Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children

Help change a disabled child’s life this Christmas

Newlife provides specialist equipment to disabled and terminally ill children across the UK when they need it most, often within 72 hours. With your support through the Big Give Christmas Challenge we can help families in desperate need to access emergency loans and grants of equipment, in many cases to be together at home this Christmas.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1170125)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund


  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


United Kingdom


One in three disabled children desperately need specialist equipment and support but the sad truth is many are denied equipment, often because of excessive delays at statutory services. Half of all applications we receive are from families in emergency situations– their child may be in pain because they do not have appropriate equipment or at risk of significant injury.


With your support Newlife will lend more families a wide range of emergency equipment to meet short-term needs or as a grant to provide longer-term essential improvements. The charity runs the UK’s only service that delivers this equipment within just 72 hours, while our equipment grants provide an urgent “fast-track” need within 24 hours. Having the right equipment at the right time can not only save lives, but change lives too.