APPEAL TO HELP ‘LITTLE WARRIOR’ ROSE TO SIT IN COMFORT

APPEAL TO HELP ‘LITTLE WARRIOR’ ROSE TO SIT IN COMFORT

Rose, from Crewe, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy due to brain damage affecting 97 per cent of her brain, sustained during a life-changing accident where she briefly died in the ambulance when she was just six weeks old – leaving her unable to walk, talk or sit up...
HERE TO HELP – IN WAYS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

HERE TO HELP – IN WAYS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Here To Help – In Ways You May Not Know With the cost of living seemingly spiralling out of control, don’t forget that Newlife is here to help in a number of ways you might not even realise! You can apply for more than one grant each year and more than...
HERE TO HELP – IN WAYS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

MAKING YOUR MONEY STRETCH

Making Your Money Stretch Families with disabled children don’t always have the same options available to them when it comes to generating extra income, but there are ways you can help stretch the budget you have. Although most people are aware of current...
COST OF LIVING CRISIS

COST OF LIVING CRISIS

Newlife welcomes the chancellor’s announcement of additional financial support to help with the cost of living crisis. In the last few weeks, we have been speaking to Ministers and MPs about the difficulty that many families with disabled children are facing;...

ACCESS ALL AREAS – THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

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 often be very busy, stressful, and sometimes completely...

HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU USE? – THE WATERSURE SCHEME

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 your water bill, so you pay no more than the average amount...

GIVE A GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

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 unable to walk, cannot sit up by herself and has painful...

HOSPITAL HOPES – MAKING THE MOST FROM APPOINTMENTS!

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 speak to the consultant everything you wanted to discuss has...

PLAY THERAPY PODS – TOYS TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

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’t always so straight forward, and nothing makes this more...
NEWLIFE COUNTDOWN TO BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY SALE

NEWLIFE COUNTDOWN TO BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY SALE

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 over 50 amazing lines with prices from...
JOBS BOOST AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

JOBS BOOST AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

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...

SHOELACES THAT STAY TIED!

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 that Horizon Disability have bought together from their...

HOUSE GETTING YOU DONW?

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 few opportunities include: A disabled Facilities Grant is...

WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR CHILD’S SENCO

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 assessing, planning and monitoring their progress, as well as...

MAKING UNI LIFE UNLIMITED

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, don’t fear! There are a lot of services out there that can...

KEEP THE POWER ON!

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, especially if it’s needed for vital equipment. But, there is help...
DAD RAISES FUNDS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

DAD RAISES FUNDS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

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...
PLAY IS KEY AHEAD OF NATIONAL PLAY DAY

PLAY IS KEY AHEAD OF NATIONAL PLAY DAY

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

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

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,...
NEWLIFE AND SHOEAHOLICS STEP INTO SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP

NEWLIFE AND SHOEAHOLICS STEP INTO SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP

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...
SOUND THERAPY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

SOUND THERAPY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

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...
NEWLIFE MAKERS RAFFLE WINNER’S TEARS OF JOY

NEWLIFE MAKERS RAFFLE WINNER’S TEARS OF JOY

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...
RAFFLE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

RAFFLE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

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...
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CARE AND ACTION

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 Facebook and...
SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

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...
SPECIALIST CAR SEATS KEEP HOUDINI TWINS SAFE

SPECIALIST CAR SEATS KEEP HOUDINI TWINS SAFE

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...
KACI’S WALK TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN

KACI’S WALK TO HELP OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

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...
APPEAL TO FUND NEW BUGGY TO KEEP MASON SAFE

APPEAL TO FUND NEW BUGGY TO KEEP MASON SAFE

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...
ANYA’S SAFE AND SECURE NOW

ANYA’S SAFE AND SECURE NOW

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...

NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

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...
NEWLIFE REOPENS MORETON STORE TO PUBLIC

NEWLIFE REOPENS MORETON STORE TO PUBLIC

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...
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

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...
NEWLIFE’S BIRMINGHAM STORE REOPENS AFTER COVID CLOSURE

NEWLIFE’S BIRMINGHAM STORE REOPENS AFTER COVID CLOSURE

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...
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

PLANS FOR STORES TO REOPEN NEXT WEEK

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...
ACTORS JOIN IN WITH SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE FOR NEWLIFE

ACTORS JOIN IN WITH SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE FOR NEWLIFE

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

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

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...
JONATHAN PUTS IN PEDAL POWER TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

JONATHAN PUTS IN PEDAL POWER TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

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...

30 Years of Care and Action

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...
URGENT PLEA TO HELP OLIVER STAY SAFE AT NIGHT

URGENT PLEA TO HELP OLIVER STAY SAFE AT NIGHT

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...
*STOP PRESS* WALKING FRAME FUNDED FOR ELEANOR

*STOP PRESS* WALKING FRAME FUNDED FOR ELEANOR

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...
*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR WALSALL GIRL

*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR WALSALL GIRL

A four-year-old Walsall girl who spent most of the first two years of her life in hospital after being born without a fully functioning immune system is still facing a daily battle to get outdoors because her current wheelchair doesn’t meet her needs. Macy Adams wears...
SPECIALIST BED FIGHT FOR DISABLED BOY

SPECIALIST BED FIGHT FOR DISABLED BOY

The local community is being asked to make an Aberdale couple’s Christmas by helping to fund a specialist bed to keep their four-year-old disabled son safe – after moving house meant he was no longer entitled to one funded by the NHS and council. An adjustable bed...
*STOP PRESS* SEAT FUNDED FOR KATIE TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

*STOP PRESS* SEAT FUNDED FOR KATIE TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

A disabled children’s charity is calling on the local community to make Christmas extra special for a teenager in St Leonards-on-Sea by funding a specialist moulded seat with enough support to prevent her choking and to accommodate her painfully curving spine. Born 13...
PARALYMPIC SPIRIT COMES TO NEWLIFE

PARALYMPIC SPIRIT COMES TO NEWLIFE

Newlife is all set to open the doors to its brand new Yardley store, giving savvy shoppers from across the region the chance to bag a bargain. Yardley will be the seventh opening in Newlife’s portfolio of popular fashion stores, located on the Yew Tree Retail Park,...
*STOP PRESS* SEAT FUNDED TO END HARRY’S AGONY

*STOP PRESS* SEAT FUNDED TO END HARRY’S AGONY

Sitting in the same position hour after hour causes four-year-old Harry Dodsworth to have painful muscles, which frequently go into agonising and uncontrollable spasms. Unable to walk, sit up or support his own head, Harry needs round the clock care, but without a...
*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR TRAPPED JACK

*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR TRAPPED JACK

A six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy urgently needs a specialist wheelchair so he’s not trapped in his Tooting home. The only way Jack Callaby can get around without help is by crawling on the floor because the muscles in his arms and legs are painfully tight, and the...
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES .

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES .

A year since the launch of a specialist fund to support children with disabilities and terminal illness in Devon – and Sam’s Legacy has raised more than £9,000 and helped fund vital equipment for a dozen children in the county. The most recent fundraiser...
RIVER ISLAND BACKS CHARITY TO HELP NEVE

RIVER ISLAND BACKS CHARITY TO HELP NEVE

The family of a disabled seven-year-old from Sandbach have been given a vital piece of specialist equipment thanks to the partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and high street retailer, River Island. Neve Cockram has profound brain damage and...
BATTLE TO KEEP MAISIE’S SPINE STRAIGHT

BATTLE TO KEEP MAISIE’S SPINE STRAIGHT

For five-year-old Maisie Reynolds from Merseyside, who has Cerebral Palsy and has developed a curvature of her spine, specialist equipment to support her posture is vital. Scoliosis affects around four in 1000 children in the UK.  The condition, which causes a...
WHO CARES FOR THE CARER

WHO CARES FOR THE CARER

Every night, Nicky Williams lies awake fraught with stress and anxiety as to what the future holds. Nicky, from Watford, is a single parent and full time carer to her six-year-old son Jenson who has severe Autism, learning disabilities and Hypermobility. Jenson...
*STOP PRESS* LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR BARTEK

*STOP PRESS* LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR BARTEK

An amazing community response means just over £900 is now needed to fund a specialist wheelchair for a Bedford nine-year-old with Cerebral Palsy trapped at home. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is urgently calling for one last push to raise the necessary...
BATTLE FOR MAKS TO STAND ON HIS OWN TWO FEET

BATTLE FOR MAKS TO STAND ON HIS OWN TWO FEET

Seven-year-old Maksymilian Butrym is a fighter. Born at 25 weeks weighing just 660 grams he was completely blind for the first two years of his life and needed oxygen for chronic lung disease until the age of four. He also has Cerebral Palsy and now faces another...

SPICY CHARITY NIGHT RAISES MORE THAN £1,000

The Spice Hut Indian Restaurant shared their 5th birthday as a charity night and donated their profits to Newlife! As well as lots of fantastic food the event at the Milton Keynes Reataurant included music by MLC (Midlife Crisis) and a raffle with prizes donated by...

SPICY CHARITY NIGHT RAISES MORE THAN £1,000

The Spice Hut Indian Restaurant shared their 5th birthday as a charity night and donated their profits to Newlife! As well as lots of fantastic food the event at the Milton Keynes Reataurant included music by MLC (Midlife Crisis) and a raffle with prizes donated by...
MUM’S DESPERATE PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

MUM’S DESPERATE PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

Six-year-old Tymon Kwiatkowski from St Helen’s can’t walk, talk and is hooked up to oxygen 24-hours a day to combat chronic lung disease.  He is totally dependent on his Mum for his every need – day and night. Tymon also has problems with his heart and kidneys so...
EIGHT MINUTES THAT CHANGED A LIFE FOREVER

EIGHT MINUTES THAT CHANGED A LIFE FOREVER

When four-year-old Amy Brown was born she had no heartbeat! For eight agonising minutes, Amy battled for life while her mum lay unconscious from anaesthetic and her father was alone in a room unsure whether his partner or child had survived. When Amy’s heart began to...
*STOP PRESS* UNBREAKABLE BED PLEA FOR AUTISTIC TEEN

*STOP PRESS* UNBREAKABLE BED PLEA FOR AUTISTIC TEEN

A Norwich teen with Autism and learning difficulties is forced to sleep in a specialist bed that’s so small his feet hang off the end. Just £774 would give him a new, larger version, but the local authority don’t fund the type of bed he needs. Despite being 5ft 10ins...
WHEELCHAIR PLEA FOR WILLIAM

WHEELCHAIR PLEA FOR WILLIAM

William Ryder has defied the odds and the doctors to become the miracle child his parents, Michelle and Paul, always longed for. Seven-year-old William, from Goldthorpe in Rotherham, spent the first two years of his life in hospital. Conceived after seven failed IVF...
LITTLE GIRL WHO BEAT THE ODDS JUST WANTS TO BE COMFORTABLE

LITTLE GIRL WHO BEAT THE ODDS JUST WANTS TO BE COMFORTABLE

In her short life, three-year-old Emelia McDonough from Fife has already defied the odds – born prematurely at 25 weeks, she contracted a life threatening infection and needed emergency surgery to remove part of her bowel when she was just six weeks old – she weighed...
LOTTERY BOOST FOR DISABLED TO GAIN JOB SKILLS

LOTTERY BOOST FOR DISABLED TO GAIN JOB SKILLS

Newlife has been awarded a £10,000 National Lottery Community Fund grant to help disabled adults in the region develop the skills needed for employment. Newlife, whose headquarters are in Cannock, aims to help some of the 65,000 disabled people out of work in local...
FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS GO MAD FOR NEWLIFE

FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS GO MAD FOR NEWLIFE

Over a hundred ladies who lunch kept a very important date this week to attend a marvellous Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Monday 11th March at the Hilton Hotel, Cobham, in aid of Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The afternoon kicked off with a delicious...
CHARITY PLEA TO SAVE EVAN FROM SURGERY

CHARITY PLEA TO SAVE EVAN FROM SURGERY

A disabled five-year-old from Chelmsford could be forced to have painful and costly hip surgery because the local health service won’t provide the specialist sleep system that could prevent it – despite it costing just £800. Now Newlife the Charity for Disabled...
RADIO 4 LISTENERS HELP FOUR-YEAR-OLD ARCHIE

RADIO 4 LISTENERS HELP FOUR-YEAR-OLD ARCHIE

Four-year-old Archie Harding, from Alton in Hampshire, can now get out and about in safety, thanks to the generous listeners at BBC Radio 4. TV presenter Jon Bentley was the voice of a BBC Radio 4 charity appeal in December (2015) on behalf of Newlife Foundation for...

