ANYA’S SAFE AND SECURE NOW

ANYA’S SAFE AND SECURE NOW

Twelve-year-old Anya Bhatti has a rare life-limiting genetic condition which has seen her lose all her skills, even the ability to hold up her own head and neck, which can cause her to choke if she isn’t in the right position. With nowhere safe to sit at her Stechford...

NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

A leading children’s charity which raises money in a unique way to fund specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children has scooped a prestigious award at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 2020 Awards. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children...
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

A rallying call has been issued by a leading children’s charity volunteers to help re-stock its stores and help it recover from a £2 million income loss caused by the pandemic. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has re-opened its Volunteer Opportunity Centre to...
NEWLIFE’S BIRMINGHAM STORE REOPENS AFTER COVID CLOSURE

NEWLIFE’S BIRMINGHAM STORE REOPENS AFTER COVID CLOSURE

A charity popular with shoppers for selling goods donated by some of the country’s biggest retailers at a fraction of the price has reopened the doors of its Birmingham store today (June 26th). Newlife’s store at Yew Tree Retail Park in Yardley temporarily closed...
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CHARITY RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC

PLANS FOR STORES TO REOPEN NEXT WEEK

Newlife has announced its flagship SuperStore and HomeStore will reopen to shoppers next week. Social distancing measures will be in place at both stores, off Hemlock Way in Cannock, when they re-open on Monday 15th June to protect customers. The charity’s stores have...
*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR WALSALL GIRL

*STOP PRESS* WHEELCHAIR FUNDED FOR WALSALL GIRL

A four-year-old Walsall girl who spent most of the first two years of her life in hospital after being born without a fully functioning immune system is still facing a daily battle to get outdoors because her current wheelchair doesn’t meet her needs. Macy Adams wears...
PARALYMPIC SPIRIT COMES TO NEWLIFE

PARALYMPIC SPIRIT COMES TO NEWLIFE

Newlife is all set to open the doors to its brand new Yardley store, giving savvy shoppers from across the region the chance to bag a bargain. Yardley will be the seventh opening in Newlife’s portfolio of popular fashion stores, located on the Yew Tree Retail Park,...
LOTTERY BOOST FOR DISABLED TO GAIN JOB SKILLS

LOTTERY BOOST FOR DISABLED TO GAIN JOB SKILLS

Newlife has been awarded a £10,000 National Lottery Community Fund grant to help disabled adults in the region develop the skills needed for employment. Newlife, whose headquarters are in Cannock, aims to help some of the 65,000 disabled people out of work in local...
CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLF CLUB RAISES £2,500

CHARITY PARTNERSHIP WITH GOLF CLUB RAISES £2,500

Ingestre Golf Club in Staffordshire has fundraising for Newlife down to a tee – raising £2,500. Mel Jones President and Kate Robson Lady President of Ingestre Golf Club, Staffordshire, selected Newlife as their chosen charity for 2018/19 because they were inspired to...
CHARITY MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO HELP DISABLED 7-YEAR-OLD

CHARITY MAKES URGENT APPEAL TO HELP DISABLED 7-YEAR-OLD

Seven-year-old Rhys Thomas, from Albrighton, can have up to 60 seizures a day. Without medication the figure is closer to 150. He has the developmental age of a nine-month-old; each seizure affects his brain, resetting it so he forgets anything he has learned, even...
Aggreko staff sparkle for disabled children

Aggreko staff sparkle for disabled children

Staff at Aggreko’s Cannock office have raised over £600 towards Newlife’s Play Therapy Pod service. Aggreko’s fantastic fundraising will help children and families play together, which contributes to children’s physical, social and cognitive development. In the final...
NEWLIFE PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR FAMILY FAILED BY NHS

NEWLIFE PROVIDES A LIFELINE FOR FAMILY FAILED BY NHS

A desperate mum who wakes up to ten times a night to stop her two-year-old son with Autism seriously injuring himself, has praised a disabled children’s charity for the emergency loan of a specialist bed after Stoke and Staffordshire NHS said they couldn’t help. As a...
HEARTBREAK OF BEDRIDDEN DISABLED GIRL

HEARTBREAK OF BEDRIDDEN DISABLED GIRL

Twelve-year-old Jessica Collins has a life-limiting condition which means she is in constant agony, bedridden and isolated from the rest of her family. Jessica from Chelmsley Wood has Muscular Dystrophy which affects every single muscle in her body. She’s unable to...

BRIGGS EQUIPMENT RAISES £60,000 FOR NEWLIFE

A record breaking partnership between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and materials handling supplier Briggs Equipment has raised £60,000 and helped 135 disabled children across the UK. A staff vote at Briggs Equipment saw 30 per cent choose Newlife for...
RESPITE BED CRISIS FOR BEWDLEY FAMILY

RESPITE BED CRISIS FOR BEWDLEY FAMILY

Seven-year-old Charlie Moore has severe Autism, ADHD and can only say a few words.  One of the effects of his condition is he feels the desire to hit his head repeatedly against any hard surface – to such an extent that he’s burst a blood vessel in his face, leaving...
WARWICK STUDENT’S JAILBREAK FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

WARWICK STUDENT’S JAILBREAK FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Warwick University students fled across the UK and Europe as they took part in a ‘jailbreak’ to help disabled and terminally ill children. The annual Jailbreak event held by Warwick University students on February 10-11 as part of RAG Week raised more than £5,500 for...
IT FIRM’S FABULOUS FUNDRAISING CHANGES LIVES

IT FIRM’S FABULOUS FUNDRAISING CHANGES LIVES

Staff at a Stourport-on-Severn business have been putting the fun into fundraising to help change the lives of disabled children across Worcestershire. OGL Computer, which provides business software, IT solutions and cyber security solutions to UK businesses, raised...

MARATHON EFFORT FROM RETIRED RUGELEY COUPLE

A retired Rugeley couple are putting their best foot forward to complete a marathon this January, all in aid of helping local disabled children receive the life changing equipment they desperately need. Wendy and Dave Barnsley have signed up to Newlife Active, the...

LOCAL CHOIRS GET IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT AT THE MARRIOT

A Christmas Choir Concert at the Forest of Arden Marriott on the 17 December has raised £1,493. Magic Voices from Solihull, Magic Voices from Sutton Coldfield and Venus Voices from Leamington Spa came together to put on a magical evening of show tunes and Christmas...
EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT

EARLY CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR NEONATAL UNIT

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children has given Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity an early Christmas delivery of premature baby clothes for its neonatal unit. Over 600 brand new, pre-term baby clothes were given to Newlife by one of its high-street retail...
ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE

ROSE SPRINTS PAST HER CHARITY GOAL FOR NEWLIFE

A member of staff at Cannock based Briggs Equipment, Rose Langley, has smashed her fundraising target for Newlife with six running challenges in six months. As a new mum, Rose heard about Newlife and recognised that any child and their family might need help from the...
YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES

YOUTH SQUAD ARE NEWLIFE HEROES

Milton United Football Club’s Youth Squad have been raising vital funds for Newlife. The team, based in Stoke-on-Trent, took part in a sponsored penalty shootout and raised a fantastic £300 every penny of which will be spent on equipment for disabled and terminally...

SUCCESSFUL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP EXTENDED

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd is extending the partnership with its current nominated charity, Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, into 2018.   The national company – which provides materials handling and lifting equipment – has its headquarters in...
CO-OP ENERGY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

CO-OP ENERGY SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Newlife fundraisers visited the Co-op Energy offices in Walsall to engage staff and promote its partnership whilst raising money for Newlife. As well as raising awareness of Newlife to staff at the Hatherton Road and Bloxwich Road sites, the fundraisers held a sparkle...
BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY

BIG RED BUS BALL HELPS HARRY

A specialist buggy is helping a disabled two-year-old from Cannock get to nursery safely – thanks to the fabulous fundraising of Joanne and Daniel Matthews, whose own young son sadly passed away in 2014 at the age of three.   Joanne and Daniel, from Pattingham in...
SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA

SAFETY SUCCESS FOR LITTLE JOSHUA

Little Joshua has a degenerative muscular condition. He can’t sit upright on his own and taking him out in a regular pushchair caused him to slouch so much he often choked. The 18-month-old urgently needed a specialist buggy, but local statutory services couldn’t...
JAG RAISES NEARLY £500 FOR NEWLIFE

JAG RAISES NEARLY £500 FOR NEWLIFE

Fabulous fundraiser Jagjeet Sohal from Solihull has raised £447 so far for Newlife after getting sponsorship for cutting off 12 inches of her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust to be used as wigs for cancer patients. Jag is so close to reaching her target of...
LOCAL ROTARY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLIFE

LOCAL ROTARY CLUB VOLUNTEERS FOR NEWLIFE

The Rotary Club of Walsall Saddlers donated £250 to Newlife after volunteering with collection buckets at the Staffordshire Ironman Triathlon event in June and the Newlife Chasewater 10k in July. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for disabled and...

FAMILY BECOME ‘NEWLIFE HEROES’ TO HELP OTHER CHILDREN

When Wednesbury nine-year-old Kenzy Jones received a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, his family decided to become ‘Newlife Heroes’ themselves and held a fundraising day to help other disabled children’s families through the charity....

RUNAWAY SUCCESS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

A new local 10k event is set to become an annual favourite, after 65 dedicated runners and walkers joined in to support local disabled children through Newlife charity. The inaugural event at beautiful Chasewater was organised by Newlife the Charity for Disabled...
SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

SPECIALIST BED IS ‘LIFE-SAVER’ SAYS FAMILY

The emergency loan of a specialist bed for six-year-old Benjamin Cameron has been ‘a life-saver’ say his family. And now they are getting a permanent piece of equipment – all thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Benjamin, from Gosforth in...
CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

CO-OP COLLEAGUES CHANGE DISABLED CHILDREN’S LIVES

The lives of more than 630 disabled and terminally ill babies, children and young people across central England have been transformed, thanks to a five-year charity partnership. Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children became Central England Co-operative’s...
LICHFIELD SOROPTOMIST DONATE £300 TO NEWLIFE

LICHFIELD SOROPTOMIST DONATE £300 TO NEWLIFE

Volunteers from the Lichfield Soroptomist group have made a generous donation of £309 to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The money will go towards funding a Play Therapy Pod for 0-18 month olds. The pods are specialist developmental toys that are loaned to...
OGL COMPUTER RAISE £1000 FOR NEWLIFE

OGL COMPUTER RAISE £1000 FOR NEWLIFE

Super fundraisers at OGL computer, based in Stourport-on-Severn, have raised £1,000 for the company’s chosen charity, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, after holding a quiz night and dress down day. All money raised will go towards providing essential...

PUB TO HOLD CHARITY FUN DAY

Supporter Kyla Carpenter-Jones is organising a fun day on 24 June at the Brunswick pub in Wednesbury in aid of Newlife. Newlife provided Kyla’s son Kenzy with a Safespace bed in 2014 so she wanted to give something back. The event at the pub on Crankhall Lane starts...

