Six disabled county youngsters have vital new pieces of equipment thanks to the generosity of Evening Telegraph readers.
We launched our Help Give Them New Life appeal in May last year in a bid to raise cash to go towards essential items such as wheelchairs for disabled youngsters.
Generous readers have donated more than £5,000.
Now six county children are going into the New Year with vital equipment which has already made their lives and their family’s lives so much better.
Newlife chief executive officer Sheila Brown said: “This has been an incredible campaign.
“Its success is entirely down to the Evening Telegraph and the passion and generosity of local people.
“It all started out as a single appeal for Corey Haseley which has snowballed and resulted in helping six children in total and a seventh now being helped with the additional funds that have been raised.
“The families are already seeing the impact that these pieces of equipment are making on their children’s lives.
“A portable hoist for Sonya Stringer means she can transfer in and out of her wheelchair more easily; a wheelchair for Lewis Wares has allowed him to attend mainstream school.
“A specialist bed is helping Matthew Molloy sleep safely; a wheelchair for Lewis Wares means he can sit comfortably and with the right support; a lightweight buggy for Ebony Jay Thurland is making it easier for the family to get out and about.
“A powered wheelchair for Corey Haseley has been described by his mum as ‘life changing’.
“Now we are going to be able to help another local girl with sensory equipment.
“She has no means of communication but responds to this at school.
“Newlife has had such great interest and support locally that in early 2012 we will be organising a special information and thanks event in Northamptonshire.
“We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the Evening Telegraph appeal in 2011.”