in July. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for disabled and terminally ill children in Staf...

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LITTLE TIAHNA WAS IN DANGER OF CHOKING

Aug 2017

A Castleford two-year-old with a rare genetic condition was in constant danger of choking because she didn’t have a suitable seat to keep her supported in the right position for her safety. Tiahna Huddlestone isn’t able to sit up without help or support her own head and she experiences numerous ...

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BRIGGS STAFF HIKE UP FUNDRAISING TOTAL

Aug 2017

Well done to the 15 members of staff from the Briggs Scotland team for more than tripling their £500 target and raising an impressive £1,629 for Newlife after completing the Arrochar Alps Challenge. The fantastic team from Briggs’ Cumbernauld office took on the three mountain challenge on 12 Aug...

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FAMILY FREEDOM – THANKS TO FANTASTIC PLASTIC INITIATIVE

Aug 2017

Little Rhys Buxton has a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system causing severe physical and learning disability. He has no awareness of danger and needs constant supervision, which had made overnight stays away from home impossible. The last time the family went away, in February, they joi...

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NIGHT-TIME DANGERS ARE PUT TO BED

Aug 2017

Two hours sleep a night was the best that mum Deana Williams could hope for. Her son’s disability means he doesn’t understand the difference between night and day and has absolutely no awareness of danger. Five-year-old Nehemiah Wilson, from Kettering, has Autism and his behaviour can be very ch...

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WHEELCHAIR GIVES EIGHT-YEAR-OLD OSCAR FREEDOM AND DIGNITY DURING CANCER TREATMENT

Aug 2017

For seven-year-old Oscar Minto from Whitecross, in Hereford, having a lightweight wheelchair to help him get around has made a big difference to his life. It means he isn’t in so much pain when he’s exhausted from chemotherapy treatments and can also join in activities with his friends a...

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IKANO STAFF VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2017

Fantastic volunteers at high street bank Ikano in Nottingham took the time out to volunteer for Newlife by de-labelling items to be sold in Newlife stores. All profits from the stores will be used to provide essential equipment, such as specialist beds and wheelchairs, for disabled and terminally il...

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EXETER CHIEFS STAR GOES FOR A CHARITY CONVERSION

Aug 2017

Rising Exeter Chiefs rugby union star Max Bodilly is helping convert a signed team shirt into funds to support disabled and terminally ill children in Devon. Max, who plays Full Back/Wing in the 2017 Aviva premiership winning team, is supporting local parents Rachel and Ryan Berryman whose son Reed,...

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DISABLED AMELIA TRAPPED INDOORS

Aug 2017

Amelia Simpson is just five-years-old – but she can’t leave her house to enjoy her school summer holidays. Amelia, from Somerford in Cheshire, has Rhett Syndrome, which means she can have more than 20 seizures a day. Because of her seizures, Amelia is very unsteady on her feet and can’t walk o...

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WE’VE HELPED JULIETTE, BUT ANOTHER 18 CHILDREN IN HAMPSHIRE ARE IN URGENT NEED

Aug 2017

Disabled and terminally ill children across Hampshire are going without the life-changing specialist equipment they desperately need. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is currently working with 18 families in the county and is calling on the support of ‘local heroes’ to help transform yo...

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PLYMOUTH FUNDRAISERS RAISE OVER £2.5K FOR NEWLIFE

Aug 2017

Staff in the Child Maintenance group at the Department for Work and Pensions centre in Plymouth have raised over £2,500 so far throughout 2017 for its charity of the year, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. These fabulous fundraisers have raised £1,523 by holding fundraising activities, su...

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PERFORMANCE ARTS STUDENTS ARE FUNDRAISING STARS

Aug 2017

Students from 13 Performing Arts School raised £108 for Newlife after holding a bucket collection during their spectacular summer performance of the Wizard of Oz at the Z Arts Theatre in Hulme. The talented students, aged between three and 18-years-old, raised the funds as part of their continued f...

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BABY BENJAMIN – ‘A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME’

Aug 2017

“You shouldn’t have to be a prisoner in your own home just because your child has a disability” says St Helens mum Laura Waterhouse. She was told by local health professionals that she would have to wait 12 to 18 months for an assessment to get the specialist equipment her young son Benjamin n...

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DAILY PAIN FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD LYDIA

Aug 2017

Little Lydia Rankin could be facing spending most of her school summer holiday trapped at home in Pemberton, Wigan, sitting on her mum’s lap. The six-year-old has a rare chromosome disorder and she can’t sit unsupported. Her wheelchair is so uncomfortable that she can only tolerate it for half a...

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TAKING THE PAIN OUT OF TRAVEL FOR RYAN

Aug 2017

Four-year-old Ryan Tillers, from Bristol, can’t move his arms and legs. Only his mum knows when he is in pain because Ryan can’t speak. He has Cerebral Palsy and Inga has to help him do absolutely everything. Now he has grown out of his car seat, things are only going to get harder, unless the f...

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OLIVIA IS SCOOTING OFF TO A NEW LIFE AT UNIVERSITY, THANKS TO ‘FANTASTIC PLASTIC’

Aug 2017

A-grade student Olivia Dodd, from Rock Ferry in Birkenhead, is overcoming chronic pain and tiredness to take on the challenge of university life in September – thanks to the sale of thousands of plastic carrier bags. A mobility scooter, without which she couldn’t get about, is being provided thr...

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FUNDRAISING HEROES TAKE ON EURO BANGER CHALLENGE

Jul 2017

Andrew Terry and Dom Campanaro are taking on a banger challenge, driving from England to Spain in five days, to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children in Surrey. The duo will be taking the ‘beach’ route in an Audi S6 through the French Alps, various alpine passes, Italy, Monaco...

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FAMILY BECOME ‘NEWLIFE HEROES’ TO HELP OTHER CHILDREN

Jul 2017

When Wednesbury nine-year-old Kenzy Jones received a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, his family decided to become ‘Newlife Heroes’ themselves and held a fundraising day to help other disabled children’s families through the charity. Kenzy has severe autism, doesn...

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NIGHT-TIME COMFORT FOR SHANIKE, AGED NINE

Jul 2017

At night, young Shanike Henry’s body twists into uncomfortable and potentially health-damaging positions. The nine-year-old from Camberwell has Cerebral Palsy, which affects muscle control and prevents her from repositioning herself so she can relax and sleep. A partnership between Newlife the Cha...

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RUNAWAY SUCCESS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2017

A new local 10k event is set to become an annual favourite, after 65 dedicated runners and walkers joined in to support local disabled children through Newlife charity. The inaugural event at beautiful Chasewater was organised by Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Over £3,000 was raised, to...

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SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

Jul 2017

The emergency loan of a specialist bed for six-year-old Benjamin Cameron has been ‘a life-saver’ say his family. And now they are getting a permanent piece of equipment – all thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Benjamin, from Gosforth in Newcastle, has Quadriplegic Cere...

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CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

Jul 2017

The lives of more than 630 disabled and terminally ill babies, children and young people across central England have been transformed, thanks to a five-year charity partnership. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children became Central England Co-operative’s staff-elected charity in 2012 and since ...

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SPECIAL HELP SO ISLA CAN LEARN TO SIT UPRIGHT

Jul 2017

Little Isla Agnew has Cerebral Palsy, which affects her muscles, and needs special help to learn to sit upright and hold her head up. A partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Marks and Spencer is now giving 19-month-old Isla a specialist car seat to not only support her mu...

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DERBYSHIRE FAMILY’S FEARS FOR THEIR SEVERELY DISABLED SON’S QUALITY OF LIFE

Jul 2017

A brain injury at birth resulted in Cerebral Palsy and seizures for Adam Salt, from Hasland in Chesterfield. He relies on specialist seating to support his weak muscles and so he can sit comfortably. When the severely disabled ten-year-old outgrew his old seating, his family feared for his care as h...

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CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

Jul 2017

The lives of more than 630 disabled and terminally ill babies, children and young people across central England have been transformed, thanks to a five-year charity partnership. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children became Central England Co-operative’s staff-elected charity in 2012 and since ...

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SEVENTY SEIZURES A DAY

Jul 2017

On a bad day little Ollie Meredith can have up to 70 seizures. These are so severe they have caused brain damage and at times he doesn’t immediately regain consciousness. When he was a baby mum could carry him around, but at age three they need a safe and supportive mobile seat so he can move arou...

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IT’S THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE FOR TEENAGER LAUREN!

Jul 2017

Sixteen-year-old Lauren Innes, from Glenrothes, is celebrating being able to stand up whenever she wants to – thanks to delivery of a new hi-tech wheelchair. At last, she’ll have uninterrupted views at music concerts! The hi-tech equipment will enable Lauren, who has Cerebral Palsy and a conditi...

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LICHFIELD SOROPTOMIST DONATE £300 TO NEWLIFE

Jul 2017

Volunteers from the Lichfield Soroptomist group have made a generous donation of £309 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The money will go towards funding a Play Therapy Pod for 0-18 month olds. The pods are specialist developmental toys that are loaned to families to stimulate their chi...