LOCAL COMPANY DONATES £1000 TO CHARITY

The Clinigen Group based in Burton-on-Trent has kindly donated £1000 to Cannock based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. The funds were raised at the company’s annual golf day where every year a certain amount is put aside to be donated to a...
SPECIALIST SUPPORT COULD CHANGE SAMUEL’S LIFE

SPECIALIST SUPPORT COULD CHANGE SAMUEL’S LIFE

When Samuel Wheatley-Hunt was six weeks old, an MRI scan revealed that the left front lobe of his brain was underdeveloped. This means the six-year-old can’t walk or even stand, which could affect his health. A standing frame could help change his life. A specialist...
STEVE SWEATS IT OUT FOR NEWLIFE

STEVE SWEATS IT OUT FOR NEWLIFE

On 22 July personal trainer Steve Mead from Sweat gym in Walsall will be taking on a mammoth challenge, consisting of 1000 wall ball shots with a 9kg ball, to raise vital funds for Newlife. Sweat gym have also teamed up with Future Elite Body Builders Club to hold...
WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE WORCESTER SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Waitrose in Worcester donated £501 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers...
SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

SUPER SUPPORTERS JUMP TO IT FOR NEWLIFE

Well done to the 11 super supporters from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Staffordshire for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £7k for Newlife. Regional Fundraising & Awareness Manager at Newlife,...
WAITROSE WOLVERHAMPTON SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE WOLVERHAMPTON SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Waitrose in Wolverhampton donated £421 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. At the checkout, customers...
ESTELLE PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR NEWLIFE

ESTELLE PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR NEWLIFE

Fabulous fundraiser Estelle Middleton, from Burntwood, raised over £100 for Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children after taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield. All money raised will go towards providing vital equipment that will help support...
DASHING AHEAD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

DASHING AHEAD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Local MP Aidan Burley and Paralympian Sinclair Thomas got competitors under starter’s orders for the Newlife Santa Dash around Cannock on Saturday (15 December). Sixty-one entrants dressed in Santa suits tackled the one-mile course from Chase Leisure Centre to the...
CHARITY RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

CHARITY RUN TO HELP DISABLED AND TERMINALLY ILL CHILDREN

If you love to run, why not follow your passion through the beautiful countryside over Chasewater and help local disabled and terminally children at the same time? The Newlife Chasewater 10k is being held on Sunday, July 16, and begins at 10.30am with runners taking...
VODAFONE CALL IN TO NEWLIFE TO VOLUNTEER

VODAFONE CALL IN TO NEWLIFE TO VOLUNTEER

Fantastic volunteers from Vodafone, based in the West Midlands, visited the Newlife Opportunity Centre to donate their time for the day. The team spent the day de-labelling items to be sold in Newlife stores and hold various fundraising events to raise vital funds to...
GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

A gala ball at Wolverhampton Racecourse (Saturday 20 May) has raised over £18,500 – to be divided between Cannock-based Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and Kid’s Intensive Care and Decision Support at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The event was organised...
NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

NO OBSTACLE TOO BOUNCY FOR THESE FABULOUS FUNDRAISERS!

Staff at Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and corporate supporters Durapipe UK have been bouncing, boinging and flipping their way to helping children with disabilities and terminal illness – by taking part in The Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run at Wolverhampton...
BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE

BED BOOST TO HELP KEEP ISAAC SAFE

Sixteen-year-old Isaac Hall is in the advanced stages of the rare and debilitating condition Hunters Syndrome. His family need specialist equipment to help care for him at their home in Harvington, Worcestershire – and life has just been made a little bit easier with...
ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH

ESSENTIAL SUPPORT FOR BABY ISAIAH

Eight-month-old Isaiah Gordon has a complex condition which makes travelling in the car to his many medical appointments very uncomfortable and distressing. But now the support of fabulous fundraisers in the county means he will soon be getting the specialist car seat...
NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

NEWLIFE CHARITY IN AWE OF AMAZING VOLUNTEERS

Night-times were a nightmare for the family of five-year-old Iyla Rose Marsh, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands – until they got the temporary loan of specialist equipment from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Now, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at...
BRIGGS STAFF TAKE FUNDRAISING UP A GEAR

BRIGGS STAFF TAKE FUNDRAISING UP A GEAR

Briggs Equipment employees Rose Langley and Angela Smith raised £406 at a car boot sale in Lichfield as part of their ongoing fundraising efforts for Newlife. The duo sold all sorts of items, including jewellery, books and cards provided by Newlife. Rose also ran the...
HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR RAVNEEK

HOIST HELP NEEDED FOR RAVNEEK

Seventeen-year-old Ravneek Singh Kaloti has a worsening condition that means he is increasingly unable to move about on his own. He uses a wheelchair to get around, but needs to be hoisted in and out of it for safety. At home the family has a ceiling track hoist to...
CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE TRAVEL SAFELY IN THE CAR

CAN YOU HELP CHARLIE TRAVEL SAFELY IN THE CAR

Car journeys are a constant worry for Hayley, mum of four-year-old Charlie. Her son has global developmental delay and no awareness of danger – so he will free his arms from the safety straps of his car seat, putting himself at the risk. Charlie, who lives in...
GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

GALA BALL IN MEMORY OF THREE-YEAR-OLD WILF

A charity ball at Wolverhampton Racecourse next month (May) will be a bitter-sweet event for the organisers, as it is being held in memory of little Wilf Matthews who passed away in 2014 at the age of three. Wilf, from Highley in Shropshire, was born with a genetic...
SAFETY SEATING FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD OLIVER

SAFETY SEATING FOR FOUR-YEAR-OLD OLIVER

Four-year-old Oliver Smith from Westway in Stafford is getting specialist support to keep him safe and comfortable during journeys to his many medical appointments – thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Oliver has Cerebral Palsy which...
MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare has raised £771 with a Bollywood extravaganza for Newlife. The event in Digbeth, Birmingham, included traditional Asian cuisine, a Bhangra DJ and henna art. Kiran Bhogal, Senior Funeral Director at Central England Co-operative...

GET IN THE SWING OF SUPPORTING LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

A glittering spring ball with a 1950s theme will be livening up Kidderminster Town Hall later this month – with all profits supporting disabled and terminally ill children in Worcestershire. The event – from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 22 April – is...
MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

MAMMOTH MUD CHALLENGE

Four Central England Co-operative colleagues are swapping their work boots for running shoes as they get set to take on a mammoth and muddy challenge to raise money for Newlife. Josh Shaw, Jack Bevan, Jamie Joyce and Dan Goodby, who all work at the Brandhall...
BUGGY BOOST MEANS MORE FAMILY FUN FOR ISSAC

BUGGY BOOST MEANS MORE FAMILY FUN FOR ISSAC

Five-year-old Issac Crosdale finds everyday life very stressful. His sensory processing disorder results in him freezing and curling up into a ball whenever he finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings, which makes it difficult for his family to take him out. Issac,...
FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF SET TO GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

Cannock-based Briggs Equipment is partnering with Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children for 2017, to help transform young lives. Newlife – which has its headquarters in Hemlock Way, Cannock – is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist...
OGL COMPUTER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

OGL COMPUTER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Staff at OGL Computer, based in Stourport-on-Severn, held their first fundraising event of the year – a Sparkle Party jewellery sale – for the company’s chosen charity, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. The Sparkle Party is part of OGL...

WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £560 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Highgate Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three...

NEWLIFE TIPS SELFRIDGES TO TOP RETAIL AWARD

Newlife The Charity for Disabled Children is looking to nurture local talent by offering a number of new apprenticeships at their head office site in Cannock. As the tenth National Apprenticeship Week comes to a close, Newlife – which is the UK’s largest...

BED BONUS TO HELP ANTARJOT SLEEP IN COMFORT

Thirteen-year-old Antarjot Matharu will soon be sleeping comfortably thanks to the donation of an essential bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children, working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Antarjot, from Smethwick in Sandwell, has a complex condition...
FUNDRAISING STAFF GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

FUNDRAISING STAFF GIVE DISABLED CHILDREN A LIFT

A three-hour charity spin challenge involving 30 members of staff from Cannock-based Briggs Equipment has raised more than £640 to help disabled and terminally ill children. The high-performance challenge, at The Village Hotel Leisure Club in Walsall (Friday 24...

JOHN LEWIS IN TAMWORTH DONATES £1,100 TO NEWLIFE

John Lewis in Tamworth have donated £1,100 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children. Every three months, the store donate £3,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three chosen. When customers...
BED BOOST WILL HELP REDUCE GRACE’S PAIN

BED BOOST WILL HELP REDUCE GRACE’S PAIN

Nine-year-old Grace Riddell will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children working in partnership with Marks and Spencer. Grace, from Castle Vale in Birmingham, has a complex condition...
VITAL FUNDING FOR FAMILIES IS MORE THAN A PIPE DREAM . . .

VITAL FUNDING FOR FAMILIES IS MORE THAN A PIPE DREAM . . .

Durapipe UK is helping to transform the lives of disabled and terminally ill children in Staffordshire. The leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic pipework systems, which has its UK headquarters in Cannock where it has been established for more than 45...
NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

NEW YEAR, NEW NAME

The UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – which is based in Cannock – has kicked off the New Year with a new name. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and its supporting...
EMERGENCY BED IS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

EMERGENCY BED IS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

If 11-year-old Charlotte Griffin is blue-lighted into hospital this Christmas, her parents will at least have peace of mind that she has a specialist sleeping environment to keep her safe on the ward. Charlotte, from Sutton Coldfield, has a complex condition including...
NEW YEAR GIFT FOR LITTLE LEON

NEW YEAR GIFT FOR LITTLE LEON

A New Year gift of a specialist car seat will keep three-year-old Leon Thompson, from Codsall near Wolverhampton, safe and comfortable during trips out with his family. (Delivery will be just a couple of days after his fourth birthday on January 3, 2017) Leon has...

BED BOOST IS ‘GOOD NEWS’ FOR ELISSA

Five-year-old Elissa Rossor will soon be getting her ‘big girl’ bed. This is particularly uplifting for her mum Shylah, because for the past eight months Elissa has been sleeping in a specialist bed for her own safety. Elissa, from Kidderminster, has Autistic...
EVIE GETS THE SPECIALIST HELP SHE NEEDS

EVIE GETS THE SPECIALIST HELP SHE NEEDS

Four-year-old Evie Timmis, from Haughton near Stafford, will soon be getting the specialist car seat she needs so she can travel in safety in the family car. Evie has epilepsy and development delay; unable to walk, she uses a specialist buggy to get out and about. The...
REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

Join the Newlife Reindeer Ramble for some festive family fun on Cannock Chase and help support local disabled children. Newlife’s own ‘Roddy the Reindeer’ – seen pictured here with seven-year-old Zach Dunning and charity fundraiser Becky Brooks...
VITAL AID FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

VITAL AID FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Central England Co-operative colleagues and customers throughout the business are revitalising their fundraising efforts in a bid to hit the retailer’s charity target of £1.5million for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Support is coming from all areas...

DEE SET SUPPORT NEWLIFE

The Payroll team at Dee Set in Stoke-on-Trent have raised £94 for Newlife after holding a Halloween fancy dress event. Every penny raised will make a difference locally and will be spent on providing essential equipment, such as wheelchairs and communication aids, for...
CHARITY CELEBRATION IN PARLIAMENT

CHARITY CELEBRATION IN PARLIAMENT

Three-year-old Daisy Locke from Winchester was the ‘star of the evening’ when she and her parents joined the Secretary of State for Disabled people, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt at a House of Commons celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Newlife...
CO-OP RUNNER RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

CO-OP RUNNER RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR NEWLIFE

Jerry from the Central England Co-operative did the Great Birmingham Run and raised £1,308 for Newlife Foundation through sponsorship and store collections. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands....

