In 2018, our chief executive Simone Enefer-Doy embarked on a 2,500 mile challenge to visit 47 famous landmarks in England and Wales in just 14 days.
For each leg of the journey, she got lifts from supporters in a weird and wonderful variety of transport. These included a Rolls-Royce, DeLorean, McLaren, Horse and cart, zip wire, and an Aston Martin.
This eclectic mix of transport took her to landmarks such as Hadrian’s Wall, the Angel of the North, Brighton Pavilion, the Radcliffe Camera, Blackpool Tower and Bletchley Park.
She took on the challenge to raise awareness of Lifelites and raised over £104,000 to help support the work we do donating and maintaining assistive technology for children in hospices.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make it possible. We wouldn't have been able to do it without you.
An outline of her route plan can be found here.
If you’d like to see what she got up to on each day, see the updates below:
Day one - London, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex
Day two - Hampshire, Jersey and Guernsey
Day three - Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
Day four - Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Berkshire
Day five - Oxfordshire, Monmouthshire, South Wales, West Wales
Day six - North Wales
Day seven - Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire
Day eight - Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, East Lancashire
Day nine - West Lancashire and Cumberland and Westmorland
Day ten - Northumberland, Durham, and Yorkshire North and East Riding
Day eleven - Yorkshire West Riding, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland
Day twelve - Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire
Day thirteen - Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
Day fourteen - Essex, East Kent, West Kent and London
If you'd like to sponsor Simone for her challenge, visit her JustGiving page.
A big thank you to all of those involved in helping us to visit and photograph the following iconic landmarks:
United Grand Lodge of England, Richmond Park, Guildford Cathedral, Brighton Pavilion, Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Lulworth Cove, Buckfast Abbey, Lanhydrock House & Garden, Weston-Super-Mare Pier, Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Locks at Devizes, Shaw House, Radcliffe Square Oxford, Caerleon Amphitheatre, Millennium Centre Theatre, Camarthen, Zip World, Dunham Massey, RAF Museum Cosford, Arthur's Stone, Avoncroft Museum, New Place, National Memorial Arboretum, Manchester Cathedral, Blackpool Tower, Birdoswald Roman Fort, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Angel of the North, Bolton Castle, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National Tramway Museum, Newstead Abbey, Gordon Boswell Romany Museum, Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens, Ashlar House, Shuttleworth Collection, Silverstone Racetrack, Bletchley Park, Henry Moore Foundation, Tilbury Ferry Terminal, Milton Chantry, Brands Hatch, Emirates Airline, Westminster Pier.
Would you like to give kids with limited life unlimited possibilities?
Lifelites could help you to do this by supporting you to find a fundraising challenge that's suited to you.
There are a number of challenge events held across the country which you can apply too to raise money for Lifelites. Please see below to a list of some of the most popular.
We're a small charity with lots of opportunities - whether you're looking for a day raising funds, an hour helping with a mailing or some more work experience we'd love to hear from you.
Would you like to fundraise for Lifelites but are stuck for ideas? Take a look through our A-Z of ideas and hopefully you’ll find some inspiration!
Every donation helps us to do more. Take a look at how you can become a Lifelites champion in 2019.