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Newlife in the News

New Parliamentary Group for Disabled Children

Newlife has launched a new parliamentary group this week for MPs to focus on making it easier for families to access specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children.

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children launched the first All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Equipment for Disabled Children in the House of Commons on Tuesday 10th March.

 Politicians from across the political spectrum gathered for the inaugural meeting and are committed to improving policies that affect the lives of families with disabled children across the UK.

 APPGs are informal, cross-party interest groups of MPs and Peers interested in a particular issue. Newlife has campaigned for the group to be established for several months in a bid to remove barriers that often prevent disabled and terminally ill children from receiving the right equipment at the right time.

 The APPG on Equipment for Disabled Children is chaired by Enfield Southgate MP Bambos Charalambous. Its other members are Peninstone and Stocksbridge MP Miriam Cates; Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire; Islwyn MP Chris Evans; Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant; Airdrie & Shotts MP Neil Gray; Henley MP John Howell; Falkirk MP John McNally; Lord Chris Rennard; Strangford MP Jim Shannon and York Outer MP Julian Sturdy.

 It will respond to the issues Newlife has identified, try and identify solutions and shine a light on best practice.

 Clare Dangerfield, Newlife’s Campaigning and Public Affairs Manager, said: “Every day we hear from families who are struggling to get the vital equipment they need to keep their disabled child safe and comfortable, which is what any parent wants. We are delighted to launch the first APPG on Equipment for Disabled Children as it heralds an important step towards making vital policy changes across the country to help ensure children and their families get the right equipment at the right time.

 “Working across government, the APPG will investigate the reasons that children are suffering and make recommendations for improvement. We know there is not a quick fix but our voice will now be heard at the heart of Government and, through us, decision-makers are listening to the very real struggles families are facing and trying to find ways forward.”

 The APPG’s initial focus will be on Newlife’s #fixthefour campaign which aims to tackle the UK’s equipment crisis facing disabled children and their families. It was launched in 2018 and is a four-point plan which is committed to:

  • ceasing the use of blanket bans for rationing equipment
  • introducing a maximum waiting time for equipment assessments
  • establishing an emergency equipment response service
  • ensuring every disabled child is counted.

 For the last year, Newlife has been lobbying statutory services which refuse to provide specialist car seats to disabled children ‘under any circumstance’ – effectively having a blanket ban in place, something barristers advised was potentially unlawful.

Just 18 months ago, 83% of local authorities across the UK had blanket bans in place on the provision of specialist car seats but today more than 55% of councils can provide car seats following Newlife’s campaign to get them overturned. 

 CAPTION: Pictured at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equipment for Disabled Children are (left to right) Co-founder and CEO of Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children Mrs Sheila Brown OBE, Alex Hanrahan from the British Healthcare Trades Association, Lord Chris Rennard, Chairman of the APPG Bambos Charalambous MP, Newlife’s Campaigning and Public Affairs Manager Clare Dangerfield, Neil Gray MP, Newlife’s Operations Director Stephen Morgan and Newlife trustee Kathryn Griffiths.

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Disabled Children’s Charities (A-Z)

Special Needs Equipment Charity Funding (Alphabetical A to Z)

Before you seek charitable funding or purchase equipment for your child/ children, we recommend that you speak to us for some initial advice – our Helpline is open Mon, Tues & Thurs 9.30am-4pm Tel: 01670 458624 and we can talk you through what is available and what may suit your needs best.

Freedom for Kids supports families caring for children with special needs by providing specialist equipment for disabled children, particularly single and double buggies, that help children lead a more active family life. Our support is for ALL families – you may one child, twins or two different age siblings or you may even have a larger family of 3 children or more. Children may have a specific disability that limits their mobility such as Hypermobility, Cerebral Palsy or a life-threatening condition such as a heart defect or Epilespsy. Perhaps they have challenging behaviour and you need a pushchair for safety reasons e.g. ASD (Autism), Down’s Syndrome. We have supplied buggies and equipment for children with Brain Injuries, Downs Syndrome, Leukemia, Heart conditions, Limb deficiency, Aspergers’ Syndrome, Genetic Chromosome Disorders, rare conditions such as Addison’s Disease, Gilbert’s Syndrome and FOP, along with many other conditions that affect their ability to get and about safely with their family.