JUMP TO IT AND HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Would you take the plunge to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness? Newlife Foundation – the UK’s leading charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness – is looking for...
REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

REINDEER RAMBLE FOR FESTIVE FUN

Join the Newlife Reindeer Ramble for some festive family fun on Cannock Chase and help support local disabled children. The Reindeer Ramble is a three kilometre route, setting off from the Marquis Drive visitor centre at 11am on Saturday 10 December. Everyone who...
SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD CHAEL

SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD CHAEL

Three-year-old Chael Edwards will soon be sleeping in safety thanks to the donation of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, working in partnership with retail giant Marks and Spencer. Chael, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire, has a...
LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS DONATE £1,500 TO NEWLIFE

LOCAL ROTARY CLUBS DONATE £1,500 TO NEWLIFE

Two rotary clubs, the Walsall Saddlers and Burton upon Trent Rotary Club, have donated £1,500 to Newlife after helping out at the Ironman Triathlon event. This kind donation will go towards providing equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in...

VOTE FOR NEWLIFE AS CARNIVAL RAG’S CHOSEN CHARITY

All students at the University of Birmingham can vote for Newlife to become one of Carnival RAG’s allocated charities. Each year, Carnival RAG members vote for four organisations to be its allocated charities for the year who will benefit from its fundraising...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAKE?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP JAKE?

Four-year-old Jake Baker from Halesowen (B63 postcode district) has a genetic disorder combined with autism and uncontrolled epilepsy; he urgently needs a specialist comfy seat where he can sit in safety to recover from seizures and be fed through a tube in his...
PAMPER DAY HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

PAMPER DAY HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR NEWLIFE

Newlife were invited to hold a Sparkle Party sale at a Pamper Day, organised by the Caroline Parkinson Memorial Fund & Sally Painting Memorial Fund. The event raised £115 towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
NORTON CANES GYM RAISE £250 FOR NEWLIFE

NORTON CANES GYM RAISE £250 FOR NEWLIFE

The Xtreme Training Centre in Norton Canes, Cannock, raised £250 from a boxing event for Newlife. The money raised will go towards supplying specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in...

AMES GROUP JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Staff at AMES Group, from Blackheath, will be jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet in the autumn to raise money towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. You can support these adrenaline junkies by...
TOYS R US IN TAMWORTH SUPPORT NEWLIFE

TOYS R US IN TAMWORTH SUPPORT NEWLIFE

We’ve placed a collection can at the Toys R Us store in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Any money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. Grants can be made for a wide range of equipment, from wheelchairs to...
BUGGY BOOST KEEPS RILEY SAFE

BUGGY BOOST KEEPS RILEY SAFE

Three-year-old Riley Allen from Branston, Burton on Trent, has no awareness of danger, and when the world around him becomes too stressful he will run off, putting himself at risk. With Riley having grown out of his standard pushchair and nothing larger available...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LICHFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL

We’re looking for volunteers to help run a stall at Lichfield food Festival on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer, please...
CAN YOU HELP FUND THE SPECIAL SEAT LITTLE MEGGIE NEEDS?

CAN YOU HELP FUND THE SPECIAL SEAT LITTLE MEGGIE NEEDS?

Full of giggles and smiles, two-year-old Megan ‘Meggie’ Ford from Kidderminster is a happy little girl with a bubbly personality, however a rare life-limiting condition means she isn’t able to sit or stand without specialist equipment. At the moment she...
WALSALL COLLEGE RAISE £300 FOR NEWLIFE

WALSALL COLLEGE RAISE £300 FOR NEWLIFE

Business students at Walsall College raised £300 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help...
RBS TEAM RUN FOR NEWLIFE

RBS TEAM RUN FOR NEWLIFE

Six-year-old twins Tommy and Nathan Bulloch can undo their car seats and climb into the front of the car while their horrified mum is driving on the motorway, risking not only their own safety, but putting other drivers in peril too! The identical twins from the same...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CANNOCK CARNIVAL STALL

We’re looking for volunteers to help run a stall at Cannock Carnival from 9am – 3pm on Saturday 16 July. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer, please...
JAMIE JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

JAMIE JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Well done to Jamie Sault for jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield in Shropshire and raising over £340 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in...
LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FOR LITTLE SHAY AND HIS FAMILY

LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED FOR LITTLE SHAY AND HIS FAMILY

The arrival of a special bed known as a SafeSpace and a Play Therapy Pod packed with therapeutic toys has transformed life for a Redditch six-year-old with Autism, who is now safe from harm during the night and has also been able to play properly for the first time....
HEAD INJURY COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR PAIGE

HEAD INJURY COULD BE CATASTROPHIC FOR PAIGE

Five-year-old Paige Garrington has a rare genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis which causes tumours; this is combined with severe epilepsy and a brain aneurysm. She wears a protective helmet during the day to help prevent potentially catastrophic head injuries...
STANDING FRAME WILL HELP LITTLE EVIE

STANDING FRAME WILL HELP LITTLE EVIE

Eight-year-old Evie Thompson, who has a rare childhood disease, will soon be getting a specialist standing frame to help manage her condition. The equipment is being provided by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, with funding support from fabulous fundraisers...
SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT IS ‘A LIFE-CHANGER’

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT IS ‘A LIFE-CHANGER’

A simple piece of specialist equipment is making a big impact on the lives of ten-year-old George and his family in Eccleshall, Staffordshire. George has Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and sensory dysfunction. He has no awareness of...
CAN YOU HELP US HELP AARON?

CAN YOU HELP US HELP AARON?

Erdington 18-year-old Aaron Ebanks has a degenerative condition which means he needs to use a wheelchair to get around, but without a portable hoist he is still restricted in where he can go. Having this simple piece of equipment would be life changing, enabling him...
WALKING HER WAY INTO FAMILY LIFE . . .

WALKING HER WAY INTO FAMILY LIFE . . .

A simple piece of specialist equipment has helped transform the home life of six-year-old Libbi-Faith Dudley from Birmingham. Libbi has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, is fed through a tube in her stomach and needs oxygen when she is unwell. She was previously...
JAN JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

JAN JUMPS TO IT TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Congratulations to Jan Share for jumping out of a plane at over 10,000 feet at Tilstock Airfield and raising £700 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If...

CAN YOU HELP US HELP BOBBY?

Like most five-year-old boys Bobby Allen from Worcester wants to join in games with his friends and try out different sports, but he isn’t able to walk on his own as his muscles are very weak. However, with a special standing frame he could spend time out of his...
TAKE A LEAF OUT OF SUE’S BOOK . . .

TAKE A LEAF OUT OF SUE’S BOOK . . .

Volunteers at Cannock’s Newlife at Home store are hoping more people will take a leaf out of their book . . . and donate unwanted literature lying around the home to help disabled and terminally ill children get the vital equipment they urgently need. Newlife...
PRECIOUS MEMORIES FOR LICHFIELD FAMILY

PRECIOUS MEMORIES FOR LICHFIELD FAMILY

When Isla Hufton’s parents were told she was terminally ill, they arranged a special trip to Disneyland Paris, so the 14-month-old and her three-year-old sister could enjoy being treated like fairy tale princesses and make happy memories to treasure forever....
HOW YOU GET HELP IS SO IMPORTANT

HOW YOU GET HELP IS SO IMPORTANT

Mum Nadia Asif from Burslem is full of praise for our Newlife nurses. She contacted the Newlife Nurse Helpline when her son Ibrahim, aged five, needed a specialist car seat. Ibrahim has Autistic Spectrum Disorder and delayed development which can result in some...
FOOTBALLERS TRY TO SCORE FUNDRAISING GOAL

FOOTBALLERS TRY TO SCORE FUNDRAISING GOAL

Come and show your support when two teams from Newlife will battle it out for a charity football match at 1pm on 8 May at Burntwood Rugby Club in Cannock. Staff from Newlife will be made up of two teams; Hemlock and Bridgtown. There will also be various stalls on the...
LIZ SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

LIZ SPARKLES FOR NEWLIFE

Volunteer Liz from Staffordshire raised £317 after holding a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. Are you interested in holding a sparkle...
SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP J-K RELAX

SPECIAL SEAT TO HELP J-K RELAX

Like many six-year-olds, Jonathan-Kraig Atkins is an active child. But unlike many others his complex condition including ADHD, Global Developmental Delay and Dyspraxia means he struggles to sit still. Mum Mrs Amanda Atkins, from Fenton in Staffordshire, said:...
MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE A BALL FUNDRAISING FOR NEWLIFE

MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE A BALL FUNDRAISING FOR NEWLIFE

Kevin Bruerton and Richard Webster, from the Central England Cooperative, organised a Spring Ball in Wolverhampton and raised £2195 for their London Marathon fundraising in aid of Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities...
BP NORTON CANES SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

BP NORTON CANES SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

BP in Norton Canes has raised £311 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HEDNESFORD COLLECTION

We’re looking for volunteers to help with a collection at Hednesford FC at the Tamworth match from 2pm on Saturday 9th April. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you would like to volunteer...
BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

BARCLAYS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Barclays in Birmingham raised £503 from a Sparkle Party sale to raise money for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will go towards helping children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. Are you interested in holding a sparkle party? Click...
WAITROSE FOUR OAKS DONATES £440 TO NEWLIFE

WAITROSE FOUR OAKS DONATES £440 TO NEWLIFE

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £440 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Highgate Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three...
TICKLED TO BE HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN

TICKLED TO BE HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN

Cannock brothers Tom and Jack Kay are tickled to have the support of veteran comedian Ken Dodd as they step up their fundraising efforts ahead of next month’s London Marathon. Tom, 27, and Jack, 24, both work for Cannock-based Newlife Foundation for Disabled...
JACK NEEDS YOUR HELP TO HAVE MORE FAMILY TIME IN COMFORT

JACK NEEDS YOUR HELP TO HAVE MORE FAMILY TIME IN COMFORT

Thirteen-year-old Jack Felkin from Erdington, West Midlands, needs your help to get specialist seating that will enable him to sit in comfort and spend more time with his family. Jack is a bubbly, happy young boy who has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to support his own...
CHRIS TO TACKLE MUDDY OBSTACLES FOR NEWLIFE

CHRIS TO TACKLE MUDDY OBSTACLES FOR NEWLIFE

A dedicated member of staff at Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is going the extra mile and taking part in the Wolf Run on 9 April. Chris Fielding, along with a pack of three other wolves, will be competing in the 10K obstacle race in Warwickshire to help...

CUTTLESTONES STEPS IN TO HELP LITTLE MILLIE

Little Millie Emery is the latest in a long list of local children with disabilities to get the specialist equipment they need with the help of auctioneers Cuttlestones. The Penkridge and Wolverhampton based auction house supports Newlife Foundation for Disabled...
THANKS A MILLION WARWICKSHIRE!

THANKS A MILLION WARWICKSHIRE!

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area – including 18 in Warwickshire. In May 2012 Central England...
THANKS A MILLION STAFFORDSHIRE!

THANKS A MILLION STAFFORDSHIRE!

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlife...
THANKS A MILLION SANDWELL!

THANKS A MILLION SANDWELL!

Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative have hit the £1million mark which, since 2012, has helped hundreds of children with disabilities and terminal illness across their trading area. In May 2012 Central England Co-operative colleagues chose Newlife...

1K FAMILY FUN RUN ON CANNOCK CHASE

Mash Running is calling on families to take part in its 1K ‘Fun Run’ on Saturday, May 7, on Cannock Chase. All proceeds generated from the fun run will be donated to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – the UK’s largest charitable provider of...
KEEPING CAMERON SAFE AND SOUND THROUGH THE NIGHT

KEEPING CAMERON SAFE AND SOUND THROUGH THE NIGHT

Little Cameron Cuddihy from Yardley will sleep safe and sound now, despite the 40 seizures a day he can have, thanks to the emergency loan of a specialist bed from Newlife Foundation. A rare form of Epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome means five-year-old Cameron has a...
NEWLIFE HOLDS SILENT AUCTION EVENT ON 12 MARCH 2016

NEWLIFE HOLDS SILENT AUCTION EVENT ON 12 MARCH 2016

Bargain hunters are invited to come along and bid on some amazing items in the Silent Auction Event at Newlife Market Place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 12 March. There will be a variety of high quality branded items, including bags, sunglasses, shoes, scarves and...
NOW ZACH CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND COMFORT

NOW ZACH CAN TRAVEL IN SAFETY AND COMFORT

A special car seat has made a big difference to an Ipstones one-year-old and his family as he can now travel in safety and comfort. Journeys in his standard car seat would often make one-year-old Zach Otter cry as it didn’t give him the level of support he...
A SAFE NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR BRANDON

A SAFE NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR BRANDON

For nine-year-old Brandon Punshon a peaceful night’s sleep is something that dreams are made of. He was recently provided with a special bed by Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, in the hopes that this would help him get a good night’s rest, but...
MACKENZIE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

MACKENZIE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Mackenzie Fox-Byrne, centre, joins Newlife fundraisers to meet some of the cast of Circus Starr’s latest show – Pinocchio Joins The Circus – in Telford last night (January 20). Mackenzie, who is 11 years old and lives in Market Drayton, is just one...

AYANA MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

When Circus Starr rolls into Brierley Hill on Tuesday 19 January (2016), young Ayana Salmon will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Ayana, who is three years old and lives in Bushbury, Wolverhampton, is just one of thousands of...

MACKENZIE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

When Circus Starr rolls into Telford on Wednesday 20 January (2016), young Mackenzie Fox-Byrne will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Mackenzie, who is 11 years old and lives in Market Drayton, is just one of thousands of disabled...
NEW BED NEEDED TO HELP KEEP KATIE SAFE

NEW BED NEEDED TO HELP KEEP KATIE SAFE

Being able to keep your child safe is one of the most important things in the world to a parent – we teach them to look both ways when they are crossing the road and never to talk to strangers – then we tuck them into bed at night and mostly we think that...
SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL THREE-YEAR-OLD

SPECIAL BED FOR A SPECIAL THREE-YEAR-OLD

Three-year-old Harry Marklew is getting the specialist equipment he needs to sleep safely, thanks to fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Harry, from Kings Heath in Birmingham, has a genetic disorder that causes developmental delay and autistic...
TWINS GET SPECIALIST TOYS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

TWINS GET SPECIALIST TOYS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Twin brothers from Telford, Shropshire, can look forward to a fun filled Christmas thanks to the loan of an Interactive Play Therapy Pod from Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Nine-year-old Robbie and Fraser Ludlow-Smith enjoyed the toys so much that mum...
HAZEL IS SANTA’S DASHING STAR TURN

HAZEL IS SANTA’S DASHING STAR TURN

Little Hazel Stockill was the dashing star turn at a fundraising event in Cannock. Hazel, who is aged three and has a rare chromosome disorder, took part in the sixth Newlife Santa Dash in Cannock town centre earlier this month (December 12). Yet again, Bank Bar and...
HOME FROM HOSPITAL – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

HOME FROM HOSPITAL – JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

Three-month-old Alex Ellis is being discharged from hospital just in time for Christmas, thanks to provision of a specialist bed by locally-based national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of...
HELPING HARRY PLAY

HELPING HARRY PLAY

A life-limited Burton-on-Trent two-year-old will receive an extra special Christmas present after a national children’s disability charity helped his parents discover exactly what he responds to – just in time to tell Santa. Little Harry Annable from...

CUTTLESTONES STEPS IN TO HELP LITTLE MILLIE

Little Millie Emery is the latest in a long list of local children with disabilities to get the specialist equipment they need with the help of auctioneers Cuttlestones. The Penkridge and Wolverhampton based auction house supports Newlife Foundation for Disabled...
WORCESTERSHIRE FREEMASONS DONATE £2,000 TO NEWLIFE

WORCESTERSHIRE FREEMASONS DONATE £2,000 TO NEWLIFE

The Worcestershire Freemasons kindly donated £2,000 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children from its Masonic Ladies Night Dinner Dance, which also included a raffle and sparkle party. The £2,000 donation will go towards helping children with disabilities or...
CAN YOU HELP THEO GET THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

CAN YOU HELP THEO GET THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Settling down to watch your favourite film is one of life’s simple pleasures – little Theo Oakley loves nothing more. But rather than relaxing in a comfortable chair, the six-year-old from Southampton, has to sit in his wheelchair – it’s the...
NEW BED KEEPS TENBURY TEEN SAFE

NEW BED KEEPS TENBURY TEEN SAFE

Any parent wants to keep their child safe, but how do you protect your child from themselves?! When 17-year-old Andrew Dicken started self-harming he wasn’t able to tell his parents why – so they made the difficult decision to move Andrew into 24 hour...
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth has raised £78 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise...
WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

We’d like to thank volunteers Diane Rochelle and Trist Meacham for holding a collection at Wyevale Garden Centre in Shenstone to help raise funds for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. We’re looking for...
NEW BUGGY TO HELP GET MADDIE MOBILE

NEW BUGGY TO HELP GET MADDIE MOBILE

A simple trip to the shops has been a real struggle for five-year-old Maddie Barrow and her mum. But a new special buggy means that Maddie and her mum can enjoy spending quality mother daughter time together. Maddie, from Cannock in Staffordshire, has a rare brain...
ASH END HOUSE CHILDREN’S FARM SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

ASH END HOUSE CHILDREN’S FARM SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Ash End House Children’s Farm in Middleton, near Tamworth, has raised £168 from a collection for Newlife Foundation. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in...
HOLLYBUSH GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORT NEWLIFE

HOLLYBUSH GARDEN CENTRE SUPPORT NEWLIFE

The Hollybush Garden Centre on Warstone Road in Shareshill is supporting Newlife over the festive period with bucket collections. All money raised will help children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in the West Midlands. If you’re...

A SAFE SPACE FOR SAMUEL

Six-year-old Samuel will be able to sleep in safety – thanks to provision of a simple piece of specialist disability equipment funded by fabulous local fundraisers at Central England Co-operative. Samuel, from Stourbridge, has Autism, ADHD and learning...
HELP KEEP HARRISON SAFE

HELP KEEP HARRISON SAFE

Being able to take your child out in safety is something that many of us would consider our right, but for Harrison Brown’s family this right is slipping further and further away. All they need is a simple piece of equipment – a specialist car seat –...
NEW SEAT GIVES HOLLY COMFORT

NEW SEAT GIVES HOLLY COMFORT

A leading disability charity has helped a Staffordshire toddler find comfort at home, by providing her with an innovative seat called a P-Pod. Two-year-old Holly Shaw has developmental delay, problems with her hearing and Epilepsy as well as low muscle tone –...
SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL

SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR A SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL

A simple piece of specialist equipment means nine-year-old Anya Bhatti has somewhere to sit at home where she can be safe and that helps reduce the risk of choking. Anya, from Stetchford, has a degenerative condition that affects her mobility. In addition she has a...
ALASTAIR’S SANTA DASH CHALLENGE

ALASTAIR’S SANTA DASH CHALLENGE

You may have dreamed of ‘beating The Banker’ on TV game show Deal Or No Deal – but this is your opportunity to ‘Beat The Bank’. More specifically, to beat Bank Bar and Lounge owner Alastair Payne in this year’s Newlife Santa Dash. Alastair has...
MARATHON EFFORT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

MARATHON EFFORT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Two dedicated members of staff at Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children decided to go that extra mile when they took part in the Morrison’s Great Birmingham Run at the weekend. Chris Fielding, the Deputy Community Fundraising Manager at Newlife Foundation,...
EVIE-ANNE JOINS THE CIRCUS STARS

EVIE-ANNE JOINS THE CIRCUS STARS

Five-year-old Evie-Anne Peel from Meriden joined her family and hundreds of other guests under the Big Top at Circus Starr in Nuneaton last week (October 9). Mum Michelle Peel said: “Evie-Anne was a little poorly, but we all had a fab night at the circus; they...

A STRETCH IN TIME FOR HAYDON

At the end of the school day and after many hours in his wheelchair, 13-year-old Haydon Lloyd can now looking forward to stretching out in comfort at home – thanks to provision of a specialist chair. Haydon, from Silverdale in Newcastle under Lyme, has Cerebral...

NEWLIFE NEEDS YOU!

Do you want to give something back to your local community? Then we are looking for you! Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness, is searching for six volunteers to help with...
LITTLE RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

LITTLE RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

Young Riley Pugh enjoyed all the fun of the circus in Wolverhampton last night (Wednesday) – with his face painted as Spiderman! Riley, who is almost seven and lives in Coseley, was invited along to Circus Starr with his mum Jayne Pugh and brother Taylor to...
WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

WAITROSE FOUR OAKS SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Waitrose Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield donated £293 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Highgate Centre donates £1,000 between three local good causes and recently Newlife was one of the three...
CIRCUS STARRS

CIRCUS STARRS

The Thomas family from Morda near Oswestry enjoyed a great night out at the circus earlier this week, thanks to Newlife working in partnership with Circus Starr. The show, which was in Shrewsbury on Monday, showcases world-class circus acts in a relaxed Big Top...

JOIN NEWLIFE FOR FESTIVE FUNDRAISING FUN

A trio of fabulous fundraisers will be raising money for Newlife and getting into the festive spirit in the process at the Cannock Christmas light switch on, held on Friday, November 13. Kathryn Davis, Debbie Woodcock and Sue Clark, who all work for the Pendeford...
COLLECTION HELD AT WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE

COLLECTION HELD AT WYEVALE GARDEN CENTRE

Newlife Fundraiser Keleigh Tomlinson visited Wyevale Garden Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon to hold a collection and increase awareness of Newlife. The garden centre on Black Hill are working alongside Keleigh to make more people aware of how Newlife can help children...
HOTEL HOLDS CLOTHES SALE FOR NEWLIFE

HOTEL HOLDS CLOTHES SALE FOR NEWLIFE

The Castle Hotel in Tamworth is celebrating choosing Newlife as their Charity of the Year by holding a clothes sale to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in the West Midlands. You can grab some fantastic bargains on Ladieswear, Menswear,...
STARBUCKS HAVE ‘BEAN’ BUSY SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

STARBUCKS HAVE ‘BEAN’ BUSY SUPPORTING NEWLIFE

Massive thank you to Starbucks across the Midlands for placing collection cans in 17 of their stores in aid of Newlife. They are also planning on holding other fun events to raise money, such as guess the name of the teddy. All money raised will help children with...
LICHFIELD WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

LICHFIELD WAITROSE SUPPORTS NEWLIFE

Waitrose in Lichfield donated £470 through its Community Matters scheme to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Every month the branch at Darwin Park donates £1,000 between three local good causes and in June one of the three was Newlife. At the checkout,...
HELP BETHANY SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY WITH HER FAMILY

HELP BETHANY SIT IN COMFORT AND SAFETY WITH HER FAMILY

A seven-year-old Erdington girl needs your help so she can enjoy sitting in comfort and safety with the rest of her family. A rare brain disorder has left Bethany Danbury with no means to communicate apart from her family understanding her cries. She has limited head...
RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

RILEY MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

When Circus Starr rolls into Wolverhampton on Wednesday October 7, young Riley Pugh will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Riley, who is almost seven and lives in Coseley, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK...
LITTLE EVIE-ANNE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

LITTLE EVIE-ANNE MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

When Circus Starr rolls into Nuneaton on Friday October 9, little Evie-Anne Peel will be at the head of the queue with her family to meet some of the acts. Five-year-old Evie-Anne, from Meriden, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK who will get...

