Magical technology for children using Scottish hospices


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Support life-limited and disabled children in hospices by helping us provide life-changing assistive technology.

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Take a look at the children' hospices services we hope to support this year

Latest news

We're an industrious bunch at Lifelites and we've always got something on the go. 

We think it's really important to keep you up to date with what we're doing for children using hospice services and to give you ideas for how you can support or work.

In light of Covid-19, we have introduced a monthly newsletter to keep our supporters up to date of our activties and any changes of our services. Please sign up here for our newsletter.

If you have an out of hours media enquiry, please call Samuel Davies on 07515 969445


Tue 31th Aug 2021 

August's Magical Moments

This month we advertised for a new CEO and celebrated some national days and the start of our new installations.



Thu 19th Aug 2021 

A new CEO for Lifelites

Could you lead Lifelites into a new era of development?
We're hiring - Chief Executive, Lifelites

Following 15 years leading the development of the charity, Lifelites founding CEO is now retiring from this role.  We are therefore looking for the new leader for our small and friendly team, to take us forward into our next chapter...


Wed 4th Aug 2021 

July's Magical Moments

We've been busy launching surveys and fundraisers and shared our story at theTech4Good awards. 


Fri 2nd Jul 2021 

June's Magical Moments

This month we attended the 2021 Charity Awards, and celebrated both Small Charity Week and Children’s Hospice week!


Mon 7th Jun 2021 

Lifelites Virtual Showcase 2021

This year we created a brand new video showcase to replace our annual conference that we sadly could not hold due to the ongoing pandemic. Watch it here!


Thu 3rd Jun 2021 

May's Magical Moments

This month we've been shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2021, on the lookout for a magical volunteer and raised awareness for the hearing impaired and Dying Matters. 



Thu 27th May 2021 

WANTED – Volunteer(s) to run Lifelites Ebay Shop

Lifelites is seeking a volunteer (or group of volunteers) to raise funds for the work we do helping life-limited and disabled children using hospices services by managing the Lifelites online Ebay charity shop.



Wed 5th May 2021 

April's Magical Moments

This month we visited Martin House in West Yorkshire, got fundraising for Lifelites with the CaptainTom 100 challenge, made some changes to our website and celebrated some special holidays! 



Thu 1st Apr 2021 

March's Magical Moments

This month Team Lifelites took on the No Tech Day Challenge, dropped off donations to three magical children's hospices and received an incredible donation from our friends at GamesAid. 

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Fri 5th Mar 2021 

February's Magical Moments

This month we've been fantastically busy delivering magical packages of assistive technology to children's hospices across the British Isles, while also gearing up for Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge

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Wed 3rd Feb 2021 

January's Magical Moments

Every second counts for life-limited & disabled children. We hope that every precious minute of 2021 will be enjoyed by playing with brothers and sisters and talking to mum and dad, thanks to Lifelites-donated assistive technology. With that in mind, we've spent January delivering magical Tech Trunks and online training sessions for children using children's hospices across the British Isles. 

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Thu 14th Jan 2021 

December Magical Moments

2020 has been a trying year for us all and particularly for the life-limited and disabled children that we seek to help. But in the face of adversity, we smile at all the magical moments our donated assistive technology has and will help to create. 


Wed 2nd Dec 2020 

November Magical Moments

As the days start getting colder, we've been warmed by the generosity of our supporters, visits to children's hospices and a feeling of solidarity helped along by magical social media campaigns. 

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Wed 18th Nov 2020 

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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Thu 5th Nov 2020 

October Magical Moments

The world is changing and we're changing too! The Covid-19 pandemic means that the vulnerable children we support need us more than ever, so we've launched a new benefactors page on our website to invite our supporters to donate on a monthly basis. We've also adapted to the new normal by delivering our essential tech training online. Have a look at what else happened in October!



Fri 2nd Oct 2020 

September Magical Moments

This month we released our Annual Review 2020, attended awards and featured in blogs, unveiled the latest addition to our tech trunk and opened applications to join our charitable projects committee.

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Thu 3rd Sep 2020 

August's magical moments

This month we've dropped off donations to some wonderful hospices, heard heartwarming stories about the ways our tech is helping children and young people through isolation, cheered on our amazing patrons and thanked our incredible supporters. All in all it's been pretty magical!



Thu 6th Aug 2020 

July Magical Moments

During this summer month, our Lifelites team and supporters haven't even thought of taking a break! This month our magical patrons have been raising vital awareness and funds for Lifelites. We've also been hearing how Lifelites donated magical technology is supporting life-limited and disabled children throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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Tue 21st Jul 2020 

Lifelites technology during lockdown

Children's hospices have valued our donated assistive technology as it has helped them to overcome isolation and reconnect life-limited and disabled children with their carers and therapists. St. Oswald's children's hospice has given us an insight into how Lifelites donated adaptive iPads truly has spread magic.

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Fri 3rd Jul 2020 

June Magical Moments

June has been filled with many magical uplifting moments, from welcoming our new patron Robert Powell and celebrating our avid supporters, to taking part in awareness weeks and seeing life-limited and disabled children beam thanks to our magical technology. 

