Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness.
Based in Cannock, Staffordshire, it is in its 26th year. The charity operates its own recycling and retail business, working with high street retailers and manufacturers at corporate level. All profits from this business fund the charity’s core work. However, demands on its resources are currently at an all-time high. At any given time, Newlife is working with around 600 UK families to secure vital equipment. These figures are updated twice a week – which means that public support has never been more important.
To find out more about how Newlife supports families in your area – and exactly how many local children need help right now, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/local and select your home county. The link will also show you how many children in your area have already been supported by Newlife.
Thanks to our own recycling and retail business, we guarantee that 100 per cent of your fundraising will be directly spent on providing specialist equipment for a child in need. Money raised by Briggs staff based out of the Cannock headquarters will benefit children in England and Wales, Cumbernauld cash will be spent in Scotland and Belfast-based fundraising will be restricted to Northern Ireland.
Through the Nurse Helpline – 0800 902 0095 – a dedicated team of nurses support families across the UK. Newlife Grants provide vital specialist equipment like wheelchairs and walkers, seating and communication aids. A unique national Emergency Equipment Loan service ensures children who are terminally ill, life limited or are in danger through lack of appropriate support get the right piece of equipment at the right time. Play Therapy Pods offer loans of special toys to aid development and interaction. Comfort Capsules help families of terminally ill children make precious memories.
While practical equipment services offer support to families right now, it is Newlife’s investment in pioneering medical research that offers hope for the future. Many of the charity’s current projects are based at the Newlife Birth Defects Research Centre at University College, London. Working in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the complex was opened in October 2012 by HRH the Princess Royal and remains the only centre in Europe dedicated to researching birth defects.
For families’ own stories, go to: http://impact.newlifecharity.co.uk/ and click on the short films that show how Newlife has made a difference.
Newlife stores tour . . .
If you like to ‘bag a bargain’ and would like to support Newlife, you can visit one of the charity’s six retail stores. All sell delabelled goods donated by more than 100 leading UK and European manufacturers and retailers. Three of the stores are in Hemlock Way, Cannock, with others in Uttoxeter and Market Drayton, Staffordshire, and Heanor in Derbyshire.
To complement store sales, in 2004 Newlife launched its own e.bay site which offers niche items for sale. Goods include designer-brand handbags, sunglasses and clothing. The Newlife e.bay site now boasts more than 2,200 followers. So if you like to ‘splash the cash’ and want to help disabled children, join the charity’s band of savvy shoppers, go to http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/newlife-bargain and spend, spend, spend!
Newlife social media links:
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newlifecharity Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newlifethecharity/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/newlifethecharity Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Newlifethecharity