TRAVEL TERROR FOR DISABLED TWO-YEAR-OLD

Two-year-old Rhys Deans from Oxley Park in Milton Keynes, was at risk of choking to death every time he travelled by car. A service providing emergency equipment to disabled children in Buckinghamshire is under threat because of a lack of funding and needs urgent...
MUM’S URGENT PLEA TO KEEP KAI SAFE

MUM’S URGENT PLEA TO KEEP KAI SAFE

The mum of a Pocklington eight-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy resistant to medication spends every night in fear her son will be seriously injured. Kai King has up to 15 seizures a day. He only sleeps for a few hours each night and can’t be left alone, not even...
FUNDING PLEA FOR SEAT TO STOP MILO CHOKING

FUNDING PLEA FOR SEAT TO STOP MILO CHOKING

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...
MUM’S DESPERATE PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

SPECIALIST BUGGY PLEA FOR JUDE

Jude Houseman needs a £2,765 specialist buggy with extra support for his weak muscles and space to accommodate emergency intervention equipment as well as the ventilator, oxygen cylinder and suction machine needed to keep him alive – which takes up to an hour to...
COUNCIL DELAY PUSHES FAMILY TO THE BRINK

COUNCIL DELAY PUSHES FAMILY TO THE BRINK

Newlife is urgently calling on support from the local community to raise £7,000 for a Winchester family pushed to the brink because of an 18 month wait for an equipment assessment by Hampshire County Council for their nine-year-old disabled son. Finley Collyer has...
SEAT NEEDED TO END LEIA’S CHOKE THREAT

SEAT NEEDED TO END LEIA’S CHOKE THREAT

Imagine you have just come out of hospital – all you want is to be at home, comfortable and relaxed so you can recuperate, but the only seat you have is a dining chair! This is how Catriona Lewis described life for her eight-year-old daughter, Leia Morgan, after she...
SOUTHAMPTON MUM PETRIFIED FOR DISABLED DAUGHTER

SOUTHAMPTON MUM PETRIFIED FOR DISABLED DAUGHTER

Mum of a Southampton three-year-old with an undiagnosed syndrome spends every night in fear her daughter is going to seriously injure herself. Holly Bryan’s condition means she repeatedly bangs her head and feet against the sides of her cot throughout the night,...
UNLAWFUL BANS USED BY 83% OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

UNLAWFUL BANS USED BY 83% OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Every time Rachael Smith took her two-year-old son, James, out in the car she knew that there was a risk – but she had no choice. James is blind, has global development delay and epilepsy that can’t be managed with medication. He can have up to 20 seizures a day so...
CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY

CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY

An evening of festive fun at Broadway Pharmacy in Preston raised an amazing £625 for Newlife to help local children with disabilities or terminal illness. The event in early December came after The Lancashire Post reported how six-year-old Luca Gardiner’s life had...
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

Seven-year-old Dexter Harman has Autism and ADHD – his development is delayed and his isn’t able to speak. He wakes four times a night – sometimes he doesn’t go back to sleep once he has woken – other times he doesn’t sleep at all, staying awake all night. Dexter is...
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

Tamsin and Nick Sapwell have five children, university student Thomas, 14-year-old Molly, 10-year-old Rose and three-year-old Florence who shares a bedroom with her two-year-old brother Benjamin. About a year ago, Tamsin and Nick began to suspect that there was...
CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLF CLUB RAISES £2,500

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLF CLUB RAISES £2,500

Ingestre Golf Club in Staffordshire has fundraising for Newlife down to a tee – raising £2,500. Mel Jones President and Kate Robson Lady President of Ingestre Golf Club, Staffordshire, selected Newlife as their chosen charity for 2018/19 because they were inspired to...
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

Five-year-old Arran Breslin was forced to sleep in his buggy because NHS Greater Glasgow couldn’t provide him with a specialist bed to keep him safe. Arran has no awareness of danger and can’t be left alone even for a minute.  He is frequently awake from midnight to...
COFFEE MORNING SUCCESS

COFFEE MORNING SUCCESS

Huge thanks to John and Jane Bowhay and friends from Sale in Great Manchester, who raised a fantastic £2,000 from their Annual Coffee Morning for Newlife Charity in July. This helps local children in need receive vital specialist equipment to ease pain and fulfil...
FAMILY RIPPED APART WITHOUT DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

FAMILY RIPPED APART WITHOUT DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

A Lincoln family is being ripped apart because a divorced dad has been denied the specialist equipment that would enable his disabled son to stay with him all because of a draconian health and social care policy. Dane Rose, aged 17, has Cerebral Palsy affecting both...
URGENT CALL TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

URGENT CALL TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

A disabled children’s charity is urgently calling on individuals, groups and businesses in Lancashire to raise desperately needed money to help children in the region deprived of life changing specialist equipment. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity providing...
EMERGENCY LOAN BUGGY HELPS SAVE ALISHA’S LIFE

EMERGENCY LOAN BUGGY HELPS SAVE ALISHA’S LIFE

When Knowlsey NHS couldn’t give a one-year-old with brain cancer a specialist buggy, she faced missing out on life-saving Proton Beam Therapy abroad – until Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children came to the rescue. Alisha Riley’s desperate parents Zoe and Carl,...
CHARITY MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO HELP DISABLED 7-YEAR-OLD

CHARITY MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO HELP DISABLED 7-YEAR-OLD

Seven-year-old Rhys Thomas, from Albrighton, can have up to 60 seizures a day. Without medication the figure is closer to 150. He has the developmental age of a nine-month-old; each seizure affects his brain, resetting it so he forgets anything he has learned, even...
Aggreko staff sparkle for disabled children

Aggreko staff sparkle for disabled children

Staff at Aggreko’s Cannock office have raised over £600 towards Newlife’s Play Therapy Pod service. Aggreko’s fantastic fundraising will help children and families play together, which contributes to children’s physical, social and cognitive development. In the final...
RESPITE BED JOY FOR HARRY

RESPITE BED JOY FOR HARRY

A Sheffield nine-year-old who is completely dependent on his exhausted mum for his every need is finally joining his twin brother and younger sister for sleepovers at their grandparents – thanks to a specialist travel bed provided by donations from River Island and...
FUNDING MISERY FOR DISABLED GIRL

FUNDING MISERY FOR DISABLED GIRL

A severely disabled three-year old has developed spinal issues because Hertfordshire health and social care services refused to fund the only seat suitable for her. Florence Freeman from Hertford has severe Cerebral Palsy so she can’t walk, sit up or support her own...
MUM’S PLEA FOR MIRACLE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN

MUM’S PLEA FOR MIRACLE GIRL WITH NO BRAIN

A ‘miracle’ five-year-old born without a brain is at risk of choking to death because the only bed the NHS offered was too big to fit in her house. Lily Wetherall has a brain stem, but her brain cavity is filled with fluid. She has up to 20 seizures a day, often...
Semmco sizzle for Newlife

Semmco sizzle for Newlife

The fantastic staff at Semmco Ltd have raised an amazing £578 so far this year for Newlife. Every penny will be spent on providing vital equipment to change children’s lives in Surrey, where Semmco are based. The staff have had fun through the summer with a charity...
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO END EQUIPMENT CRISIS

One-year-old Asher Watkin has two rare life threatening genetic conditions, one is so rare it affects only one in four million people. In his short life, he has already had to endure Medullary Thyroid Cancer which resulted in him having to have his thyroid gland...
DESPERATE BED PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

DESPERATE BED PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

The only time six-year-old Jacob Walker has ever been able to stay away from home overnight is when he’s admitted to hospital with life-threatening seizures. Having epilepsy and significant brain damage means Jacob uses a specialist bed at his Ballymoney home. The...
URGENT CALL TO HELP MERSEYSIDE’S DISABLED CHILDREN

URGENT CALL TO HELP MERSEYSIDE’S DISABLED CHILDREN

A disabled children’s charity is urgently calling on individuals, groups and businesses in Merseyside to raise desperately needed money to help children in the region deprived of life changing specialist equipment. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity providing...
MANCHESTER FUNDRAISERS NEEDED TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

MANCHESTER FUNDRAISERS NEEDED TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

A disabled children’s charity is urgently calling on individuals, groups and businesses in Manchester to raise desperately needed money to help children in the region deprived of life changing specialist equipment. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity providing...
INTREPID CYCLISTS RAISING FUNDS FOR DISABLED KIDS

INTREPID CYCLISTS RAISING FUNDS FOR DISABLED KIDS

Jake Johnson from Sheffield has always wanted to cycle around the world. Now he’s about to turn that dream into a reality to raise money for Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children  – a cause close to his heart. Jake, aged 22, and his friend, Pierre Subtil, 23, from...
RAFFLE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

NHS POLICY PUTS DISABLED GIRLS LIFE AT RISK

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...
CHARITY LIFELINE FOR TERMINALLY ILL BABY

CHARITY LIFELINE FOR TERMINALLY ILL BABY

A disabled children’s charity stepped in to help a terminally ill ten-month-old when Nottinghamshire health and social care’s red tape meant they couldn’t act quickly enough. Courtney Hutchinson from West Bridgford has the rarest form of muscular dystrophy called...
NEWLIFE PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR FAMILY FAILED BY NHS

NEWLIFE PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR FAMILY FAILED BY NHS

