Newlife Foundation yesterday (August 2) played host to the chairman of Cannock Chase District Council) – who declared the visit a real “eye-opener”.
Councillor Bob Todd toured the national children’s disability charity’s Hemlock Way HQ to find out more about the trading operation which supports Newlife’s charitable aims. He also met Newlife staff and nurses to get a feel for the difficulties faced by families of disabled children and how the charity responds to their needs.
He said: “I am astounded by the breadth and depth of what Newlife does – from its recycling operation to campaigning to improve the lives of disabled and terminally ill children, as well as all they help they give to families through the Nurse Helpline and equipment grants scheme. This organisation is a real gem, putting the Cannock Chase area on the national map. My visit to Newlife Foundation has been a real eye-opener for me and I am determined to pass the message on.”
Newlife’s Head of Operations Stephen Morgan said: “We welcome Councillor Todd’s interest and hope that his introduction to the whole ‘Newlife story’ will encourage him to continue to support the charity by raising awareness among his constituents and council colleagues.”
Pictured: Councillor Bob Todd, centre, with Newlife’s Head of Operations Stephen Morgan and Policy Development Officer Clare Dangerfield.