Year: 2020 Newlife News

APPEAL TO FUND NEW BUGGY TO KEEP MASON SAFE

Dec 2020

A little boy who has complex disabilities is in dire need of a new specialist buggy so he can leave the house safely and without being at risk of hurting himself. Mason Parker is relying on the support of the community to help raise the £359 needed to fund the equipment that will drastically improv...

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RIVER ISLAND COMMITS TO HELPING CHILDREN’S CHARITY GIVE DISABLED KIDS A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS

Dec 2020

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has been chosen as the charity which will benefit from River Island’s festive fundraising this year, meaning a huge boost to families needing specialist equipment across the UK. River Island has supported Newlife from the beginning of its journey 30 years...

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MAKE TWICE THE IMPACT WHEN SUPPORTING NEWLIFE THIS CHRISTMAS

Dec 2020

Supporters of Newlife can double their donation at no extra cost and change the life of a disabled child this Christmas after the pandemic forced the cancellation of Black Friday, which last year brought in a whopping £118,000 in a single day. Any donation made to Newlife the Charity for Disabled C...

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HIGH STREET FASHION AT BARGAIN PRICES WHEN NEWLIFE OPENS IN YEOVIL

Nov 2020

Fashion lovers will be able to grab designer fashion items at bargain prices this Christmas while helping a charity support disabled children in need when a new clothing store opens in Somerset. Newlife will bring its unique retail operation to Yeovil later this month after plans were announced to o...

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TOP DESIGNER BRANDS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Sep 2020

From Louis Vuitton purses to Chanel shoes – fashion lovers will be able to get their hands on high-end designer brands at bargain prices at a unique online charity auction, all whilst helping support disabled children in need. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is auctioning off more than 3...

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** STOP PRESS ** MUM’S URGENT PLEA FOR HELP TO FUND SPECIALIST BED TO KEEP DISABLED GLASGOW GIRL SAFE AT NIGHT

Sep 2020

A desperate mother has pleaded for help to get a specialist bed for her daughter whose complex behaviour issues have led to her flooding the house and hanging out of the bedroom window, leaving her family terrified she will injure herself. Excessive statutory service delays have meant Gayle Busby, f...

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** STOP PRESS ** FAMILY AT ‘BREAKING POINT’ DESPERATELY NEED LIFE-CHANGING BED FOR DISABLED FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

Aug 2020

A loving family at ‘breaking point’ are in desperate need of a life-changing specialist bed for their disabled daughter after the five-year-old narrowly escaped a terrifying fall down the stairs in the night. Kimberley Collins, known as Kimmi, from Halesowen, has absolutely no concept of danger ...

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ANYA’S SAFE AND SECURE NOW

Aug 2020

Twelve-year-old Anya Bhatti has a rare life-limiting genetic condition which has seen her lose all her skills, even the ability to hold up her own head and neck, which can cause her to choke if she isn’t in the right position. With nowhere safe to sit at her Stechford home, Anya was often propped ...

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** STOP PRESS ** URGENT PLEA FOR SPECIALIST SEAT TO STOP DISABLED THREE-YEAR-OLD BEING LEFT AT RISK OF CHOKING AT MEALTIMES

Aug 2020

A disabled three-year-old boy from Nottingham urgently needs a specialist seat to be able to eat with his family at mealtimes because he is at risk of hurting himself and unable to safely eat solid foods without one. But Phoenix Stone’s family has been told it could take 18 months for statutory se...

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SUFFOLK HOUSEBUILDER SUPPORTS COMMUNITIES WITH CHARITY DONATIONS

Aug 2020

An award-winning family-run house builder has helped two charities recently – including donating furniture from one of its former Show Homes. Bennett Homes, based in Nowton, near Bury St Edmunds, has given furniture from its Abbey Gardens development in Thorpe-le-Soken to the charity Newlife. The ...

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NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

Jul 2020

A leading children’s charity which raises money in a unique way to fund specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children has scooped a prestigious award at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 2020 Awards. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children was named winner of the Excelle...

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NEWLIFE ANNOUNCES MARKET DRAYTON STORE WILL REOPEN NEXT WEEK

Jul 2020

Shoppers will be able to snap up clothes and accessories from leading retailers at bargain prices when Newlife re-opens its Market Drayton store after being closed since the start of lockdown. Newlife, which sells brand new items donated by more than 240 leading retailers and manufacturers at vastly...

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NEWLIFE REOPENS MORETON STORE TO PUBLIC

Jul 2020

Bargain clothing and homeware from leading retailers are now on sale to shoppers in the Wirral after Newlife’s charity reopens its store this week. Newlife, which sells surplus items from more than 240 leading high street retailers, has reopened its shop to customers in Hoylake Road, Moreto. E...

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SUPPORT STORE TO HELP CHARITY FUND VITAL EQUIPMENT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2020

Shoppers in Derbyshire will be able to get their fashion fix once again when a charity reopens its store selling leading retailer items at low prices. Final preparations are being made for Newlife’s shop in Market Street, Heanor, ahead of its grand reopening to the public on Tuesday 7th July. Eag...

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

Jun 2020

A rallying call has been issued by a leading children’s charity volunteers to help re-stock its stores and help it recover from a £2 million income loss caused by the pandemic. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has re-opened its Volunteer Opportunity Centre to offer people a solution to t...