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OGL COMPUTER RAISE £1000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2017

Super fundraisers at OGL computer, based in Stourport-on-Severn, have raised £1,000 for the company’s chosen charity, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, after holding a quiz night and dress down day. All money raised will go towards providing essential equipment, such as specialist beds, ...

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PUB TO HOLD CHARITY FUN DAY

Jul 2017

Supporter Kyla Carpenter-Jones is organising a fun day on 24 June at the Brunswick pub in Wednesbury in aid of Newlife. Newlife provided Kyla’s son Kenzy with a Safespace bed in 2014 so she wanted to give something back. The event at the pub on Crankhall Lane starts at 11am and will include a rode...

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BRIGGS STAFF TAKE ON MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

Jul 2017

A group of Briggs Equipment staff will be taking on a three mountain challenge on 12 August to raise vital funds for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The team from Briggs’ Cumbernauld office, will be doing the Arrochar Alps Challenge, which involves completing three summits – Beinn...

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BRIGGS FUNDRAISING SETS ‘AMAZING’ AVA FREE

Jul 2017

A car seat that is too small – and therefore unsafe – for little Ava Galley means the family don’t go out unless they really need to. Not only that, but because the seat doesn’t support seven-year-old Ava’s complex health condition it means she is uncomfortable and gets upset during journe...

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LOCAL COMPANY DONATES £1000 TO CHARITY

Jul 2017

The Clinigen Group based in Burton-on-Trent has kindly donated £1000 to Cannock based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The funds were raised at the company’s annual golf day where every year a certain amount is put aside to be donated to a chosen charity. The funds will go to...

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SPECIALIST SUPPORT COULD CHANGE SAMUEL’S LIFE

Jul 2017

When Samuel Wheatley-Hunt was six weeks old, an MRI scan revealed that the left front lobe of his brain was underdeveloped. This means the six-year-old can’t walk or even stand, which could affect his health. A standing frame could help change his life. A specialist standing frame could help devel...

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CRAFT GROUP WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO HELP THE COUNTY’S DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2017

A Warboys-based crafting group has reached a fundraising landmark of £10,000 – every penny of which has been spent on specialist equipment to help disabled and terminally ill children in Cambridgeshire. The De Ramsay Court Craft Group has been supporting Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children ...

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MAGAZINE SAYS ‘I DO’ TO HELPING DISABLED NINE-YEAR-OLD

Jul 2017

A Barnsley-based bridal magazine has said ‘I do’ to helping a disabled Yorkshire boy get the specialist equipment he needs so he can take his first holiday in eight years. I Do magazine’s annual awards ceremony at Sheffield City Hall Ballroom earlier this year raised £2,350 for Newlife the Ch...

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JUST 78 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

Jul 2017

Pensioner Trish Hanlon is now 114 miles into her coast to coast walk to support disabled children in Yorkshire – and she has already raised more than £1,100. Trish, who is 68 this month (July) and lives in Catterick, lost the balance in her right ear two years ago, which sent her staggering. Si...

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LEWIS TO RECEIVE THE SPECIALIST BED HE NEEDS TO STAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Jul 2017

Seven-year-old Lewis Justice from Leven has Autism which results in him becoming easily frustrated and hurting himself and others – including his mum who has sustained two broken ribs and concussion. He will now receive a specialist bed of his own to keep him safe through the night, thanks to the ...

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STEVE SWEATS IT OUT FOR NEWLIFE

Jul 2017

On 22 July personal trainer Steve Mead from Sweat gym in Walsall will be taking on a mammoth challenge, consisting of 1000 wall ball shots with a 9kg ball, to raise vital funds for Newlife. Sweat gym have also teamed up with Future Elite Body Builders Club to hold various fundraising events througho...

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BURNING PASSION TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2017

They’ve done it! Two Grantham firefighters have successfully completed a 450-mile cycle ride between the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – and climbed the three formidable peaks while they were there – to raise thousands of pounds specifically to help disabled children in Linc...

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NIGHTMARE OF NIGHT-TIME INJURIES

Jul 2017

Five-year-old Brody McAteer has no awareness of danger and would often injure himself when he banged against the sides of his bed – or fell out of it. He has epileptic seizures and safety is always an issue. It is so serious that when he is in hospital he has to sleep on a mattress on the floor. M...

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BE A NEWLIFE HERO AND HELP CHANGE THE LIFE OF DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2017

Join in the fun at the Newlife Chasewater 10k and your fundraising will help local disabled and terminally ill children receive the vital equipment they need to save and change lives. Joe Westwood, Visual Merchandiser at the Newlife SuperStore in Hemlock Way, Cannock, has already signed up to the ev...

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WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

Jul 2017

Hampshire student Sam Morton was faced with having to abandon his university studies when statutory services offered his family a fraction of the funding needed for a new wheelchair. Determined Sam, aged 19, had dreamed of fulfilling his academic potential and – with the support of a hi-tech wheel...

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EQUIPMENT REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

Jul 2017

Wiltshire student Sam Morton was faced with having to abandon his university studies when statutory services offered his family a fraction of the funding needed for a new wheelchair. Determined Sam, aged 19, had dreamed of fulfilling his academic potential and – with the support of a hi-tech wheel...

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WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Jul 2017

Waitrose in Worcester donated £501 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a token and then placed ...

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NEWLIFE HELPS STUDENT SAM ATTEND ADELE CONCERT

Jul 2017

Newlife was able to provide student Sam Morton with the chance to attend a landmark music concert, thanks to a generous donor offering the charity two tickets to see Adele at Wembley. Sam, aged 19, was recently provided with a hi-tech wheelchair from Newlife to help with his independence whilst stud...

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SIMPLE PLEASURES FOR LITTLE ARALIYA AND HER RELIEVED MUM

Jul 2017

Clacton mum Jasmin Turner is enjoying the simple pleasure of taking her five-year-old daughter to the local supermarket – thanks to provision of a specialist buggy to keep her safe. Young Araliya has autistic spectrum disorder and as a result has no awareness of danger. She is a very active little...

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BLAZING A TRAIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2017

Next week, a pair of Lincolnshire firefighters set off on a 450-mile cycle ride between the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – to help disabled and terminally ill children. Firefighter Clive Baillie, aged 53, and 43-year-old Watch Manager Kyle Campbell will be setting off from Gran...

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EVERY CAR JOURNEY LEFT THREE-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN IN PAIN

Jun 2017

Three-year-old Benjamin’s spine is gradually twisting so lack of postural support in the family car meant he was in pain every time he went out. Not only was he uncomfortable, slumped in a mainstream car seat, but it didn’t keep Benjamin – whose nickname is Houdini – safe either as he has hy...

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BARCLAYS VOLUNTEERS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY

Jun 2017

Twenty members of the Barclays Management Team, volunteered their time to transform the woodland area at the Birches Specialist School in Didsbury, which has been supporting Newlife with fundraising events and raising awareness. The Barclays Management Team, from Manchester and Cheshire, wanted to c...

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MANCHESTER SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Ann Knowles, from Manchester, has been busy knitting a range of Knitted Nurses and has donated them to be sold, along with other knitted items from our supporters, at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year in aid of Newlife. Any money raised will help provide essential equipm...

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SPECIALIST SEATING HALVES JOURNEY TIMES FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD FINLEY

Jun 2017

Journey times have been more than halved for three-year-old Finley Monks and his family – thanks to provision of a specialist car seat. Finley, from the New Springs area of Wigan, has autistic spectrum disorder and as a result has no awareness of danger. He loves speed, but when the family car slo...

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WAITROSE YORK SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Waitrose in York donated £389 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a token and then placed it in...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISER AT KLEENEZE HELP LOCAL CHILDREN RECEIVE VITAL DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

Jun 2017

Staff at Kleeneze & Express Gifts in Accrington have been putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising as they raised £5,179 to help children with disabilities and terminal illness in Lancashire. The home shopping company chose Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as one of three charities to su...

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AMELIA, AGED SIX, NEEDS YOUR HELP TO KEEP HER SAFE AND HELP REDUCE PAIN

Jun 2017

Six-year-old Amelia Kenealy, from Roath in Cardiff, needs urgent support to keep her safe and help prevent further health problems from developing. Amelia has a complex condition including Down’s Syndrome, heart and lung disease and hypermobility, which means her joints move far beyond the normal ...

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SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Well done to the 11 super supporters from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Staffordshire for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £7k for Newlife. Regional Fundraising & Awareness Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, said: “Ten Newlif...

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WAITROSE WOLVERHAMPTON SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Waitrose in Wolverhampton donated £421 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a token and then pla...

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JUST 100 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

Jun 2017

Pensioner Trish Hanlon is now 92 miles into her coast to coast walk to support disabled children in Yorkshire – and she has already raised more than £950. Trish, who will be 68 next month (July), lost the balance in her right ear two years ago, which sent her staggering, and since then has had ...

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SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Well done to the 11 super supporters from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Staffordshire for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £7k for Newlife. Regional Fundraising & Awareness Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, said: “Ten Newlif...

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SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Well done to the 11 super supporters from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Staffordshire for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £7k for Newlife. Regional Fundraising & Awareness Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, said: “Ten Newlif...

