Make a free Will with Newlife and ensure your legacy

Make a free Will with Newlife and ensure your legacy

With Spring arriving many of us are giving our homes an update and taking care of those jobs we put off through the cold and dark winter months. It’s also a great time to look at all those life admin issues that you keep meaning to get around to. One really important...
Will is all set to run London Landmarks Half Marathon in April

Will is all set to run London Landmarks Half Marathon in April

Will Rygalski is the Newlife High Wycombe Store Manager – and a keen runner – so it was only natural that he would put his best foot forward and sign up for the London Landmarks Half Marathon taking place on April 7, which will  start at Pall Mall London, and finish...
Helpline that supports with kindness, caring and compassion

Helpline that supports with kindness, caring and compassion

On February 23 England celebrates Helplines Awareness Day, which was launched last year by Helplines Partnership. Helplines are all about supporting people through their most difficult times and at Newlife our nurse-led helpline does that and more, having a huge...
Making 2024 count – sign up to change lives today!

Making 2024 count – sign up to change lives today!

With the year coming to an end many of us will be focusing on what 2024 has in store for us – but it’s also an opportunity to take stock, make changes and let things go that we no longer need, or do all those things that have been put off. It’s also a good time to...
Can you give disabled children the gift of play this Christmas?

Can you give disabled children the gift of play this Christmas?

For many the idea of Christmas and toys go hand in hand, but for children with disabilities and terminal illness, play isn’t straight forward. High Street toys are often too difficult to for them to use,or they just don’t engage them enough to encourage them to want...
World Kindness Day reminds us that small acts can have a big impact

World Kindness Day reminds us that small acts can have a big impact

In a perfect world being kind seems like the sort of thing you wouldn’t have to remind people to be. But unfortunately in busy day to day life, when we have other things on our mind, making that extra effort is something that often seems to slips away. Which is why on...
Making magical Christmas memories the whole family can enjoy

Making magical Christmas memories the whole family can enjoy

Everyone wants the children in their lives to enjoy the magic of Christmas, but disabilities and special educational or sensory needs can make attending some events tricky, especially when there are queues and busy crowds to navigate and lots of noise or flashing...
Help for children with invisible disabilities

Help for children with invisible disabilities

Invisible disabilities can be hard enough for adults to navigate and raise a whole host of issues, but for children they can prove particularly isolating. This year Invisible Disabilities Week falls between October 15 – 21, shining a light on how a child and their...
Make your legacy count and change a child’s life today

Make your legacy count and change a child’s life today

October is Free Will Writing Month and while making a Will isn’t something most of us want to think about, it is a good reminder to take care of one of those ‘life admin’ processes that we all need to do. Not only will this provide peace of mind and ensure that your...
Fun sensory activities for all the family this Autumn

Fun sensory activities for all the family this Autumn

Memories of summer are already fading, and days are shorter, darker and colder – which of course makes it harder to keep children of all ages and abilities occupied and entertained. But there’s lots you can do either outdoors or inside on rainy days that can...
Focus on fun – bringing silliness back into your family play

Focus on fun – bringing silliness back into your family play

You may not know, but International Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on September 19. Now what exactly has this got to do with Newlife and disabled children and their families? Well, the day was started by a group of men in America as a bit of fun, because well,...
How to work best with your child’s SENCO so they can thrive

How to work best with your child’s SENCO so they can thrive

It’s always a bit of a shock to the system when the Autumn school term arrives and you have to get your child – and yourself – into the swing of school life again, getting to know new teachers, new friends and having new goals and expectations. But if your child...
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children appoints new CEO

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children appoints new CEO

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is pleased to announce the appointment of new Chief Executive, Fiona Robinson. Fiona will be leading the charity and it’s ten storesacross the UK into a new chapter, working alongside its board of trustees who are dedicated to...
Destination fun! Tips for stress free travel this summer and beyond

Destination fun! Tips for stress free travel this summer and beyond

Getting away from it all sounds blissful, but getting there can be another story, especially when you are travelling with a child with disabilities – but there are things you can do to make getting to your destination hassle free, whether you are going on holiday in...
Find wheelchair accessible beaches this summer

Find wheelchair accessible beaches this summer

A visit to the beach is always a great way to enjoy a sunny day, whether you want to soak up the sun and have a paddle or just enjoy the sea air, but for some families who have children with disabilities, the beach is firmly off limits without having the right...
Free activities to entertain the kids when the sun is shining!

Free activities to entertain the kids when the sun is shining!