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Tue 16th Jun 2020 

British actor Robert Powell becomes Lifelites newest patron

We are excited to announce that the popular big screen and TV actor Robert Powell has become Lifelites newest patron! Read on to find out why he decided to be a patron for us...

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Mon 15th Jun 2020 

Derian House creating magic with our donated technology

Derian House Children's Hospice in Lancashire wrote a letter to Lifelites, telling us about scenarios where they've used some our Lifelites donated technology, such as the Mobile Magic Carpet, our accessible gaming equipment, and the GoPro, to create memories that last beyond a lifetime.

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Thu 4th Jun 2020 

May's Magical Moments

Throughout May, we continued to fundraise and are warmed by the donations we've received from our magical supporters. We've also been taking part in online awareness events and Lifelites CEO Simone Enefer-Doy spoke at the Third Sector's virtual conference about innovative and creative fundraising. 

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Wed 6th May 2020 

April's magical moments

As we enter our second month of isolation, we put all our efforts into raising awareness of the magical work we do at Lifelites, fundraising for life-limited and disabled children who depend on the magical technology we donate to communicate, play, be creative, and control something for themselves, while being more isolated than ever. 



Wed 22nd Apr 2020 

Rick Wakeman appeals to London Freemasons to help life-limited children

The 2019/20 seasonal appeal from the rock star and YES member Rick Wakeman on behalf of the charity Lifelites has raised over £42,000 from London Freemasons for life-limited and disabled children using hospice services.

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Thu 9th Apr 2020 

Gaming for life-limited children

Together with Faith playing the videogame Minecraft, we kicked off our 2020 Games Day Campaign! Join us, play games and raise fund so life-limited and disabled children get the possibility to play and communicate, for as long as possible! 



Mon 6th Apr 2020 

March's Magical Moments

March has been an incredibly magical month for Lifelites, but sadly due to the coronavirus this isn't the case for the wider world right now. The Lifelites team is working from home and continuing to deliver the best service possible in these unprecedented times. In spite of the current situation, we'd like to bring a little magic to your lives by sharing our top magical moments from March. We hope you enjoy! 

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Mon 30th Mar 2020 

Lord Grade, former Chairman of the BBC, becomes latest patron

Lord Grade joins Lifelites at a time where life-limited and disabled children are particularly at risk due to Covid-19. 

He is well known for his roles as CEO of Channel 4, Chairman of the BBC as well as the online food delivery company Ocado and later Executive Chairman of ITV plc.

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Mon 16th Mar 2020 

February's Magical Moments

Welcome to our February Magical Moments! This past month we visited and trained children’s hospice staff, and welcomed visitors to demonstrate our magical technology. We also look back at a majorly successful, sold-out Lifelites hospice staff conference 2020!

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Thu 13th Feb 2020 

January's magical moments

We kicked off the new year with plenty of visits to children's hospices across the British Isles to install packages of assistive technology, train staff and celebrate all we've achieved. We've also been busy organising our conference and we visited students at the University of Greenwich. 

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Thu 30th Jan 2020 

December's magical moments

What makes Christmas so magical? Maybe it's the twinkling Christmas lights or Christmas carols, or perhaps it's the chance to spend quality time with family and friends? All these things are magical but we think it's mostly because Christmas is a time of giving! This month the Lifelites team were warmed by the generosity of our supporters who were quick to get into the festive spirit. Here's a round up of what happened in December! 



Thu 23rd Jan 2020 

Adaptive video games controllers for life-limited and disabled children

It was wonderful to see the BBC report on how the Microsoft Xbox adaptive controller was used by Rory Steel to build a Nintendo Switch controller for his nine-year-old daughter Ava and his five-year-old son Corben who both have hereditary spastic paraplegia which affects motor controls and speech. 

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Tue 3rd Dec 2019 

November's magical moments

November was another busy month for Lifelites. We installed a new package of magical technology to Forget Me Not children's hospice in West Yorkshire. Katherine, our trainer based in the north had a great time delivering the essential training needed for hospice staff to operate the donated equipment. Their package included pieces such as the Eyegaze, which allows life-limited children to communicate using eye movements alone! 

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Mon 2nd Dec 2019 

What leaders of children's hospice services say about Lifelites

The feedback that we receive means so much to the staff, volunteers and fundraisers who work so hard to enable Lifelites to donate life-changing technology packages to the life-limited and disabled children's using every hospice service across the British Isles. Here is what some of the leading children's hospice service leaders had to say about Lifelites work.

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Fri 1st Nov 2019 

October's magical moments

It has been another delightfully busy month for the Lifelites team as we donate and install our magical packages of technology to children's hospices around the country. On top of this we celebrated Gift Aid Awareness Day.

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Tue 1st Oct 2019 

September's magical moments

As we see out the last of the summer days we begin with this year's installations and once again are astounded by the generosity of our supporters. 