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VOYAGE BOUTIQUE RAISE OVER £100 FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Fabulous fundraisers Rachel Urmston and Andrea Trafford, who own Voyage Boutique in Astley,  raised £100 from their ‘Fizz Friday’ event for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The duo sold jewellery, cards and books on the night, with all money raised going towards helping disabled and ...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE DEXTER

Jun 2017

Little Dexter Brooks, from Bude, is now able to make the most of the Cornish countryside, thanks to the support of fashion giant River Island for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Dexter, who will be two next month (July), has Cerebral Palsy which affects his muscle control and mobility; he...

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ESTELLE PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Fabulous fundraiser Estelle Middleton, from Burntwood, raised over £100 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield. All money raised will go towards providing vital equipment that will help support disabled and terminally ill ch...

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DASHING AHEAD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Jun 2017

Local MP Aidan Burley and Paralympian Sinclair Thomas got competitors under starter’s orders for the Newlife Santa Dash around Cannock on Saturday (15 December). Sixty-one entrants dressed in Santa suits tackled the one-mile course from Chase Leisure Centre to the Bank Bar & Lounge on Wolverha...

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COMFORT, AT LAST, FOR NINE-YEAR-OLD HABIBAH

Jun 2017

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

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SAFETY BED MEANS RESPITE CARE FOR JACOB

Jun 2017

Ten-year-old Jacob Day can look forward to weekends away with his grandparents, thanks to the donation of a portable safe sleeping environment from Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Jacob, from Harlow in Essex, is a very active boy who has Aut...

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KLEENEZE STAFF DONATE OVER £5K TO NEWLIFE

Jun 2017

Kleeneze staff have kindly donated £5,179 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, its chosen Charity of the Year, after holding various fundraising activities in its offices in Lancashire. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Lancashire. I...

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CHARITY RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

Jun 2017

If you love to run, why not follow your passion through the beautiful countryside over Chasewater and help local disabled and terminally children at the same time? The Newlife Chasewater 10k is being held on Sunday, July 16, and begins at 10.30am with runners taking two laps around the picturesque c...

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THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS LITTLE LOWRI CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND FREE OF PAIN

Jun 2017

Thanks to fabulous fundraisers, four-year-old Lowri Edwards will soon be able to travel in safety and free from pain in the family car, which means she and her family will no longer be restricted to walking distance of their home in Clacton-on-Sea. Lowri has Downs Syndrome and is unable to travel sa...

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BED BOOST ENSURES EWAN’S CONTINUED SAFETY

Jun 2017

Four-year-old Ewan Macintosh is getting a special safe sleeping environment built just for him, to keep him safe at night, thanks to the amazing support of fashion store giant River Island for a leading UK children’s disability charity. Ewan, from Grangemouth near Falkirk, has Autistic Spectrum Di...

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‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT FOR KOFI

Jun 2017

Specialist ‘Tough’ equipment for nine-year-old Kofi Nyamekye means he can sleep in a proper bed again. Kofi, who lives in the Parkhead area of Glasgow, has autism and sensory processing difficulties. His condition means he displays challenging behaviour and feels the need to jump and climb – a...

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VODAFONE CALL IN TO NEWLIFE TO VOLUNTEER

Jun 2017

Fantastic volunteers from Vodafone, based in the West Midlands, visited the Newlife Opportunity Centre to donate their time for the day. The team spent the day de-labelling items to be sold in Newlife stores and hold various fundraising events to raise vital funds to provide equipment for disabled a...

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URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR REBECCA TO REDUCE HIP PAIN

Jun 2017

Eight-year-old Rebecca Penney from Runcorn urgently needs specialist walking equipment to help reduce pain in her hips – and a leading children’s disability charity is calling on ‘local heroes’ to help make this happen. If you would like to support Rebecca, go to www.newlifecharity.co.uk/ch...

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GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

May 2017

A gala ball at Wolverhampton Racecourse (Saturday 20 May) has raised over £18,500 – to be divided between Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Kid’s Intensive Care and Decision Support at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The event was organised by Joanne and Daniel Matth...

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NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

May 2017

Staff at Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and corporate supporters Durapipe UK have been bouncing, boinging and flipping their way to helping children with disabilities and terminal illness – by taking part in The Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run at Wolverhampton Racecourse. Sixteen members of ...

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FUNDRAISERS SAY ‘I DO’ TO SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

May 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at the I Do Magazine awards raised an impressive £2,097 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The money was raised by guests buying chocolate bars costing £10 each for a chance to win a ‘golden ticket’ and winning one of the fantastic prizes donated by some of the...

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SPECIAL DELIVERY BRINGS A SMILE TO THE FACE OF FOUR-YEAR-OLD SOPHIE

May 2017

‘The right toys at the right time’ can make a huge difference to the development of children with special needs. And Somerset mum Kettan Williams has seen her four-year-old daughter Sophie benefit from the loan of Play Therapy Pods from a leading children’s disability charity. Newlife the Char...

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CHURCH HOSTS SUMMER FUNDRAISING EVENTS

May 2017

Herringthorpe United Reform Church, near Rotherham, is hosting two fantastic events this summer to raise vital funds for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. It kicks off with the annual Stag Festival: Hog Roast and Fun Day on Saturday 24 June, from 11am until 2pm, with plenty of games, face p...

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MARVELLOUS MAX, AGED FIVE, RAISES MORE THAN £4,000 TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2017

The community of Brixworth in Northamptonshire has thrown its support behind ‘Max’s Marvellous Mission’ and raised more than £4,000 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The ‘Max’ in question is five-year-old Max Brennan who has a complex genetic connective tissue di...

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A SPECIALIST CAR SEAT IS HELPING TOBY GET OUT AND ABOUT – THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

May 2017

The family of a Stafford five-year-old who has Downs Syndrome are finding it much easier to go out and about now they have a specialist car seat which helps with transfers in and out of the vehicle and also keeps him safe and supported – all thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-ope...

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SPECIAL CAR SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY

May 2017

Car journeys are no longer a test of nerve for Huddersfield mum Dearbhla Gartland, thanks to provision of a special-needs car seat for her four-year-old son. Sean Gartland has Down’s Syndrome and has no awareness of danger – this extends to in-car safety and he would regularly undo his own safet...

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DURAPIPE UK TAKE ON INFLATABLE 5K RUN FOR NEWLIFE

May 2017

Fantastic fundraisers at Durapipe UK, based in Norton Canes, took on a 5K Inflatable Obstacle Run in Wolverhampton to raise money for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. This is part of Durapipe UK’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife, with all money raised going towards providing vita...

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BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE

May 2017

Sixteen-year-old Isaac Hall is in the advanced stages of the rare and debilitating condition Hunters Syndrome. His family need specialist equipment to help care for him at their home in Harvington, Worcestershire – and life has just been made a little bit easier with the delivery of a safe sleepin...

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WHEELCHAIR BID TO KEEP LIAM AS ACTIVE AS POSSIBLE, FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE

May 2017

Nine-year-old Liam Kost from Garston in Liverpool has a degenerative condition that affects his muscles. He needs a specialist wheelchair to maintain his independence and health – and a leading children’s disability charity is calling on ‘local heroes’ to help make this happen. If you would ...

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ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH

May 2017

Eight-month-old Isaiah Gordon has a complex condition which makes travelling in the car to his many medical appointments very uncomfortable and distressing. But now the support of fabulous fundraisers in the county means he will soon be getting the specialist car seat he needs to keep him safe and c...

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IBSTOCK TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD RAISE £1K FOR NEWLIFE

May 2017

The Ibstock Townswomen’s Guild have donated £1,000 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, its chosen Charity of the Year, after holding various fundraising activities throughout the year. All money raised by the community group will go towards helping disabled and terminally ill children i...

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COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

May 2017

Fantastic fundraisers at Briggs Equipment raised £1,100 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after taking part in a sponsored Colour Me Rad 5K event in Scotland. This is part of Briggs Equipment’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife, with all money raised going towards providing vita...

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COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

May 2017

Fantastic fundraisers at Briggs Equipment raised £1,100 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after taking part in a sponsored Colour Me Rad 5K event in Scotland. This is part of Briggs Equipment’s ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife, with all money raised going towards providing vita...

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FABULOUS LOCAL FUNDRAISERS RALLY TO HELP LITTLE JONTY

May 2017

Fabulous local fundraisers and donors are rallying to help six-year-old Jonty Burger get the powered wheelchair he needs so he can stay at the school where he is happy and thriving. Since Jonty’s story was featured in the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has receive...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE LOWRI HAVE THE CAR SEAT SHE NEEDS TO TRAVEL IN SAFETY?

May 2017

Simple things like going to school and attending vital hospital appointments have become very difficult for four-year old Lowri Edwards. Lowri has Downs Syndrome and is unable to travel safely in her standard car seat as she slumps uncomfortably to one side and is able to wriggle out of the safety s...

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‘OPERATION NEWLIFE’ TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND

May 2017

The Scottish Airsoft Centre in Shotts, Lanarkshire, is hosting a special charity event – Operation Newlife – on Sunday 9 April to help disabled and terminally ill children in Scotland. The event is being organised by Michael Mertins from West Coast Airsoft, as a way of saying ‘thank yo...

