Who are Newlife?

For 26 years, Newlife has been changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children and their families across the UK. Their vision is that every disabled or terminally ill child and their family get the equipment they depend on; the quality of life they deserve; the caring support they need; and the chance to benefit from pioneering medical research.

Newlife achieve this vision by providing a range of service to disabled and terminally ill children, including emergency equipment loans, equipment grants, and free helpline services.

For further information on Newlife, visit their website –

How Jiraffe aim to help Newlife:

Throughout the partnership with Newlife, Jiraffe will undertake fundraising activities to contribute to the launch of a new and exciting extension to the Play Therapy Pod Service currently offered by Newlife. Play Therapy Pods enable families to receive a free loan of specialist toys and a safe, calming environment to enjoy them in. Feedback has shown that a Play Therapy Pod has helped improve relationships with family members, by encouraging quality time through play with appropriate toys.

Charity of the Year

We are now accepting applications for our Charity of the Year 2019 – click here for more information.

At Jiraffe, we believe we have an important contribution to make to the communities we serve. Enlivened communities and thriving commercial businesses/organisations can be mutually supportive and beneficial to each other, helping to build long term relationships, generate goodwill and deliver useful facilities. Our support is directed towards national, regional or local causes working to support children and families living with special needs. We focus our support where we can deliver the biggest impact and where the initiative broadly matches our criteria.

We wish to make contributions which will have a meaningful long term impact. We therefore focus our support to a singular cause or an organisation for longer periods where we can see the impact of our contributions and where we can build good relationships and better understanding of areas of need.

We will consider support:

We will consider requests for support for the following:

  • registered charities or not-for profit organisations based in the UK, in particular we provide support for organisations working with children and families with special needs
  • where there is clear, immediate and long-lasting benefit to the recipients
  • where we are aware of what exactly the support will be used for
  • where, if required, the charity is able to provide the latest 2 years´ audited Annual Accounts

What we don´t support:

We are unable to consider requests for support for any of the following:

  • organisations which are not recognised charities or not-for profit organisations
  • activities which are primarily the responsibility of central or local government, or some other responsible body
  • contribute to running costs, including rent or staff wages
  • activities which collect funds for subsequent redistribution to other charities or individuals
  • expeditions or overseas travel
  • loans or business finance
  • overseas activities or charities
  • promotion of religion or the restoration or upkeep or places of worship
  • petitions

Our support

Here are just some examples of how we could provide support to our Charity of the Year;

  • Advertising opportunities on digital channels associated to Jiraffe
  • Environmental activities
  • Staff volunteering
  • Use of company resources
  • Work placements