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A leading county campaigner on disability issues has become the Lancashire Fundraising and Awareness Manager with national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

Christine Anderson, aged 40, from Thornton Cleveleys, will be working throughout the county to raise awareness of Newlife Foundation – the largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the UK.

Newlife has already helped 338 children in Lancashire, providing equipment totalling more than £447,000. And right now there are a further 30 children waiting for help.

Christine will be talking to interested groups about how Newlife supports families in the county through provision of equipment like hi-tech wheelchairs, specialist beds and car seats, stair climbers, walking frames and communication aids. She said: “Every penny fundraised or donated in Lancashire can be restricted to be spent specifically in the county, encouraging local people to support local children. Core costs, like administration, are underwritten by Newlife’s own social enterprise business.”

She added: “I have experience supporting children with special needs – and their families – so I know the real life benefits that Newlife brings. For many families of disabled and terminally ill children across Lancashire, daily life can be hard. So when Newlife steps in to provide the right equipment at the right time, it means peace of mind for parents and improved quality of life for their children.”

If you would like to find out more about Newlife Foundation – and how you can support families in Lancashire – Christine would like to hear from you. Call her on 0796 102 8501 or email

Or log on to, which highlights the support the charity gives families in the county through its Newlife Lancashire Fund.

Pictured: Christine Anderson