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NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

May 2017

Night-times were a nightmare for the family of five-year-old Iyla Rose Marsh, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands – until they got the temporary loan of specialist equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Now, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative, Iyla ...

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CAN YOU HELP TEENAGER CHARLIE REGAIN SOME FREEDOM?

May 2017

For Charlie Welsh, aged 11, from Winsford, the last three years have been a testament to his courage in the face of adversity. Illness and an accident saw his life change out of all recognition as he became reliant on a wheelchair to get around and developed OCD and Tourette’s Syndrome. However, a...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT FOR A SPECIAL FIVE-YEAR-OLD

May 2017

A special-needs buggy and car seat mean little Theo Taylor – who has no awareness of danger – can get out and about in safety and comfort. Five-year-old Theo, along with mum Tina and his two sisters, moved to Belper in Derbyshire after his dad, Paul, passed away last year. Tina said: “Theo has...

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SAFE SLEEPING ENVIRONMENT NEEDED FOR CEDHLA

May 2017

A nine-year-old girl with a rare form of epilepsy urgently needs your readers’ help so she can sleep in safety. Cedhla Connolly, from Kirkdale in Liverpool, has recently been diagnosed with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome; she experiences multiple types of seizures which can be difficult to control. Cedhl...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AWAITS ERIN

May 2017

A simple piece of specialist equipment would open up a world of opportunities for Bolton teenager Erin Gregson. Erin, aged 13, lives with mum and dad Mandy Black and Mike Gregson in Little Lever. She has Cerebral Palsy, limited vision and is profoundly deaf. Erin uses a wheelchair to get around, but...

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SARG CLUB RAISE £371 FOR NEWLIFE

May 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at the metal detecting club, SARG (Scottish Artefact Recovery Group), raised £371 towards funding a power pack which Falkirk teenager Darren needs for his manual wheelchair. Darren has Cerebral Palsy, which has resulted in him being unable to walk or talk, but like many 18-year...

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WHY KOFI NEEDS ‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT

May 2017

A specialist ‘Tough’ bed for nine-year-old Kofi Nyamekye will mean he can sleep in a proper bed again. Kofi, who lives in Glasgow, has autism and sensory processing difficulties. His condition means he displays challenging behaviour and feels the need to jump and climb – and he has bro...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR CORY

May 2017

Four-year-old Cory Woollacott will soon be getting a specialist car seat to support his health needs when travelling, thanks to the donation of equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Cory, from Chudleigh in Devon, has a complex conditi...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR JACOB

May 2017

Six-year-old Jacob Gardiner has just received specialist seating to support his health needs thanks to the donation of equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Jacob, from Liverpool, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy; as a result his mobi...

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LOCAL TRAINING CENTRE RAISES FUNDS TO HELP COUNTY’S DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2017

Cannock-based Nova Training has raised £427 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, to help provide specialist equipment for Staffordshire families. Nova runs study programme courses for school leavers aged 16 to 18 as an alternative to college, along with a variety of apprenticeship opportu...

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BRIGGS STAFF TAKE FUNDRAISING UP A GEAR

May 2017

Briggs Equipment employees Rose Langley and Angela Smith raised £406 at a car boot sale in Lichfield as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife. The duo sold all sorts of items, including jewellery, books and cards provided by Newlife. Rose also ran the Birmingham 10K event for Newlif...

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HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR RAVNEEK

May 2017

Seventeen-year-old Ravneek Singh Kaloti has a worsening condition that means he is increasingly unable to move about on his own. He uses a wheelchair to get around, but needs to be hoisted in and out of it for safety. At home the family has a ceiling track hoist to help them – but that means they ...

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CAN YOU HELP GIVE JONTY THE POWER TO STAY AT THE SCHOOL HE LOVES?

May 2017

Jonty Burger is a bright and lively six-year-old who loves going to his local school and joining in with his classmates. But that is under threat if his parents can’t secure a £7,588 powered wheelchair before the start of the next school year. Jonty, from Oaklands, Welwyn, has Quadriplegic Cerebr...

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ANDREW NO LONGER HAS TO MISS OUT, THANKS TO HIS SPECIALIST BUGGY

May 2017

For five-year-old Andrew Cooper, who has Autism, life without a specialist buggy had become very restrictive as his mum couldn’t safely take him outside their home in the Olton area of Solihull. However, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative, he no longer has to miss out. ...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC; CARRIER BAG SALES TO HELP FUND SPECIALIST SEATING FOR LITTLE ELEANOR

Apr 2017

River Island is doing something fantastic with the plastic profits from the sales of carrier bags – funding a range of specialist disability equipment. Tyne and Wear one-year-old Ellie Hewitt is one of the children to benefit from this life-changing nationwide initiative. Provision of a specialist...

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FUNDING PLEA FOR SEAT TO STOP MILO CHOKING

Apr 2017

A disabled children’s charity is urgently appealing for the local community to help raise funds for a specialist seat so six-year-old Milo Tommy Browne can sit up without choking. An appeal launched by Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children to fund the seat has already prompted generous donatio...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR OLIVER

Apr 2017

Four-year-old Oliver Williams was born prematurely at 25 weeks, in the bathroom of his home in Vicars Cross, Chester. He was finally discharged from hospital seven months later, still using oxygen until he was a year old. He has defied all the odds – and doctors’ concerns that he would be ‘a s...

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SALESIAN STUDENTS HELP PROVIDE SEATING SUPPORT FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD JESSICA

Apr 2017

Four-year-old Jessica Povey from Whiteley near Fareham is able to get to her many medical appointments in comfort and safety – thanks to the support of fabulous local fundraisers. Jessica has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects her mobility and muscle tone. She should be posturally supporte...

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CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE TRAVEL SAFELY IN THE CAR

Apr 2017

Car journeys are a constant worry for Hayley, mum of four-year-old Charlie. Her son has global developmental delay and no awareness of danger – so he will free his arms from the safety straps of his car seat, putting himself at the risk. Charlie, who lives in the West Midlands, will soon be to...

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GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

Apr 2017

A charity ball at Wolverhampton Racecourse next month (May) will be a bitter-sweet event for the organisers, as it is being held in memory of little Wilf Matthews who passed away in 2014 at the age of three. Wilf, from Highley in Shropshire, was born with a genetic condition called Acromicric Dyspla...

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VITAL SLEEP SYSTEM FOR LUCAS

Apr 2017

Eleven-year-old Lucas Spicer, from South Ockendon in Essex, is getting a sleep system that is vital in managing his complex condition – thanks to the support of the River Island fashion store chain for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Lucas has a rare condition that affects his developme...

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SAFETY SEATING FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD OLIVER

Apr 2017

Four-year-old Oliver Smith from Westway in Stafford is getting specialist support to keep him safe and comfortable during journeys to his many medical appointments – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Oliver has Cerebral Palsy which affects his mobility; he needs addit...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR FAMILY DAYS OUT

Apr 2017

Eight-year-old Logan Jenkins, from Pontnewydd in Cwmbran, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and struggles to make sense of the world around him. Although he can walk, he has hyper-mobile joints which can make walking uncomfortable and he will often drop to the floor, refusing to move. Mum Laura Jenkins...

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MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

Apr 2017

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare has raised £771 with a Bollywood extravaganza for Newlife. The event in Digbeth, Birmingham, included traditional Asian cuisine, a Bhangra DJ and henna art. Kiran Bhogal, Senior Funeral Director at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “We decide...

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HOIST OPENS UP A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD ISABELLA

Apr 2017

Trips to see family and friends – and even holidays – are now made easier for eight-year-old Isabella Alford, with the provision of a portable hoist so she can be safely transferred in and out of her wheelchair. Isabella, from Thetford in Norfolk, has Tay Sach’s disease, a rare gen...

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TORQUAY COMPANY DONATE £500 TO NEWLIFE

Apr 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at My Claim Solved, based in Torquay, have kindly donated £500 towards helping Newlife provide equipment grants to disabled and terminally ill children across the UK. Newlife provides specialist equipment, such as wheelchairs, specialist beds and walking frames. Staff chose Ne...

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GET IN THE SWING OF SUPPORTING LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Apr 2017

A glittering spring ball with a 1950s theme will be livening up Kidderminster Town Hall later this month – with all profits supporting disabled and terminally ill children in Worcestershire. The event – from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 22 April – is being organised by Bewdley-based...

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BRITISH GAS PUT IN THE HOURS FOR NEWLIFE

Apr 2017

Fantastic volunteers at British Gas in Stretford held a volunteering day to help Newlife and support disabled children in need in the Greater Manchester area. Fundraising & Awareness Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, said: “A huge thanks to the fab team at British Gas. This is a great disp...

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FAMILY ARE ‘OVER THE MOON’ AS FUNDRAISING TARGET IS MET FOR SPECIALIST SEATING

Apr 2017

Fabulous fundraisers have ensured a terminally ill ten-year-old will have the specialist seating she needs to use the vertical lift in her Harborne home, so she can easily access her own bedroom. A recent appeal for funds in the Sunday Mercury for Shania Street to have the seating which fits into th...