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Mon 23rd Sep 2019 

Read our latest Annual Review

We’re very excited to reveal the latest issue of our Annual Review, with a special addition for 2019; a bonus pull out celebrating our 20th year.

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Thu 19th Sep 2019 

Celebrating 200 donations

For the last 20 years, Lifelites has been donating bespoke packages of assistive technology to children in hospices across the British Isles, and this week we celebrated a very special milestone – our 200th donation!



Thu 19th Sep 2019 

Mark Master Masons donate £141,000 to Lifelites

Lifelites has received an incredible donation from the Mark Benevolent Fund, which will change the lives of thousands of life-limited and disabled children across the country.



Tue 17th Sep 2019 

Time to deliver some brand new technology

The Lifelites calendar is an incredibly busy one, but we can all agree that there’s one particular part of the year which is our favourite; our installations!



Wed 11th Sep 2019 

Gaming industry awards funding for Lifelites

We’re delighted to announce that Lifelites has been awarded over £20,000 by GamesAid, the charity of the UK video games industry.

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Sun 1st Sep 2019 

August's magical moments

This month we campaigned up and down the country for GamesAid votes, supported Arthur Rank Hospice with their transition day and showcased our magical technology at the Ferrari club Summer Garden Party. 

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Fri 2nd Aug 2019 

Introducing our game-changing patron

We’re delighted to announce our newest patron is Games Education Expert and a leading name in the video games industry, Dr Siobhan Thomas.

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Thu 1st Aug 2019 

July's magical moments

This month we rubbed shoulders with our corporate partners, canvassed for votes with GamesAid and reviewed this years donations.

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Tue 30th Jul 2019 

Do you work in the video games industry?

Disability shouldn’t rule life-limited kids out of gaming, but we need your help to put them back in control. If you work in the video games industry, you can vote for Lifelites to win funding from GamesAid.

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Mon 8th Jul 2019 

Out and about with the Lifelites technology

We love getting out and about to visit different hospices to see the creative ways that they use our technology – so we couldn’t wait to visit our friends at EACH Milton recently to attend their Virtual Reality and photography day recently. 

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Mon 1st Jul 2019 

June's magical moments

This month we kicked off celebrations for both our 20th birthday and children's hospice week, while continuing to work hard to fundraise for this years projects. Our patron Sarah Ezekiel was featured in the Guardian and the Lifelites team opened its doors to the public. 

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Fri 21st Jun 2019 

Staff magical moments: Daniel

Throughout this week we have been kicking off our 20th birthday celebrations by asking our staff about their favourite Lifelites moments. To finish the week, we thought we’d chat to the newest member of our team.

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Thu 20th Jun 2019 

Staff magical moments: Katherine

Lifelites is kicking off it's 20th birthday celebrations this week, and to mark the occasion we are asking our staff about their favourite Lifelites moments. Today we're hearing from Katherine, one of our trainers. 



Wed 19th Jun 2019 

Staff magical moments: Daisy

Today we are continuing our look at our staff's magical moments as we celebrate our 20th birthday. Daisy has been head of operations since 2017. 



Tue 18th Jun 2019 

Staff magical moments: Samuel

As we celebrate our 20th birthday, alongside Children's Hospice Week, we are speaking to our staff to see what their most memorable Lifelites moments are. Today we speak to our head of fundraising and PR, Samuel Davies.  

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Mon 17th Jun 2019 

Staff magical moments: Caroline

This week we are revisiting some of staff's favourite Lifelites moments, in celebration of our 20th birthday and Children's Hospice Week. To kick off, we spoke to our training manager Caroline, who’s been with us since 2014.



Mon 17th Jun 2019 

20 years of magical moments

This week is Children’s Hospice Week, an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the services that support children receiving palliative care. It also marks another very special occasion – our 20th birthday!

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Sat 1st Jun 2019 

May's magical moments

This month we’ve been busy fundraising for Lift for Lifelites returns, we’ve carried out consultations with this year’s projects and visited a magical young adult’s event at EACH in Milton.

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Wed 29th May 2019 

The weary traveller returns

We’re delighted to announce that Simone has finished Lift for Lifelites returns, and has not come back empty-handed! 

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Sat 18th May 2019 

Lift for Lifelites returns reaches the halfway mark

Our chief executive, Simone Enefer-Doy, is halfway through her epic 3,000 mile road trip which has seen her visit landmarks around the country in order to raise funds for the work Lifelites does with children in hospices.

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Wed 1st May 2019 

April's magical moments

In April we dropped off a donation at Andy’s, visited our supporters at the Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire and welcomed a new member of staff to the team! 

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Mon 15th Apr 2019 

Announcing Lift for Lifelites returns

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.

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Fri 5th Apr 2019 

Industry recognition for Lifelites partnership

Lifelites is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Third Sector Business Charity Awards for our ongoing partnership with BMJ, the global medical knowledge provider and publisher of The BMJ (British Medical Journal).

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Mon 1st Apr 2019 

March's magical moments

We had a magical march; we took part in an enigmatic fundraising event, dropped off a donation to Rainbows, were shortlisted for a prestigious award and held our most successful conference to date.

