Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is proud to announce that the Mayor of Elmbridge’s Charity Appeal has raised a massive £90,000 to help disabled children. This is an amazing total made possible by the efforts of Councillor James Vickers and his team. During Councillor Vickers’ Mayoral Year of 2009 – 2010 he adopted Newlife as a beneficiary so that funds raised could be used to help local disabled children with the equipment they need. Councillor Vickers also help raise awareness of Newlife, held fundraising events and encouraged local businesses to give to the work of the charity. He says: “The Mayoral Appeal has gone very well as my aim was to create awareness of Newlife and how people can help the charity.” Newlife Foundation CEO Sheila Brown OBE says: “This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of Councillor Vickers in improving the lives of disabled children. We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fundraising to help us help other disabled children in the Elmbridge area. Everyone gave most generously and if people would like to know more about our work they can visit www.newlifecharity.co.uk or call 0800 988 4640.” The first child to be helped locally was little Sarah Crotty, from Surrey, who recently received a specialist buggy. Other families who are interested in applying for equipment can contact a Newlife Nurse on 0800 902 0095. The much-needed money was raised through a combination of many types of events, from a Fish and Chip Supper held by husband and wife team Betty and Michael Olds, to Elmbridge Fashion Week, a two-week Easter Egg Hunt for primary school children, a glamorous ball and by the support of local faith groups. Many Local businesses also donated to make up the final amount. TV presenter Michael Aspel also showed his support for the Mayor’s Appeal in April. 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.