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A LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIR MEANS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELFORD SIX-YEAR-OLD

Apr 2017

A lightweight wheelchair has really boosted the confidence of six-year-old Neve Cain Wesson from Telford – and has opened up a world of new experiences for her. Neve was born at just 23 weeks of pregnancy and as a result has Diplegic Cerebral Palsy which affects her legs, which have rigid, ten...

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SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN I’LL BEGIN . . .

Apr 2017

Ten-year-old William Wilkins will soon be sitting comfortably at his home in Whitwick, Leicestershire – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Staff, with the support of customers, have been raising vital funds to help Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children provide ...

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HALIMA IS WALKING TALL – THANKS TO EQUIPMENT FUNDED BY THE CENTRAL ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE

Apr 2017

A Derby nine-year-old with an auto immune condition which has resulted in Cerebral Palsy and developmental delay is now able to strengthen the muscles in her legs and practice her steps – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative who have helped provide a specialist walker...

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SEATING SUPPORT TO HELP LITTLE RUDI RELAX IN COMFORT

Apr 2017

Eighteen-month-old Rudi Else will soon be able to relax in comfort with specialist seating that meets his complex health needs – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Rudi, from Chesterfield, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at six months old. It is a progre...

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CAN YOU HELP GIVE BRANDON THE FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE HE NEEDS?

Apr 2017

A Farnborough 11-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy desperately needs a light-weight wheelchair so he can propel it himself and not have to rely on other people to push him around. This would give him the freedom and independence he needs to do so much more than his current heavy, bulky, manual wheelch...

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MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

Mar 2017

Four Central England Co-operative colleagues are swapping their work boots for running shoes as they get set to take on a mammoth and muddy challenge to raise money for Newlife. Josh Shaw, Jack Bevan, Jamie Joyce and Dan Goodby, who all work at the Brandhall convenience store, in Oldbury, will be jo...

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STORES SUPPORT HELPS LITTLE FRANCESCA TRAVEL SAFELY

Mar 2017

A specialist car seat means parents Annoushka and Andy Lingham, from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, have peace of mind when travelling as their young daughter Francesca is comfortable and safe – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Francesca – Andy and Annoushka...

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BUGGY BOOST FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD JESSICA

Mar 2017

Three-year-old Jessica Collins is making great strides forward in her progress, despite a complex health condition. Jessica, from the Thornhill area of Cardiff, has tuberous sclerosis which causes benign tumours to develop in different parts of her body. This is combined with epilepsy and autistic s...

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AMELIA CAN TRAVEL COMFORTABLY IN HER NEW CAR SEAT

Mar 2017

A specialist car seat means five-year-old Amelia, from Buckinghamshire, can travel in comfort and safety. Amelia was born prematurely, at 28 weeks, with severe brain damage and hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain); this has resulted in her having developmental delay and epilepsy, but she is still a ha...

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BUGGY BOOST MEANS MORE FAMILY FUN FOR ISSAC

Mar 2017

Five-year-old Issac Crosdale finds everyday life very stressful. His sensory processing disorder results in him freezing and curling up into a ball whenever he finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings, which makes it difficult for his family to take him out. Issac, who lives in the Foleshill area of...

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SAFETY FIRST FOR GAVIN – AND HIS FAMILY

Mar 2017

Five-year-old Gavin Elworthy from Caerphilly in Wales can now travel safely thanks to his new car seat. He is no longer putting himself and others at the risk of potential injury, making car journeys enjoyable for the whole family. Gavin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder just before his th...

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APPEAL TO HELP EIGHT-YEAR-OLD AUSTIN IS INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT

Mar 2017

Dumfries donors have rallied to support an appeal to give eight-year-old Austin Keddie, from Lochfoot, the mobile hoist he needs so he can safely continue with a home therapy programme to ease muscle pain. His mum, Carolyn Keddie, said: “The response has been amazing. We have had envelopes of ...

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LITTLE EDEN WILL SOON HAVE MORE INDEPENDENCE

Mar 2017

Bright and bubbly four-year-old Eden Taylor, from Swindon in Wiltshire, will soon be able to play with friends and family, thanks to her new powered wheelchair and Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Eden was born with Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy; this condition means she ...

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EDMONTON TEENAGER CAN FINALLY SIT AND SLEEP SAFELY

Mar 2017

With his hi-tech specialist equipment, 14-year-old Ali Daysal from Edmonton in Greater London is able to interact with his family in safety and comfort. Ali has a neurological disorder which has resulted in him having learning difficulties. That, combined with Scoliosis means he requires support fro...

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FUNDS BOOST TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Mar 2017

An event to mark International Women’s Day has raised £571 to help disabled and terminally ill children in South Yorkshire. The gala, organised by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s Women In Business group, celebrated local diversity leaders and recognised outstanding contribu...

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QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Mar 2017

The King’s Head pub on Hagley Road, Birmingham, is holding a Smartphone Pub Quiz in aid of Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children at 7.30pm on Sunday 26 February. Entry costs £3 per person and all proceeds raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the...

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FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Mar 2017

Cannock-based Briggs Equipment is partnering with Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children for 2017, to help transform young lives. Newlife – which has its headquarters in Hemlock Way, Cannock – is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabil...

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‘MIRACLE’ CAERPHILLY BOY WITH CEREBRAL PALSY NEEDS YOUR HELP TO STAY SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Mar 2017

A Llanbradach eight-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy affecting both his arms and legs was able to come home from hospital after recent surgery, thanks to the loan of a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. He can now sleep safely through the night – but he desperately n...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISER IS RUNNING TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Mar 2017

Cannock based Briggs Equipment has pledged to match fundraising from one of its employees who is set to take part in six races in six months – clocking up almost 60 kilometres – as she raises money for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Rose Langley, an Accounts Assistant with Br...

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CAN YOU HELP JASON KEEP HIS INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM WITH A PORTABLE HOIST?

Mar 2017

Like most 15-year-olds, Jason Thornton from Sale likes to relax with his friends and enjoys going different places. And although he still manages to do this now, soon it will become impossible as a progressive muscle wasting disease takes the last of his ability to manage a few steps on his own or b...

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CAN YOU HELP PROVIDE A PERMANENT SAFESPACE FOR LEWIS?

Mar 2017

A six-year-old from Fife who has Autism which results in him becoming easily frustrated and hurting himself and others – including his mum who has sustained two broken ribs and concussion – is now much safer and calmer through the night. The transformation is due to the emergency loan of...

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FASHION STORE FUNDRAISING HELPS KEEP SOPHIE SAFE

Mar 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at the River Island fashion store in Norwich’s Chapelfield Shopping Centre have helped a local girl get the equipment she needs to keep her comfortable and safe at home. Special-needs seating is now making a world of difference to home life for eight-year-old Sophie Frosdi...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE JACKSON ENJOY THE SIMPLE PLEASURE OF SITTING IN COMFORT?

Mar 2017

Having just celebrated his third birthday, Jackson Craddock, from Wigmore in Luton, is a cheeky chap with a wicked sense of humour, but as he has Cerebral Palsy affecting both his arms and legs he is unable to do anything for himself, and as a result spends most of his time lying on a rug when he is...

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A SPECIALIST BED MEANS SWEET DREAMS FOR SHEFFIELD TWO-YEAR-OLD AND HIS MUM

Mar 2017

A Sheffield two-year-old who isn’t able to ‘switch off’ and sleep for more than a few hours is now safe through the night and his mum is able to get some much needed rest, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Oscar Clarke, who...

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MANCHESTER ONE-YEAR-OLD CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND IS LEARNING TO PLAY – THANKS TO SPECIALIST SEATING

Mar 2017

For one-year-old Nevaeh Latchford, a specialist car seat means she can be truly safe when she travels – instead of being propped up with towels by her desperate parents – while a specialist chair at her Clayton home in Manchester helps her safely sit upright, play with her siblings and r...

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CAN YOU SUPPORT AUSTIN TO GET THE HOIST HELP HE NEEDS?

Mar 2017

Eight-year-old Austin Keddie, from Lochfoot near Dumfries, has Cerebral Palsy affecting all four limbs, which means he is unable to move independently. He needs a specialist hoist so he can safely continue with a home therapy programme to ease muscle pain – and a leading children’s disab...

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STANDING UP FOR A HEALTHIER SPINE

Mar 2017

Sixteen-year-old Alice Lee has the rare CASK gene mutation which affects every aspect of her life including her mobility. She uses a wheelchair to get around but is now developing scoliosis so needs a standing frame to help prevent further curvature of the spine. She is strapped into the standing fr...

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WAITROSE OTLEY SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Mar 2017

Waitrose in Otley, Leeds donated £418 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers received a token and then plac...

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MATRIX 247 VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

Mar 2017

bulous fundraisers Mia Pritchard and Donna Pritchard from Matrix 247, based in Rossendale, were recognised for contributing over 30 hours volunteering to support Newlife events in Greater Manchester. This is part of Matrix 247’s continued fundraising efforts to make a difference and help provi...

