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Keele Uni Students Raise £2,000 For Local Disabled Children

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is proud to announce that students at Keele University have raised £2,000 towards the funding of a piece of equipment for a Staffordshire child. This is an amazing total from a combined effort by Oliver Cotterill and his team. 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. The money raised by Keele University was generated during RAG Week 2010 and will go towards the funding of a brand new piece of equipment. Mr Cotterill says: “Newlife has always been a charity close to my heart as I have suffered with cerebral palsy since birth. I consider the work Newlife does with the highest regard. As Keele University Students’ Union Vice President, I was determined to raise money for such a worth-while charity and RAG Week 2010 provided me with a perfect opportunity. I am confident the £2,000 raised will be used in exactly the right way.” Chief Executive of Newlife Foundation, Mrs Sheila Brown, OBE says: “This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of Keele University 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.” Any additional funds that are raised for this appeal will go towards funding other children within Staffordshire that urgently require essential medical equipment. For further information on Newlife Foundation, or how to get involved, log onto, or contact Rachel Thomas on 07974 348993 or 0800 988 4640 (Freephone). Picture details (L-R): Tom Kay and Rachel Thomas, from Newlife, Oliver Cotterill and Rosie Weatherley from Keele University.