A desperate mum who wakes up to ten times a night to stop her two-year-old son with Autism seriously injuring himself, has praised a disabled children’s charity for the emergency loan of a specialist bed after Stoke and Staffordshire NHS said they couldn’t help. As a...
CHARITY STEPS IN TO END TJ’S NIGHT TIME TRAUMA

CHARITY STEPS IN TO END TJ’S NIGHT TIME TRAUMA

Less than 12 months ago, Melissa Wiseman’s son TJ, was diagnosed with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, an extremely rare condition affecting only four in one million people. Despite trying to get her head around what this means for her son – she’s having to battle with the...
HEARTBREAK OF BEDRIDDEN DISABLED GIRL

HEARTBREAK OF BEDRIDDEN DISABLED GIRL

Twelve-year-old Jessica Collins has a life-limiting condition which means she is in constant agony, bedridden and isolated from the rest of her family. Jessica from Chelmsley Wood has Muscular Dystrophy which affects every single muscle in her body. She’s unable to...
MANCHESTER FUNDRAISERS NEEDED TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

BAILEY FACES PAINFUL OP WITHOUT STANDING FRAME

Three-year-old Bailey Jennings will urgently need painful hip surgery without a specialist standing frame to stretch out his muscles. Bailey, from Heald Green in Cheadle, has Cerebral Palsy which affects the muscles of both legs and his right hand. He can’t sit up,...
SPECIAL BUGGY HELPS AJ LEAVE HOSPITAL

SPECIAL BUGGY HELPS AJ LEAVE HOSPITAL

A severely disabled one-year-old has been able to leave hospital for the first time in eight months to spend a few precious hours at home, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist buggy from a disabled children’s charity. AJ, from Congleton, has Spinal Muscular...
BED BRINGS OLIVER BACK FROM THE BRINK

BED BRINGS OLIVER BACK FROM THE BRINK

A specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has brought a seven-year-old Autistic boy from Billericay and his family back from the brink of absolute exhaustion. Oliver Stiles has severe Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and learning...
NHS POLICY LEAVES BLIND GIRL HOUSEBOUND

NHS POLICY LEAVES BLIND GIRL HOUSEBOUND

The mum of a blind eight-year-old whose NHS wheelchair flipped over and crashed into the road was left too terrified to continue to take her outside. Lexi Tattal from Muswell Hill was given the wheelchair she could control herself to boost her independence at school....
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CARE AND ACTION

Charity runners in london raise £4,000 for disabled kids

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...

BRIGGS EQUIPMENT RAISES £60,000 FOR NEWLIFE

A record breaking partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and materials handling supplier Briggs Equipment has raised £60,000 and helped 135 disabled children across the UK. A staff vote at Briggs Equipment saw 30 per cent choose Newlife for...
ROWAN SHOWN THE WAY THROUGH PLAY

ROWAN SHOWN THE WAY THROUGH PLAY

Rowan Mills is just 10-months-old – and he hasn’t had the easiest start to life. Rowan was born 10 weeks prematurely and as a result has Cerebral Palsy, chronic lung disease and developmental delay. Until recently, Rowan has had little interest in toys and play – but...
Chif’s Challenge

Chif’s Challenge

On Saturday June 9, 2018, almost 50 walkers set off from Buckinghamshire village Holmer Green on a 26 mile marathon walk to Windsor Castle to raise vital funds for Newlife. Almost £12,500 has now been raised through the challenge, smashing the original target. Every...
NIGHTMARE FOR CHOKING TODDLER AND MUM

NIGHTMARE FOR CHOKING TODDLER AND MUM

Andover mum Hayley Kirby-Bulner found her toddler son choking and gasping for air with a splinter from his cot stuck in his throat. Twenty-two-month-old Leon has autism. Like any other toddler he is full of energy, constantly getting into things he shouldn’t. One of...
SUFFOCATION RISK FOR FREDI

SUFFOCATION RISK FOR FREDI

Nine-year-old Fredi Lusha, from Windsor, is at risk of suffocating himself every time he goes to bed. Fredi has severe Autism and ADHD. At night he wraps himself in his duvet and wedges himself between the bed and wall, or sandwiches himself between the bed base and...

CAI’S KRISPY KREME CASH TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Twelve-year-old Cai Evans from Dartford in Kent has stepped up to become a ‘local hero’ for the children’s disability charity that has provided his sister with vital equipment. Cai – a Year Seven pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy – wanted to help Newlife...
FINAL BLOW FOR FAMILY OF DISABLED BOY

FINAL BLOW FOR FAMILY OF DISABLED BOY

Twelve-year-old Thomas Hughes from Henley-on-Thames has Autism, a condition that causes him to have violent outbursts so extreme that he detached his own retina, blinding himself in one eye after repeatedly punching himself in the face. When his parents, Aneta and...
RESPITE BED CRISIS FOR BEWDLEY FAMILY

RESPITE BED CRISIS FOR BEWDLEY FAMILY

Seven-year-old Charlie Moore has severe Autism, ADHD and can only say a few words.  One of the effects of his condition is he feels the desire to hit his head repeatedly against any hard surface – to such an extent that he’s burst a blood vessel in his face, leaving...
BEDTIME NIGHTMARE FOR ROWAN

BEDTIME NIGHTMARE FOR ROWAN

Every time three-year-old Rowan Crockford goes to bed he’s in serious danger. Rowan from Swanley in Kent has Cerebral Palsy.  He can’t walk, has poor eyesight, epilepsy and no concept of danger so frequently throws himself over the sides of his cot or gets his arms...
THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE

Sunday 22 April 2018 was a significant day in Jess Wellington’s life. Not only did she run her first ever marathon but she also got engaged on the finish line! Jess has been a star fundraiser for Newlife over the last 18 months, beginning with securing a 12-month...
TAKING TO THE SKIES FOR CHARITY

TAKING TO THE SKIES FOR CHARITY

Annoula Wilby and eight brave friends took their fundraising to new heights with a spectacular skydive from Tilstock airport on May 5, all in aid of raising vital funds for disabled children. The event was a huge success, with everyone who took part determined to help...
FUNDRAISING WARRIORS

FUNDRAISING WARRIORS

Staff from Jiraffe and Jenx Ltd took part in the Yorkshire Warrior mud and obstacle race in April to raise vital funds for Newlife. A team of 18 staff, dressed in matching dual-branded Jenx and Newlife T-shirts, took on the challenge as part of their charity...
EARLY YEARS DISABLED CHILDREN NEED OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY

EARLY YEARS DISABLED CHILDREN NEED OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY

A Newry mum who says “more needs to be done to support early year’s disabled children,” has been amazed at the difference specialist toys have made to her three-year-old daughter. Patrycja Teszbir’s daughter Abigail Marshall, has a rare genetic disorder that affects...
FAMILY IN CRISIS SAVED BY CHARITY’S RAPID RESPONSE

FAMILY IN CRISIS SAVED BY CHARITY’S RAPID RESPONSE

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...
AUSTIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

AUSTIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

12-year-old Austin Atkinson from Wakefield has a very rare type of Muscular Dystrophy that effects anything he does that requires an element of strength. Although he can take a few steps using a walking frame, Austin relies on his wheelchair to get about – without it...
HOUSEBOUND HENRY FREE THANKS TO CHARITY

HOUSEBOUND HENRY FREE THANKS TO CHARITY

Four-year-old Henry from Southampton is no longer housebound thanks to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children who have given him a specialist buggy. For Henry the world is an overwhelming place – loud noises, bright lights, big crowds and busy roads are too much...
MAISIE FACING SURGERY WITHOUT THE RIGHT SEAT

MAISIE FACING SURGERY WITHOUT THE RIGHT SEAT

A chair provided by Knowsley Council for a four-year-old with Cerebral Palsy is too painful for her to use. Without a suitable alternative her spine is curving out of shape, leaving her facing surgery to straighten it with metal rods. Maisie Reynolds’ arms and legs...
CHARITY RAPID RESPONSE SAVES LEVI

CHARITY RAPID RESPONSE SAVES LEVI

The rapid response of Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children in providing a disabled three-year-old with a specialist bed has saved him from a serious head injury. Samantha Jestico was suddenly woken one morning to her son, Levi, screaming because he’d fallen out...
HEROES NEEDED TO HELP TOBY

HEROES NEEDED TO HELP TOBY

Four-year-old Toby Ratcliffe has Cerebral Palsy to such an extent all he can do for himself is roll over. Toby from Salford can’t sit, crawl, stand or walk. He loves for his mum to hold him up to dance. Now growing too big for her to do this, he just sits in his...
RESPITE RISK FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD ISLA

RESPITE RISK FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD ISLA

It’s too dangerous for Horfield five-year-old Isla McGuiness to go to vital respite care as she simply has nowhere safe to sleep. Isla can’t walk or talk and has no awareness of danger, so caring for her can be exhausting, especially as machines beep overnight as...
CHARITY STEPS IN TO SAVE THREE-YEAR-OLD FROM SERIOUS INJURY

CHARITY STEPS IN TO SAVE THREE-YEAR-OLD FROM SERIOUS INJURY

Three-year-old Dylan Blundell from Bamber Bridge near Preston bangs his head so hard he’s got a permanent lump. Dylan has a genetic condition, can’t speak and because he has a high pain threshold he doesn’t even cry out. Dad Jonathan said: “Dylan can wake up to 20...
WARWICK STUDENT’S JAILBREAK FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

WARWICK STUDENT’S JAILBREAK FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Warwick University students fled across the UK and Europe as they took part in a ‘jailbreak’ to help disabled and terminally ill children. The annual Jailbreak event held by Warwick University students on February 10-11 as part of RAG Week raised more than £5,500 for...
THE CHILDREN OF LONDON NEED YOUR HELP

THE CHILDREN OF LONDON NEED YOUR HELP

There are one million disabled children in the UK and every day they are let down and failed by a system that can’t provide for them! Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children is trying to raise money so it can provide 44 children in London with the specialist...
THE CHILDREN OF ESSEX NEED YOUR HELP

THE CHILDREN OF ESSEX NEED YOUR HELP

There are one million disabled children in the UK and every day they are let down and failed by a system that can’t provide for them! Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children is trying to raise money so it can provide 17 children in Essex with the specialist...
CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP

CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is urging local people to join forces to raise money so 14 children across Derbyshire get the disability equipment they desperately need.  Newlife needs to raise £13,725 to provide all 14 children with equipment they urgently...
LEICESTERSHIRE’S CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP

LEICESTERSHIRE’S CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP

Newlife, the Charity for Disabled Children is urging local heroes to come forward to raise money for 19 disabled and terminally ill children in Leicestershire who desperately need specialist disability equipment. Newlife needs to raise £16,203 to provide all 19...
LANCASHIRE KIDS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

LANCASHIRE KIDS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

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...
FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

TROJAN’S ANNUAL BASH TO CHANGE LIVES

A massive thank you to Trojan Group for kindly donating £500 from the proceeds of their Sixth Anniversary Bash! Live music acts during the night included the headliners, Dub Pistols (pictured) along with Al Moses, Future Sailors, The Special Brew, Powder Smile and 2...
IT FIRM’S FABULOUS FUNDRAISING CHANGES LIVES

IT FIRM’S FABULOUS FUNDRAISING CHANGES LIVES

Staff at a Stourport-on-Severn business have been putting the fun into fundraising to help change the lives of disabled children across Worcestershire. OGL Computer, which provides business software, IT solutions and cyber security solutions to UK businesses, raised...
CHESTER’S CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP

CHESTER’S CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP

Twelve-year-old Daniel Hall needs a specialist buggy so he can leave the house in safety. Daniel is deaf and partially sighted – he can’t walk far and relies on his buggy to get out of the house. But when he outgrew his buggy, the replacement wheelchair provided by...