Whatever the reason or disability, we are here to help and support you with information and advice on what specialist mobility equipment is available and what would be suitable for your needs. We also supply special schools with single and double buggies, helping more children to get out and about.

Many families are finding that equipment and/or adaptations for their children cannot be funded by statutory services (e.g. NHS Wheelchair Services) and are therefore seeking alternative funding means, in particular charitable funding. To assist you in these situations, we have listed a range of local and National charities, many who have provided funding support to parents.

You may need to talk to your medical advisor / health professional to help you plan for both immediate and long term needs and to check whether the equipment you need can be provided by the statutory services (if this hasn’t already been investigated). Most charity applications require the support of a qualified health or medical professional and we can provide you with a quotation to submit with your application. We are also happy to talk directly with your health professional or family support organisation should this be required.

my AFK (formerly Action for kids)

my AFK is a national charity working with children and young people with physical and learning disabilities and their parents and carers. They help disabled children, young people, their parents and carers in three main ways: by providing mobility aids, work related learning and by offering family support services.

The Boparan Charitable Trust (

The Boparan Charitable Trust aims to help children and young people up to the age of 18, throughout the UK, who are disadvantaged either through poverty, disability or life-limiting conditions. What they supply: Grants towards mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, trikes, and buggies, sensory toys and equipment, speech and language therapist, holidays

Caudwell Charitable Trust (

Caudwell Children is a National Charity that exists to transform the lives of disabled children and their families across the UK. Applicants must live in the UK, be 18 or under and fit the Charity’s financial criteria. They can provide the following equipment: powered wheelchairs, buggies, car seats, therapy tricycles and sensory equipment. In addition they can provide funding for specific therapies for children affected by CP/acquired brain injury and Autism. For further information please contact 0845 300 1348.

The Child Foundation (

The Child Foundation helps children across the UK up to the age of 18 with disabilities and/or special or specific care needs and/or terminal illnesses and their families by providing grants and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities. What they supply: Grants towards mobility equipment, communication equipment, specialist seating and hoists, and holidaysC

Comedians’ Golfing Society (London & Kent)

The Comedians Golfing Society has been active for over 40 years and has raised hundreds of thousands to support individuals. This support can range from supplying adapted tricycles, specialist car seats, mood lighting for sensory rooms and powered wheelchairs. Children and Young Adults, within 50 miles of London with any Disability .

Children Today Charitable Trust (

Children Today raises funds to provide special equipment for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK. Their aim is to ensure that every disabled child and young person fulfils their potential and leads an active childhood. Funds donated by their supporters enables them to provide grants to purchase special equipment such as: electric wheelchairs, walking aids, trikes, educational toys (specially designed for children with disabilities), communication aids, adapted car seats, lifting and sleep equipment.

Elifar (

Elifar aims to help improve the quality of life mainly of profoundly disabled children and young adults, whether living at home or in residential care, but they might also consider applications from children and adults of all ages with any form of physical or learning disability. They fund the purchase of a wide range of specialised equipment, therapies and respite, which would otherwise be unavailable because of a lack of funds or because there is no statutory provision.

Engage Foundation (
The Engage Foundation aims to give funding to community projects nominated by their customers, as well as giving financial aid to customers in need in the form of Personal Grants. The Personal Grants can include applications from parents needing help to pay for equipment for disabled children.

Family Action (
Family Action has small grants available for medical treatment, services, facilities or equipment (including communication aids) for those who are sick or physically disabled. Supporting evidence is required from a relevant professional. There is also a general grants program which can meet needs such as clothing, fuel bills and household needs such as beds, cookers and washing machines. In addition to providing general grants, Family Action also provide grants for educational needs, particularly for the additional costs associated with education such as travel, books and equipment. Assistance is primarily targeted at families and individuals on low incomes, particularly those living on benefits. Funds are not available for items covered by statutory funding.