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Fri 29th Mar 2019 

The biggest Lifelites conference to date

Read our chief executive's account of our most popular hospice staff conference to date...



Fri 1st Mar 2019 

February's magical moments

The Lifelites team had a fabulous February, as we dropped off more donations, visited Rebecca House to do some refresher training and received our new benefactor pin badges.

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Fri 1st Feb 2019 

January's magical moments

This month we kick started the year’s installations by dropping donations at Hope House, Derian House and the Children’s Trust. We also went on a mission to find out what 2019 has to offer in terms of new equipment to incorporate into our assistive technology packages. 

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Wed 2nd Jan 2019 

The latest Lifelites Highlites

The latest issue of our newsletter, Highlites, is out now. 

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Tue 1st Jan 2019 

December's magical moments

After a busy November dropping off and installing some of the final donations of the year, the Lifelites team turned their attention to hosting open offices, facilitating interviews, meeting with VR masterminds and checking in with the students on this year's Enable Gaming project.

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Tue 18th Dec 2018 

Lifelites hits the headlines

We know the impact that gaming can have on children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and disabilities in hospices, so we were delighted to get a visit from Guardian journalist Keith Stuart recently who wanted to find out more about what we do.

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Thu 1st Nov 2018 

October's magical moments

This month we dropped off donations to four magical children’s hospices and kicked off this year’s Enable Gaming project.

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Mon 1st Oct 2018 

September's magical moments

September has seen our CEO nominated for the Venus Awards, the arrival of a new technology package at Butterwick, the launch of a pilot project in Tipton and even more donations from our magical partners.



Mon 24th Sep 2018 

Game changing funding for Lifelites

We’re delighted to announce that Lifelites has been awarded over £20,000 by GamesAid, the charity of the UK video games industry.

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Wed 5th Sep 2018 

Motoring enthusiasts fly the flag for Lifelites

A group of motoring enthusiasts in Hampshire have raised funds for Lifelites at their annual rally once again.

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Sat 1st Sep 2018 

August's magical moments

August has been a fantastic month, read on to find out more...



Thu 16th Aug 2018 

Could you be a game changer?

Do you work in the video games industry? Could you take two minutes to vote for Lifelites to win funding from GamesAid, the charity of the UK gaming industry?



Wed 1st Aug 2018 

July's magical moments

This month our training team have been busy teaching staff at children’s hospices around the British Isles on how to get the most out of the magical technology packages that Lifelites donates. Meanwhile back at the office, the team have been astounded by the high level of donations from our magical supporters.



Mon 30th Jul 2018 

London Freemasons' festive fundraising

Last Christmas, Lifelites was lucky enough to be invited again to partner with the Metropolitan Grand Lodge of London Freemasons on a fundraising appeal.  Now all the donations are in, we can announce the fundraising total...



Sun 1st Jul 2018 

June's magical moments

This month we were astounded by the generosity and dedication of our magical supporters, who pulled out all the stops to fundraise for Lifelites. We also had the chance to meet and play with some of the wonderful children that benefit from these funds.

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Thu 21st Jun 2018 

Lifelites invited to Stay and Play

Katherine, our North based trainer, was delighted to be invited to a Stay and Play session at Acorn’s Children’s Hospice in Walsall last week, to show families how to use the equipment Lifelites donates.

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Tue 19th Jun 2018 

Simone's incredible adventure

Our chief executive recently went on what was possibly the wackiest relay ever. She'd like to say thank you to everyone who supported her along the journey. 

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Fri 1st Jun 2018 

May's magical moments

We have so many magical moments here at Lifelites, and May has been no exception.

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Mon 21st May 2018 

Creating moments that matter with Lifelites

Life's short for everyone, but this is especially true for children in hospices. They and their families don't want to waste a single minute, so this Children's Hospice Week we're focusing on the moments that matter. 

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Thu 17th May 2018 

Microsoft announce new accessible gaming controller

Microsoft announces a new product designed specifically to help gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller

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Fri 11th May 2018 

Our Chief Executive's 2,500 mile challenge

We’re really excited to announce our upcoming event, Lift for Lifelites, which will see our Chief Executive travel 2,500 miles to 48 famous landmarks, in a variety of unusual and extraordinary forms of transport, all in just 14 days.

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Thu 3rd May 2018 

April's magical moments

We meet so many inspiring individuals as we deliver our services to children in hospices, such as Eyegaze artist Sarah Ezekiel, who features in this month’s magical moments.


Wed 18th Apr 2018 

Disabled artist becomes patron of Lifelites

We are delighted to announce that disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel has agreed to become Lifelites newest Patron.

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Fri 13th Apr 2018 

Lifelites nominated for Digital Leaders award

Lifelites has been named in this year’s Digital Leaders 100 list, a prestigious list of organisations and individuals championing digital transformation in the UK, but we need your vote! 

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Mon 9th Apr 2018 

Sharing the Lifelites magic at sold out conference

Our annual Lifelites Hospice Staff conference was a sold out event this year and was attended by delegates from all over the country.