MARATHON EFFORT FROM RETIRED RUGELEY COUPLE

A retired Rugeley couple are putting their best foot forward to complete a marathon this January, all in aid of helping local disabled children receive the life changing equipment they desperately need. Wendy and Dave Barnsley have signed up to Newlife Active, the...

LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT

A Christmas Choir Concert at the Forest of Arden Marriott on the 17 December has raised £1,493. Magic Voices from Solihull, Magic Voices from Sutton Coldfield and Venus Voices from Leamington Spa came together to put on a magical evening of show tunes and Christmas...

FAST FORWARD 15 FASHION EVENT IN AID OF NEWLIFE

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...
NEWLIFE KEEPS SAM ON THE BALL

NEWLIFE KEEPS SAM ON THE BALL

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....
EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT

EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT

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...
ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE

ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE

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...
SEATING SUPPORT FOR DARCY’S CONSTANT PAIN

SEATING SUPPORT FOR DARCY’S CONSTANT PAIN

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...
CHLOE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

CHLOE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SIT WITHOUT PAIN

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...
CAR JOURNEY FEARS FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MARED

CAR JOURNEY FEARS FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MARED

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...
NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY

NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY

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...
NHS BUGGY UNUSABLE WITHOUT VITAL ACCESSORIES

NHS BUGGY UNUSABLE WITHOUT VITAL ACCESSORIES

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...
WHEN LIFE CHANGES OVER NIGHT

WHEN LIFE CHANGES OVER NIGHT

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...
WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL CURBS RISING STAR’S CLIMB

WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL CURBS RISING STAR’S CLIMB

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...
YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES

YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES

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...
GET READY TO RUN – WITH ALISON AND ELLEN

GET READY TO RUN – WITH ALISON AND ELLEN

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...
EQUIPMENT DELAY STOPPED ASHER’S PLAY

EQUIPMENT DELAY STOPPED ASHER’S PLAY

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...
TEAM WORK

TEAM WORK

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...
CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE

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...
MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED

MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED

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...
CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

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...
CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

CAR JOURNEYS WERE DANGEROUS FOR FILIP

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...
FANTASTIC PLASTIC KEEPS SUMMER SAFE

FANTASTIC PLASTIC KEEPS SUMMER SAFE

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...

SUCCESSFUL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP EXTENDED

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...
CO-OP ENERGY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

CO-OP ENERGY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

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...

DONATION IN MEMORY OF DANIEL

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,...
CAR SEAT SAFETY FOR WILLIAM, AGED SIX

CAR SEAT SAFETY FOR WILLIAM, AGED SIX

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...
CAR SEAT SAFETY FOR WILLIAM, AGED SIX

SPECIAL SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL

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...
BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY

BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY

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...
LEAP OF FAITH TO HELP DISABLED FOUR-YEAR-OLD

LEAP OF FAITH TO HELP DISABLED FOUR-YEAR-OLD

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...
COMFORT GETS THE THUMBS UP FROM GRETA

COMFORT GETS THE THUMBS UP FROM GRETA

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...
FREEDOM FOR HARRIET

FREEDOM FOR HARRIET

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...
SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA

SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA

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...
SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL GIRL

SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL GIRL

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...
SOFT SOLUTION FOR NIGHTMARE SITUATION

SOFT SOLUTION FOR NIGHTMARE SITUATION

    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 –...
JAG RAISES NEARLY £500 FOR NEWLIFE

JAG RAISES NEARLY £500 FOR NEWLIFE

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...
LOCAL ROTARY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLIFE

LOCAL ROTARY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLIFE

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...
LITTLE TIAHNA WAS IN DANGER OF CHOKING

LITTLE TIAHNA WAS IN DANGER OF CHOKING

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...
BRIGGS STAFF HIKE UP FUNDRAISING TOTAL

BRIGGS STAFF HIKE UP FUNDRAISING TOTAL

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...
FAMILY FREEDOM – THANKS TO FANTASTIC PLASTIC INITIATIVE

FAMILY FREEDOM – THANKS TO FANTASTIC PLASTIC INITIATIVE

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...
NIGHT-TIME DANGERS ARE PUT TO BED

NIGHT-TIME DANGERS ARE PUT TO BED

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...
IKANO STAFF VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

IKANO STAFF VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

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...
CHARITY CONVERSION FOR SIGNED EXETER CHIEFS RUGBY UNION SHIRT

EXETER CHIEFS STAR GOES FOR A CHARITY CONVERSION

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...
DISABLED AMELIA TRAPPED INDOORS

DISABLED AMELIA TRAPPED INDOORS

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...

PLYMOUTH FUNDRAISERS RAISE OVER £2.5K FOR NEWLIFE

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...
PERFORMANCE ARTS STUDENTS ARE FUNDRAISING STARS

PERFORMANCE ARTS STUDENTS ARE FUNDRAISING STARS

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...
BABY BENJAMIN – ‘A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME’

BABY BENJAMIN – ‘A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME’

“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...
DAILY PAIN FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD LYDIA

DAILY PAIN FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD LYDIA

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...
TAKING THE PAIN OUT OF TRAVEL FOR RYAN

TAKING THE PAIN OUT OF TRAVEL FOR RYAN

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...
FUNDRAISING HEROES TAKE ON EURO BANGER CHALLENGE

FUNDRAISING HEROES TAKE ON EURO BANGER CHALLENGE

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...

FAMILY BECOME ‘NEWLIFE HEROES’ TO HELP OTHER CHILDREN

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....
NIGHT-TIME COMFORT FOR SHANIKE, AGED NINE

NIGHT-TIME COMFORT FOR SHANIKE, AGED NINE

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...

RUNAWAY SUCCESS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

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...
CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

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...
SPECIAL HELP SO ISLA CAN LEARN TO SIT UPRIGHT

SPECIAL HELP SO ISLA CAN LEARN TO SIT UPRIGHT

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...
CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

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...
SEVENTY SEIZURES A DAY

SEVENTY SEIZURES A DAY

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

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

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...
LICHFIELD SOROPTOMIST DONATE £300 TO NEWLIFE

LICHFIELD SOROPTOMIST DONATE £300 TO NEWLIFE

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...
OGL COMPUTER RAISE £1000 FOR NEWLIFE

OGL COMPUTER RAISE £1000 FOR NEWLIFE

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...

PUB TO HOLD CHARITY FUN DAY

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...
BRIGGS STAFF TAKE ON MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

BRIGGS STAFF TAKE ON MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

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...
BRIGGS FUNDRAISING SETS ‘AMAZING’ AVA FREE

BRIGGS FUNDRAISING SETS ‘AMAZING’ AVA FREE

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...

LOCAL COMPANY DONATES £1000 TO CHARITY

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...
SPECIALIST SUPPORT COULD CHANGE SAMUEL’S LIFE

SPECIALIST SUPPORT COULD CHANGE SAMUEL’S LIFE

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...
JUST 78 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

JUST 78 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

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,...
STEVE SWEATS IT OUT FOR NEWLIFE

STEVE SWEATS IT OUT FOR NEWLIFE

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...
BURNING PASSION TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

BURNING PASSION TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
NIGHTMARE OF NIGHT-TIME INJURIES

NIGHTMARE OF NIGHT-TIME INJURIES

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...
WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

WHEELCHAIR REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

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...
EQUIPMENT REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

EQUIPMENT REFUSAL THREATENED SAM’S UNIVERSITY DREAM

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...
WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

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...
NEWLIFE HELPS STUDENT SAM ATTEND ADELE CONCERT

NEWLIFE HELPS STUDENT SAM ATTEND ADELE CONCERT

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...
BLAZING A TRAIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

BLAZING A TRAIL FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

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

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

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 –...
BARCLAYS VOLUNTEERS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY

BARCLAYS VOLUNTEERS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY

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 SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

MANCHESTER SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

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...
WAITROSE YORK SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE YORK SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

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...
SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

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,...
WAITROSE WOLVERHAMPTON SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE WOLVERHAMPTON SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

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...
JUST 100 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

JUST 100 MILES TO GO FOR PENSIONER TRISH

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...
SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

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,...
SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

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,...
VOYAGE BOUTIQUE RAISE OVER £100 FOR NEWLIFE

VOYAGE BOUTIQUE RAISE OVER £100 FOR NEWLIFE

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...
BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE DEXTER

BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE DEXTER

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...
ESTELLE PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR NEWLIFE

ESTELLE PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR NEWLIFE

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...
DASHING AHEAD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

DASHING AHEAD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

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...
RAFFLE TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

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

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...
SAFETY BED MEANS RESPITE CARE FOR JACOB

SAFETY BED MEANS RESPITE CARE FOR JACOB

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,...
KLEENEZE STAFF DONATE OVER £5K TO NEWLIFE

KLEENEZE STAFF DONATE OVER £5K TO NEWLIFE

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...
CHARITY RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

CHARITY RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

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...
BED BOOST ENSURES EWAN’S CONTINUED SAFETY

BED BOOST ENSURES EWAN’S CONTINUED SAFETY

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...
‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT FOR KOFI

‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT FOR KOFI

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...
VODAFONE CALL IN TO NEWLIFE TO VOLUNTEER

VODAFONE CALL IN TO NEWLIFE TO VOLUNTEER

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...
URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR REBECCA TO REDUCE HIP PAIN

URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR REBECCA TO REDUCE HIP PAIN

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...
GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

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...
NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

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...
FUNDRAISERS SAY ‘I DO’ TO SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

FUNDRAISERS SAY ‘I DO’ TO SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

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...

CHURCH HOSTS SUMMER FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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...
SPECIAL CAR SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY

SPECIAL CAR SEAT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY

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...
DURAPIPE UK TAKE ON INFLATABLE 5K RUN FOR NEWLIFE

DURAPIPE UK TAKE ON INFLATABLE 5K RUN FOR NEWLIFE

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...
BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE

BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE

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...
ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH

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...
IBSTOCK TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD RAISE £1K FOR NEWLIFE

IBSTOCK TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD RAISE £1K FOR NEWLIFE

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...
COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

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...
COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

COLOUR RUN FUN RAISES £1K FOR NEWLIFE

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...
FABULOUS LOCAL FUNDRAISERS RALLY TO HELP LITTLE JONTY

FABULOUS LOCAL FUNDRAISERS RALLY TO HELP LITTLE JONTY

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...
NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

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...
CAN YOU HELP TEENAGER CHARLIE REGAIN SOME FREEDOM?