Family Fund (

The Family Fund helps low-income families caring for a severely disabled child up to age 17 in Scotland and Northern Ireland and up to age 18 in England and Wales. They give grants for things that make life easier and more enjoyable for the disabled child and their family, such as washing machines, driving lessons, hospital visiting costs, computers and holidays. Family Fund cannot assist where there is a responsibility on a statutory agency to help with the requested item.

Handicapped Children’s Action Group (

Handicapped children’s action group is a registered charity, working to provide specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. The children, from all areas of the UK are unable to obtain this equipment from the NHS and because of the cost it is usually unaffordable by the families.

The Hope Foundation for Children (
Aims to improve the lives of children and young people affected by illness, disability or poverty. They provide funding for anything (with a few exceptions) that will benefit the child such as mobility and medical equipment, holidays etc

Independence at Home (
Independence at Home provide grants for people with a disability or long-term illness towards the cost of adaptations, equipment or other things to help you to manage at home. The grant must go towards an item to assist a child to live at home. Independence at home cannot provide grants when the item may be provided through public funds. Applications must be supported by a professional involved in the child’s care, usually an occupational therapist or a social worker.

Joseph Patrick Trust (
The Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) is the welfare trust of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. The trust provides financial support towards specialist equipment to help promote mobility and independence for people with muscular dystrophy, or a related muscle disease. For example, powered wheelchairs, adapted computers and electric beds. The grants cover pieces of equipment that the health and social services do not provide, but which are still vital for maintaining independence and quality of life.

Just4Children –

Just4Children provides support for families to help their sick and disabled children. They are passionate about the relief of sickness and preservation of health of children in the UK and Ireland by providing and assisting in the provision of grants to enable them to obtain medical treatment, therapies, living environments, equipment and holidays which would not otherwise be available to them. Just4Children Tel: 01892 710155

Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children(

Newlife provides grants for equipment for disabled children. The equipment applied for must be essential and disability relevant. The equipment can vary from a wheelchair or a bed through to a communication aid and therapy equipment shed, they have also funded equipment such as replacement clothing and braille machines. Newlife do not fund adaptations and fixtures to homes. All applications need to be supported by professionals who can specify the particular type of equipment needed in the interest of the children’s welfare, safety and benefit. The grants are open to benefit all seriously disabled and terminally ill children that are permanently resident in the UK and who are 18 years or under. Newlife don’t means test, but due to limited funds they do take a view of the whole circumstances of the family.

Lifeline 4 Kids (

Lifeline 4 kids provides essential equipment to help improve the quality of life for children (0-18 years) with disabilities and special needs. For the individual child they provide the full spectrum of specialised equipment such as electric wheelchairs, mobility aids and varying items including specialised computers. They are also one of the only UK charities prepared to help a special needs child from a low-income family with essential smaller items such as shoes, clothing, bedding and specialist toys.

The Nihill Armstrong Trust (

The Nihill Armstrong Trust is a small charity that provides children (up to and including 18 years of age) with cerebral palsy with essential pieces of equipment, communication aids or specific services that their local authority does not provide. The grants are for equipment items under 2000 and the application must be supported by the child’s doctor, school, social worker, health visitor, speech, occupational therapist or physiotherapist.

React (Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with potentially Terminal illness)(
React is a charity working to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. They supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.

Strongbones Childrens Charitable Trust (
Strongbones have funds available to donate towards arthritis, scoliosis, brittle bone disease and all other conditions of the bone. To be eligible the child must be under 18 years of age, and suffer from one of these ailments. They provide grants for medical equipment, computers/software, toys, sensory equipment, short breaks away, days out and proven household bills. Grants are normally 250 per child, but this figure is open to discussion depending on the child’s circumstances.

Trefoil (

Trefoil helps young people across the UK under the age of 25 years with special needs which may be psycho/social or of a physical nature or both which may adversely affect their development and/or independence. What they supply: Grants towards mobility equipment such as powered and manual wheelchairs and trikes, projects, and events

Variety Club, The Children’s Charity (
The Variety Club works to help improve the lives of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 19 years across the UK, providing basic items that will improve the lives of individual children. Each year they donate electric wheelchairs, specialist beds, car seats, sensory equipment, standing frames and many other items that can change the life of a child in need.

