Fundraising firefighters in Mold have helped a local teenager, thanks to their most recent Guy Fawkes night spectacular.
Last year’s event raised £500 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness.
This has helped provide the 15-year-old, who has a rare and severe type of autism, with specialist clothing to support her in every aspect of her daily life.
Newlife Head of Operations Stephen Morgan said: “We are very grateful to the firefighters at Mold fire station for this £500 donation – and to the people of the local area for supporting this amazing annual event.”
In Flintshire alone, Newlife has supported 62 children with vital equipment totalling £62,604. This could be anything from the emergency loan of a specialist bed so a child can be discharged from hospital to a grant for a hi-tech wheelchair so a young person can play a greater role in school life.
For further information about how Newlife supports families in the county, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/flintshire or contact the charity’s County Liaison Team on 01543 431 444, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Newlife guarantees that 100 per cent of all monies donated and fundraised within the county will be used to help children in Flintshire.
For full details of Newlife Foundation’s range of practical support for disabled and terminally ill children and their families, call the Newlife Nurse Helpline – 0800 902 0095 (free from UK landlines and mobiles) – or go to: https://newlifecharity.co.uk