CAN YOU HELP TEENAGER CHARLIE REGAIN SOME FREEDOM?

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...
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT FOR A SPECIAL FIVE-YEAR-OLD

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT FOR A SPECIAL FIVE-YEAR-OLD

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...
SAFE SLEEPING ENVIRONMENT NEEDED FOR CEDHLA

SAFE SLEEPING ENVIRONMENT NEEDED FOR CEDHLA

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...
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AWAITS ERIN

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AWAITS ERIN

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...
SARG CLUB RAISE £371 FOR NEWLIFE

SARG CLUB RAISE £371 FOR NEWLIFE

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...
‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT FOR KOFI

WHY KOFI NEEDS ‘TOUGH’ SUPPORT

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...
SEATING SUPPORT FOR CORY

SEATING SUPPORT FOR CORY

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...
SEATING SUPPORT FOR JACOB

SEATING SUPPORT FOR JACOB

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...
BRIGGS STAFF TAKE FUNDRAISING UP A GEAR

BRIGGS STAFF TAKE FUNDRAISING UP A GEAR

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...
HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR RAVNEEK

HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR RAVNEEK

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...
FUNDING PLEA FOR SEAT TO STOP MILO CHOKING

FUNDING PLEA FOR SEAT TO STOP MILO CHOKING

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...
SEATING SUPPORT FOR OLIVER

SEATING SUPPORT FOR OLIVER

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’...
CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE TRAVEL SAFELY IN THE CAR

CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE TRAVEL SAFELY IN THE CAR

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...
GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

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...
VITAL SLEEP SYSTEM FOR LUCAS

VITAL SLEEP SYSTEM FOR LUCAS

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...
SAFETY SEATING FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD OLIVER

SAFETY SEATING FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD OLIVER

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...
BUGGY BOOST FOR FAMILY DAYS OUT

BUGGY BOOST FOR FAMILY DAYS OUT

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,...
MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

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...

TORQUAY COMPANY DONATE £500 TO NEWLIFE

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...

GET IN THE SWING OF SUPPORTING LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
BRITISH GAS PUT IN THE HOURS FOR NEWLIFE

BRITISH GAS PUT IN THE HOURS FOR NEWLIFE

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...
SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN I’LL BEGIN . . .

SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN I’LL BEGIN . . .

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...
SEATING SUPPORT TO HELP LITTLE RUDI RELAX IN COMFORT

SEATING SUPPORT TO HELP LITTLE RUDI RELAX IN COMFORT

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...
MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

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...
STORES SUPPORT HELPS LITTLE FRANCESCA TRAVEL SAFELY

STORES SUPPORT HELPS LITTLE FRANCESCA TRAVEL SAFELY

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....
BUGGY BOOST FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD JESSICA

BUGGY BOOST FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD JESSICA

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...
AMELIA CAN TRAVEL COMFORTABLY IN HER NEW CAR SEAT

AMELIA CAN TRAVEL COMFORTABLY IN HER NEW CAR SEAT

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...
BUGGY BOOST MEANS MORE FAMILY FUN FOR ISSAC

BUGGY BOOST MEANS MORE FAMILY FUN FOR ISSAC

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,...
SAFETY FIRST FOR GAVIN – AND HIS FAMILY

SAFETY FIRST FOR GAVIN – AND HIS FAMILY

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...
LITTLE EDEN WILL SOON HAVE MORE INDEPENDENCE

LITTLE EDEN WILL SOON HAVE MORE INDEPENDENCE

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...
EDMONTON TEENAGER CAN FINALLY SIT AND SLEEP SAFELY

EDMONTON TEENAGER CAN FINALLY SIT AND SLEEP SAFELY

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...

FUNDS BOOST TO HELP LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

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...

QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF DISABLED CHILDREN’S CHARITY

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...
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

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...
CAN YOU HELP PROVIDE A PERMANENT SAFESPACE FOR LEWIS?

CAN YOU HELP PROVIDE A PERMANENT SAFESPACE FOR LEWIS?

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...
FASHION STORE FUNDRAISING HELPS KEEP SOPHIE SAFE

FASHION STORE FUNDRAISING HELPS KEEP SOPHIE SAFE

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

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

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...
STANDING UP FOR A HEALTHIER SPINE

STANDING UP FOR A HEALTHIER SPINE

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...
WAITROSE OTLEY SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE OTLEY SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

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...
MATRIX 247 VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

MATRIX 247 VOLUNTEER FOR NEWLIFE

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...
A TASTE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR NATHAN

A TASTE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR NATHAN

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...
BUGGY BOOST TO KEEP FOUR-YEAR-OLD SAFE

BUGGY BOOST TO KEEP FOUR-YEAR-OLD SAFE

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...
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP FOR TEENAGER BETH

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP FOR TEENAGER BETH

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...
OGL COMPUTER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

OGL COMPUTER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

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...

WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

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...

NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

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...
FUNDRAISING DUO ARE SUPPORTING STANLEY

FUNDRAISING DUO ARE SUPPORTING STANLEY

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...
CAR SEAT BOOST FOR JACK

CAR SEAT BOOST FOR JACK

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...
CARRIER BAG CASH TOPS HALF A MILLION POUNDS

CARRIER BAG CASH TOPS HALF A MILLION POUNDS

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...

BED BONUS TO HELP ANTARJOT SLEEP IN COMFORT

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...

BUXTON PAVILION GARDENS HOSTS CHARITY SCREENING

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...
FUNDRAISING STAFF GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

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...

WILLIAM CAN SLEEP IN SAFETY ONCE AGAIN

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...
SONNY TAKES A STAND TO HELP REDUCE PAIN

SONNY TAKES A STAND TO HELP REDUCE PAIN

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

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

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...
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

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...
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

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...
AVIOS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

AVIOS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

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....
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

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...
KATY STEPS UP TO HELP NEWLIFE

KATY STEPS UP TO HELP NEWLIFE

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...
SPECIALIST BUGGY BOOST FOR ISLAND SISTERS

SPECIALIST BUGGY BOOST FOR ISLAND SISTERS

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...

JOHN LEWIS IN TAMWORTH DONATES £1,100 TO NEWLIFE

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...

CHURCH TAKES FUNDRAISING LEAD

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...
ARE YOU A WONDER WITH WOOD?

ARE YOU A WONDER WITH WOOD?

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...
CAN YOU HELP NATHAN DO THE THINGS HE LOVES AGAIN?

CAN YOU HELP NATHAN DO THE THINGS HE LOVES AGAIN?

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...
LOCAL PEOPLE RECOGNISED FOR HARD WORK THEY DO FOR CHARITY

LOCAL PEOPLE RECOGNISED FOR HARD WORK THEY DO FOR CHARITY

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...
POWERED WHEELCHAIR JOY FOR LIAM

POWERED WHEELCHAIR JOY FOR LIAM

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...
LOCALS RECOGNISED FOR FABULOUS FUNDRAISING

LOCALS RECOGNISED FOR FABULOUS FUNDRAISING

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...
HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR FREDDIE

HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR FREDDIE

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...
NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD AMAYA

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...
BED BOOST WILL HELP REDUCE GRACE’S PAIN

BED BOOST WILL HELP REDUCE GRACE’S PAIN

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...
LEYTON CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

LEYTON CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

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...
ORLA IS ON TRACK FOR WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

ORLA IS ON TRACK FOR WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

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...
RIVER ISLAND STORES GET IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

RIVER ISLAND STORES GET IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

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...
CARMARTHEN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

CARMARTHEN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

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

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

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

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

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...

FUNDRAISING BRIDGE NIGHT IS ON THE CARDS . . .

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...
SPECIALIST TOYS ARE A BIG HIT WITH LITTLE ISAAC

SPECIALIST TOYS ARE A BIG HIT WITH LITTLE ISAAC

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...
LEEDS FREEMASONS HELP CLECKHEATON YOUNGSTER

LEEDS FREEMASONS HELP CLECKHEATON YOUNGSTER

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...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP DARREN?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP DARREN?

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...
CAN YOU HELP LITTLE EMMIE SIT IN SAFETY?

CAN YOU HELP LITTLE EMMIE SIT IN SAFETY?

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...
SAFETY IN STORE FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD LUCY

SAFETY IN STORE FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD LUCY

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...

CALLING ALL YORKSHIRE SUPPORTERS

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...

CALLING ALL YORKSHIRE SUPPORTERS

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...
SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TWINS WILL BE SLEEPING IN SAFETY

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TWINS WILL BE SLEEPING IN SAFETY

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...
REFURBISHED DISABILITY EQUIPMENT HELPS JACOB

REFURBISHED DISABILITY EQUIPMENT HELPS JACOB

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...
CAN YOU STEP FORWARD TO HELP RIHANNA DO THE SAME?

CAN YOU STEP FORWARD TO HELP RIHANNA DO THE SAME?

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...
BUGGY BOOST SO ETHAN CAN JOIN IN MORE FAMILY FUN

BUGGY BOOST SO ETHAN CAN JOIN IN MORE FAMILY FUN

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...

SLEEP BOOST FOR SEVEN-YEAR-OLD KAYDEN

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...
CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD SEWERYN

CAR SEAT COMFORT FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD SEWERYN

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...
AMELIA, AGED SIX, IS SLEEPING IN SAFETY

AMELIA, AGED SIX, IS SLEEPING IN SAFETY

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,...
SPECIALIST TOYS HELP ARJUN PLAY

SPECIALIST TOYS HELP ARJUN PLAY

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...
HARRISON CAN NOW SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

HARRISON CAN NOW SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

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...
NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

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...
SEATING SUPPORTS LOUISA’S DAYS WITH DAD

SEATING SUPPORTS LOUISA’S DAYS WITH DAD

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...
NEW YEAR CHEER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

NEW YEAR CHEER FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN DERBYSHIRE

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...
TAKING STEPS TO WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

TAKING STEPS TO WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

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...
WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM FOR XAVIER

WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM FOR XAVIER

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,...
TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

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...
FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

Fundraisers across Greater Manchester have come to the aid of eight-year-old Levente Kerek from Bury, who has a rare genetic muscle condition, to make his family’s Christmas wish come true. Levente has Myotubular Myopathy, which is life-limiting, and a...
LITTLE EVIE NEEDS YOUR SEATING SUPPORT

LITTLE EVIE NEEDS YOUR SEATING SUPPORT

Three-year-old Evie Murphy, from Wembury near Plymouth, is half a pound in weight away from being too big for her regulation car seat. However, she has severe developmental delay so she can’t use a booster; an expensive special-needs car seat is her only option....
LITTLE ROSS’S SPECIAL SEAT COMES JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

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

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

SEATING SUPPORT FOR LITTLE TZVI

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

FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

A family in Southsea have had their Christmas wish come true, with the news that their one-year-old son Ezra will soon have the specialist equipment he needs to get out and about in comfort and safety. Ezra Putineanu, who will be two in February, has a rare...
FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