Wipe Away Those Tears (

Wipe Away Those Tears is an Essex-based local charity which aims to bring a sparkle into the lives of terminally or seriously ill children. They do not accept applications for Autism. They have provided double buggies for families with special needs children and a range of specialist equipment to Essex families. They hold an annual charity ball and the founder and mum of four, Gail O’Shea, has raised over 1.2 million for her charity and was named Tesco’s Mum of the Year in 2015.

Whizz-Kidz (
Whizz-Kidz provides essential mobility equipment – primarily electric powered wheelchairs and recreational equipment such as trikes – that are customised to meet individual children’s needs. The service ensures children get the right mobility equipment, advice and training at the right time. The wheelchair training programme includes improving the use of your wheelchair, new wheelchair skills and road safety awareness.

Find out more about our range of Special Needs Equipment and visit our Resource Centre for information and advice on children with special needs. If you have any questions or would like help with applying for charity funding, please call our Helpline on 0670 458624, we’re here to help 😊

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Charity Funding for Specialist Pushchairs

How can I apply for funding for a special needs pushchair?

Every day I get asked Can you help me? I don’t know what to do as my disabled child (children) needs a buggy and the NHS can’t help / won’t fund it / have offered me something that doesn’t meet our needs…I have two children and need a double buggy….I can’t afford a pushchair….HELP, I don’t know where to turn!

Whatever disability your child or children have, I’m sure we can help you find a suitable pushchair for them. We have helped families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Sensory Processing Disorder, Behavioural conditions, Genetic disorders, Chromosome abnormalities, Heart defects, Hypermobility, Brain Injury, Epilepsy and many other life-limiting or terminal conditions. Whether you’re a parent of a disabled child, a foster carer or have adopted disabled children, please get in touch and we will endeavour to do our very best for you and your family.

Whether it’s a single stroller or double special needs buggy you need or perhaps you have one or two disabled children and/or siblings, you may even have a baby on the way and an older disabled child who’s got way too big, tall or heavy and now outgrown their standard buggy. You may even have a young child with a condition and need to carry medical equipment. Whatever your needs are, we are a friendly team who want to help and we do this by talking to you about your specific requirements for your disabled child / children AND your needs as a family unit.

Don’t worry – we will guide you through what paediatric and mobility equipment is available for your children whether it’s a basic stroller, a 4-wheeled pushchair, a 3-wheeler all-terrain buggy or a tilt-in-space pushchair and if you need a single or double buggy, we can advise on options for a second child. We understand that often parents don’t want a medical-looking pushchair and we have buggies that won’t shout ‘I’m a disabled child’. We will do our best to find you the most appropriate pushchair for your disabled child and one that will allow you to get out and about with ALL your family.

Sometimes we have to be creative and this is where our experience comes in handy, we know what’s out there on the market, AND what’s not! We have been able to help thousands of parents over the last 15 years and whilst there has never been a wide choice for pushchairs for disabled children, there are some really good buggies for children from 2 years upwards and we even have super large pushchairs for teenagers and young adults. If you have two or three children to transport then this is where our knowledge and experience is invaluable as we have been able to accommodate most circumstances and provide a practical pushchair option to families who have been struggling to get and about with their children.

You can find all our pushchairs suitable for disabled children under our ‘Shop’ categories. Here you will find single pushchairs and double buggies and should you need extra seats for a second or third child, then we have other options that we can talk you through. Our most popular options are the Joggster Trail, which now has a new 2nd seat called the Shuttle, making it into a great option for a disabled child and a toddler in toe on the back! The Special Tomato Jogger is a great option for the older, taller child (can also have a side seat). The Special Tomato EIO can be turned into a double buggy for two children or for one disabled child and their younger sibling by adding a Buggypod side seat (or a rear Perle seat). For larger children, teenagers and adults we have the Axiom Endeavour, which is a super-big all-terrain pushchair and if you have two disabled children to transport, there is the ultimate customised double pushchair – the Axiom Endeavour Double Buggy is two single pushchair that lock together to make a double and then release to go back to 2 singles…how nifty is that!

