Husband and wife goldsmiths Ross Cutting and Jana Reinhardt from Worthing in West Sussex are donating part of the proceeds from their jewellery sales to raise £500 to help disabled and terminally ill children in the county.
Online customers to their business – Jana Reinhardt Jewellery – are being offered a 15 per cent discount on current collection purchases and a further 15 per cent will be donated to leading UK children’s disability charity Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.
Jewellery designer Ross said: “The work of Newlife Foundation is close to our hearts. Before our daughter, who is now four years old, was born we were told by doctors that she would be brain damaged. However, she is fine – which is a huge relief to the family. We wanted to do our bit to help other families who haven’t been as fortunate as us.”
Jana added: “Newlife Foundation makes a massive difference to people in difficult and challenging situations. Even though we are a small business – just my husband and me – we felt that we had to donate something to the cause and we hope that other local businesses will do the same.”
They have responded to Newlife’s ‘Get Crafty’ campaign which encourages people to knit, crochet, sew, embroider, bake, make cards or jewellery – or anything else that comes to mind – to help raise money to support disabled and terminally ill children. Newlife guarantees that 100 per cent of all funds received will directly support babies, children and young people through its national Nurse Helpline – freephone 0800 902 0095 – equipment grants and emergency loan services.
Newlife Nurses offer information and guidance to thousands of families each year on disability related issues and are the ‘gateway’ to the charity’s Equipment Grant service. Newlife has provided £68,363 of specialist equipment to 41 children in West Sussex and is currently working with the families of a further three children with equipment needs totalling £5,072.
Newlife also offers an emergency equipment loan service for families of end-of-life children, which aims to get specialist aids – like wheelchairs, buggies, beds and hoists – to their homes within 72 hours of applications being approved. And to support children with sensory development needs, Newlife has a Kit Box service; Kit Boxes contain a variety of age and condition appropriate toys and development aids and are sent out to families’ homes on three-month loans.
All Newlife services are completely free of charge and can be accessed through the Nurse Helpline.
If you would like to find out more about Newlife’s ‘Get Crafty’ campaign, contact Vicky Jones or Anna Szymczak on 01543 468 888 or email email@example.com
Pictured: Ross and Jana in their Worthing workshop.