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A TASTE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR NATHAN

Mar 2017

Thirteen-year-old Nathan Mottrom from Rock Ferry in Birkenhead will soon be able to get around without support, thanks to the donation of a mobility scooter from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Nathan has rare conditions which affect his bone...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT MEANS THREE-YEAR-OLD CAN GO OUT, WHATEVER THE WEATHER

Mar 2017

Three-year-old Zachary Parmesani will soon be able to go out in his specialist buggy whatever the weather, thanks to the donation of weatherproofing from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Zachary, from Pendlebury in Manchester, has a diagnosis ...

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BUGGY BOOST TO KEEP FOUR-YEAR-OLD SAFE

Mar 2017

Specialist equipment will help prevent little Matthew running into the road, putting himself in danger Four-year-old Matthew Guite will soon be getting out and about in safety thanks to the donation of a special-needs buggy from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with ...

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP FOR TEENAGER BETH

Mar 2017

New opportunities are opening up for Formby teenager Beth Stevenson, thanks to provision of a portable hoist through a charity’s innovative equipment service. Beth, aged 16, from Formby, has Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that almost exclusively affects girls and results in physical an...

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NOW GINO HAS THE SUPPORT HE NEEDS TO SIT IN COMFORT, WHEREVER HE IS

Mar 2017

For 18-month-old Gino Londra from Kirkcaldy having a specialist seat at home means he can sit up in comfort, look around and play, instead of having to lie on the floor. However, as he is looked after at his aunt’s house while his mum works, a duplicate seat was needed to keep him safe and sup...

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OGL COMPUTER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Mar 2017

Staff at OGL Computer, based in Stourport-on-Severn, held their first fundraising event of the year – a Sparkle Party jewellery sale – for the company’s chosen charity, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The Sparkle Party is part of OGL Computer’s ongoing fundraising ...

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WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Mar 2017

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £560 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity 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, custome...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH HELPS SIX-YEAR-OLD GEORGE

Mar 2017

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 Gloucester and Cheltenham – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to Newlife the Charity for Disabled ...

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NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

Mar 2017

Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children is looking to nurture local talent by offering a number of new apprenticeships at their head office site in Cannock. As the tenth National Apprenticeship Week comes to a close, Newlife – which is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist eq...

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BRADFORD STORE CALLS FOR SHOPPERS TO ‘SELL THEIR SOLES’

Mar 2017

A shoe store in The Broadway is offering to trade in old and unwanted shoes from shoppers in Bradford, as part of its bid to support the UK’s leading children’s disability charity. schuh is calling on local people to dig out every pair of unwanted shoes from the back of their wardrobes and deliv...

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FUNDRAISING DUO ARE SUPPORTING STANLEY

Mar 2017

Fundraising duo Elly Hance and Rosemary Skinner are burning with ideas to help two-year-old Stanley Leaver get the equipment he needs so he can sit comfortably at home in Flackwell Heath near High Wycombe. Stanley has a condition that affects his muscles and means he is unable to move independently....

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CAR SEAT BOOST FOR JACK

Mar 2017

Two-year-old Jack will soon be able to get to his medical appointments and nursery in safety, thanks to the donation of a special-needs car seat funded by Marks and Spencer. Jack, who lives with his family in Fife, has low muscle tone and epilepsy as a result of a traumatic brain injury. He is curre...

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CARRIER BAG CASH TOPS HALF A MILLION POUNDS

Mar 2017

And three-year-old Sable from Plymouth is the latest child to benefit 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 Plymouth’s Drake Circus and Royal Parade &...

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BED BONUS TO HELP ANTARJOT SLEEP IN COMFORT

Mar 2017

Thirteen-year-old Antarjot Matharu will soon be sleeping comfortably thanks to the donation of an essential bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Antarjot, from Smethwick in Sandwell, has a complex condition including Cerebral Palsy, curva...

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TRAVEL COLLEAGUES HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN ON THEIR WAY TO EQUIPMENT SUPPORT

Mar 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at Affinion Travel in Kettering have collected £300 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Northamptonshire. The business, which offers travel services to bank customers, employs around 100 members of staff at its Kettering Parkway centre. Executive Assistant Sandy Cun...

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BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS HOSTS CHARITY SCREENING

Mar 2017

Event Management students from the University of Derby are inviting film-goers to a charity fundraising screening of the Wizard of Oz at 3pm and 6pm on 11 April, the first day of the Buxton Film Festival, at the Pavilion Arts Centre. As well as hosting a screening of this classic fantasy film, there...

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FUNDRAISING STAFF GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Mar 2017

A three-hour charity spin challenge involving 30 members of staff from Cannock-based Briggs Equipment has raised more than £640 to help disabled and terminally ill children. The high-performance challenge, at The Village Hotel Leisure Club in Walsall (Friday 24 February), was the first of a series ...

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FIVE-ASIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S DISABILITY CHARITY

Mar 2017

Staff at a Derby based chartered architects firm are putting their best foot forward to raise money for a children’s disability charity. Morrison Design, Chartered Architects, based in Belper Road are raising money for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest ch...

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WILLIAM CAN SLEEP IN SAFETY ONCE AGAIN

Feb 2017

Ten-year-old William Kinsville who lives near Witham in Essex is now able to sleep in safety thanks to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, and his new special bed called a SafeSpace. William has severe autism, sensory integration disorder and severe learning disabilities. He is non-verbal and...

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SONNY TAKES A STAND TO HELP REDUCE PAIN

Feb 2017

A specialist standing frame is helping reduce painful muscle spasms for nine-year-old Sonny Dinnen-Kennedy from Blackpool. Sonny has Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy and two years ago underwent invasive hip surgery. Being able to stand, supported, for vital physiotherapy is an integral part of the manage...

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SEATING SUPPORT FOR OLIVER, WHO IS ‘ONE IN A MILLION’

Feb 2017

Five-year-old Oliver Kowal from Southampton, who has a rare condition that makes him ‘one in a million’, is now able to join in more family activities around the home – thanks to the provision of specialist seating. Oliver, who lives with his family in the Shirley area of the city, has...

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FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Feb 2017

Briggs Equipment, headquarters based in Cannock, has chosen to support Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as its charity beneficiary for 2017. Briggs’ staff will be supporting Newlife throughout the year with a range of fundraising activities at their ten offices around the UK to help c...

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WITH A SPECIAL BUGGY TO KEEP HIM SAFE, RIO AND HIS FAMILY HAVE MORE FREEDOM

Feb 2017

A Chelmsley Wood five-year-old who has Autism is now safe and calm when he goes outside, thanks to a specialist buggy. This means is family can now enjoy more fun together as his mum is no longer restricted to where she can take him and his siblings. Due to his autism and sensory processing disorder...

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FUNDRAISING BRIDGE NIGHT TURNS UP £825 TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2017

A bridge tournament at The Star of the Sea church hall in Portstewart on Wednesday (February 22) has raised an amazing £825 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Northern Ireland. The event was organised by Portstewart Bridge Club, and raised a total of £1,647 which has been divided betw...

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CAN YOU HELP JACK RECEIVE A POWER PACK FOR HIS WHEELCHAIR SO HE CAN EASILY GET OUT AND ABOUT?

Feb 2017

If Louise Bruce wants to take her 16-year-old son Jack anywhere outside their Knaphill home in Woking – whether it is so he can get some fresh air in the garden, they are popping out for milk or enjoying a family day out – it means she has to push him in his manual wheelchair. However, a...

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FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Feb 2017

Briggs Equipment, headquarters based in Cannock, has chosen to support Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as its charity beneficiary for 2017. Briggs’ staff will be supporting Newlife throughout the year with a range of fundraising activities at their ten offices around the UK to help c...

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AVIOS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Feb 2017

Staff at the Avios Contact Centre in Birchwood have spent over 100 hours volunteering and have raised over £1,000 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. All money raised will be spent on equipment to help disabled and terminally ill children in Cheshire. Contact Centre Integration Manager a...

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SIMPLE PIECE OF SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT TAKES THE STRESS OUT OF CAR JOURNEYS

Feb 2017

Car journeys had become ‘stressful and scary’ for mum Joanne Hines because her five-year-old son Harry has no awareness of danger. Joanne, from Swadlincote, said: “We were using an ordinary car seat with a harness, but Harry could undo this and the belt holding the seat in place. He wa...

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FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Feb 2017

Briggs Equipment, headquarters based in Cannock, has chosen to support Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as its charity beneficiary for 2017. Briggs’ staff will be supporting Newlife throughout the year with a range of fundraising activities at their ten offices around the UK to help c...

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KATY STEPS UP TO HELP NEWLIFE

Feb 2017

Fabulous fundraiser Katy North, who runs the Katy North Academy of Dance and Cheer in St Neots, held a charity dance class and cake sale to raise funds for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. On 15 February, Students were invited to bring along their parents to their dance classes to learn wi...

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BELLA WILL SOON HAVE A SPECIAL BED TO KEEP HER SAFE THROUGH THE NIGHT

Feb 2017

Little Bella Campbell from Glasgow will soon be kept safe during the night, thanks to the donation of a permanent specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Three-year-old Bella lives in the Oatlands area of the city with her parents...