It seems a shame to be cooped up when the weather is nice – but keeping children entertained outdoors on sunny days can be costly, so below we’ve listed a few free activities that can be adapted to suit your child’s age and needs. Treasure Hunt Exploring outside when...
A magical day out for all at the Harry Potter Studio

A magical day out for all at the Harry Potter Studio

Days out with your children can be lots of fun, but it can be difficult to know if your chosen destination is really suitable for your child, especially if they have additional needs, whether that means you need accessible spaces or spaces your child can retreat to...
A big ‘thank you’ to volunteers who change children’s lives

A big ‘thank you’ to volunteers who change children’s lives

As we celebrate the difference volunteers can make in communities across the UK, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is saying a huge ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who give their time, to help Newlife provide specialist equipment and support to thousands of...
Can you help Carla and her mum make memories?

Can you help Carla and her mum make memories?

A 13-year-girl from Doncaster who has bones so fragile they can easily break, just from being lifted, urgently needs a specialist mobile hoist to allow her and her mum to leave their home together for more than a few hours so they can enjoy experiences together and...
Be part of the King’s Big Help Out by volunteering with Newlife

Be part of the King’s Big Help Out by volunteering with Newlife

On the Bank Holiday to celebrate the King’s coronation, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children will be opening their doors to show members of the public how they can help disabled and terminally ill children by volunteering in a variety of ways. Newlife’s open day...
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE AT NEWLIFE

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE AT NEWLIFE

April is Autism Acceptance Month, which began with World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 1 – dedicated to raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and realities of autism, but also to promote acceptance. At Newlife, greater acceptance of all children with...
CAN YOU HELP ELIJAH TRAVEL SAFELY TO HOSPITAL?

CAN YOU HELP ELIJAH TRAVEL SAFELY TO HOSPITAL?

Newlife has launched an appeal to fund a specialist car seat for two-year-old Elijah after Covid left him with brain damage and needing 24-hour oxygen. Elijah from Horsforth in Leeds tested positive for Covid in November 2021, but after having a temperature of 40.7...
SPECIALIST SEAT HELPS THREE-YEAR-OLD RECOVER AFTER TRANSPLANT

SPECIALIST SEAT HELPS THREE-YEAR-OLD RECOVER AFTER TRANSPLANT

A three-year-old from Barnet who underwent a kidney transplant has been able to recover in comfort, thanks to a children’s disability charity which provided a specialist seat to keep her fully supported. Leia Morsbach was born with a rare form of mitochondrial...
CHARITY COST OF LIVING BOOST FOR FAMILIES WITH DISABLED CHILDREN

CHARITY COST OF LIVING BOOST FOR FAMILIES WITH DISABLED CHILDREN

National disability charities Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Sense have joined forces to provide grants totalling £23,000 to families with disabled children facing profound hardship due to the current cost of living crisis. Newlife, the largest UK...
DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH 2022

DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH 2022

Disability History month takes place from November 16 to December 16, shining a light on the struggles faced by people of all ages with disabilities historically, but also the barriers still facing people with disability today. As a result of medical advances over the...
GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN THE GIFT OF PLAY THIS CHRISTMAS

GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN THE GIFT OF PLAY THIS CHRISTMAS

A national disabled children’s charity has launched a Christmas appeal to help fund more pods of specialist toys, so children with disabilities and terminal illness who have difficulty using standard high street toys can experience the joy of play for themselves....
TEEN’S SKYDIVE TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

TEEN’S SKYDIVE TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

A kind-hearted Cannock schoolgirl is set to take part in an adrenaline fuelled tandem skydive to raise much needed funds to help disabled children across the UK. Sixteen-year-old Cannock Chase High School student, Jessica Hurd, will be taking off from Tilstock airport...
HIGH FLYING FUNDRAISING

HIGH FLYING FUNDRAISING

A staff member from a Cannock charity showed real commitment last week when he took to the skies to do an amazing wing walk – all to help disabled and terminally ill children and their families.As a Sales Assistant for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children at the...
FAMILY MAKE MEMORIES TO TREASURE WITH NEWLIFE PLAY THERAPY PODS

FAMILY MAKE MEMORIES TO TREASURE WITH NEWLIFE PLAY THERAPY PODS

Rugeley brothers who have the same incredibly rare neurological condition which means their life expectancy is just ten-years-old, have been able to play together and make memories for their family to treasure, thanks to the Play Therapy Pod service run by Newlife the...
NEWLIFE COMES TO NEWPORT

NEWLIFE COMES TO NEWPORT

A new fashion store is set to open its doors in Newport, giving bargain lovers the chance to grab high street brands at hugely discounted prices, all while helping a charity support disabled children in need. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children will be opening...
NEWLIFE CEO IN PODCAST SERIES

NEWLIFE CEO IN PODCAST SERIES

Sheila Brown CEO and Co-founder of Newlife is being featured as part of the CEO Stories podcast, launched by Great Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, which takes a look at some of the regions established and up-and-coming CEOs. Hosted by Henrietta Brealey, who became the...