Two years ago the Morgan Foundation gave £450,000 to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to provide equipment for families based in
North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands.
The programme has been a huge success with children benefiting from wheelchairs, buggies and walkers, specialist car seats, beds, stair climbers, portable hoists, seating systems and a range of other equipment including communication aids.
The Morgan Foundation has now promised a £100,000 a year extension to the scheme.
Steve Morgan, chairman of the Morgan Foundation, said: “We set up the Morgan Foundation fifteen years ago with one goal – to make a difference.
“And there can be nothing better than making a difference to children’s lives.”
Newlife’s chief executive, Sheila Brown, said: “Having the support of The Morgan Foundation is an enormous boost.
“We look forward to helping change more lives across The Morgan Foundation remit area.
“Anyone struggling to access equipment through their statutory services should call our Care Services Team (0800 902 0095 – free from UK mobiles and landlines) to discuss their individual situation.”
PICTURED: Four-year-old Olivia Treeby can now get out and about with her family using a special car seat.
Olivia, from Chester, is one of hundreds of children to benefit from a unique partnership between Newlife Foundation and the Morgan Foundation.
Mum Nicole said: “Because of Olivia’s hip dysplasia she needs to be comfortable.
“Getting the new car seat has definitely put our minds at ease.”
Newlife – which is based in Staffordshire – is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness.