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TV Star Emily Head Backs Newlife’s £1 Weekend Sale

TV star of The Inbetweeners and BBC’s The Invisibles, Emily Head is backing a £1 Weekend Sale aimed at raising thousands of pounds for disabled children. Emily, who plays Carli D’Amato in the E4 show, is supporting Newlife’s event on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. The event will see jeans, underwear, men’s suit-style trousers and jackets, women and children’s wear and accessories being sold for just £1 to raise funds for essential equipment and to fund child health research. And the first 100 people to attend the event each day will get a free pair of jeans. Newlife announced the sale after a number of high-street retailers donated thousands of pairs of jeans and other goods. The charity plans to host the next sale named Denim Day for Disabled Children in February 2011 as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. Twenty-one year old Emily, who was in Birmingham during the summer to film an episode of Doctors, was happy to give her support for the event and says: “The £1 Weekend Sale is a brilliant idea, and it’s so easy for people to get involved. £1 may not seem like a lot to us, but if everyone buys at least one item for £1 we’ll be able to raise a significant amount of money, and will be able to provide funding for medical research and the equipment needed for disabled children. By spending a small amount of money we’ll be able to make a big difference, and get some nice items in return!” Emily visited Newlife SuperStore, in Hemlock Way, Cannock and made personal purchases – promising to return with friends. She also toured the charity and spent time with Newlife Nurse Services. Emily is daughter of Anthony Head famous for his roles in Little Britain, Buffy and Merlin and she is making her name in the world of TV. Newlife Foundation is committed to providing equipment for disabled children through its equipment grant scheme and currently needs £457,958 to fund applications for essential equipment for 179 children. The charity receives no government funding, so it must fundraise and sell goods to raise funds instead. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown OBE says: “We are very grateful to Emily for her enthusiastic support of this event and her appreciation for the work of Newlife.” The sale will take place this weekend from 10am to 4pm, at Newlife Temporary Warehouse, Online Business Park, Watling Street, Bridgtown, Cannock, WS11 0LR. See www.newlifecharity.co.uk for details.

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