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TRISH TACKLES 192-MILE TREK TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Feb 2017

Pensioner Trish Hanlon – who is battling an inner ear condition that affects her balance and a benign essential tremor which causes involuntary shaking of her right hand and arm – is taking on the mammoth task of a 192-mile coast to coast walk to help disabled children in Yorkshire. Tris...

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SPECIALIST BUGGY BOOST FOR ISLAND SISTERS

Feb 2017

Isle of Wight mum Berenice Stanley will soon be able to get her children out and about in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist buggy from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Having a seven-year-old who needs a wheelchair to get around as...

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JOHN LEWIS IN TAMWORTH DONATES £1,100 TO NEWLIFE

Feb 2017

John Lewis in Tamworth have donated £1,100 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity 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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CHURCH TAKES FUNDRAISING LEAD

Feb 2017

A national charity is calling on churches across Yorkshire to follow the lead of a Rotherham congregation who are working together to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Members of Herringthorpe United Reformed Church, in Wickersley Road, are prolific fundraisers – and have recent...

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATION MEANS MORE HELP FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Feb 2017

Newlife is delighted to have received £1,147.83 after being selected as the LENCASS (Leicestershire & Northants Chartered Accountants’ Student Society) chosen Charity of the Year at its Annual Ball. This donation will go towards changing the lives of children in Leicestershire by providin...

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ARE YOU A WONDER WITH WOOD?

Feb 2017

Are you a wonder with wood? Then a Warboys-based crafting group that raises thousands of pounds to help disabled and terminally children in Cambridgeshire would like to hear from you! The De Ramsay Court Charity Craft Group has raised more than £8,500 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children &...

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CAN YOU HELP NATHAN DO THE THINGS HE LOVES AGAIN?

Feb 2017

Can you help 15-year-old Nathan Large, from Blackpool in Lancashire, once again do the things he enjoys? Like going to the park to feed the ducks or taking his dog Kacey out for a walk. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes to help give Nathan a special manual wheelc...

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LOCAL PEOPLE RECOGNISED FOR HARD WORK THEY DO FOR CHARITY

Feb 2017

Lee Norman from Kimberley in Nottinghamshire has been presented with a special award in recognition of his tireless volunteering work for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Lee received the Special Celebration Award at a national awards event in Staffordshire on Thursday (February 9) to mark...

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POWERED WHEELCHAIR JOY FOR LIAM

Feb 2017

An amazing response from the local community has raised £17,672 to fund a powered wheelchair for Wokingham teen Liam Nazer, who has a rare genetic neuromuscular condition. Thanks to fabulous fundraisers the powered chair is soon to transform his life, giving him more freedom and independence –...

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LOCALS RECOGNISED FOR FABULOUS FUNDRAISING

Feb 2017

A national children’s disability charity has celebrated, with a prestigious award, the tireless support of a pair of fabulous fundraisers from the Northamptonshire village of Deanshanger. At an awards ceremony on Thursday (February 9), Elly Hance and Rosemary Skinner were presented with the Sp...

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HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR FREDDIE

Feb 2017

Ten-year-old Freddie Piper, from Worcester Park in Surrey, has a complex condition that affects his mobility and results in more than 30 seizures each day. He needs a portable hoist to use around his family home – and a leading children’s disability charity is calling on ‘local heroes&...

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LOCAL CHARITY HOLDS AWARDS CEREMONY FOR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Feb 2017

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children held an award ceremony on Thursday (February 9) – in celebration of the volunteers who have supported Newlife over the years. Guests enjoyed a three course meal along with a presentation of the charity’s 25th anniversary Impact Report. Newlife ha...

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BUGGY BOOST TAKES THE STRESS OUT OF SCHOOL RUN

Feb 2017

A simple piece of specialist equipment has helped take the stress out of the daily school run for Winchester mum Diletta Baldino. Diletta now has a special-needs buggy to keep her three-year-old daughter Isabelle safe and comfortable while she takes her son, aged four, to school. Isabelle Budd has a...

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CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD AMAYA

Feb 2017

A specialist car seat is keeping two-year-old Amaya safe and comfortable on journeys to hospital and clinic appointments – thanks to the fabulous fundraising activities of Central England Co-operative colleagues and customers. Amaya Leighton, who lives with her parents and four-year-old brothe...

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BED BOOST WILL HELP REDUCE GRACE’S PAIN

Feb 2017

Nine-year-old Grace Riddell will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Grace, from Castle Vale in Birmingham, has a complex condition resulting from Smith Magenis Syndrome, a...

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CAN YOU HELP EMILIA AND HER FAMILY BECOME LESS SOCIALLY ISOLATED?

Feb 2017

Most teenagers can’t imagine being stuck in one position for several hours or relying on adults for their every move. But for 16-year-old Emilia Taylor from Melbourne in East Riding of Yorkshire this is her reality. In order for Emilia to get the essential care needed to benefit her health in ...

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SPECIALIST CAR SEAT KEEPS NATHAN SAFE AND SECURE – AND GIVES HIS PARENTS PEACE OF MIND

Feb 2017

A specialist car seat was urgently delivered to a County Down family after five-year-old Nathan Shek, who has Autism, began undoing his seatbelt and leaving his car seat, causing a potentially dangerous distraction for his mum while she is driving. Nathan, from Bangor, was diagnosed with Autism at t...

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APPEAL TOBUGGY BOOST KEEPS NOAH SAFE FUND NEW BUGGY TO KEEP MASON SAFE

Feb 2017

Getting out and about is now ‘100 times easier’ for Norwich mum Kelly Eastman, thanks to provision of a specialist buggy for her eight-year-old son Noah. Noah has a complex sensory processing disorder and hyper-mobile joints; he tires easily and can become overwhelmed by the world around him...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH HELPS FIVE-YEAR-OLD JACK

Feb 2017

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 Pontefract’s Bishopgate Walk – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to Newlife the Charity for D...

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LEYTON CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Feb 2017

Before receiving a special piece of equipment to keep him safe while travelling, 11-year-old Leyton Copeland was able to free himself from his seatbelt in the car, making journeys very unsafe. But that’s now changed thanks to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children providing him with a speci...

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ROCK CHOIR CONCERT AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Feb 2017

Herringthorpe United Reform Church, near Rotherham, is hosting an Evening with Rock Choir at 7.30pm on Saturday 18 March to raise money for three charities, including Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Rock Choir offers an alternative experience to the traditional classical or community choi...

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ORLA IS ON TRACK FOR WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

Feb 2017

Teenager Orla O’Brien has a complex condition which affects her mobility – but not her bold spirit. Now, with the support of fabulous local fundraisers, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is helping Orla get the lightweight all-terrain wheelchair she needs so she can get out and a...

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HANLEY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Jan 2017

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Hanley have raised £413.09 for Newlife after holding a raffle in store. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River Island and Newlife the Charity fo...

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RIVER ISLAND STORES GET IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Jan 2017

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, Area Manager across River Island stores in London, Gemma Doherty, raised £882 after holding a bake sale and challenging her team to ‘Give up for Giver Island’. This involved giving up something for a month and donating what they would have spen...

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CARMARTHEN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

Jan 2017

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Carmarthen have raised £123.75 for Newlife after climbing Pen Y Pan in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River ...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH HELPS 12-YEAR-OLD RYAN

Jan 2017

A specialist ‘safety sleeper’ means 12-year-old Ryan Neale can now enjoy overnight visits with his grandparents and his family can consider taking a holiday – safe in the knowledge that he won’t be at risk of harm. Ryan, from Swansea, has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and epileps...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE JAMES RECEIVE THE SPECIALIST CAR SEAT HE URGENTLY NEEDS?

Jan 2017

A Walton-on-Thames three-year-old with severe Cerebral Palsy which has left him unable to walk and with only limited movement urgently needs a specialist car seat to ensure he is safe and comfortable when he travels in the family car. A happy and sociable little boy, James Barnard enjoys spending ti...

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VITAL FUNDING FOR FAMILIES IS MORE THAN A PIPE DREAM . . .

Jan 2017

Durapipe UK is helping to transform the lives of disabled and terminally ill children in Staffordshire. The leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic pipework systems, which has its UK headquarters in Cannock where it has been established for more than 45 years, has chosen Newlife the C...

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FUNDRAISING BRIDGE NIGHT IS ON THE CARDS . . .

Jan 2017

Bridge buffs are getting the chance to go head to head with a tournament challenge next month – and raise vital funding for local charity work at the same time. The event, organised by Portstewart Bridge Club, will take place at The Star of The Sea church hall in Portstewart on Wednesday 22 Fe...

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SPECIALIST TOYS ARE A BIG HIT WITH LITTLE ISAAC

Jan 2017

A boxful of specialist sensory toys is helping little Isaac O’Connor, from Allerton, develop his play skills and join in more family fun. Isaac, who will be two in March, has the rare genetic condition Coffin-Lowry Syndrome. As a result he has developmental delay and learning difficulties. Wit...

