Do you want to give something back to your local community? Then we are looking for you!
Newlife Foundation, the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness, is searching for six volunteers to help with fundraising during a local derby football match.
Tamworth FC will face rivals Hednesford Town on home soil at The Lamb Ground in Tamworth on Saturday, October 31. Kick-off is at 3pm so volunteers would need to be at the ground for 2.30pm finishing at 5pm.
Midlands Regional Fundraising and Awareness Manager Keleigh Tomlinson said, “There are currently 15 children in the Staffordshire area that need special equipment that reaches a value of £3,447. All the money raised on the 31st will be spent locally, within the Staffordshire area, and will go towards providing that much needed equipment. So if you want to help local children, please get in touch.”
The Newlife Staffordshire Fund will support equipment provision for under-19s facing any significant disability, whether acquired through birth defect, prematurity, accident or illness.
Special disability equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, beds, seating and communication aids can help give children independence, keep them safe, relieve pain and overcome challenges. For instance, you could help a child be discharged from hospital, take their first steps or kick a football with their friends. . .
Vitally, the Staffordshire Fund website – www.newlifecharity.co.uk/staffordshire – will enable local people to find out who needs help in the county right now and highlight the support the charity gives vulnerable families. It includes contact details for the Newlife County Liaison Team – telephone number 01543 431 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – and shows specific ways people can help support children with disability and terminal illness and their families.
Newlife Foundation supports families in Staffordshire through a range of free services:
Emergency equipment loans
Sensory and developmental toy ‘pod’ loans.
The aim of the Newlife Staffordshire Fund, is to ensure children with disabilities or terminal illness in the county will not have to go without the equipment they need for everyday life.
If you want to help with fundraising for the Staffordshire area, you can also contact Keleigh Tomlinson on 07973 473268.