Year: 2021 Newlife News

ACCESS ALL AREAS – THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

Dec 2021

This time of year can be challenging – especially so for children with an illness or disability – and here at Newlife, we know that disabled children deserve a magical Christmas too. Christmas events can o...

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HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU USE? – THE WATERSURE SCHEME

Dec 2021

This Christmas, the last thing any family wants to worry about is a high water bill. If you or your child use a large amount of water due to medical conditions, the WaterSure Scheme offers the ability to cap yo...

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GIVE A GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

Dec 2021

This Christmas, your donation could make a huge difference to the lives of disabled and terminally ill children – children just like Scarlett, who was born withCerebral Palsy. Scarlett, aged 22-months-old, is...

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HOSPITAL HOPES – MAKING THE MOST FROM APPOINTMENTS!

Dec 2021

Hospital and other medical appointments for your child can feel stressful and overwhelming, whether it’s for a new issue, a routine check-up or getting test results – and you often find that by the time you...

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PLAY THERAPY PODS – TOYS TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

Dec 2021

We all know how important it is for children to play, it’s not just for fun, but the way they learn and interact with the world around them, but when your child has a disability even this simple pleasure isn...

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NEWLIFE COUNTDOWN TO BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY SALE

Nov 2021

Nadia Kirkwood from Stafford was delighted with her bag of bargains Newlife fashion stores will be opening their doors to a Black Friday sale bonanza this year, offering amazing bargains for savvy shoppers on new, de-branded, fashion items from major high-street retailers. This year there will be ov...

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GRAND DRAW WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Nov 2021

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children want to send a massive congratulations to the winners of our Grand Draw and a big thank you to every single person who entered. The Grand Draw managed to raise over £12,191 for Newlife, with vital funds being raised that will enable the charity to help disa...

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JOBS BOOST AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Oct 2021

Cannock based national charity Newlife is set to expand – bringing up to 60 new jobs both locally and around the UK. Bouncing back from the devastating impacts of the pandemic when all stores were temporarily closed, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is now redoubling its mission to help e...

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SHOELACES THAT STAY TIED!

Oct 2021

Every parent’s nightmare – shoelaces! But now there are three great types of kid friendly shoelaces that stay tied and stay on and they are only just over a fiver each to buy. These are just one of the aids...

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HOUSE GETTING YOU DONW?

Oct 2021

House getting you down? You are not alone – 365,000 disabled people in the UK say their home is not suitable for their needs. We hear this every day from families. But you can do something about it.  A f...

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WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR CHILD’S SENCO

Oct 2021

If you child has a special educational need or disability it’s important they get the right support from their SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). This is the school teacher responsible for asses...

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MAKING UNI LIFE UNLIMITED

Oct 2021

Is your disabled teenager thinking about going to university next year? Preparing for the big step into higher education can be a difficult one for anyone, but especially for those with disabilities. However, d...

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KEEP THE POWER ON!

Oct 2021

Everyone is worried about the rising price of gas and the potential for power cuts this winter – but if you have a disabled child suddenly losing power isn’t just inconvenient, it can be catastrophic, espec...

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DAD RAISES FUNDS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Oct 2021

A man from Stone who ran the Great North Run has raised over £1,400 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children to give back after they provided specialist equipment for their disabled son. Liam Herbert ran the Great North Run half-marathon on Sunday, finishing with a time of 1 hour and 53 minute...

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POTTERS BAR MAN RAISES OVER £5000 FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY IN THE LONDON MARATHON

Oct 2021

A Potters Bar man who ran the London Marathon has raised over £5000 to give back to a Disabled Children’s Charity who provided his disabled niece with life-changing equipment. John Guy ran the 26.2 mile route in Five Hours and Three Minutes, in the process raising £5,446.13 for Newlife the Chari...

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PLAY IS KEY AHEAD OF NATIONAL PLAY DAY

Aug 2021

As the UK marks National Playday this month, a disabled children’s charity is celebrating seven successful years of their free Play Therapy Pod service, which enables children with disabilities and terminal illness to loan pods of specialist toys so they can also benefit from the power of play. Th...

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TIMOTHY’S SPACE MISSION RAISES ALMOST £2,000 for DISABLED CHILDREN

Jul 2021

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

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TIMOTHY’S FUNDRAISING MISSION FOR DISABLED CHILDREN REACHES £1,000

Jul 2021

A disabled nine-year-old from Nottinghamshire who is raising funds to help children just like him by walking 100km, the equivalent of travelling from earth to the edge of space, has already raised £1,000 – double the amount he set out to achieve – and has gained some out of this world fans, inc...

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

Jul 2021

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

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NEWLIFE AND SHOEAHOLICS STEP INTO SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP

Jul 2021

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

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

Jun 2021

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

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SOUND THERAPY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

May 2021

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

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FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

May 2021

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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NEWLIFE MAKERS RAFFLE WINNER’S TEARS OF JOY

May 2021

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

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RAFFLE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

Mar 2021

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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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CARE AND ACTION

Mar 2021

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 Facebook and YouTube, between 5.30pm and 7...

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SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

Feb 2021

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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SUFFOLK HOUSEBUILDER SUPPORTS COMMUNITIES WITH CHARITY DONATIONS

Jan 2021

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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SPECIALIST CAR SEATS KEEP HOUDINI TWINS SAFE

Jan 2021

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

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KACI’S WALK TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN

Jan 2021

As Melton Mowbray ten-year-old Kaci Chapman gets ready to begin her walking challenge, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is calling on everyone in the community to show their support! Kaci, who has the most severe form of Cerebral Palsy, usually needs a walking frame or a wheelchair for long...

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NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Jan 2021

Newlife has issued a massive thank you to all the volunteers who have supported them, especially over the past year, and urges anyone with time to spare to get involved, as the UK marks National Volunteer Week. There are many ways volunteers are vital to Newlife’s work of supporting disabled ...

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