Local school pupils got suited and booted to raise funds at a fashion show aimed at raising funds for disabled children. Children at Norton Canes High School, in Burntwood Road, Cannock helped raise £500 for the Newlife Foundation, a leading children’s disability charity. The money will be used to help purchase a car seat for a disabled child in Staffordshire. Assistant Head Teacher at Norton Canes High School Jan Vigar says: “It was a superb event and it was the school council’s decision to take this step to help Newlife. We decided to keep supporting the charity because it’s a way of children helping children. One or two of our pupils have brothers or sisters with disabilities or their friends are disabled and so Newlife is dear to them. They are aware of the problems, and they also know how equipment can make a difference and we knew that raising money would help Newlife purchase more equipment for more children.” A fashion show of Newlife’s clothes and a sale of Newlife jewellery were held as part of the event. Refreshments were also sold and an entrance fee was charged to help raise the funds in February. Newlife Community Relations Officer Heather Campbell says: “This is a fantastic achievement and it is very encouraging to see the efforts of staff and pupils at Norton Canes 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 in Staffordshire.” Newlife Foundation still needs £234,386.51 to help 139 UK children and is urgently appealing for money for essential medical equipment. For further information on Newlife Foundation, or how to get involved, see www.newlifecharity.co.uk, or call 01543 462777 for details. Pictured (L-R) Keira Newman, Lucy Smith, Lewis Poulson, Katrina Drane and Chace Gittings.
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