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Charity of the month: Newlife Foundation

Charity of the month: Newlife Foundation

By simply knitting a toy nurse, you could raise vital funds to help support children living with disabilities in the UK.

The Newlife Foundation provides essential services to support families affected by disability. That could include equipment grants, providing emergency equipment to families with terminally ill children within just 72 hours, and boxes of sensory toys which are specifically aimed to stimulate the child’s needs and age group.

The Newlife Nurses are part of the charity’s Get Crafty campaign, and will be sold to raise funds for the Freephone Newlife Nurse Helpline, which offers information and support to families of children with terminal illness or disabilities.

You can find a copy of the pattern here, and there are many ways to raise and donate the money needed. If you are part of a knitting group, why not get the whole team together to make lots of nurses to sell at a local fair? Alternatively, you can send the nurses directly to the charity to sell on your behalf.

To donate the money once your wares have been sold, cheques can be made out to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, and sent to Newlife Centre, Hemlock Way, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 7GF. Newlife can also provide paying in slips with the Newlife bank account details, or supporters can pay direct into the charity’s account by BACS. If you have any questions about fundraising, call 0800 988 4640 or email getcrafty@newlifecharity.co.uk.

For more information about Newlife’s work and how you can help, go to www.getcraftynow.co.uk

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