LITTLE WILLIAM MEETS THE CIRCUS STARS

When Circus Starr rolls into Shrewsbury on Monday October 5, little William Thomas will be at the head of the queue with his family to meet some of the acts. Four-year-old William, from Morda near Oswestry, is just one of thousands of disabled children around the UK...
�CHARLIE IS NO LONGER A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME�

�CHARLIE IS NO LONGER A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME�

A six-year-old Cannock boy is now able to get to vital appointments as well as being able to go to school and attend fun family activities away from home, all thanks to a new specialist buggy. On average Charlie Squire has 13 seizures a day, several times each week,...
TRIO SKYDIVE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

TRIO SKYDIVE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

THREE LADIES used to the more tranquil setting of Frank Innes Property Sales and Lettings in Uttoxeter decided to spice up their weekend by jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet speeding through the air at up to 120 mph. The “once in a lifetime” skydive...
WILLIAM NEEDS YOUR HELP

WILLIAM NEEDS YOUR HELP

Your help is needed to give a seven-year-old Stoke boy the opportunity to sit independently in comfort and safety in his own home. William Mardling has a number of disorders that have caused development delays. He struggles to get around and is too large to be...
CHARLIE-MARIE NEEDS YOUR HELP

CHARLIE-MARIE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Charlie-Marie needs your help to enable her to use essential medical splints while also being able to integrate with her family and get around out of the house in safety. Eighteen-year-old Charlie-Marie French from Droitwich, has Cerebral Palsy as a result of being...
COLLECTION CAN PLACED AT BP GAILEY

COLLECTION CAN PLACED AT BP GAILEY

We’ve placed a collection can at the BP Station in Gailey to help raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife...
OBSESSIONS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

OBSESSIONS SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Hair & Beauty salon Obsessions in Tamworth have raised £157 by holding a sparkle party to raise money for children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help raise money for Newlife...
HELP FOR HENRY – AT A STROKE . . .

HELP FOR HENRY – AT A STROKE . . .

Firefighter Steve Vincent took the plunge at Castle Vale swimming pool at the weekend (Saturday 25 July) to raise money to help a Birmingham boy get the specialist bed he needs so he can sleep in safety. Steve, an Area Commander based at West Midlands Fire Service...
LUKE NOW TRAVELS IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

LUKE NOW TRAVELS IN COMFORT AND SAFETY

A five-year-old boy from Kingswinford is now able to travel safely and attend important hospital appointments thanks to a new specialist car seat. Weighing just 2lb 5oz Luke Powers was born extremely prematurely at 26 weeks. He spent five months in hospital, had five...
CHASE ROCKS SPARKLES

CHASE ROCKS SPARKLES

A week of fun was had by all at the Cannock Chase High School CHASEFEST culminating in Chase Rocks out on the school field on a day where staff and pupils raised £401 for specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Staffordshire. “CHASEFEST is a...
TAMWORTH TOYS R US SUPPORT NEWLIFE

TAMWORTH TOYS R US SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Toys R Us in Tamworth have raised £183 so far through collection cans to help children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire. Toys R Us Store manager, Julie Nwosu said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Newlife for their...
TAMWORTH SANTANDER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

TAMWORTH SANTANDER SPARKLE FOR NEWLIFE

Tamworth Santander held a Sparkle Party Sale at the Castle Hotel to raise money for Newlife Foundation. This sparkle party is part of the ongoing fundraising efforts from Tamworth Santander. So far, it’s raised a total of over £5,000 and with £3,500 of match...
A MILLION STEPS TOWARDS A MILLION POUNDS

A MILLION STEPS TOWARDS A MILLION POUNDS

Colleagues at 17 Central England Co-operative stores across Birmingham have been ‘taking steps’ to help raise £1million to support children with disabilities and terminal illness. Central England Co-operative is supporting Cannock-based charity Newlife...
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON BOY NEEDS A SPECIAL BUGGY

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON BOY NEEDS A SPECIAL BUGGY

“Battling for equipment and support is something many families of children with disabilities or terminal illness know all too well” – Stephen Morgan, Newlife Foundation Main Head of Operations. Families with children who have disabilities or terminal...
FRANK INNES TAKE THE PLUNGE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

FRANK INNES TAKE THE PLUNGE TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

A group of employees at Frank Innes Estate Agents in Uttoxeter are holding various fundraising events, including cake sales, to help raise money for their tandem skydive in aid of Newlife. The team of daredevils; Emma Watkinson, Gemma French and Emma Roden, will be...
TAMWORTH LIONS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

TAMWORTH LIONS SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Tamworth Lions have kindly given Newlife a cheque for £75 to be spent on specialist equipment for children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Staffordshire. Midlands Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager, Keleigh Tomlinson, said:...
HELP US TO HELP HENRY

HELP US TO HELP HENRY

Taking a family holiday is the highlight of the year for many – but for Helen and David Hogan from Birmingham it hasn’t been possible, as their middle child, Henry, has severe autism and needs a specialist travel bed to stay safe through the night. Because...
COLLECTION HELD AT GAILEY GARDEN CENTRE

COLLECTION HELD AT GAILEY GARDEN CENTRE

Newlife Fundraiser Keleigh Tomlinson visited Dobbies Garden Centre in Gailey to hold a collection and increase awareness of Newlife. The garden centre on Watling Street is working alongside Keleigh to make more people aware of how Newlife can help children with...
VOLUNTEERS OFFER FANTASTIC SUPPORT AT BIRMINGHAM 10K

VOLUNTEERS OFFER FANTASTIC SUPPORT AT BIRMINGHAM 10K

We’d like to thank Newlife volunteers who helped organisers of the Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k. They volunteered their time to ensure runners and spectators got to the start and viewing points safely. If you are interested in volunteering to support Newlife...
JONATHAN’S DONE REAR-LY WELL

JONATHAN’S DONE REAR-LY WELL

A WOLVERHAMPTON man who ran the London Marathon to raise money for children with disabilities revealed he has sold the space on his buttocks for a permanent tattoo to boost charity funds. Jonathan Green was 21 stone and decided to do something about it and was...
COVENTRY SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

COVENTRY SUPPORTER GETS CRAFTY TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Newlife supporter Rachel, from Coventry, has handmade some knitted animals to be sold in aid of Newlife Foundation. These knitted animals, along with other knitted items from our supporters, will be sold at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the...

COLLECTION CAN PLACED IN TELFORD TOBY CARVERY

We’ve placed a collection can at Toby Carvery, Shawbirch Cross Roads, Telford, TF1 3QA. Any money raised will help UK children with disabilities or terminal illness and their families in Shropshire. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help...
SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT THE MID-SUMMER MADNESS DISCO

SUPPORT NEWLIFE AT THE MID-SUMMER MADNESS DISCO

Newlife volunteers are holding a beach-themed Mid-Summer Madness disco, in aid of Newlife Foundation. All are welcome to attend and beachwear fancy dress, such as grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts, is optional. Venue: Burntwood Rugby Club, The Sportsway, Northshore,...

STUDENTS DISPLAY ARTWORK AT BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Entry one students at the City of Wolverhampton College will be exhibiting their work at Bilston Craft Gallery from the 25th April until the 23rd May 2015, in aid of Newlife Foundation. Their art work involves abstract images in the colours purple and teal,...
SPECIALIST BED IS ‘GODSEND’ FOR FAMILY

SPECIALIST BED IS ‘GODSEND’ FOR FAMILY

Four-year-old Codi Wild, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, has a complex condition that includes Hydrocephalus, with a shunt in situ, visual impairment and learning disabilities. Combined with the fact that he is already four feet tall and weighs five stone, he needs care...
HAPPY BUNNIES HELP CHILDREN

HAPPY BUNNIES HELP CHILDREN

Some people just love dressing up. But for staff at the busy BP service station at Norton Canes services who donned tutus and bunny ears – it was all in a good cause. The team collected a total of £329 from generous customers on what turned out to be a busy...
STAFFORDSHIRE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM STORE’S KINDNESS

STAFFORDSHIRE CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM STORE’S KINDNESS

Children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire will benefit from the generosity of colleagues at Tamworth’s John Lewis store. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, based in Cannock, was one of three charities to gain from John Lewis’...
KENTS MOAT CO-OP ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE

KENTS MOAT CO-OP ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE

Fundraiser Ellie Deffley raised £450 in aid of Newlife Foundation by holding a sparkle party for Mothers Day at the Kents Moat Co-operative in Birmingham. The event was held at the Birmingham store to raise money to continue our vital services to children with...
ANDY THANKS BIG HEARTED AUCTIONEERS

ANDY THANKS BIG HEARTED AUCTIONEERS

It is not always a case of going, going, gone at Cuttlestones – the big hearted auctioneers just cannot stop giving to local children with disabilities and terminal illness. Since April 1, 2014, Cuttlestones’ Penkridge and Wolverhampton auction houses have...
CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN – LIKE WILLIAM

CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN – LIKE WILLIAM

The family of Newcastle-under-Lyme boy William Kirk-Bradshaw are backing the launch of an appeal to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Staffordshire. William’s mum is so pleased with the car seat that gets him to and from school in...
MOBILE HOIST GIVES BIRMINGHAM FAMILY A REAL LIFT

MOBILE HOIST GIVES BIRMINGHAM FAMILY A REAL LIFT

The family of Birmingham teen Jack Byrne are encouraging local people to support a newly launched fund to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the West Midlands. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has already helped...

TAMWORTH STREET COLLECTION – SATURDAY 21ST MARCH

Keep a look out for our Newlife volunteers with their collection cans at Tamworth FC during the local derby with Hednesford FC on Saturday 21st March. Our volunteers will be manning the collection during the afternoon to help raise money to continue our vital services...

NEWLIFE ON BBC RADIO WM – 18/02/2015

Newlife Services Manager Carrick Brown took part in a debate about waiting times for condition diagnoses on the BBC Radio WM breakfast show on Wednesday 18 February. The programme highlighted a recent report by Dr Karen Horridge, chair of the British Academy of...
MEMORY MONTH TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN

MEMORY MONTH TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHILDREN

March is Memory Month at Burton-on-Trent based solicitors Else. The firm is offering reduced-priced will-making services and asking clients to make a donation to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. During Memory Month, clients taking up the will-making service...
PANTO FUN HELPS MAKE LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

PANTO FUN HELPS MAKE LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

A panto performance of Puss In Boots at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham is bringing extra joy to the family of a four-year-old girl in Sutton Coldfield. Fabulous fundraisers at Central England Co-operative’s Repertory Company raised £371 with a special...
NEW EQUIPMENT MEANS AN INDEPENDENT FUTURE FOR GEORGE

NEW EQUIPMENT MEANS AN INDEPENDENT FUTURE FOR GEORGE

A Warwickshire teenager has the independence he needs for his future, thanks to a specialist piece of equipment from a leading UK children’s disability charity. George Bastow, aged 17, from Atherstone, has been given a riser by Newlife Foundation, which is to be...
CHEEKY WAY TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS

CHEEKY WAY TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS

Cheeky fundraiser Jonathan Green is selling permanent advertising space on his buttock to the highest bidder – all to help disabled and terminally ill children. Jonathan, aged 35 and from Fallings Park in Wolverhampton, is in training for this year’s...
URGENT APPEAL FOR HELPING HANDS

URGENT APPEAL FOR HELPING HANDS

Local people are being asked to give two hours of their time and use their hands to help a Cannock-based charity meet the growing needs of disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children creates income by managing fashions and other...
WALKIES IN THE WOODS

