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Chudleigh And Bovey Tracey Rotary Club Raises £1,000!

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is proud to announce that Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey Rotary Club has raised £1,000 towards the funding of a piece of equipment for a Devon child. This is an amazing total from a combined effort by the president of the Rotary Club Vicky Macnair and the club’s members. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the UK’s leading children’s disability charity that works closely to provide a range of services for children and their families with disabilities across the UK. The money raised by will go towards the funding of a motorised wheelchair for eight-year-old Rebecca Langmead. Rebecca has a diagnosis of lissencephaly with pachygyria which causes severe developmental delay and epilepsy. She also suffers from frequent seizures and is completely dependent for her care. Newlife Fundraiser Axelle Parker says: “Donations like this make such a difference to the lives of disabled children and we are very thankful that Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey Rotary Club have been able to contribute. We still have five children in Devon who need £11,171.48 for essential equipment and I’d be happy to assist anyone who’d like ideas about how to fundraise for these children. Don’t hesitate to contact me.” Chief Executive of Newlife Foundation, Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE adds: “This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey Rotary Club in improving the lives of disabled children within the local community. We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fundraising for other disabled children in Devon.” For further information on Newlife Foundation, or how to get involved see www.newlifecharity.co.uk, or contact Axelle Parker on 01543 462777 or 07973 786788. Picture caption: Rebecca Langmead in her new wheelchair. By her side is mum Sam Langmead, holding cheque (left) is the President of Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey Rotary Club Vicky Macnair and (right) is Axelle Parker from Newlife Foundation.

 

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