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E.ON Raise £2,000 For Disabled Children

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is proud to announce that E.ON has raised £2,000 towards sensory equipment, equipment grants and medical research. This is an amazing total instigated by E.ON employee Harry Harper. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the leading children’s disability charity that works closely to provide a range of services for children and their families with disabilities across the UK. Mr Harper and his colleagues from E.ON’s Tipton Delivery Centre successfully raised £2,000 which will be used for a Sensory Boxes Scheme. He also successfully applied to E.ON’s Community Fund for an additional £2,000 which will be used to fund Newlife’s Nurse Services, Equipment Grants and Medical Research. Mr Harper, an Electrical Delivery Supervisor, said: “We have been fortunate to get great support from E.ON when it comes to receiving matching grants or, as was the case this year, £2,000 from the Community Fund. The £4,000 total funding is being used for a scheme where sensory boxes will be loaned to children who are waiting for equipment that can take months to arrive. The sensory boxes contain items that will help stimulate and educate children with learning difficulties.” Newlife received a payment for £2,000 and then was presented with an additional £2,000 last month when Mr Harper and E.ON’s Programme Manager Roger Costello handed the cheque over to Tom Kay and Axelle Parker from Newlife. Chief Executive of Newlife Foundation, Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE adds: “’This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of E.ON in improving the lives of disabled children within the local community. We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fundraising for other disabled children across the UK.” For further information on Newlife Foundation, or how to get involved, log onto www.newlifecharity.co.uk, or contact the Newlife Fundraising Team on 01543 462777. Picture caption: Harry Harper and Roger Costello from E.ON presented a cheque for £2,000 to Tom Kay and Axelle Parker from Newlife.

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