Wed 4th Apr 2018 

March's magical moments

We have so many magical moments at Lifelites, and every month we love to share them with you, the people who make it possible.



Wed 21st Mar 2018 

Lifelites newsletter out now

The latest issue of Highlites, Lifelites annual newsletter, is out now and packed full of inspiring stories and updates.

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Thu 8th Mar 2018 

February's magical moments

We have lots of magical moments here at Lifelites, here are just some of the magical children’s hospice experiences, families and fundraisers from February.

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Mon 19th Feb 2018 

Lifelites appears on BBC gaming show

We’re very excited to share that last week Lifelites appeared in a BBC Radio one series about video gaming, in a special episode about accessibility.

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Tue 6th Feb 2018 

How Lifelites helps keep children safe online

Today is Safer Internet Day, so our Chief Executive Simone is taking a look at the dangers for children using the internet, and how we can make it safer.



Tue 30th Jan 2018 

January's magical moments

We’ve had a great start to 2018, and have met some incredible families and staff at children’s hospices whilst delivering our technology. Here are some of our magical moments. 



Tue 12th Dec 2017 

Accessible gaming with London South Bank University

Students at London South Bank University (LSBU) have been creating accessible video games for children in hospices as part of the Enable Gaming project, and this week some of the Lifelites team got to see the games for the first time.

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Fri 1st Dec 2017 

November's magical moments

In November we dropped off and installed the last donations of the year, attended awards ceremonies, and visited some long term supporters of Lifelites.

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Fri 1st Dec 2017 

November's magical moments

November was packed full of technology donations to hospices across the British Isles, and we met many incredible families and hospice staff. Here are some of our magical moments.

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Tue 28th Nov 2017 

We couldn't do it without you

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day celebrated worldwide to give back and support your favourite charity - but we’re doing it a little differently this year.

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Mon 20th Nov 2017 

Five years of Eyegaze

Today marks five years since Lifelites’ first ever Eyegaze donation, so we wanted to take the opportunity to look back over the impact that this incredible technology has had.



Mon 6th Nov 2017 

Octobers magical moments

October was a fantastic month here at Lifelites, and because the work we do wouldn’t be possible without you, our wonderful supporters, we thought we’d share some of our magical moments with hospices, families and fundraisers with you.


Wed 25th Oct 2017 

The incredible impact of the Lifelites technology

Over the last couple of months, the Lifelites team have been travelling up and down the country delivering new technology - and the feedback has been incredible. 



Thu 6th Jul 2017 

Meet Heavenly and Kelly - our competition winners!

In May this year we ran a competition for parents to win a Lifelites iPad package for their local hospice to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week, and the lucky winners were Acorns in the Black Country. They were selected thanks to a survey completed by Kelly, who told us about the impact that iPads have had on her daughter Heavenly.

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Tue 13th Jun 2017 

Award winning open garden to raise money for Lifelites

An award winning cottage garden in Kent is to open its gates once again this year and raise money for Lifelites, thanks to owners and long-time Lifelites supporters Ivor and Wendy Macklin.

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Fri 26th May 2017 

Children’s hospice staff come together at Lifelites conference

Last week, children’s hospice staff from across the British Isles attended our Annual Lifelites Magical Technology Conference. 



Thu 6th Apr 2017 

Win free tickets to a star studded West End play

Lifelites is holding a competition to win a pair of tickets to The Miser, a West End play starring Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack and Matthew Horne.

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Fri 31th Mar 2017 

Cycle from London to Brighton for Lifelites

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Middlesex is holding its yearly London to Brighton bike ride, and we are looking for people to join to raise money for Lifelites. 

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Tue 28th Mar 2017 

Bid on exclusive prizes to raise money for Lifelites

Lifelites is auctioning two exclusive lots in its latest online fundraising auction. 

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Fri 17th Mar 2017 

University students showcase their accessible video games to Lifelites and hospice staff

As part of Lifelites’ Enable Gaming project, students from the London South Bank University Games Cultures course showcased their specially created video games to staff at Demelza South East London Children’s Hospice.



Tue 21st Feb 2017 

The latest issue of Highlites is out now

The latest issue of Highlites, our annual newsletter, is out now!

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Wed 4th Jan 2017 

Calling all bookworms

We are offering our supporters with the opportunity to win the Ultimate Library of 100 signed books.

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Thu 17th Nov 2016 

Lifelites, camera, action!

Lifelites staff were treated to a red carpet experience last weekend when they were invited to the Richard House children’s hospice annual Oscars award ceremony. 

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Thu 10th Nov 2016 

Celebrities support Lifelites for #GivingTuesday

Lifelites is delighted to have the support of Matt Lucas and other celebrities this year for the annual charity event, Giving Tuesday. 

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Tue 16th Aug 2016 

We need GamesAid votes for Lifelites!

Work in the games industry? Make your voice heard

Voting for the GamesAid charities has opened and Lifelites has been nominated again.