We can help you access financial support through our work with charities

We will also help by taking you through the process by which you can apply for charity funding for your children’s mobility equipment and we have a list of some of the organisations that could possibly help you fund pushchairs or other equipment for your disabled child. We work with many charities and NHS Wheelchair Services (direct supply or via NHS Voucher) s our list is not exhaustive and there are many other charities as well as local or regional organisations that may help you, please let us know as we like to add new charities to our list so we can help many more families.

And help can come in many forms e.g. St Austell’s Brewery in Cornwall, Champney’s Hotels and even Radio Stations have funded special needs buggies – so don’t just think about those charities you may have heard of…ask around, look in the local paper, communicate with others on general special needs or condition-related forums, use social media (there are lots of support groups on Facebook) and Google to seek out anyone who may be able to help you. We find that local organisations are very willing to fund equipment to help local people and they are generally quicker to make a decision!! We are fortunate to have worked with many fantastic local, regional and National charities and are grateful for all buggies they have funded which has helped to improve the lives of thousands of families.

We also provide advice and equipment to some of the UK’s largest charities like Newlife Charity for Disabled Children, Whizz–Kidz and Caudwell Children as well many NHS Wheelchair Services, Primary Care Trusts, Family Support Workers, Occupational Health Therapists and many other people who may be involved with assessing and/or advising parents and carers of disabled children. Outside the home, we have also provided Special Schools with single and double buggies for children with a wide range of disabilities and different ages, allowing them to take more children out and take part in activities which they may not have been able to before.

If you are waiting for a referral to NHS Wheelchair Services or have been turned down for a pushchair, then please get in touch as we can often help you apply for funding and supply a pushchair. We have found many parents spend a long time waiting to see wheelchair services only to find that they are not eligible for a pushchair or that the NHS are unable to supply an appropriate buggy, particularly when you have two children. We can help you as we have a range of options for two children, and have even managed to help families with 3 or more children too.

If you have children under 3 years old, you may not even get referred as they don’t generally see children before this age. However, your child may have special needs, or have a medical condition that requires them to be in a different type of pushchair, perhaps a parent facing pushchair so you can monitor them closely, or perhaps you need to carry medical equipment alongside your child. It may even be that your child may be very big for their age and have outgrown their buggy and need something more robust. Either way, when the NHS cannot help, we probably can, so please give us a call on our helpline. We’re here to help you get the support you need.

When applying for funding you will need to provide evidence of your child/children’s disability, information on your family circumstances and in some cases, family finances. For evidence supporting your application, ask for a report/letter from health professionals like your child’s Occupational Therapist (OT), Physiotherapist, Health Visitor or even their GP. You can also ask a Social Worker, Family Support Worker or SENCO for a supporting reference. Your OT / Wheelchair Service may be able to advise you on the most appropriate condition-specific charity. We have lists of charities in our Rersource Centre, the majority may be able to provide funding even if you do not have a specific condition. If you would like more help and advice on either who can support your application or which charity to apply to then please call our HELPLINE on 01670 458624 and we will be happy to help.

Our Helpline Number is 01670 458624 or Email us at:

You can find specialist mobility equipment including buggies, postural supports, seating aids and pushchair accessories under the shop on our website

We hope this gives you some help and guidance in your search, however PLEASE CALL US on our HELPLINE 01670 458624 for more advice and support – we have had over 15 years experience in the special needs community and we are here to help you and your family.

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Children’s Charities by Condition

Brain Injury Charities

The Childrens Trust is celebrating 30 years as the UKs leading charity for children with brain injury


Phone: 01737 365000

Address: Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU


Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.


Freephone: 0800 32 81 159 Phone: 01267 244210 Fax: 01267 244201

Address: Second Floor Offices, The Lyric Building, Kings Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD


Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.


Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Cambs. PE1 2UG


The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.


