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Newlife’s £1 Weekend Sale raises thousands for disabled children

A children’s disability charity has raised almost £19,000 in one weekend after hosting a £1 Weekend Sale. Newlife Foundation, in Cannock, Staffordshire, attracted thousands of shoppers who were looking for a bargain at the event where jeans, underwear, men’s, women and children’s wear were all up for grabs. The event attracted celebrity endorsement from Merlin star Anthony Head, Inbetweeners actress Emily Head, actress Daisy Head and This Morning resident animal expert Sarah Fisher. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown OBE says: “This is further proof that in recessionary times people look for a bargain and there are companies that can respond to this challenge and produce items that people want. We were overwhelmed by the numbers of people who attended who genuinely expressed their thanks to Newlife for selling this £1 stock.I heard some great stories about how the sale will help people to dress well for job interviews and how much it is going to make a difference, so we know this was well worth doing. This event was a success as it raised money and brought benefits to local people.” Crowds flocked to the event that was held on Saturday 18th September and Sunday 19th September at Newlife Temporary Warehouse, Online Business Park, Watling Street, Bridgtown, Cannock. However Newlife, which is the UK’s leading child disability charity, is still looking for donations and currently has 179 children waiting for equipment and needs to raise £457,958 to meet the national need. For further details see or