2019 will be the fifth time we have donated a package of Lifelites technology to the children at Richard House.
The creativity at this East London hospice never ceases to amaze us. It is home to the fantastic Living Films project which gets the youngsters at the hospice making films about their experiences of being a life-limited and disabled child... and fighting crime, aliens or zombies! They do all this with specialist technology donated by Lifelites.
Back in 2012 we spoke to some of the young people who are part of the club, as well as their parents:
Murad, who is 13 and has Fanconi Anaemia, was awarded Best Music Video for his Bollywood-inspired film and Best Broadcaster for his impassioned political speech to the President of Pakistan.
“I love film club,” Murad said, “I love fun things like the music video but I also wanted to do something political.”
Gowhar, Murad’s Mum, said, “He is so excited to come to film club and it is also educational because he learns so much.”
Brother and sister Josh and Cara, who both have cystic fibrosis, are also keen members of the film club.
Josh, 14, said, “I’ve always been creative and it’s great coming here and just having fun with everyone. The film club is really inspiring.”
“It’s nice for us to do something together,” Cara, 10, added. “And today has been so much fun.”