Fri 3rd Jun 2016 

Lifelites #Magicaltechnology conference 2016 - Report

Lifelites #Magicaltechnology conference 2016 - Report



Wed 25th May 2016 

Lifelites spreading their magic for children on the Isle of Wight

Lifelites provides magical technology for terminally ill children as part of local hospice partnership on the Isle of Wight

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Mon 16th May 2016 

Lifelites' debut on Sky News Swipe

Lifelites featured in Sky’s weekly technology show ‘Swipe’



Fri 6th May 2016 

Vote for Lifelites to win 'Charity Digital Leader of the Year 2016'

Lifelites shortlisted to win 'Charity Digital Leader of the Year' - we need your vote!



Mon 4th Apr 2016 

Lifelites showcased #magicaltechnology at The Gadget Show Live 2016

Children’s hospice technology charity Lifelites represented at The Gadget Show Live 2016.



Tue 29th Mar 2016 

Lifelites Easter Egg Trail, Covent Garden

Lifelites holds Easter Egg Trail in Covent Garden sponsored by Capco




Wed 2nd Mar 2016 

#Runewanrun – Marathon Man Ewan Gordon chooses Lifelites

#Runewanrun – Marathon Man Ewan Gordon chooses Lifelites



Sun 21st Feb 2016 

Lifelites illuminates Blackpool children’s hospice with Beamz of Pleasure

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Mon 15th Feb 2016 

Lifelites Highlites 2016

Lifelites Highlites newsletter 2016

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Fri 12th Feb 2016 

Lifelites delivers magical technology for children at Ipswich Children’s Hospice

Lifelites delivers magical technology for children at Ipswich Children’s Hospice


Wed 10th Feb 2016 

Dame Esther Rantzen stars in new Lifelites fundraising video

Dame Esther Rantzen stars in new Lifelites fundraising video

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Mon 25th Jan 2016 

Sir Michael Snyder, Metropolitan Grand Master visits Lifelites

Sir Michael Snyder, Metropolitan Grand Master visits the Lifelites team


Fri 18th Dec 2015 

Capco's New Year present to Lifelites

Capco's New Year present to Lifelites



Wed 16th Dec 2015 

Christmas comes early for children at Worcestershire hospice thanks to Lifelites

Our last installation and training day for staff of 2015 found us in the Midlands at Acorns for the Three Counties. Read on to find out how the day went. 


Thu 30th Apr 2015 

Lifelites supplies magical technology for local children at Scottish hospices

Lifelites delivers new specialist technology package for children at Rachel House and Robin House.

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Mon 6th Apr 2015 

Egg-cellent! Lifelites brings Easter Cheer to Children's Hospices around London

Children’s charity plays Easter bunny with help of REED West End and local businesses. 

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Mon 24th Nov 2014 

National children’s charity announces two new celebrity patrons

Comedian and ex-King of the Jungle, Joe Pasquale and infamous keyboard supremo, Rick Wakeman have become Patrons for the charity Lifelites helping them to raise awareness of the specialist technology they provide to children in hospices.

Tue 7th Oct 2014 

Got a Place in next year's Marathon?


Tue 30th Sep 2014 

Blog: sharing the magic

September has been a busy but magical month for Lifelites.


Tue 30th Sep 2014 

Become a volunteer trainer at our November event

If you enjoy helping people to learn, have some understanding of the limiting conditions children in hospices have and you would like to help hospice staff learn how to use the Lifelites equipment.


Fri 5th Sep 2014 

New package - EACH Milton

Lifelites tech for EACH and every child at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in Milton


Wed 3rd Sep 2014 

GamesAid: 3 Reasons to Vote for Lifelites

If you work in the games industry you can help us win thousands of pounds this September.

Mon 1st Sep 2014 

A Knight to Remember

The Hall of Chivalry fair rang with the sounds of merry making as the brave Knights of King Arthur Lodge embarked on their bold quest – to raise a king’s ransom in gold for the Lifelites charity.

Fri 29th Aug 2014 

Achieve your running goals: Top tips for new runners

Just laced up your new running shoes? Here's how you can achieve your running goals.

Mon 25th Aug 2014 

App of the month: August 2014

This month we look at the iPad and iPhone music and art app "Bloom".


Wed 20th Aug 2014 

One place left on music 10k

We have one place left on the Run tothe Beat Wembley park 10k - find out how you can claim it!


Mon 18th Aug 2014 

Hospice blog: Creating a Lifelites Learning Community

Exciting projects are afoot to help children's hosipces get the most out of their Lifelites equipment.


Mon 4th Aug 2014 

Eye Candy: Sussex Masons donation for Eyegaze

Our project at the Chestnut Tree House receives another generous donation from Pulborough Lodge in Sussex. 


Thu 31th Jul 2014 

New package at Rainbows children's hospice

Q. How do you get a children's hospice to smile?

A. Give them a new Lifelites package and promise to help them use and look after it for the next four years!

Wed 23rd Jul 2014 

Check out our App of the Month

Tap to Talk is our App of the Month this time around.

Tue 22nd Jul 2014 

WCIT event gives Lifelites chance to say 'thanks'

Simone gave a presentation to WCIT memberes to explain what their strategic support has meant to children in hospices.


