Kind-hearted members of the local Lions Club have teamed up with the Newlife Foundation to raise more than £2,800 to help a local disabled child. The Cannock Branch of the Lions held a handbag and clothing sale of Newlife stock at St Lukes School, in New Prenkridge Road, Cannock. Organisers sold around 100 tickets for the event, which was held in mid-January, and which raised £2,858.06 that funded a lightweight wheelchair for a child with cerebral palsy. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children is the leading children’s disability charity that works closely to provide a range of services for children and their families with disabilities across the UK. Thelma Ward from Cannock Lions says: “The Newlife Foundation provides support for those people that really need it and we are always focused on helping people. It is a worthwhile charity that does a lot of good for people who don’t get the equipment they need. Newlife does a very commendable job and we wanted to assist as much as possible.” Newlife Foundation CEO Mrs Sheila Brown OBE says: “This is a fantastic achievement and very encouraging to see the efforts of The Lions Club improving the lives of disabled children within the local community. We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fundraising for other local disabled children.” For further information on Newlife see www.newlifecharity.co.uk, or call 01543 468888.