Phone: 01869 341075

Address: Unit 1, The Great Barn, Baynards Green Farm, Nr. Bicester, Oxon. OX27 7SG

Bone Related Conditions


S.C.C.T. is a national registered charity set up to help alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis, and all other conditions of the bone.


Phone: 01708 750 599

Address: B4a Romford Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way, Romford, Essex, RM7 0AZ

Muscular Atrophy/Dystrophy Charities


The Jennifer Trust is a national UK charity. We provide a range of information and support to families and health professionals as well as promoting and supporting research. We employ a small staff and rely on a huge network of volunteers to assist us with our support and fundraising. We are governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees.


Phone: 01789 267 520


Address: Elta House, Birmingham Road, Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire, CV37 0AQ


Joseph Patrick Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.


Phone: 020 7803 4800


Address: 61 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HL

Spinal Cord Injury Charities


Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.


Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Cambs. PE1 2UG

Down Syndrome Charities


Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Downs syndrome to ALL who need it.


Phone: 01889 578800

Address: 22, Lea Hall Enterprise Park. Armitage Road, Rougleey, Staffs WS15 1LH

Location Based Charities


We at the CGS are proud of our Charitable Aims, over the 30 odd years that we have been running we have literally raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes.

As a rule we do not normally give money to other charities but prefer to support individual cases.


Phone: 01376 501 401

Address: 24 Cross Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2NA


The Trust is a registered charity which provides equipment and resources for children with special needs in Derbyshire.


Address: 27 Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL


With the establishment of the Darren Huckerby Trust, he now hopes to make some tangible contributions to the lives of local people who are in real need, with the Trust providing support for local charities, community projects and individuals across the county of Norfolk.




For over 25 Years Wheels for Martins Friends has been helping people of all ages with their disabilities. If you require help and have been unable to obtain funds from the NHS or do not have the funds yourself to buy the equipment required, then pleasecontact us. We will do everything to help if we can.


Phone: 01763 852125


Address: 19, Thompsons Meadow, Guilden Morden, Royston, Herts. SG8 0UA


We aim to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire allowing them the same opportunities and freedom as everyone else.


Charities in Scotland


Ceridian wanted to find a way to pay back into the local community and in 1997 created its own registered charity, the PayBack Foundation. Since its creation over 400,000 has been granted and hundreds of children provided with much needed support.


Phone: 0141 891 6622

Address: 2 Nasmyth Place, Centura Court, Hillington Business Park, Glasgow, G52 4PS

General National Charities


Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.


Phone: 01244 335622


Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AE


Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK. Our work is unrivalled by any other organisation and our passion and belief that every child should have comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible is our driving force.


Phone: 020 8940 2575 Fax: 020 8940 2050

Address: St Lukes House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3NP


Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.


Phone: 01782 600600 Fax: 01782 600609

Address: Minton Hollins, Shelton Old Road, Stoke-on Trent, ST4 7RY


Children Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.


Phone: 01244 335622 Fax: 01244 335473


Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Cheshire, CH3 7AE


This organisation provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. An organisation aimed at parents who require financial assistance for children’s special needs equipment.

Phone: 020 8594 4100

Address: 4 Farr Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 0NZ


Make-A-Wish Foundation UK is a charity with a single purpose we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.


Phone: 0127640 50 60


Address: 329-331, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HQ


There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for a wheelchair that fits their young lives. Thats where we come in. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods. And at Whizz-Kidz, the wheelchair is just the start we also run youth groups, wheelchair skills training, work experience placements and residential camps.


Phone: 020 7233 6600


The Lily Foundation

The Lily Foundation are proud to be able to work together with families to co-fund items of specialist equipment that will enrich the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease. The Lily Foundation will contribute up to 50% of the cost of the item once the family has raised the other 50% through fundraising activities. The maximum the Lily Foundation will contribute is 2500. We will help you to set up the relevant fundraising pages on Just Giving or Virgin Giving and publish your story on our website and social media. Once your fundraising goal is achieved we can then order the item for you.

Please email for more information or an application form


Charity Phone Number: 0300 400 1234 (Local Rate)

Charity Mobile: 07947 257247