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Nottingham students are mobilising across the city later this month, to help raise urgently needed funds to support local children with disabilities and terminal illness.

The week commencing November 23 will see University of Nottingham Student Union (known as Karnival) members distributing collection cans to local retailers and business owners throughout the city.

The students have named the event ‘Karni Kan Army’, and split into teams they will be distributing as many as 100 collection cans to raise funds for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

Guy Seaward, Director of Karnival said: “The Kan Karni Army event is a fantastic way to raise funds for Newlife. Karnival has a terrific competitive spirit when raising money for charities, and this project fits the bill quite perfectly. Let the games begin!”

Newlife Foundation – the UK’s largest charitable provider of essential equipment to meet the specialist needs of children with disabilities and terminal illness – launched its Nottinghamshire Fund earlier this year, specifically to give local people the opportunity to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county. Every penny donated or fundraised in Nottinghamshire is guaranteed to support vulnerable families in the county.

Newlife has already helped 169 children in Nottinghamshire through equipment grants and loans totalling more than £202,400 and is currently working with a further seven families in the county, with equipment needs totalling £11,537.

To find out more about the Newlife Nottinghamshire Fund, go to: It includes contact details for the Newlife County Liaison Team – tel no 01543 431 444 or email – and shows specific ways people can help support children with disability and terminal illness.