FAMILY’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

A family in Southsea have had their Christmas wish come true, with the news that their one-year-old son Ezra will soon have the specialist equipment he needs to get out and about in comfort and safety. Ezra Putineanu, who will be two in February, has a rare...
ELERI NEEDS YOUR HELP TO USE HER ARMS

ELERI NEEDS YOUR HELP TO USE HER ARMS

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

MUM’S CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

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

COMFORT CALL FOR FIVE-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY

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

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR DYLAN

The gift of a specialist bed just in time for Christmas means 13-year-old Dylan Millar will be able to spend more time with his dad in 2017. Dylan, who lives with mum Annette in the Bingham area of Edinburgh, has a chromosomal disorder that has resulted in complex...
THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS JACK CAN SIT IN COMFORT

THANKS TO FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS JACK CAN SIT IN COMFORT

Local heroes and River Island have rallied together and made it possible for 14-year-old Jack Felkin from Erdington in Birmingham get a special seat called a P-Pod. This will be a special Christmas because Jack will be able to open his presents around the tree in...
EMERGENCY BED IS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

EMERGENCY BED IS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

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

RIVER ISLAND HELPS HARRY TRAVEL SAFELY

When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered what happens to the money? Well, in the case of River Island outlets – like the one in High Chelmer Shopping Centre – all profits from sales of carrier bags are...
FAMILY’S WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

FAMILY’S WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

An arachnoid cyst that put pressure on a young boy’s spine has left him paralysed from the waist down. Now he needs a wheelchair but local statutory services won’t provide one for a child his age. Emerson Grant, from Weybridge in Surrey, is two years old...
CAN YOU HELP KEEP FIVE-YEAR-OLD OISIN SAFE AT NIGHT?

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

A Downpatrick couple are desperate to keep their five-year-old son safe at night as the youngster, who wakes frequently, has no awareness of danger, climbs everywhere and constantly tries to escape their home. Oisin Coyle, known as Osh, has Autism, Developmental Delay...
SPECIALIST SEAT IS ‘A GODSEND’

SPECIALIST SEAT IS ‘A GODSEND’

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

HAPPY CAR-ISTMAS FOR EBONIE

The gift of a specialist car seat just in time for Christmas means three-year-old Ebonie Calvert will be able to get out and about to see her family in comfort and safety. Ebonie, who lives in Pudsey, has a rare genetic disorder called Mowat-Wilson Syndrome; this is...
5,000 EURO DONATION TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN HAMPSHIRE

5,000 EURO DONATION TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN HAMPSHIRE

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

SAMUEL STANDS UP FOR RECOVERY

Six-year-old Samuel Day is recovering from his second round of hip surgery this year – and a specialist standing frame is key to his progress. With local statutory services unable to provide what he needed when he needed it, his family contacted Newlife...
NEW YEAR GIFT FOR LITTLE LEON

NEW YEAR GIFT FOR LITTLE LEON

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

BED BOOST IS ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR ELISSA

Five-year-old Elissa Rossor will soon be getting her ‘big girl’ bed. This is particularly uplifting for her mum Shylah, because for the past eight months Elissa has been sleeping in a specialist bed for her own safety. Elissa, from Kidderminster, has Autistic...
NCS TEAM RAISE £580 FOR NEWLIFE

NCS TEAM RAISE £580 FOR NEWLIFE

A National Citizen Service team, 2DC Meerkats, have raised over £580 for Newlife by doing a 10k run, holding bake sales and other fundraising activities as part of their autumn NCS Project with Derby College. The National Citizen Service is a government funded project...
JOHN LEWIS IN LEICESTER DONATES £1,590 TO NEWLIFE

JOHN LEWIS IN LEICESTER DONATES £1,590 TO NEWLIFE

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

NIAMH SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

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

BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE MELINA

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

SIXTH FORM ENTREPRENEURS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Students in the second year of the Horizons 6th Form in Derby, based at The Guildhall, have been working together to create and sell gift bags from boxes of broken jewellery. The students have been using the scrap jewellery as part of their course to learn more about...
SHANNON ABLE TO STAND AND PLAY THANKS TO CHARITY

SHANNON ABLE TO STAND AND PLAY THANKS TO CHARITY

After a road traffic accident two years ago 14-year-old Shannon Folena, from Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, was left with a brain injury and wheelchair bound. Thanks to the charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Shannon now has a standing frame that allows...
JOHN LEWIS IN TRAFFORD DONATES £3,600 TO NEWLIFE

JOHN LEWIS IN TRAFFORD DONATES £3,600 TO NEWLIFE

John Lewis in the Trafford Centre has donated £3,600 to fund four Comfort Capsules and build further on its commitment and support for Newlife Foundation. The Comfort Capsules contain practical items and resources to meet the emotional needs of families who are caring...
T&E CUPCAKE HEAVEN DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

T&E CUPCAKE HEAVEN DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

T&E Cupcake Heaven kindly donated £200 to Newlife after holding a raffle and selling refreshments and jewellery in Audenshaw. Elaine and Tania at T&E Cupcake Heaven donated the money to help fund equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Students at 13 Performing Arts School in Swinton raised £88 for Newlife from a jewellery Sparkle Sale at its annual presentation day. This donation is part of the school’s ongoing fundraising efforts to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal...
VOLUNTEER GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT MARRIOTT HOTEL

VOLUNTEER GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT MARRIOTT HOTEL

Derbyshire volunteer Barbara raised £101 for Newlife after selling a range of knitted items and jewellery at Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel & County Club. All money raised will help fund equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Derbyshire....
CAN YOU HELP LITTLE TIAHNA SIT IN SAFETY?

CAN YOU HELP LITTLE TIAHNA SIT IN SAFETY?

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

CAN YOU HELP US HELP LEVENTE?

Eight-year-old Levente Kerek, from Bury, has a rare genetic muscle condition and as a result is a full-time wheelchair user. He has a hi-tech electric wheelchair for use outside the home, but this is too big to fit indoors so he is constantly swapping from one piece...
NINE-YEAR-OLD’S ‘SPACE WALK’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN, JUST LIKE HIM

FERNHAM FREEMASONS DONATE £1,612 TO NEWLIFE

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...
SLEEP SYSTEM IS VITAL FOR LUCAS

SLEEP SYSTEM IS VITAL FOR LUCAS

Eleven-year-old Lucas Spicer has a rare condition that affects his development and mobility. This, combined with epilepsy and scoliosis, means it is vital that he is posturally supported at all times to help prevent further health issues. He sleeps in a profiling...
KLEENEZE STAFF HAVE A ‘FANGTASTIC’ TIME FUNDRAISING

KLEENEZE STAFF HAVE A ‘FANGTASTIC’ TIME FUNDRAISING

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

NEWLIFE HELPS LITTLE ZAIN GO OUT SAFELY

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

EVIE GETS THE SPECIALIST HELP SHE NEEDS

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

JACOB NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SLEEP SAFELY

In order for nine-year-old Jacob Day from Essex to spend time away from the family home he needs a special travel bed to keep him safe at night. This means he has been unable to do things like spend time with his grandparents. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children...
LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP EMMA SLEEP IN SAFETY

LOCAL HEROES NEEDED TO HELP EMMA SLEEP IN SAFETY

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

OWEN CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN SAFETY

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

REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

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

WAITROSE SHEFFIELD DONATES £410 TO NEWLIFE

Waitrose in Sheffield has donated £410 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch on Ecclesall Road donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the...
NIGHT-TIME SAFETY FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MAGGIE

NIGHT-TIME SAFETY FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD MAGGIE

Night-time cuts and bruises are a thing of the past for six-year-old Maggie Mayes from Harleston near Stowmarket. She is now sleeping in safety – thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed. “It is a life-saver,” says mum Sarah. Maggie has...
CALLS FOR HELP FROM FAMILIES OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

GLASGOW PUB HOLDS FUNDRAISER TO HELP AMY SLEEP IN SAFETY

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

VITAL AID FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

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

DEE SET SUPPORT NEWLIFE

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

CAN YOU HELP US HELP CALLUM?

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

RIVER ISLAND HELPS EVA TRAVEL SAFELY

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

CAN YOU HELP LITTLE KYRA?

A specialist portable padded bed means eight-year-old Kyra Lodge from Fitzwilliam near Pontefract is sleeping in safety at home and can finally have sleepovers with her dad and grandma. Mum Heather Land said the loan of the specialist equipment “is working...
BRAMHALL KNITTER KNATTER GROUP GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

BRAMHALL KNITTER KNATTER GROUP GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

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

CHARITY CELEBRATION IN PARLIAMENT

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

CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAY?

Born premature, nine-year-old Jay Browne has a complex health condition that includes Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and developmental delay. He needs specialist seating so he doesn’t have to spend hours each week on the floor of the family home near Grantham. Now...
CAN YOU HELP LAUREN STAND TALL?

CAN YOU HELP LAUREN STAND TALL?

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

TEENAGER FROM LIVERPOOL HAS A NEW SET OF WHEELS

Thirteen-year-old Stephen Williams from Liverpool is now able to do more independently – thanks to his new powered wheelchair funded through a charity partnership. Stephen has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a muscle wasting condition. He has a missing gene...
CHESTER RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

CHESTER RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Chester have been fundraising for Newlife using collecting buckets. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities to celebrate River Island...
CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE GET HIS OWN SPECIAL CHAIR?

CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE GET HIS OWN SPECIAL CHAIR?

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Would you take the plunge to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness? Newlife Foundation – the UK’s leading charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is looking for...
AVIOS TEAM GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

AVIOS TEAM GET CRAFTY FOR NEWLIFE

The Multimedia Team at the Avios Contact Centre in Birchwood held a team building day to create Halloween themed ‘ghoulish goodies’ to sell and raise money for Newlife. All money raised will be spent on equipment to help disabled and terminally ill children in...
£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Northamptonshire – have set a new target of £1.5million to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been Central...
CO-OP RUNNER RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

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

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

BANK STAFF MEAN BUSINESS

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

ON TRACK FOR WHEELCHAIR FREEDOM

Teenager Orla O’Brien has a complex condition which affects her mobility – but not her bold spirit. She needs a lightweight all-terrain wheelchair so she can get out and about in the hilly woodland areas close to her Hertfordshire home. Newlife Foundation...
LITTLE BENJAMIN SET TO GET HIS SPECIALIST COMFY SEATING

LITTLE BENJAMIN SET TO GET HIS SPECIALIST COMFY SEATING

Fabulous fundraisers have rallied to an appeal – featured in the Edinburgh Evening News – to help disabled two-year-old Benjamin Davey get the specialist seating he so urgently needs. The charity helping Benjamin’s family now has all the funding...
FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS RESPOND TO HERALD EXPRESS APPEAL TO HELP BETHANY, AGED EIGHT

BUGGY BOOST FOR BETHANY?

