PBLC's Charity 2017-18
There are now around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. Thousands of them rely on Newlife to get the equipment they need, equipment that has often been refused by the statutory services or the delays in provision mean that the child will suffer unnecessarily. Newlife runs the only fast track equipment services in the UK helping those children in urgent need. Childhood cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections can all cause our precious babies, children, and young people to face lifelong challenges. It happens to dozens of children and their families every day.
Newlife knows that local people want to help local children, so they guarantee that every penny donated or raised in Dorset will help provide vital equipment that will change the lives of disabled children in our county. Not only do they guarantee this, they will tell us exactly how our donation or fundraising has made a difference to a local disabled child.
Newlife have already helped 129 children in Dorset, spending £162,096 for their equipment. At the moment there is an urgent need to purchase equipment for two children in Dorset and £1784 has to be raised.
PBLC raises money throughout the year by selling specially designed charity bone and wood bobbins by Stuart Johnson and lace patterns designed by a member of PBLC. At each of the bi-monthly meetings and Lace Day there is a raffle and all the proceeds go to the charity.