WALKIES IN THE WOODS

Take the lead in a sponsored dog walk to raise vital funds for disabled and terminally ill children in Staffordshire. Cannock-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is organising Walkies In The Woods over Cannock Chase on Sunday 22...
OPTIMAL WORKOUT FOR SANTA DASHERS

OPTIMAL WORKOUT FOR SANTA DASHERS

Cannock strength and conditioning coaches Craig Owen, Conor Murphy and Jon Aldridge will be getting runners for the Newlife Santa Dash warmed up and ready for their festive frolic through the town centre on Saturday 13 December. Craig, Conor and Jon, co-owner of...
NEW HOME FOR NEWLIFE VOLUNTEERS

NEW HOME FOR NEWLIFE VOLUNTEERS

The Newlife Opportunity Centre has relocated and opened its doors for the first time this week, to the acclaim of volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities and ages. The centre has moved from the original main site in Hemlock Way to live within the brand new Newlife...
NETWORK OF SUPPORT

NETWORK OF SUPPORT

A meeting of Burton Professional Network this week (Wednesday 26 November, 12pm-2pm) will be supporting Newlife in our work with families of disabled and terminally ill children. The event – at The Waterfront, Burton Marina – is being hosted by Else Solicitors LLP,...
TUNE IN TO NEWLIFE SANTA DASH NEWS

TUNE IN TO NEWLIFE SANTA DASH NEWS

Listeners to Cannock’s new radio station will be able to keep up with all the Newlife Santa Dash news on Saturday 13 December. Cannock Radio – which was officially launched on Saturday 15 November – will be hosting the morning’s lead-up to the annual event in the town...
NEWLIFE RUNNERS RAISE MORE THAN £5,000

NEWLIFE RUNNERS RAISE MORE THAN £5,000

More than 70 fabulous fundraisers lined up for Newlife Foundation at the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (October 19) – and between them have raised more than £5,000 to support disabled and terminally ill children. Among the 70 Newlife runners were the event’s oldest...
JOBS GALORE AT NEWLIFE

JOBS GALORE AT NEWLIFE

Out of work or thinking about a change of career? Then get along to a Jobs Fair at the Newlife SuperStore in Hemlock Way, Cannock, on Saturday 25 October. Members of the Newlife Personnel Management Team will be on hand from 10am to 1pm to talk about full and...
NEW STORE BRINGS NEW JOBS TO CANNOCK

NEW STORE BRINGS NEW JOBS TO CANNOCK

Newlife is set to open its third store in Cannock, bringing up to 20 new jobs to the town. Newlife Market Place will open in Hemlock Way in early November and be the trading company’s clearance store, with bags of bargains for canny shoppers. Newlife Market Place is...
DASH FOR CASH TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

DASH FOR CASH TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

The fifth annual Newlife Santa Dash will be spreading pre-Christmas cheer through Cannock town centre on Saturday 13 December. You can be part of the festive fun and walk or jog the one-mile route from Chase Leisure Centre to the Bank Bar and Lounge. It’s £5 to enter,...
COMFY CHAIR TO KEEP JAMES SAFE

COMFY CHAIR TO KEEP JAMES SAFE

A simple piece of specialist equipment will help keep three-year-old James Smith from Uttoxeter safe and comfortable. James has Downs Syndrome with associated heart defects and learning disabilities in conjunction with a genetic disorder affecting the breakdown of...
TAKING THE PLUNGE

TAKING THE PLUNGE

When Dan Deans took part in a tandem parachute jump to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, he decided to take the plunge in more ways than one and propose to his girlfriend when he landed safely back on solid ground. For Dan, who lives in...
TAKING THE PLUNGE

TAKING THE PLUNGE

Throwing yourself into fundraising took on a whole new meaning for 14 fearless individuals who took part in a tandem skydive to raise money for Newlife Foundation The daredevils, many of which work for Newlife or are related to employees, took part in the event at...
PANTO PUSS WILL HELP MAKE A LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

PANTO PUSS WILL HELP MAKE A LOCAL FAMILY’S WISH COME TRUE

A special panto performance of Puss In Boots at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham next month (October) will help to make a family’s Christmas wish come true. The performance – on Thursday 30 October – is in aid of Midlands-based children’s disability charity Newlife...
SAFETY BOOST FOR CODY, AGED SEVEN

SAFETY BOOST FOR CODY, AGED SEVEN

A simple piece of specialist equipment means seven-year-old Cody Pelham and his brothers and sisters can travel in safety. Cody, from Tamworth, has Downs Syndrome, a heart defect and epilepsy. He experiences panic attacks during which he undoes his and his siblings’...
SHOPPERS ‘STEP TO IT’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

SHOPPERS ‘STEP TO IT’ TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

When fashion footwear giants Schuh open their latest stores – in The Fort shopping centre, Birmingham, and Bexleytheath in London – next month (August 8), they will be inviting customers to ‘sell their soles’ to help Newlife Foundation support disabled and terminally...
LIFE-CHANGING HOIST FOR LITTLE JODIE FROM COVENTRY

LIFE-CHANGING HOIST FOR LITTLE JODIE FROM COVENTRY

A 13-year-old girl with Cerebral Palsy has been given a new lease of life thanks to a portable hoist. Jodie Martinez, who lives in Coventry, was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy after contracting meningitis at just three-weeks-old. The youngster also has...
WOLF RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WOLF RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to help out at the Leamington Wolf Run at Welsh Road Farm in September. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – chosen as official charity partner by the event’s organisers – is recruiting car park marshals and volunteers to man the bag drop...
PUB REGULARS’ BUGGY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILD

PUB REGULARS’ BUGGY BOOST FOR DISABLED CHILD

Fabulous fundraisers at The White Hart pub in Cannock have raised £366 to help provide a specialist buggy for a disabled child in Staffordshire. Stephanie Wood and Robert Campbell took over the Wolverhampton Road pub at the end of last year and were keen to work with...
FRIENDS RALLY TO HELP DEVOTED DAD RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY

RUN FOR NEWLIFE – AND HELP CHILDREN LIKE JAYLA

Take part in the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 19 October and raise money to help children like local toddler Jayla Agbonlahor. Shortly after her first birthday, little Jayla – from Erdington in Birmingham – suddenly stopped breathing. She was in hospital for the...
ONE STOP STAFF HELP SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

ONE STOP STAFF HELP SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Employees from a popular convenience store put their work to one side to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Staff from the head office of One Stop, in Brownhills, held an Easter fun day on April 17 to raise funds for the leading children’s...
NEWLIFE CELEBRATES ‘STAR’ VOLUNTEERS

NEWLIFE CELEBRATES ‘STAR’ VOLUNTEERS

Celebration, fun and laughter were on the menu when Cannock-based national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children celebrated the amazing work of its volunteers, who have helped to transform the lives of thousands of disabled and terminally ill children....
TELFORD LIONS CLUB HELPS KEEP LOCAL GIRL SAFE

TELFORD LIONS CLUB HELPS KEEP LOCAL GIRL SAFE

Telford Lions Club has donated more than £1,200 to help the family of a disabled local girl. With its donation of £1,277, the club is helping to fund a specialist car seat for a four-year-old in Shrewsbury, through leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife...
NEWLIFE KEEPS �UPSEE� WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

NEWLIFE KEEPS �UPSEE� WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

A revolutionary harness which allows disabled children to walk goes on sale today, with Cannock-based charity Newlife Foundation already receiving its first application for the equipment. The ‘Upsee’ was created by mother Debby Elnatan to help her son Rotem, who...
KENZY’S SMILES FOR HIS NEW SAFESPACE

KENZY’S SMILES FOR HIS NEW SAFESPACE

Five-year-old Walsall boy Kenzy Jones is sleeping in safety, thanks to provision of specialist SafeSpace equipment by locally-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Parents Kyla and Kiy Jones said: “We would like to say a massive thank you for the...
AUCTIONEERS’ ACTION AIDS ALEX

AUCTIONEERS’ ACTION AIDS ALEX

A charity partnership between local auctioneers Cuttlestones and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is set to help Bloxwich four-year-old Alex Oliver. Alex has Quadriplegic Dystonic Cerebral Palsy, which means she has very limited independent movement, and...
INSPIRATIONAL BLOG FOR BRITAIN’S MUMS

INSPIRATIONAL BLOG FOR BRITAIN’S MUMS

‘Walking With Angels’ is the title of an inspirational and hugely popular blog by Walsall mum Sara Meredith, who experienced the early death of her disabled daughter and now fosters children with severe special needs. Sara and husband Alan lost daughter Olivia in 2008...
TAMWORTH TEENAGERS WILL BE STANDING TALL

TAMWORTH TEENAGERS WILL BE STANDING TALL

Two Tamworth teenagers are getting specialist disability equipment which will help improve their health – thanks to the fabulous fundraising activities of Central England Co-operative colleagues in Staffordshire. Thirteen-year-old Luke Taylor and 14-year-old Matthew...
CURTAIN GOES UP ON CHARITY FUNDRAISER

CURTAIN GOES UP ON CHARITY FUNDRAISER

A fabulous fundraising evening at The Brunswick pub in Crankhall Lane, Wednesbury, last Friday (February 7) has raised more than £400 to help fund a specialist bed for a local disabled boy. The event – organised by the parents of Walsall five-year-old Kenzy Jones, who...
FUNDRAISING KICKS OFF WITH STORE’S SUPPORT

FUNDRAISING KICKS OFF WITH STORE’S SUPPORT

One of Worcester’s oldest established businesses is holding a fundraising day to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Knowles Sports (established in 1884), in Broad Street, will be donating a percentage of its takings on Saturday 8 March to Newlife...
NEWLIFE BIG QUIZ

NEWLIFE BIG QUIZ

Are you fanatical about films, sensational on sport, potty for pictures, hot on history or just a general knowledge know-it-all? Then why not take part in the Newlife Big Quiz – and help support local disabled and terminally ill children. The Newlife Big Quiz is being...
BEST PAW FORWARD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

BEST PAW FORWARD TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

‘Walkies In The Woods’ will see man’s best friend helping to raise money for county-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. The sponsored dog walk – along trails of either three or six kilometres – takes place on Sunday 16 March, starting at...
‘TWOSIE’ FUN IN RUN-UP TO VALENTINE’S DAY

‘TWOSIE’ FUN IN RUN-UP TO VALENTINE’S DAY

Love is in the air as Newlife colleagues husband-and-wife Alex and Carrie John prepare to snuggle up in a ‘twosie’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month. Carrie John said: “This would be a great way for couples to cosy up together for a night in on the sofa on...
A SAFE SPACE FOR KENZY TO SLEEP

A SAFE SPACE FOR KENZY TO SLEEP

Five-year-old Walsall boy Kenzy Jones needs a specialist bed for Christmas so he can sleep in safety. Kenzy – whose twin sister has no health issues – was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of three; more recently he has experienced seizures and is...
EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR HARRISON

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR HARRISON

Droitwich teenager Harrison Morris has been given an early Christmas present – thanks in part to the fabulous fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative colleagues in Worcestershire. Harrison, aged 13, has the degenerative condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which...
SANTAS DASH FOR CHARITY CASH

SANTAS DASH FOR CHARITY CASH

Dozens of charity supporters pulled on their Santa suits on Saturday 14 December to dash a mile around Cannock town centre – and raise vital funds to help disabled and terminally ill children. Getting into the Christmas spirit for the fourth annual Newlife Santa Dash...
SAFETY FIRST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

SAFETY FIRST FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children took its car seats campaign to Parliament this week, for a meeting with Secretary of State for Transport the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP. Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is lobbying for specialist...
MAX TO CUT A DASH IN HIS NEW WHEELCHAIR

MAX TO CUT A DASH IN HIS NEW WHEELCHAIR

Six-year-old Max Phillips from Nuneaton will be cutting a dash in his brand new wheelchair on Saturday (14 December) to raise vital funding for the charity helping him. Max has Spina Bifida, which means has limited mobility and relies on a wheelchair to get around....
FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP FOR SANTA DASH

FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP FOR SANTA DASH

It’s the final call to sign up for the Newlife Santa Dash through Cannock town centre on Saturday 14 December, to help raise vital funds for disabled children in the county. Organisers Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children have extended the closing date for entries...
BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE ALISHA

BUGGY BOOST FOR LITTLE ALISHA

The Foceac family from Rugeley in Staffordshire will now be able to take daughter Alisha out and about, thanks to county-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children providing a specialist pushchair. Alisha, aged four, has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy which...
COULD YOU BE ONE OF SANTA’S HELPERS?

COULD YOU BE ONE OF SANTA’S HELPERS?

Cannock-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing for volunteers to help with its Santa Dash on Saturday 14 December. ‘Santa’s helpers’ are needed to assist with registering participants – who will include Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley –...
LANDMARK FUNDRAISING FIGURE

LANDMARK FUNDRAISING FIGURE

Midlands Co-operative Society chief executive Martyn Cheatle yesterday (Wednesday 6 November) celebrated his colleagues’ landmark fundraising figure of £300,000 to help disabled and terminally ill children. Mr Cheatle was joined by Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE, CEO of...
WORCESTERSHIRE SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

WORCESTERSHIRE SUPPORTER GETS KNITTING TO SUPPORT NEWLIFE

Christine Billington, from Worcestershire, has been busy knitting a range of collectables which will be sold, along with other knitted items from our supporters, at various fundraising events and craft fairs throughout the year in aid of Newlife. Any money raised will...
CHARLIE GETS HIS WHEELS

CHARLIE GETS HIS WHEELS

Five-year-old Charlie Blunt is the 100th child to be provided with specialist equipment thanks to the charity partnership between Midlands Co-operative Society and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Charlie, from Dosthill in Staffordshire, has Cerebellar...
CALLY’S TEAM TAKES ON ROAD RACE CHALLENGE

CALLY’S TEAM TAKES ON ROAD RACE CHALLENGE

Fifteen colleagues from the Midlands Co-operative headquarters in Lichfield will be taking part in the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 20 October, to help support disabled and terminally ill children in their trading area. Leading the team will be Information Solutions...
LUNCHTIME CHAT WITH NEWLIFE NURSE KAREN

LUNCHTIME CHAT WITH NEWLIFE NURSE KAREN

Newlife Foundation Lead Nurse Karen Dobson will be discussing disability ‘hot topics’ during today’s Mother and Baby magazine Wednesday Lunch Club Facebook chat. Karen – who is a Registered General Nurse with experience in paediatrics, midwifery, neonatal baby care...
A CLOSE SHAVE FOR STEPHEN

A CLOSE SHAVE FOR STEPHEN

Twenty-two-year-old Stephen Turner, from Dudley, sacrificed his beloved shoulder-length locks on Saturday (September 21) to raise much needed funds to help local disabled and terminally ill children. Stephen is a customer services adviser at the Midlands Co-operative...
HELPING HANNAH ENJOY FAMILY DAYS OUT

HELPING HANNAH ENJOY FAMILY DAYS OUT

Nine-year-old Hannah Hadley is looking forward to more family days out in the Staffordshire countryside, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative Society colleagues in support of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Hannah, who has a diagnosis...
SPREADING A LITTLE SUNSHINE THIS SUMMER

SPREADING A LITTLE SUNSHINE THIS SUMMER

A leading children’s disability charity has stepped in to help a Kidderminster family, providing a specialist portable hoist so mum Julia Markova can take her ten-year-old daughter Arina on holiday this summer. Arina, who is a pupil at Heronswood Primary School in...
Newlife SuperStore closed for re-stocking

Newlife SuperStore closed for re-stocking

Newlife SuperStore will be closed for re-stocking Monday 15th July and due to re-open around 1pm the same day. We will remain open until 10pm and normal hours will resume. Be sure to come by and take a look… Newlife at Home and Newlife Uttoxeter will be open as...
EMMA’S ‘THANK YOU’ MAKES A SPLASH

EMMA’S ‘THANK YOU’ MAKES A SPLASH

A junior Swimathon at Stafford Leisure Centre (Saturday 29 June) has raised more than £1,600 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The event involved 33 children, aged six to eight (most of them from Years 1 to 3 at Berkswich Primary School). It...
ON THE RUN IN BRUM TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

ON THE RUN IN BRUM TO HELP DISABLED CHILDREN

Calling all runners in the Birmingham area! The 2013 Great Birmingham Run is taking place in the city on Sunday 20 October and Midlands-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers who would like to take part. It is...
EMMA’S ‘THANK YOU’ MAKES A SPLASH

EMMA’S ‘THANK YOU’ MAKES A SPLASH

A junior Swimathon at Stafford Leisure Centre on Saturday 29 June is set to raise hundreds of pounds to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. The event – which will involve 33 children, aged six to eight (most of them from Berkswich Primary School)...
CHILDREN’S DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST VISITS NEWLIFE

CHILDREN’S DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST VISITS NEWLIFE

Midlands disability rights campaigner Jane Raca visited the Staffordshire headquarters of national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to find out how the organisation helps families around the UK. Jane is mum to 15-year-old James, who was born...
ALL CLUED UP TO TRACK DOWN ‘TREASURE’

ALL CLUED UP TO TRACK DOWN ‘TREASURE’

Cannock Shopping Centre is offering customers the opportunity to track down some tasty ‘treasure’ as part of its 2013 charity partnership with locally-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Fourteen stores in the shopping centre are...
WEST MIDS KIDS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

WEST MIDS KIDS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DISABILITY EQUIPMENT

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is calling on local heroes to help raise money for 63 disabled and terminally ill children in the West Midlands who desperately need disability equipment. Newlife needs to raise £42,895 for the urgently needed specialist...
NEWLIFE CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK

NEWLIFE CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK

Cannock-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is celebrating Volunteers’ Week (June 1 to 7) by encouraging customers to its ethical recycling superstore in the town to find out how they can help. Volunteers are running a stand within the...
FASHION SHOW FUN TO HELP CHARITIES

FASHION SHOW FUN TO HELP CHARITIES

Women who have all been diagnosed with breast cancer will once again be taking to the catwalk at a fashion show at the Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge, near Sutton Coldfield, to raise money for two local charities. The fashion show and subsequent clothes sale is organised...
BIG-HEARTED JULIE RUNS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

BIG-HEARTED JULIE RUNS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

When Julie Mogey saw first hand how Newlife Foundation helps local children she decided to do something to support the charity. Julie works at Greenhall Nursery in Stafford, a specialist school which accepts children aged from two to five years with physical...
GLADIATOR JET TO OPEN NEW GYM AND HELP DISABLED CHARITY

GLADIATOR JET TO OPEN NEW GYM AND HELP DISABLED CHARITY

A Gladiator will be jetting in to Cannock and will help Newlife Foundation, the charity which helps disabled and terminally ill children. Diane Youdale, better known as Gladiator ‘Jet’, will officially open a new gym which caters specifically for women. Energie...
PUTTING DISABILITY ISSUES ON THE CURRICULUM

PUTTING DISABILITY ISSUES ON THE CURRICULUM

Leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation and the UK Youth Parliament are looking to work together to address disability issues relating to young people. The Parliament’s Youth Democracy manager Paul Boskett, MBE, visited the charity’s Staffordshire...
DEDICATED STAFF SHOW THEIR CARING SIDE

DEDICATED STAFF SHOW THEIR CARING SIDE

Staff at West Midland law firm FBC Manby Bowdler LLP have shown their caring side again by raising more funds to help local disabled children. Last year they donated £1,420 to help ten-year-old Josiah Shanks from Seisdon, near Wolverhampton, to get the specialist bed...
DISABLED CHILDREN’S NEEDS SPIRAL IN WEST MIDLANDS

DISABLED CHILDREN’S NEEDS SPIRAL IN WEST MIDLANDS

As the needs of disabled children in the West Midlands continues to grow, more and more families are turning to charities for help. And while many charities are struggling to cope with the recession, Newlife Foundation has vowed to keep on fighting for hard-hit...
STOKE SOUTH MP VISITS COUNTY-BASED CHARITY

STOKE SOUTH MP VISITS COUNTY-BASED CHARITY

Stoke-on-Trent South MP Rob Flello has visited the headquarters of a Staffordshire-based national children’s disability charity, to find out how it is supporting young people in his constituency. During his visit to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children in Cannock...
PASSION FOR FASHION

PASSION FOR FASHION

Sixth formers from Walsall Academy are becoming models for the day to raise much-needed funds for local disabled and terminally ill children. The girls will be modelling the latest in prom, evening and cocktail fashions from Newlife, along with a selection of...
DRIVEN TO RAISE CHARITY FUNDS

DRIVEN TO RAISE CHARITY FUNDS

When local golfers clubbed together to carry out some fundraising, it was good news for disabled children. A trio of golfers from Chase Golf Club carried out a series of events for charity, and club captain Paul Thacker chose to help Newlife Foundation, leading...
NEWLIFE FOR KIDZ IN THE MIDDLE

NEWLIFE FOR KIDZ IN THE MIDDLE

Newlife Foundation, the charity for disabled and terminally ill children across the UK, will be at the Kidz In The Middle exhibition on Thursday, March 21st, to give free help and advice to parents, carers and health professionals alike. Kidz in the Middle is at the...
HELP YOURSELF TO HEALTH

HELP YOURSELF TO HEALTH

The Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Kathryn Lawrence, will be opening a special event designed to help the people of Rugby and surrounding areas keep fit and healthy and raise money for disabled children at the same time. The Your Body, Your Health event is being held on...
CUTTLESTONES QUIZ NIGHT

CUTTLESTONES QUIZ NIGHT

A charity quiz evening at The Peace Memorial Hall in Penkridge later this month (March) is being organised to raise money to help disabled and terminally ill children. Cuttlestones Auctioneers & Valuers will be hosting the event from 7pm on Wednesday 27 March....
CANNOCK SHOPPING CENTRE SUPPORTS DISABLED CHILDREN

CANNOCK SHOPPING CENTRE SUPPORTS DISABLED CHILDREN

Cannock Shopping Centre is hosting two charity events this month, to help disabled and terminally ill children. Locally based Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the centre’s nominated charity for 2013; volunteers will be helping with a bucket collection on...