Eight-year-old Bethany Payne from Paignton has Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, which is a rare condition with just over 200 cases reported worldwide. The syndrome causes complex health problems including multiple heart defects and epilepsy. As a result she gets tired easily...
DERBY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

DERBY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Derby have been busy fundraising for Newlife as part of its Superhero/Comic-themed fun day. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising activities...
NINE-YEAR-OLD’S ‘SPACE WALK’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN, JUST LIKE HIM

DERBY VOLUNTEERS RAISE £93 FOR NEWLIFE

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...
HULL FUNDRAISERS TAKE THE FLIGHT OF THEIR LIFE

HULL FUNDRAISERS TAKE THE FLIGHT OF THEIR LIFE

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Would you take the plunge to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness? Newlife Foundation – the UK’s leading charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is looking for...
£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

Join the Newlife Reindeer Ramble for some festive family fun on Cannock Chase and help support local disabled children. The Reindeer Ramble is a three kilometre route, setting off from the Marquis Drive visitor centre at 11am on Saturday 10 December. Everyone who...
LITTLE SEBASTIAN CAN NOW GO OUT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

LITTLE SEBASTIAN CAN NOW GO OUT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

With his new special buggy, 20-month-old Sebastian from Torquay is able to go out and about with his family in comfort and safety getting the essential postural support he needs. When you are asked to pay five pence for a carrier bag in a store have you ever wondered...
DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN ESSEX HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

JESSICA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO TRAVEL IN SAFETY

In order for three-year-old Jessica from Tillingham to travel in safety she needs a specialist car seat, but she has out grown her current one so it is becoming increasingly difficult to take her out in the family car safely. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children...
CWMBRAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

CWMBRAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Cwmbran held a Charity Fun Day to raise much needed funds for Newlife. Fundraising activities included a raffle, ‘Name the Monkey’, face painting and a sponsored three hour bike...
BUGGY BOOST MEANS MUM CAN SAY ‘YES’

BUGGY BOOST MEANS MUM CAN SAY ‘YES’

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

MARATHON RUNNERS GET SET TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

The Travellers Rest pub in Derby is holding a DJ Night on 22 October as part of Matt Byard and Helena Rambihar’s fundraising for the London Marathon 2017, in aid of Newlife. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought by contacting Graham on 07738510136. Matt and Helena...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP LITTLE HUDSON?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP LITTLE HUDSON?

For his own safety, a Brixham four-year-old with Autism is sleeping on a mattress on the floor of his bedroom; the windows are boarded up and a custom made gate has replaced the door. But a specialist bed would give a calm, safe place to sleep which he would be unable...
A STRETCH IN TIME FOR KEEN CRAFTER ABBY, AGED SEVEN

A STRETCH IN TIME FOR KEEN CRAFTER ABBY, AGED SEVEN

Seven-year-old Abby Paris will soon be ‘sitting pretty’ at home, thanks to the donation of a specialist postural seat from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Abby, from Maddiston near Falkirk,...
SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD CHAEL

SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD CHAEL

Three-year-old Chael Edwards will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Chael, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire, has a...
NEWLIFE MAKERS RAFFLE WINNER’S TEARS OF JOY

CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAYLEN?

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

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

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

WHEELCHAIR BOOST GIVES THEO INDEPENDENCE

Twelve-year-old Theo Spence will soon be able to get out and about in comfort thanks to the donation of a lightweight wheelchair from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Theo, from Duston in...
WIGAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

WIGAN RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

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

STARBUCKS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

We’ve placed collection cans in a number of Starbucks stores in Greater Manchester, such as the store on Peel Avenue in the Trafford Centre. Any money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Greater Manchester....
PONTYPRIDD RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

PONTYPRIDD RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Pontypridd have been busy fundraising for Newlife by holding a sponsored cycle challenge and cake sale. Many River Island stores across the country are organising various fundraising...
LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS DONATE £1,500 TO NEWLIFE

LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS DONATE £1,500 TO NEWLIFE

Two rotary clubs, the Walsall Saddlers and Burton upon Trent Rotary Club, have donated £1,500 to Newlife after helping out at the Ironman Triathlon event. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
CAN YOU HELP BONNIE SIT IN SAFETY AND COMFORT?

CAN YOU HELP BONNIE SIT IN SAFETY AND COMFORT?

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...
VITAL EQUIPMENT SUPPORT HELPED LITTLE EVIE LEAVE HOSPITAL

VITAL EQUIPMENT SUPPORT HELPED LITTLE EVIE LEAVE HOSPITAL

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

VOTE FOR NEWLIFE AS CARNIVAL RAG’S CHOSEN CHARITY

All students at the University of Birmingham can vote for Newlife to become one of Carnival RAG’s allocated charities. Each year, Carnival RAG members vote for four organisations to be its allocated charities for the year who will benefit from its fundraising...
£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those in Norfolk – have set a new target of £1.5million to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been Central England...
DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN SOUTH WALES HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

CAN YOU HELP DAFYDD GET HIS OWN SPECIAL CHAIR?

Two-year-old Dafydd is unable to play with his older brothers Tomos, aged nine, and Rhys, aged five, because he does not have a specialist seat to allow him to interact with his brothers comfortably and safely. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to...
BURNLEY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

BURNLEY RIVER ISLAND STORE GETS IN THE FUNDRAISING SPIRIT!

To celebrate Newlife’s 25th anniversary, the team at the River Island store in Burnley have raised over £1,200 for Newlife after organising a fun-filled month of fundraising activities. These fundraising events included a football match, a raffle and a cake...
£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DERBY COLLECTION

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

WREXHAM JOB CENTRE SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Regional Fundraising Manager at Newlife, Claire Kelly, attended the Jobs Fair at Wrexham Job Centre to raise awareness and funds for Newlife with a Sparkle Party jewellery sale. The sale raised over £100 which will go towards helping children with disabilities or...
£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

£1.5MILLION IS NEW CHARITY TARGET

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative stores – including those across Suffolk – have set a new target of £1.5million to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has been Central England...
HELP CORNWALL SCHOOL GIRL TO SLEEP EASY

HELP CORNWALL SCHOOL GIRL TO SLEEP EASY

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

LITTLE IOAN CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Six-year-old Ioan who has Autism used to escape from his car seat on every journey – mum Sally knew that this was a dangerous situation for himself and other passengers in the car. Now, thanks to a Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Ioan has a specialist...
DISABLED CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT NEEDS IN MERSEYSIDE HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

NIAMH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO TRAVEL IN SAFETY

Six-year-old Niamh from Bebington is a determined and sociable ray of sunshine who is in need of a specialist car seat so she can go out and about with her family in comfort and safety. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing to local heroes within...
KLEENEZE CHOOSE NEWLIFE AS CHARITY OF THE YEAR

KLEENEZE CHOOSE NEWLIFE AS CHARITY OF THE YEAR

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

HELP RILEY SLEEP SAFE AND SOUND

Imagine your young child waking up at 2.30am every morning – running up and down the stairs, putting themselves at potential risk of injury. The lack of sleep they get results in you constantly fretting and not getting much sleep yourself. This was the reality...
BRAVE OLIVIA CAN NOW RECOVER IN SAFETY

BRAVE OLIVIA CAN NOW RECOVER IN SAFETY

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

CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAKE?

Four-year-old Jake Baker from Halesowen (B63 postcode district) has a genetic disorder combined with autism and uncontrolled epilepsy; he urgently needs a specialist comfy seat where he can sit in safety to recover from seizures and be fed through a tube in his...
FAMILY WIN BIG IN NEWLIFE’S £750 BIG BRAND RAFFLE

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

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,...
SAFER NIGHTS’ SLEEP IN STORE FOR JESSICA

SAFER NIGHTS’ SLEEP IN STORE FOR JESSICA

Four-year-old Jessica Price will soon be sleeping in safety at her Preston home – thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Jessica has a rare chromosome...
PAMPER DAY HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

PAMPER DAY HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Newlife were invited to hold a Sparkle Party sale at a Pamper Day, organised by the Caroline Parkinson Memorial Fund & Sally Painting Memorial Fund. The event raised £115 towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
NORTON CANES GYM RAISE £250 FOR NEWLIFE

NORTON CANES GYM RAISE £250 FOR NEWLIFE

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

AMES GROUP JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Staff at AMES Group, from Blackheath, will be jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet in the autumn to raise money towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. You can support these adrenaline junkies by...
BUGGY BOOST FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD FERN

BUGGY BOOST FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD FERN

A simple piece of specialist equipment means six-year-old Fern Harrison is able to get out and about more easily this summer to enjoy the great outdoors with her sisters and cousins. Fabulous local fundraisers – Dorset Moose Ladies – have helped Newlife...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP SIX-YEAR-OLD LILLIE?

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

A St Albans six-year-old with Cerebral Palsy and severe learning difficulties sleeps in a special bed at home, but is unable to go away overnight to enjoy respite care at her grandparents’ home, or spend quality time away with her parents and sister, as a...
LABELS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

LABELS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH BANK HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

To celebrate Labels shopping outlet in Ross-on-Wye turning 25 in 2016, it’s chosen to hold a fundraising event over Bank Holiday weekend to support Newlife Foundation – which also turns 25 this year. The shopping outlet will be holding lots of fun...
TOYS R US IN TAMWORTH SUPPORT NEWLIFE

TOYS R US IN TAMWORTH SUPPORT NEWLIFE

We’ve placed a collection can at the Toys R Us store in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Any money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. Grants can be made for a wide range of equipment, from wheelchairs to...
SAFETY BED IS A ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS RELIEVED MUM

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

A specialist bed to keep her young daughter safe at night is a ‘life-saver’ for South Ruislip mum Caroline Murray. Caroline’s daughter Evie, aged three, has a rare genetic condition called Idic 15 combined with low muscle tone and increased joint mobility...
‘LIFE-CHANGING’ EQUIPMENT FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD GARRAT

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

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

HELP LITTLE MARLOWE COME HOME

One-year-old Marlowe has been in hospital since January. Due to the seriousness of her condition she was not allowed to leave her hospital bed without a specialist buggy that could ensure her vital medical equipment could be transported safely while meeting her health...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP JESSICA?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP JESSICA?

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

POWERCHAIR NEEDED FOR BUDDING WHEELCHAIR FOOTBALLER

Starting university is a huge milestone for any teenager – living away from parents for the first time is as exciting as it is daunting. But for keen footballer Marcus Harrison, from the Old Swan area of Liverpool, it represents a level of independence he has...
HOIST APPEAL TO HELP ISAAC

HOIST APPEAL TO HELP ISAAC

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

ON A WING AND A PRAYER . . .

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

RIVER ISLAND HELPS ADAM GET OUT AND ABOUT

With his new mobile hoist, seven-year-old Adam Butterfield from Peterlee, County Durham is able to do more things outside of the family home. Thanks to retail giant River Island and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Adam can be transferred safely not only...
SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP ORLA LEARN AND DEVELOP

SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP ORLA LEARN AND DEVELOP

Little Orla Barratt from Hessay near York will be starting playschool in September, beginning to learn the crucial foundation skills she will need through education and beyond. However, as she has the condition periventricular leukomalacia which means she can’t...
SIAN CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN SAFETY OUTSIDE HER FAMILY HOME

SIAN CAN FINALLY SLEEP IN SAFETY OUTSIDE HER FAMILY HOME

Six-year-old Sian is now able to get the essential respite care she needs and go on trips with her family- thanks to her new specialist safe travel bed funded through a charity partnership. Sian Toole in Liverpool, Merseyside, has Down’s Syndrome, learning...
CAN YOU HELP US KEEP LITTLE CHARLIE SAFE?

