Children with disabilities or terminal illness in Staffordshire will benefit from the generosity of colleagues at Tamworth’s John Lewis store.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, based in Cannock, was one of three charities to gain from John Lewis’ Community Matters initiative where customers were given a token to be placed in one of three tubes, each representing a different local charity.
“John Lewis Tamworth presented the Newlife Foundation with a cheque for £844 as part of our Community Matters Scheme,” Robert Holder, Branch Manager of the Ventura Retail Park store explained.
“Tamworth partners selected three charities, Newlife being one, from a number of nominations received. Newlife is a well know charity in the local area and our partners feel that they would like to offer them support.
“Community Matters is a scheme that offers support to local charities and organisations – nomination forms for the scheme are available in our branches for charities to complete and submit.”
Delighted Newlife Regional Fundraiser, Keleigh Tomlinson added: “We are thrilled to be one of the chosen charities and the money will go towards funding specialist equipment for children with disabilities in Staffordshire.
“The support from John Lewis is truly valued, thank you.”
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has helped 691 families in Staffordshire through equipment grants and loans totalling more than £889,468 and is launching the Newlife Staffordshire Fund – www.newlifecharity.co.uk/staffordshire.
The fund gives local people the opportunity to help local disabled children and every penny donated or fundraised in Staffordshire is guaranteed to support families in the county.
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. . . .
The Newlife Staffordshire Fund will support equipment provision for under-19s facing any significant disability, whether acquired through birth defect, prematurity, accident or illness.