Wed 16th Jul 2014 

IT company chooses Lifelites!

Essex based IT company have named us as their chosen charity.


Wed 9th Jul 2014 

OutSTANDing news at Helen House

We installed a new Eyegaze package for our friends at Helen House. 


Mon 30th Jun 2014 

Tiger on the loose - UK wide motorbikin'

Brian completes his epic motorcycle adventure!


Thu 26th Jun 2014 

Master's Ride finishers revealed

We've just relased the finishing times for our Master's Ride last weekend.


Mon 23rd Jun 2014 

Fun in the Sun - London to Brighton

Another hugely successful London to Brighton Master's Ride this weekend.


Fri 13th Jun 2014 

£15,000 from Northampton

The Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire visited this week and presented a cheque for £15,000 on behalf of the Province.


Fri 6th Jun 2014 

London to Brighton - Sign up today!

Just two weeks until our charity bike ride. Only a few places remaining.


Wed 4th Jun 2014 

WCIT Golf Day raises £5k

Brilliant day out raises thousands for Lifelites.

Tue 3rd Jun 2014 

Leader of the pack

Worcestershire Freemason begins epic journey around UK for Lifelites.



Sun 1st Jun 2014 

Good luck, Peter!

From the Rock of Gibraltar to Buckinghamshire for Lifelites!


Thu 29th May 2014 

Lifelites conference is go

We're hosting a big day out in Brum for our children's hospice colleagues.


Mon 26th May 2014 

Team Lifelites gets running

6 runners completed the 2014 BUPA London 10k for Lifelites.  


Wed 14th May 2014 

Generous donation for Lifelites

We've just received a fantastic £10,000 donation!


Tue 6th May 2014 

Logging on with Lifelites

We've just launched our brand new website, designed by our good friends at Thinkology.


Fri 25th Apr 2014 

Ladies Lunching for Lifelites

First ever Ladies that Lunch for Lifelites event takes place.


Tue 22nd Apr 2014 

Lifelites play the bunny

Hundreds of youngsters at 8 children’s hospices across London and the South East have received special visits from an army of Easter bunnies.


Thu 10th Apr 2014 

Simone gets talking about Lifelites

Simone's been out spreading the word in a busy week.


Mon 17th Mar 2014 

Become our Training Manager

We have a new role for an experienced training manager to deliver hospice care staff training around our specialist technologies for children with disabilities.

Mon 3rd Mar 2014 

Lifelites runners complete Addidas Silverstone Half Marathon.

Lifelites runners complete Addidas Silverstone Half Marathon. 

Thu 27th Feb 2014 

Walk the Wall, Talk the Talk

Four intrepid trekkers have completed a fundraising hike along the historic Hadrian's Wall.

Mon 24th Feb 2014 

Run the Hackney Half Marathon for Lifelites

We're really excited about the event because it takes place in a really accessible location in London's greenest boroughs.


Wed 22nd Jan 2014 

Brand new tech for Midlands' hospice children

We recently installed two new packages of cutting edge technology at two Acorns children's hospice sites in Walsall and Birmingham.


Sat 16th Nov 2013 

Eye can do it! Naomi and Jack's get Eyegaze technology

We just installed a brand new package in Hampshire. Our work with Naomi House led to awards for one play worker, Claire Floyd whose special work with the technology charity was recognised in a visit to the House of Lords where she was named a regional Digital Hero.



A new CEO for Lifelites

Could you lead Lifelites into a new era of development?
We're hiring - Chief Executive, Lifelites

Following 15 years leading the development of the charity, Lifelites founding CEO of is now retiring from this role.  We are therefore looking for the new leader for our small and friendly team, to take us forward into our next chapter; one who shares our wish to use the power of assistive and inclusive technology to give children with limited lives unlimited possibilities.  This is not just a desk job and no two days are the same. Some travel is essential and you will need to be involved in leadership, governance, finances, fundraising and charitable projects all over the British Isles.   Interested?  Please read on...



February's Magical Moments

Welcome to our February Magical Moments! This past month we visited and trained children’s hospice staff, and welcomed visitors to demonstrate our magical technology. We also look back at a majorly successful, sold-out Lifelites hospice staff conference 2020!

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One of Lifelites' longest term supporters donates £10,000

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), a livery company for those in the IT industry, has supported Lifelites tirelessly for the past 18 years and has recently awarded the charity a grant of £10,000, to continue to expand its work.

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What have hospice staff been saying about Lifelites?

The children at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Walsall got a very exciting delivery last week – a brand new package of Lifelites technology worth £50,000 for free! Here’s what some of the staff had to say about their new technology:




Gaming industry awards funding for Lifelites

We were recently lucky enough to be awarded nearly £70,000 by GamesAid - click to find out how we're going to spend it. 

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Read our latest Annual Review

Read all about what we've been up to and the children we've helped over the past year. 




Cast your GamesAid vote for Lifelites

Do you work in the video games industry? If you do, then you’re eligible to vote for Lifelites to receive funding from GamesAid. 

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Former Lord Mayor becomes patron of Lifelites

Sir David Wootton, former Lord Mayor of London, has agreed to lend his support and expertise in his new role as Lifelites patron. 

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Win an iPad package for your child's hospice

To celebrate Children’s Hospice Week 2017, Lifelites is offering families of children in hospices a chance to win a free specialist iPad package for their child’s hospice. 

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Lifelites attends launch of Parliamentary Group on Assistive Technology

Our Chief Executive Simone recently attended the parliamentary launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology, hosted by the Speaker John Bercow MP.

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GamesAid success

Chelsea pensioner, 84 year old Ron Shaw, who was a bandsman in the British Army for over 30 years gives a thumbs up to GamesAid for their cheque for £95,400

Lifelites is delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from GamesAid

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Lifelites' response: "Britain's sickest children being denied vital palliative care because of lack of NHS funding"

According to a new survey by Together for Short Lives, the children’s palliative care umbrella body, Britain's sickest children are being denied vital palliative care because of an appalling lack of NHS funding. Read on for the full story...



Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jasmine Elcock becomes Patron of Lifelites

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jasmine Elcock becomes Patron of Lifelites

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Lifelites celebrated in this year’s Nominet Trust 100

Lifelites made 2015 Nominet Trust 100




Lifelites spreading their magic for children at Surrey Children’s Hospice

Lifelites supplies magical technology for children at local hospice 



Lifelites magical technology turns beams of light to beams of joy for children at Tŷ Gobaith

Lifelites spread its magic again delivering a brand new package of specialist technology for the children at Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospice in North Wales. 



Lifelites just got even ‘smarter’

Lifelites deliver a bundle of smart TV’s for the children at Little Bridge House in Devon.

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Lifelites providing a window on the world for children at Kent children’s hospice service

Lifelites delivers a brand new package of specialist technology for the children and young people at Ellenor Children’s hospice service in Kent.

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Lifelites’ magical technology opens up a whole new world for children at West Yorkshire Children’s Hospice

Lifelites supplies magical technology for children at local hospice 

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Lifelites celebrates fifteen years of enhancing the lives of terminally ill and disabled children in hospices.

"Lifelites – the small charity with a big heart" celebrating 15 years of its work for children in hospices

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Lifelites magical technology leaves young adults at Oxfordshire hospice beaming

National children’s charity supplies magical technology for young adults at local hospice 

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Lifelites delivers magical technology to East London Children’s Hospice

National children's charity delivers magical technology for children at Local East London Children's Hospice

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Lifelites sees the magic with new Eyegaze technology at the Essex Children’s Hospice

Lifelites spreads their magic for the fourth time delivering a brand spanking new package of specialist technology for the children at Little Havens children’s hospice in Essex.



Lifelites gives children at Cornwall Children’s Hospice a magic carpet ride to remember.

Lifelites spreads their magic for the fourth time, delivering a brand spanking new package of specialist technology for the children at Little Harbour children’s hospice in Cornwall.

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Get your game on with GamesAid - Vote for Lifelites!

GamesAid - the charity for the computer gaming industry supporting Lifelites. GamesAid voting starts on Monday 7th September for one week only. Please vote for us!

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Lifelites grant to benefit Haven House children with state-of-the-art technology

National children’s charity supplies magical technology for children at local hospice

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Please help Lifelites win £5,000 – Make your vote count!

Lifelites Training Manager Caroline Powell has been nominated for a TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2015 and shortlisted for the Education category. Find out how YOUR vote can help Lifelites win £5,000. VOTE NOW!




Lifelites benefits from Sainsbury’s Local Charity Scheme

Lifelites charity receives donation from local Sainsbury’s store

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Lifelites #magicaltechnology Children's Hospice Conference 2015 Report

We've just published our report from last month's children's hospice conference.



Former EastEnders Star Anita Dobson becomes Lifelites Patron

Lifelites announce Anita Dobson as their newest Celebrity Patron!

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Lifelites #magicaltechnology Children’s Hospice Conference 2015

Lifelites talks magical technology with children's hospice staff.

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Lifelites sees the excitement with Magical Eyegaze technology

Lifelites delivers new specialist Eyegaze technology package for children at Demelza South East London Children's Hospice.

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Lifelites floods Noah’s Ark with magical technology

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Lifelites arrived at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice service in Barnet, to deliver a brand new package of specialist equipment for the children they care for.



New learning resources library

We have launched our NEW online learning resources library for hospice staff.



A Pound to Play

Send in your word search and a £1 donation for your chance to win a Lifelites limited edition key ring. Text WORD15£1 to 70070 to enter!

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Our latest newsletter

Newsletter 2015 (1) 

Find out about what we're up to in 2015 with our latest newsletter...



St Mary's tuck shop raises £419 for Lifelites

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The young girls at St Mary’s Shaftesbury raised £419 for Lifelites through volunteering in their school tuck shop as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.



Video: Naomi House and Jacksplace

We visited Naomi House and Jacksplace last month to film this amazing video.


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