CAN YOU HELP US KEEP LITTLE CHARLIE SAFE?

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

‘SPECIALIST BED HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES’

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

DERBYSHIRE PUB SETTING SIGHTS HIGH FOR LOCAL CHARITY

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

BUGGY BOOST KEEPS RILEY SAFE

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

SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT JOHN LEWIS IN LEICESTER

From the 1st August 2016, you can help support Newlife Foundation at the John Lewis store in Leicester, as the charity has been selected as part of the Community Matters scheme. Every three months, the shop donates £3,000 between three local good causes, depending on...
BARCLAYS RAISE NEARLY £2,000 FOR NEWLIFE

BARCLAYS RAISE NEARLY £2,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Staff at Barclays on Pinstone Street in Sheffield have so far raised £1,962.85 after holding regular sparkle party sales for staff and customers. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in South Yorkshire. This...
DERBY NCS TEAM RAISE £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

DERBY NCS TEAM RAISE £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

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

CAPITAL ONE SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Capital One held a Sparkle Party sale at its Nottingham branch to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Nottinghamshire. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click here to find out how. Click here to see other ways to raise money...
JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

HELP HARRY CONTINUE TO THRIVE

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LICHFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL

We’re looking for volunteers to help run a stall at Lichfield food Festival on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer, please...
KACPER NEEDS YOUR HELP TO POWER THROUGH

KACPER NEEDS YOUR HELP TO POWER THROUGH

For most teenagers, being able to explore their own independence and responsibility is very important, deciding where they can go and what they want to do is all part of growing up – but for 14-year-old Kacper, from Barnet who has Cerebral Palsy this is not...
RISLEY PUB HOLDS TABLE TOP SALE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

RISLEY PUB HOLDS TABLE TOP SALE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

The Risley Park pub on Derby Road will be holding a table top sale between 10am and 3pm on Sunday 24 July to raise money for Newlife Foundation. Entry is free but if you would like to reserve a table for £10, please contact Joe Groombridge on 0115 939 2313. Click...
CAN YOU HELP 12-YEAR-OLD EMMA?

CAN YOU HELP 12-YEAR-OLD EMMA?

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

BROTHERS’ HOME THERAPY APPEAL

Brothers Robert and William Mayor have the degenerative condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They both undergo daily physiotherapy routines at their home in Dorchester but urgently need specialist equipment to ensure this continues. Dad Brian Mayor said: “Both boys...
WALKDEN ROTARY DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

WALKDEN ROTARY DONATE £200 TO NEWLIFE

Walkden Rotary Club raised £200 through the Ironman UK challenge for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Greater Manchester. If you’re interested...
VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE AT HOLBROOK FETE

VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE AT HOLBROOK FETE

Volunteer Barbara Whitchurch held a stall selling jewellery, cards and knitted goods at Holbrook Fete in Derbyshire to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
CAN YOU HELP TATIANA FEEL INCLUDED?

CAN YOU HELP TATIANA FEEL INCLUDED?

Being able to take a few steps around the home or along the street means children like seven-year-old Tatiana Kwaramba fall outside local statutory services criteria for wheelchair support. But, as a child, trips with your classmates are one of the best things about...
NOAH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO WALK AGAIN

NOAH NEEDS YOUR HELP TO WALK AGAIN

Every nine-year-old wants the opportunity to explore the world around them for themselves, finding all the things that interest them. But for Noah Gee from Haywards Heath this isn’t possible as six months ago he lost his only opportunity for independence –...
BARCLAYS’ SPARKLE PARTIES RAISE OVER £800 FOR NEWLIFE

BARCLAYS’ SPARKLE PARTIES RAISE OVER £800 FOR NEWLIFE

Barclays have been busy holding Sparkle Party sales in Greater Manchester, including its Wigan branch, as well as at its Mosley Street and St Ann’s Square branches in Manchester city centre. The sales raised a combined total of over £800 for children with...
CAN YOU HELP ARCHIE TRAVEL IN SAFETY?

CAN YOU HELP ARCHIE TRAVEL IN SAFETY?

When three-year-old Archie Nelson travels to one of his many medical appointments, currently two adults are needed in the car to guarantee his safety. Archie – from Corsham in Wiltshire – has a complex condition including encephalopathy, which affects...
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING . . .

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING . . .

Three friends from Chesterfield are pulling on their walking boots for a 100-mile trek to help disabled children in Derbyshire. Neil Holmes, manager of the Littlemoor Co-operative store in Chesterfield, and pals Nicholas Moran and Derek Brough are tackling the route...
CAN YOU HELP FUND THE SPECIAL SEAT LITTLE MEGGIE NEEDS?

CAN YOU HELP FUND THE SPECIAL SEAT LITTLE MEGGIE NEEDS?

Full of giggles and smiles, two-year-old Megan ‘Meggie’ Ford from Kidderminster is a happy little girl with a bubbly personality, however a rare life-limiting condition means she isn’t able to sit or stand without specialist equipment. At the moment she...
EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO HELP DAMIEN WALK

EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO HELP DAMIEN WALK

A specialist piece of equipment will allow Somerset eight-year-old, Damian Fic, to walk on his own, allowing him to enjoy a level of independence he has only been able to have when he is at school. Damian, who lives in Bristol, has a rare chromosome abnormality and...
WALSALL COLLEGE RAISE £300 FOR NEWLIFE

WALSALL COLLEGE RAISE £300 FOR NEWLIFE

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

WHEELCHAIR NEEDED TO GIVE DOMINIC INDEPENDENCE

Playtime at school is the highlight of the day for most children – it’s a chance to chat with friends without an adult listening in, to run around and make the most of the fresh air. But not for nine-year-old Dominic Blower. Dominic, who lives in St...
HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ TO GENEROUS READERS

HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ TO GENEROUS READERS

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

RBS TEAM RUN FOR NEWLIFE

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...
HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ TO GENEROUS READERS

CAN YOU HELP US HELP COREY?

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CANNOCK CARNIVAL STALL

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

TRIKE DESIGN SUPPORT NEWLIFE

The Trike Design Company, from Glamorgan, have raised an amazing £638 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the Vale of Glamorgan. If you’re interested in...
JAMIE JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

JAMIE JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Well done to Jamie Sault for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £340 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
POWERCHAIR NEEDED FOR BUDDING WHEELCHAIR FOOTBALLER

POWERCHAIR NEEDED TO KEEP MARCUS MOBILE

Starting university is a huge milestone for any teenager – living away from parents for the first time is as exciting as it is daunting. But for 18-year-old Marcus Harrison it represents a level of independence he has longed for. The only thing that could hold...
NCS MANAGER TREKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR NEWLIFE

NCS MANAGER TREKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR NEWLIFE

Graduate Manager at NCS, Charlee Oldham, along with friends Pat and Steve, trekked 80 miles across the country following Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The trio spent a week walking from Newcastle upon Tyne to...
HUGE ‘THANK YOU’ TO GENEROUS READERS

CAN YOU HELP US HELP COREY?

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

BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Seweryn Halas from Ashton-under-Lyne has a complex health condition that requires constant support for his head and body. The five-year-old has scoliosis and developmental delay, which means he can’t hold himself upright, as well as intermittent seizures which...
HOLLY WILL FINALLY GET HER SPECIAL BED

HOLLY WILL FINALLY GET HER SPECIAL BED

Four-year-old Holly Costello from Somerton will soon get the specialist bed she needs to keep her safe at night thanks to her family’s amazing fundraising efforts. With help from the charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Holly’s bed is now...
ETWALL & HILTON ROTARY CLUB FUND PLAY THERAPY PODS

ETWALL & HILTON ROTARY CLUB FUND PLAY THERAPY PODS

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...
CAN YOU HELP GABRIEL SIT IN COMFORT?

CAN YOU HELP GABRIEL SIT IN COMFORT?

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

LONG EATON CHAMP SMASHES TRIATHLON FOR CHARITY

Rob Hall from Belvoir Lettings in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, has achieved something many of us wouldn’t even have the courage to try – the 70.3 mile Ironman Challenge in Mallorca, successfully raising £455 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children –...
BECCI JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

BECCI JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

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

SOUND THERAPY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

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...
SENSORY HELP IS BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR TEHYA, AGED TWO

SENSORY HELP IS BIRTHDAY SURPRISE FOR TEHYA, AGED TWO

Two-year-old Tehya Furley, from Parkstone in Poole, got a special birthday surprise this week, thanks to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation and dedicated donors in Dorset. Tehya – who has retinal blastoma, Global Developmental Delay and a...
BANGOR STUDENTS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

BANGOR STUDENTS RAISE OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

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

MAX NEEDS COMFY CHAIR FOR DAILY DIALYSIS

Wiltshire nine-year-old Max Keegan has a genetic condition which results in him having kidney dialysis for ten hours every day. He needs a specialist chair so he relax at home in comfort as well as safety while he undergoes this treatment. Now Newlife Foundation for...
LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FOR LITTLE SHAY AND HIS FAMILY

LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FOR LITTLE SHAY AND HIS FAMILY

The arrival of a special bed known as a SafeSpace and a Play Therapy Pod packed with therapeutic toys has transformed life for a Redditch six-year-old with Autism, who is now safe from harm during the night and has also been able to play properly for the first time....
HEAD INJURY COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR PAIGE

HEAD INJURY COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR PAIGE

Five-year-old Paige Garrington has a rare genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis which causes tumours; this is combined with severe epilepsy and a brain aneurysm. She wears a protective helmet during the day to help prevent potentially catastrophic head injuries...
STANDING FRAME WILL HELP LITTLE EVIE

STANDING FRAME WILL HELP LITTLE EVIE

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

VOLUNTEERING TASTER SESSION IN DERBY

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

CAN YOU HELP CALLUM SLEEP SAFELY?

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

CAN YOU HELP US HELP BEN?

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

JACK CAN NOW TRAVEL IN SAFETY

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

CAN YOU HELP CONNIE SIT IN SAFETY?

Most children enjoy relaxing on the couch on a Sunday afternoon with the family or look forward to coming home after a long day at school, to lie on the sofa and watch their favourite T.V show. But eight-year-old Connie Green from Fobbing has never experienced this...
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT IS ‘A LIFE-CHANGER’

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT IS ‘A LIFE-CHANGER’

A simple piece of specialist equipment is making a big impact on the lives of ten-year-old George and his family in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. George has Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and sensory dysfunction. He has no awareness of...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP AARON?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP AARON?

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

WALKING HER WAY INTO FAMILY LIFE . . .

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