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Lifelites work for children using children's hospice services

Where is the Lifelites project for children from my area?

How does Lifelites technology help children and young people using hospice services?

What equipment does Lifelites donate?
For more information about the equipment Lifelites donates please click here:

How many children does Lifelites support?
There are approximately 10,000 life-limited and disabled children and their families who benefit from Lifelites technologies that we provide through the children hospice services.  

Where is Lifelites technology used?
Lifelites technologies are designed to be mobile and portable so they can be used by children wherever they are receiving care from children’s hospice services: at the hospice, in their rooms, in bed; in their homes or even when hospice staff visit them in hospital. 

How many children in the UK need the support of palliative care services? 
There are approximately 100,000 children in the UK who need the support of palliative care services. 

How much does it cost the hospice services for Lifelites contributions?
It doesn’t costs the hospice services a penny for all the equipment, research, installation, training, helpline and maintenance.  Lifelites spends an average of £50,000 for each of our projects over four years. 

How many children are looked after at a children’s hospice?
It varies depending on the size of hospice. 

How long do the children and families spend at the hospices?
It varies.  Each family is allocated a certain amount of day per year they can use the hospice services. End of life care is provided on a needs basis.
Families may visit the children’s hospices over many years from the time of diagnosis until their child’s end of life.

How many projects does Lifelites have?
Lifelites works with every children’s hospice service in the British Isles.  You can find out more about them here

Can you tell me about the children you support

What geographical area does Lifelites cover?
British Isles, including Rep of Ireland,  Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Isle of Man and Jersey

Does Lifelites help children outside of the British Isles?
We do not provide our technology or services outside of the British Isles but we are keen to share our knowledge of accessible/inclusive technologies.

How does Lifelites pick their technology?
We have built our expertise over many years through understanding children with disabilities, hospice environments, hospice staff knowledge, etc. for any new piece of technology we think may be suitable for a children’s hospice service.  We only donate well established and proven technologies. 

I’m a technology supplier. How do I contact you?
Lifelites only sources technologies which are going to be suitable for generic use by life-limited and disabled children using children’s hospice services.  Lifelites only donates well developed items which have been proven to benefit our audiences.  If you think you have a technology which we do not currently supply that would be suitable for use by these children using children’s hospice services, please get in touch. 

020 7440 4200

How do I contact you?
020 7440 4200

Does Lifelites provide technology for individual children?
Currently we are unable to provide our technology for use by individual children.  We can provide information on the technology and where to source it at the best prices.

I’m from a school, hospital or other facility for children with disabilities. Will you support us?
Currently, because we are so small, we are unable to provide our donations to other facilities.  We can provide your with information about our technologies and may be able to help you benefit from our bulk buying prices.  Do get in touch to find out more on 020 7440 4200

How do I apply for support for my facility?
If you are from a children’s hospice you will be on our list of sites in our four year cycle.  Please get in touch to find out when we will be contacting you about potentially providing a new package.

Why does Lifelites only support children’s hospice services?
As a very small team, we have found that we can give as many life-limited and disabled children as possible the benefits of our technology through service providers.   

Can I buy a piece of your technology for a child through Lifelites?
No but we may be able to help you benefit from our bulk buying prices.  Please get in touch on 0207 440 4200

How much Government funding does Lifelites receive?
Lifelites does not receive any Government funding.  All our work and projects are funded by donations raised by Lifelites.

How are Lifelites projects funded?
All Lifelites projects are funded by donations.  

What proportion of donations to Lifelites is spent on overheads?
Lifelites benefits from the generous donation of our office and associated services from the Masonic Charitable Foundation including telecoms, IT, HR & Payroll, Finances, and other support. Along with the interest on our investments, this means that the majority of the funds we raise is focused on the work we do for life-limited and disabled children using hospice services. 



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John Donoghue shares his personal story about why he supports Lifelites

John Donoghue is a dedicated Lifelites Benefactor. He shared with us his very moving personal story about his daughter's health and the reason he decided to become a benefactor, and make a regular monthly gift to Lifelites.

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The technology we donate

Lifelites aims to harness the power of technology by donating a wide variety of assistive and inclusive equipment to enhance the lives of life-limited and disabled children using hospice services.

For these children with complex cognitive and physical impairments, this technology is quite simply magical. It gives them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to join in with the world around them, irrespective of their disabilities.

Providing these opportunities is only possible because of the donations that Lifelites receives.

We have two new additions to our magical technology package! Click below to learn more about the Tilt Table and the PODs Sensory Tent!

Telephone: 0207 440 4200
60 Great Queen Street
Charity No: 1165791