Staff at E.ON’s Central Networks have raised over £4,000 for leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Dennis Stanton from E.ON handed over a cheque for £4,280 to Newlife’s CEO Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE, at the head office ceremony in Tipton. Over the past 12 months, Resource Team Leader Harry Harper has been rounding up his co-workers to partake in a weekly game of lottery bingo – they each select six numbers between one and 49 and every week they cross them off as they appear on the National Lottery draw. The first full line is drawn the winner. All the proceeds from the competition go to Newlife, that are then used to fund equipment for families and disabled children in the West Midlands area and the rest of the country. The charity also funds medical research and offers a support services which is ran by trained nurses. Central Networks’ parent company, E.ON, matched the £2,140 collected by the staff to total the fantastic figure of £4280 for the charity. Sian Pearce, Community Relations Executive from E.ON said: “Newlife is a tremendous charity and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to boost our team’s donation through the E.ON Matched Funding scheme.” “Harry is well known in the company for his inspirational dedication to helping others, and it’s fantastic that he and his team have managed to raise so much for such a worthwhile cause.” Newlife’s CEO, Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE commented: “It is excellent that local companies are going out there and doing something fun and creative for Newlife. It has been a tough year for everyone but the actions of Harry and his team are exemplary, they will make a large difference to a disabled child that needs an essential piece of equipment to improve their way of life. With this money we hope to bring Christmas early to at least one family.” To find out more about Newlife or get involved with some fundraising activities to help a child near you, log onto www.newlifecharity.co.uk or call 01543 468 888.