STONE PUB HOSTS CHARITY AUCTION

Sports fans could be in for a treat at a charity auction in Stone, Staffordshire, in March. The auction night – at the Crown and Anchor pub in Station Road from 7pm on Thursday 7 March – is being organised by a group of soldiers from Stafford’s Beacon Barracks in...
AUCTIONEERS’ ACTION AIDS ASHLEIGH

AUCTIONEERS’ ACTION AIDS ASHLEIGH

A charity partnership between Staffordshire auctioneers Cuttlestones and Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is helping Stoke-on-Trent 12-year-old Ashleigh Bird get around more easily. Ashleigh has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy which means the use of her limbs is...
DISABLED BURTON TEENAGER GETS COLLEGE BOOST

DISABLED BURTON TEENAGER GETS COLLEGE BOOST

A Burton on Trent teenager is getting the specialist powered wheelchair he needs in preparation for college life in September – thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative. Eighteen-year-old Shaun Waters – who has secured a place at Beaumont College in...
IN THE RUNNING TO HELP LIAM, AGED SEVEN

IN THE RUNNING TO HELP LIAM, AGED SEVEN

Seven-year-old Tamworth boy Liam Dalton is getting specialist disability seating thanks to the fundraising efforts of Midlands Co-operative staff member Linda Piper and her colleagues. Linda – who works in the Tame Valley Post Office within the Midlands Co-operative...
TEENAGER THOMAS BECOMES CHARITY AMBASSADOR

TEENAGER THOMAS BECOMES CHARITY AMBASSADOR

“My name is Thomas Bolton – changing lives for disabled children of the United Kingdom!” So says 18-year-old Thomas, from Burntwood, who has become the first official teenage Ambassador for leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Thomas, who has...
POWERFUL GIFT FOR DISABLED WARWICKSHIRE CHILDREN

POWERFUL GIFT FOR DISABLED WARWICKSHIRE CHILDREN

Warwickshire-area Western Power Distribution staff decided to forgo office Christmas cards and instead pooled their saved cash to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. They raised £400 for leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation...
MEP VISITS NEWLIFE AS IT ANNOUNCES ITS MOVE INTO EUROPE

MEP VISITS NEWLIFE AS IT ANNOUNCES ITS MOVE INTO EUROPE

West Midlands MEP Michael Cashman visited Staffordshire-based charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children on Friday (November 15), as the organisation announced its first foray into Europe. The charity is funded through Newlife Trading Ltd, which offers a unique...
LOCAL VOLUNTEER HONOURED WITH ‘SANDRA’S SOFT SPOT’

LOCAL VOLUNTEER HONOURED WITH ‘SANDRA’S SOFT SPOT’

A local volunteer who passed away earlier this year was honoured at the opening of the refurbished rest area in the Newlife Opportunity Centre on Monday 22 Oct. The Opportunity Centre – based at the head office of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children in Hemlock...
GIVE A SANTA THRONE A HOME

GIVE A SANTA THRONE A HOME

Article date: 09/10/12 These thrones are now not available. Can you give a Santa throne a special home? If so, leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation would like to hear from you. The Staffordshire-based charity has received a secret email from...
TAKING THE PLUNGE TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

TAKING THE PLUNGE TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Two intrepid Midlands Co-operative Society employees are taking the plunge – quite literally – to raise vital funds to support disabled and terminally ill children in the Midlands. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the staff-elected charity for Midlands...
Newlife Annual Santa Dash 2012

Newlife Annual Santa Dash 2012

Calling all budding Santas to put their best boot forward to help disabled children with Newlife Foundation at Cannock’s annual Santa Dash. Starting from Cannock Leisure Centre and finishing at Bank Bar & lounge. Come along and walk or jog the route in a...
MARK COMPLETES GYM CHALLENGE

MARK COMPLETES GYM CHALLENGE

Midlands Co-operative foodstore manager Mark Green completed last week’s five-day sporting challenge a day early – and raised over £1,400 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the Midlands. Mark, aged 48, is manager of the Midlands Co-operative Society...
BEST FOOT FORWARD TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

BEST FOOT FORWARD TO SUPPORT DISABLED CHILDREN

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is appealing for enthusiastic local sportsmen and women to take part in this autumn’s Great Birmingham Run – to raise money to help fund vital sensory equipment. Newlife has 15 places up for grabs in the October 21 event, which...
BRIDE-TO-BE BAGS A BARGAIN

BRIDE-TO-BE BAGS A BARGAIN

Bride-to-be Lucy Webster will be smiling all the way up the aisle, having bagged the wedding dress of her dreams – at an amazing bargain price. Student pharmacist Lucy, aged 23 and from Shelton near Hanley, had been looking for the perfect wedding dress by browsing...
CANNOCK CHASE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN VISITS NEWLIFE

CANNOCK CHASE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN VISITS NEWLIFE

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...
YOUNG HARRY IS A HALESOWEN HERO

YOUNG HARRY IS A HALESOWEN HERO

halesowen 11-year-old to climb ben nevis to raise money for local disabled child Eleven-year-old Halesowen schoolboy Harry Vincent is climbing the UK’s highest mountain next month (August 7) in a bid to raise money to help buy a wheelchair for a local disabled child....
NEW NATIONAL ROLE FOR LOCAL MAN

NEW NATIONAL ROLE FOR LOCAL MAN

A local success story sees former Great Wyrley High School pupil Stephen Morgan, from Cannock, take on a leading role in national charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children. Aged 29, he is believed to be the youngest person in such a leading role, which CEO Mrs...
CANNOCK CHASE BUSINESS AWARDS HELP LOCAL TEENAGER

CANNOCK CHASE BUSINESS AWARDS HELP LOCAL TEENAGER

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children scooped the ‘notable charity’ accolade in the Cannock Chase Business Awards earlier this month. Now money raised at the awards ceremony will help the charity fund a manual wheelchair for local teenager Samuel Asbury. Samuel,...
PRIMARY PUPILS COUNT THE COINS TO HELP LOCAL TEENAGER

PRIMARY PUPILS COUNT THE COINS TO HELP LOCAL TEENAGER

Year two pupils at Five Ways Primary School in Heath Hayes have been getting crafty and designing ways to collect money to help a local teenager. The children were set a challenge by their teachers to design and create their own money boxes, which they have been...
NEWLIFE FOUNDATION SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS LOCAL AWARD

NEWLIFE FOUNDATION SCOOPS PRESTIGIOUS LOCAL AWARD

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has scooped the accolade for ‘Notable Charity’ in the inaugural Cannock Chase Business Awards. The awards were launched by Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley and local entrepreneur Steve Mallows, who runs thebestofcannock. Newlife...
TAMWORTH MP VISITS NEWLIFE

TAMWORTH MP VISITS NEWLIFE

Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher visited the Staffordshire headquarters of national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation on Friday (June 29, 2012). His visit, to find out more about the ways in which Newlife supports vulnerable families in his constituency,...
NEWLIFE CHIEF WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

NEWLIFE CHIEF WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children co-founder and CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, has won the 2012 Ernst & Young Midlands region Social Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Sheila, who established the Cannock-based charity 21 years ago and its unique trading...
ROBERT GETS THE POWER TO KEEP UP WITH FAMILY LIFE

ROBERT GETS THE POWER TO KEEP UP WITH FAMILY LIFE

Ten-year-old Robert Corbett, from Staffordshire, is keeping his family on their toes since he was provided with a powered wheelchair, courtesy of locally-based national children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation. Robert needed a powered wheelchair so he could...
Midlands Co-op Charity of the Year

Midlands Co-op Charity of the Year

Television star pauline quirke launches charity partnership Actress Pauline Quirke was in Great Barr,Birmingham, yesterday (May 14, 2012) to launch a partnership between Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd, which will help...
NEWLIFE MEETS TRANSPORT MINISTER TO CALL FOR CHANGES

NEWLIFE MEETS TRANSPORT MINISTER TO CALL FOR CHANGES

Transport Minister Norman Baker met Cannock Chase MP Aidan Burley and representatives of Staffordshire-based children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation earlier today (Thursday) to discuss possible changes to the law which could potentially benefit thousands of...
FIVE-YEAR-OLD FAITH TO GET A FRESH LOOK AT LIFE

FIVE-YEAR-OLD FAITH TO GET A FRESH LOOK AT LIFE

Leading children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation is providing five-year-old Faith Solomon, from the West Midlands, with a specialist buggy so she can enjoy more family activities. Faith, who has profound developmental delay and epilepsy, relies on a wheelchair...
BURTON MP PRAISES NEWLIFE

BURTON MP PRAISES NEWLIFE

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths has praised the Newlife retail outlet in Uttoxeter. Mr Griffiths MP said: “I was bowled over by the innovative work of Newlife. Not only is it raising thousands of pounds to help seriously and terminally-ill children, it is also helping the...
SHOE BOX CHRISTMAS – THANKS TO NEWLIFE

SHOE BOX CHRISTMAS – THANKS TO NEWLIFE

Newlife Foundation is supporting Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, which runs ‘Operation Christmas Child’. Newlife has donated clothing and accessories to the Walsall branch for its ‘shoe box’ project. The Cannock-based national children’s disability charity is...
MIDLANDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

MIDLANDS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Concerned that families are missing out on the opportunity to access its comprehensive range of services, Newlife has launched a pilot outreach project. Faisal Rashid – a former neighbourhood manager in the West Midlands’ Dudley borough – will be shaping the...
ALASTAIR’S NEXT STEPS FOR NEWLIFE

ALASTAIR’S NEXT STEPS FOR NEWLIFE

Cannock Bank Bar owner Alastair Payne is running in the 2012 London Marathon to help support disabled and terminally ill children and their families in Staffordshire. Alastair is working with leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation to raise...
MISS TEEN STAFFS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

MISS TEEN STAFFS HELPS LOCAL DISABLED CHILDREN

Leela Hanson, ‘Miss Teen Staffs Galaxy 2011/12′, is organising a fashion show to raise money for local disabled and terminally ill children, donating proceeds to Newlife Foundation in Cannock. The Fashion Show will be held on Tuesday, 31 January at 7pm at Chase...
NEWLIFE SUCCESS BOOSTS LOCAL JOBS

NEWLIFE SUCCESS BOOSTS LOCAL JOBS

Cannock company Newlife Trading Ltd has today announced exciting new expansion plans, bucking national business trends. The unique trading operation, based in Hemlock Way, generates millions of pounds to help disabled and terminally ill children and their families...
MILL FARM CROWNS THREE SCHOOLS HELPED BY NEWLIFE

MILL FARM CROWNS THREE SCHOOLS HELPED BY NEWLIFE

Mill Farm pub in Lichfield Road, Cannock, which is part of the Crown Carveries chain, has asked Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, to judge its festive ‘Three Crowns’ competition. Children from three local schools – Moathall in Great Wyrley, St Peter’s...
NEWLIFE’S SECOND SANTA DASH A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

NEWLIFE’S SECOND SANTA DASH A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

Newlife’s second Santa Dash last Saturday, 17 December has raised over £2,000 to help local disabled and terminally ill children. A total of 48 got involved – 20 per cent up on last year’s figure and pledges are still coming in. Sheila Brown,...
Christian Defies Doctors to Take His First Steps

Christian Defies Doctors to Take His First Steps

When Christian Simmons, from Worcestershire, was four years old his father was told he would never be able to walk. Now, a decade later, he is taking his first faltering steps. Christian – who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a learning disability – now...
BRMB’S FOXY FIXES IT FOR NEWLIFE FAMILIES AT CHRISTMAS

BRMB’S FOXY FIXES IT FOR NEWLIFE FAMILIES AT CHRISTMAS

In the run up to Christmas and on Christmas Day itself, BRMB Radio will be working with Newlife to ‘fix it’ for disabled Midlands children to get the essential equipment they need. Foxy’s BRMB programme runs weekdays from 6am to 9am, and Newlife is set to...
Professor Honours Local Volunteers

Professor Honours Local Volunteers

Local volunteers who support Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children were given special awards to honour their hard work, at an event held on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 at The Barns, Cannock. The awards were presented by one of the country’s leading child health...
Newlife for Uttoxeter

Newlife for Uttoxeter

A unique new store will bring fashion at irresistible prices and new stock daily to local people in Uttoxeter. That’s the promise from Newlife, which aims to open the shop on Friday, 9 December. The new store in Uttoxeter’s High Street, formerly a kitchen...
Free Packs for Cannock Schools

Free Packs for Cannock Schools

Schools in the Cannock area can pick up a free pack of goodies for their pupils, thanks to the Newlife Foundation recycling operation in the town’s Hemlock Way. Newlife Trading Operations Director Mr Colin Brown says: “We have been offered a large...