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BARNSLEY & ROTHERHAM CHAMBER’S CHRISTMAS LUNCH RAISES OVER £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Jan 2017

The Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber raised over £300 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after holding a raffle at its Women in Business Christmas Lunch at Whitely Hall, Sheffield. This is part of the Barnsley & Rotherham’s Chamber ongoing fundraising efforts, with all money ra...

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LEEDS FREEMASONS HELP CLECKHEATON YOUNGSTER

Jan 2017

The Freemasons Lodge of Friendship in Leeds kindly donated over £600 towards funding specialist equipment to give Steven Mulcahy more independence. Steven, from Cleckheaton, has Celebral Palsy and can only manage small movements and can’t wash, dress or feed himself without help from his fami...

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CAN YOU ENSURE GLOUCESTER THREE-YEAR-OLD IS SAFE, SUPPORTED AND COMFORTABLE ON JOURNEYS?

Jan 2017

A Gloucester three-year-old with a chromosomal condition which means he isn’t able to walk or talk urgently needs a specialist car seat so he can travel in safety and comfort. Little Korban Wattam has been using a standard car seat, but he is outgrowing this and it doesn’t offer him the ...

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A MOBILE HOIST MEANS MORE FREEDOM FOR DONOVAN AND HIS MUM

Jan 2017

A specialist mobile hoist is making life much easier for a Leicester 12-year-old who is visually impaired, has brain damage and no independent movement, as it means he can be easily lifted and transferred so he is able to go out and about with his mum and be kept comfortable. Donovan Elson was born ...

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CAN YOU HELP US HELP DARREN?

Jan 2017

Falkirk teenager Darren Anderson has Cerebral Palsy, which has resulted in him being unable to walk or talk, but like many 18-year-olds he wants to be able to get out and about easily and have fun. A power pack for his manual wheelchair would mean one carer could take him out into the community so h...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH TRANSFORMS LIFE FOR TEN-YEAR-OLD FINLEY FROM SOUTHAMPTON

Jan 2017

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 Whiteley Shopping Centre in Fareham, Southampton – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to national ch...

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CAN YOU HELP LITTLE EMMIE SIT IN SAFETY?

Jan 2017

One-year-old Emmie Fafera-McCullagh from Huntington in York has a rare form of Epilepsy which results in 10-15 seizures a week. Emmie, who turns two next month, is unable to sit comfortably or safely because she doesn’t have a special chair that caters to her health needs. Newlife the Charity ...

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SAFETY IN STORE FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD LUCY

Jan 2017

Fabulous fundraisers at the River Island fashion store in Chapel Street, Southport, have helped a local disabled girl get the specialist equipment she needs to keep her safe. A specialist travel harness is now making a world of difference to car journeys for the family of eight-year-old Lucy Taylor,...

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CALLING ALL YORKSHIRE SUPPORTERS

Jan 2017

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is calling all supporters in Yorkshire to vote for Newlife to win the chance to be chosen as Gold Sponsors of the Buy Yorkshire Conference. Each year the networking group the Yorkshire Mafia selects two charities to win the chance to sponsor the Buy Yorkshir...

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QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Jan 2017

The Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is holding a Charity Quiz in aid of Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children at 6.30pm on Thursday 30 March at the Holiday Inn Barnsley. The entry fee for a team of five is £40 + VAT which includes a buffet supper. All the proceeds raised from the n...

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CALLING ALL YORKSHIRE SUPPORTERS

Jan 2017

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is calling all supporters in Yorkshire to vote for Newlife to win the chance to be chosen as Gold Sponsors of the Buy Yorkshire Conference. Each year the networking group the Yorkshire Mafia selects two charities to win the chance to sponsor the Buy Yorkshir...

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FANTASTIC PLASTIC . . . CARRIER BAG CASH HELPS FIVE-YEAR-OLD HARRY

Jan 2017

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 Westwood Cross Shopping Centre in Broadstairs – profits from sales of carrier bags are donated to Newlife th...

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DOMINIC SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO RIVER ISLAND FUNDRAISERS

Jan 2017

Dominic Johnson and his family popped into the River Island store at the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds to say a personal ‘thank you’ to all the staff who took part in a fundraising cycle challenge which has helped Newlife provide a specialist Tough bed for the Middleton five-year-old. ...

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SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TWINS WILL BE SLEEPING IN SAFETY

Jan 2017

Seven-year-old twins Balraj and Balhaar Singh will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of specialist beds from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Balraj and Balhaar, from Gorton in Manchester, both have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ...

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REFURBISHED DISABILITY EQUIPMENT HELPS JACOB

Jan 2017

Four-year-old Jacob Grant from Southampton in Hampshire is now able to go out with his family in comfort and safety thanks to Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, and his new specialist buggy. When out and about with children you generally know the signs when they become tired, restless or ju...

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CAN YOU STEP FORWARD TO HELP RIHANNA DO THE SAME?

Jan 2017

Five-year-old Rihanna Johnstone, from Galashiels, has a life-limiting condition – and staying mobile is key to her future health needs. Mum Shona Johnstone said: “If Rihanna gets to be a teenager we will be doing alright. It is important to keep her as mobile as possible, to promote good...

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BUGGY BOOST SO ETHAN CAN JOIN IN MORE FAMILY FUN

Jan 2017

Specialist equipment means young Ethan Maurer can join his family in the countryside. Seven-year-old Ethan, from Glasgow, has Pitt Hopkins Syndrome – a condition that affects his mobility and development. He relies on a wheelchair to get around, but this equipment can’t cope with the loc...

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SLEEP BOOST FOR SEVEN-YEAR-OLD KAYDEN

Jan 2017

A specialist bed for a seven-year-old from Great Harwood means better nights’ sleep for the rest of his family. Kayden Duffy has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and wakes frequently throughout the night. His brother Liam, aged 14, is severely autistic and has learning difficulties so the two boys c...

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FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH WEST

Jan 2017

A group of fabulous fundraisers in Plymouth have welcomed in 2017 by announcing they will be raising money throughout the year to help disabled and terminally ill children in Devon and Cornwall. Staff in the Child Maintenance Group at the Department for Work and Pensions centre in Plymouth have nomi...

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CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD SEWERYN

Jan 2017

A hi-tech wheelchair will help give 11-year-old Madison Buckley the independence she needs as she approaches her teenage years. Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, is working to help Madison, but hers is just one of 20 families in Cheshire currently working with the charity. Which is why New...

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AMELIA, AGED SIX, IS SLEEPING IN SAFETY

Jan 2017

Night-time falls are a thing of the past for little Amelia Kenealy, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed to keep her safe. Six-year-old Amelia, from Roath in Cardiff, has Down’s Syndrome and learning disabilities. She was sleeping in a standard cot, but was able to pull herself ove...

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SPECIALIST TOYS HELP ARJUN PLAY

Jan 2017

With the provision of specialist toys, four year-old Arjun Malik, from Oadby in Leicestershire, is learning to play with with his family. Buying toys for little Arjun, is not as easy because he has Downs Syndrome and is hearing impaired. He needs extra stimulation and specialist toys have helped him...

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HARRISON CAN NOW SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

Jan 2017

With his new special P-Pod seat, two-year-old Harrison Thompson from Wainfleet in Lincolnshire is able to sit in comfort and safety with his family getting the essential postural support he needs. With his very own seat he can now interact with his three-year-old brother Lennon creating memories tha...

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SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT HELPS REDUCE SIX-YEAR-OLD’S NIGHTLY PAIN

Jan 2017

The gift of specialist equipment is a ‘godsend’ in caring for her six-year-old son, says Brockenhurst mum Sarah Brisdion. Young Hadley has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to sit, stand or walk unaided. He needs a wide range of specialist equipment for his everyday care, but with local statutory...

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NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

Jan 2017

The UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – which is based in Cannock – has kicked off the New Year with a new name. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting business, Newlife Trading Ltd, have m...

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SEATING SUPPORTS LOUISA’S DAYS WITH DAD

Jan 2017

A specialist chair means two-year-old Louisa Spindler-Duckworth will soon be able to sit in comfort and safety when she stays with her loving dad, thanks to Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Louisa, from Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, has Cere...

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NEW YEAR CHEER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

Jan 2017

Staff at Derby-based Motorpoint celebrated the New Year with a donation of £1,080 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The UK’s leading car supermarket, which has its headquarters in Chartwell Drive in the city, raised the funds for Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Chi...

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TAKING STEPS TO WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

Jan 2017

Teenager Alice Gresswell has been restricted to the ground floor of her Sleaford home for the past seven months – but that will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the donation of a specialist climbing wheelchair from Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with M...

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WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM FOR XAVIER

Jan 2017

A new lightweight wheelchair is giving three-year-old Xavier Meade the freedom to play with his friends – thanks to the fabulous fundraising activities of Central England Co-operative colleagues and customers. Xavier, from the Aylestone Park area of Leicester, has Spina Bifida, which has affec...

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TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Jan 2017

Ten-year-old Ben Littler has been given a specialist bed to help prolong his independence – and he received it just in time for Christmas. Ben, from Dibden Purlieu in Southampton, has the degenerative condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dad Stuart Littler explained: “Ben is struggling...

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