A student fashion show and sale at Derby University last month (January) raised an amazing £2,351 – enough to fund specialist seating for a local seven-year-old boy, with money left over to support other disabled children in the county.
The event – at the Kedleston Road Campus on Tuesday 20 January – was organised to raise money for leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation which supports dozens of families of disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire.
University of Derby Students Union President Amy Homer said: “We are completely amazed at how successful the sale has been. It’s great knowing that our students have raised over £2,350 for Newlife Foundation and I can’t think of a better way to start the term. We can’t wait to team up with Newlife again in the future.”
Newlife Foundation has awarded 139 Equipment Grants for children in Derbyshire, totalling £202,439.
Newlife Foundation Regional Fundraiser David Reeves said: “It’s support from the community like this that is key to Newlife being able to help transform the lives of many more disabled children in Derbyshire. I would urge anyone who thinks they can donate or fundraise to contact me on 07854 425 273 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.”