DESPERATE BED PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

DESPERATE BED PLEA FOR DISABLED SON

The only time six-year-old Jacob Walker has ever been able to stay away from home overnight is when he’s admitted to hospital with life-threatening seizures. Having epilepsy and significant brain damage means Jacob uses a specialist bed at his Ballymoney home. The...
EARLY YEARS DISABLED CHILDREN NEED OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY

EARLY YEARS DISABLED CHILDREN NEED OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY

A Newry mum who says “more needs to be done to support early year’s disabled children,” has been amazed at the difference specialist toys have made to her three-year-old daughter. Patrycja Teszbir’s daughter Abigail Marshall, has a rare genetic disorder that affects...
NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY

NEWLIFE HELPS DEXTER SLEEP SAFELY

A specialist bed will give Autistic four-year-old Dexter Gilmore from Donaghadee, a safe place to rest and sleep and allow his exhausted parents some peace of mind. For Dexter, bed time is not relaxing – he can’t switch off and enjoy a restful night’s sleep. As...
CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CAKE

Autoline Insurance Group’s Enniskillen branch have been raising vital funds for Newlife this year with a variety of fundraising activities. A weekend of feverish baking has helped them prepare for their Halloween bake sale. Through this and other activities during...
MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED

MOLLY WAS IN TOO MUCH PAIN TO BE MOVED

Four-year-old Molly McCotter from Rathfriland was in severe pain every day. She is unable to walk, talk or lift her head and finds the slightest touch unbearable, even cuddles from her mum. Molly has a form of Cerebral Palsy which means her muscles spasm...
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Briggs Equipment, headquarters based in Cannock, has chosen to support Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children as its charity beneficiary for 2017. Briggs’ staff will be supporting Newlife throughout the year with a range of fundraising activities at their ten...

FUNDRAISING BRIDGE NIGHT IS ON THE CARDS . . .

Bridge buffs are getting the chance to go head to head with a tournament challenge next month – and raise vital funding for local charity work at the same time. The event, organised by Portstewart Bridge Club, will take place at The Star of The Sea church hall...
CAN YOU HELP KEEP FIVE-YEAR-OLD OISIN SAFE AT NIGHT?

CAN YOU HELP KEEP FIVE-YEAR-OLD OISIN SAFE AT NIGHT?

A Downpatrick couple are desperate to keep their five-year-old son safe at night as the youngster, who wakes frequently, has no awareness of danger, climbs everywhere and constantly tries to escape their home. Oisin Coyle, known as Osh, has Autism, Developmental Delay...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP CALLUM?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP CALLUM?

Disabled nine-year-old Timothy Dickson has taken the final lap of his spacewalk, completing his mission to raise funds for Newlife the A Newtownards seven-year-old who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder will often hurt himself by running into walls or hitting himself in...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP CALLUM?

CAN YOU HELP CALLUM SLEEP SAFELY?

Anyone who has had a late night followed by an early morning knows how hard it is to function on minimal amounts of sleep – but can you imagine trying to care for your disabled children sometimes surviving on no sleep at all? That is the reality of life for Jon...
SAFETY FIRST FOR FEARLESS RYAN

SAFETY FIRST FOR FEARLESS RYAN

Two simple items of specialist equipment are helping to keep eight-year-old Ryan Weidum safe from harm – and giving his family peace of mind. A video monitor and magnetic car harness, costing a combined £634, mean he can sleep and travel in safety, thanks to the...
NEW CAR SEAT WILL KEEP ORLA SAFE

NEW CAR SEAT WILL KEEP ORLA SAFE

The family of Lisburn girl Orla Adamson are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in County Antrim. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped 181...
STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

Seven-year-old Poppy Ferguson from Newtonards in County Down is walking tall at school despite being born with spina bifida. She is able to enjoy school life at the same height as her able bodied friends, thanks to provision of a specialist ‘stand up’ walker by...
SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

When mum Emily Gallagher puts her young son to bed these days, she has peace of mind knowing he can no longer climb out of his bedroom window or rip up the carpets and floorboards. Sleep has returned to the Gallagher household in Belfast, thanks to provision of a...
SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

SAFE AT LAST – IN HIS OWN SAFE SPACE

Sleep has returned to the Gallagher household in Belfast, thanks to provision of a specialist bed by leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation to keep five-year-old Oisin safe at night. Oisin has a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder with severe...
BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE JACK

BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE JACK

When your child needs oxygen 24/7, getting out for even the simplest of things like going to the shop for a pint of milk can be an ordeal. So when Belfast parents Judith and James Bleakney were faced with this problem they turned to a leading children’s disability...
EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

As cutbacks to statutory services begin to bite across Northern Ireland, leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is supporting more and more families across the six Provinces. Families like the McCrackens from Magherafelt in County Londonderry, who...
STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

STANDING UP FOR DISABLED POPPY

National charity Newlife Foundation is making a stand for six-year old disabled child Poppy Ferguson. Poppy, who lives with her parents and two sisters in County Down, Northern Ireland, was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. The little girl also has epilepsy...
HELP LOGAN TO SLEEP IN SAFETY

HELP LOGAN TO SLEEP IN SAFETY

Most mothers would be delighted if their six-year-old son was always smiling and laughing. But for Logan McKechnie’s mum, Abby James, his constantly happy nature is a reminder of the difficulties life holds for him. Logan, who lives in Ballywalter, County Down, has...
EASTER STORY – GIVE MEGAN A REASON TO LAUGH

EASTER STORY – GIVE MEGAN A REASON TO LAUGH

When little Megan chuckled for the first time, it was the most special moment ever for her parents Anna and Neil, who found it profoundly moving. For three-year-old Megan, from Belfast, is severely disabled and, after being born with hydrocephalus and a serious heart...
GENEROUS DONOR FUNDS EQUIPMENT FOR A DOZEN CHILDREN

GENEROUS DONOR FUNDS EQUIPMENT FOR A DOZEN CHILDREN

A dozen disabled and terminally ill children in Northern Ireland are set to get the vital specialist equipment they need – thanks to the generosity of County Antrim clothing supplier N M Williams Ltd. Company director Mark Bradley is an enthusiastic supporter of...