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NEWLIFE’S BIRMINGHAM STORE REOPENS AFTER COVID CLOSURE

Jun 2020

A charity popular with shoppers for selling goods donated by some of the country’s biggest retailers at a fraction of the price has reopened the doors of its Birmingham store today (June 26th). Newlife’s store at Yew Tree Retail Park in Yardley temporarily closed three months ago when the UK w...

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FABULOUS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FUNDRAISERS HELP LITTLE EXPLORER ROSS

Jun 2020

Eight-year-old Ross can now enjoy the outdoors thanks to local people in Northampton and the Chronicle. Back in April the Chronicle began a campaign in partnership with Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to buy a specialist mobility buggy for Ross Platt, from Collingtree. Little explorer Ross ...

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PLANS FOR STORES TO REOPEN NEXT WEEK

Jun 2020

Newlife has announced its flagship SuperStore and HomeStore will reopen to shoppers next week. Social distancing measures will be in place at both stores, off Hemlock Way in Cannock, when they re-open on Monday 15th June to protect customers. The charity’s stores have been temporarily closed since...

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SERIOUSLY ILL CHESHIRE BOY GIVEN LOCKDOWN LIFELINE BY CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Jun 2020

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

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CHARITY KEEPS DONCASTER TODDLER SAFE FROM HARM IN LOCKDOWN

Jun 2020

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

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ACTORS JOIN IN WITH SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE FOR NEWLIFE

May 2020

Actors have been putting their theatrics to the test by taking on a new social media challenge in an effort to support children living with disabilities during the pandemic. The Song To Monologue challenge, which is helping raise funds and awareness for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, see...

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WORKSOP MUM’S PLEA TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

May 2020

A mum of twins who have complex needs has issued a rallying call for people to support a disabled children’s charity that has loaned her specialist equipment to  give her son a safe place to sleep so they can all better cope during the pandemic. Kelli Martin turned to Newlife the Charity for Disa...

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JONATHAN PUTS IN PEDAL POWER TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

May 2020

A kind-hearted cyclist has conquered a mammoth biking challenge to support children living with a disability or terminal illness. Jonathan Kirkman rode 150 miles across Yorkshire in one day and hopes to raise £500 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children so charity can continue helping familie...

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CHARITY PLEA TO HELP DISABLED LANCASHIRE SIX-YEAR-OLD STAY SAFE AT HOME DURING PANDEMIC

Apr 2020

six-year-old girl who is among those most at risk of the effects of the pandemic urgently needs a specialist seat to be safe and comfortable at home – and to make it easier to have hugs with her mum. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has appealed to the local community to help fund the £1...

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** STOP PRESS ** HOIST APPEAL FOR HOME BOUND HAMPSHIRE TEEN WITH RARE CONDITION

Mar 2020

As the oldest person surviving in the UK with an incredibly rare metabolic condition 16-year-old Ella Meaden is a fighter – but without a specialist hoist to move her she can only leave her Fyfield home for an hour. Unable to walk or talk, Ella has uncontrollable seizures and learning difficulties...

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** STOP PRESS ** URGENT APPEAL FOR VISUAL AID TO HELP BLIND GIRL LEARN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

Mar 2020

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

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** STOP PRESS ** URGENT APPEAL FOR VISUAL AID TO HELP BLIND GIRL LEARN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

Mar 2020

A children’s charity has launched an urgent appeal to fund a visual aid for a blind girl from Southampton who risks falling behind at school because specialist equipment that helps her complete school work has to be left in the classroom. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children needs to raise £...

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30 Years of Care and Action

Mar 2020

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CARE AND ACTION Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is celebrating 30 years of helping disabled children and their families across the UK – and the charity is inviting everyone to celebrate with them! On March 13 a special celebration event will be live streamed on Fa...

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URGENT PLEA TO HELP OLIVER STAY SAFE AT NIGHT

Feb 2020

When Oliver Rooney’s four brothers stay with their dad for the weekend they are heart-broken to leave him behind, but the eight-year-old with profound and complex needs is forced to miss out because he doesn’t have a specialist bed to keep him out of danger. Oliver has Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome, ...

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BRIDES FIND DREAM WEDDING DRESSES AT NEWLIFE, HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN WHILE PLANNING THEIR BIG DAY

Feb 2020

Eight brides-to-be said yes to the dress in just six hours when Newlife’s Market Drayton store was transformed into a bridal boutique for shoppers to raise money for charity while preparing for their big day. Shoppers gathered from as far afield as Liverpool to attend Newlife the Charity for Disab...

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*STOP PRESS* MOBILE HOIST WILL GIVE TAUNTON TEEN THE FREEDOM TO MOVE

Jan 2020

A disabled children’s charity is urgently calling on the local community to help fund a mobile hoist for a Taunton teenager with Cerebral Palsy to give her the freedom she needs to leave home for more than just a few hours. Iona Turner can’t stand, walk, talk or speak and is completely reliant o...

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*STOP PRESS* WALKING FRAME FUNDED FOR ELEANOR

Jan 2020

Fourteen-year-old Eleanor Freeman has beaten the odds to survive and defied doctor’s expectations – but now because she has a shared walking frame at school she’s forced to miss out on funding for one at home – and the chance to walk, be more independent and have fun with her friends. Eleano...

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