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 in hospices and to give you ideas for how you can support us by telling you what other people are doing to help us raise funds.
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We’re delighted to announce our newest patron is Games Education Expert and a leading name in the video games industry, Dr Siobhan Thomas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We’re delighted to announce that Simone has finished Lift for Lifelites returns, and has not come back empty-handed!
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Read our chief executive's account of our most popular hospice staff conference to date...
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.
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.
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.
In November we dropped off and installed the last donations of the year, attended awards ceremonies, and visited some long term supporters of Lifelites.
The latest issue of our newsletter, Highlites, is out now.
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.
This month we dropped off donations to four magical children’s hospices and kicked off this year’s Enable Gaming project.
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.
We’re delighted to announce that Lifelites has been awarded over £20,000 by GamesAid, the charity of the UK video games industry.
A group of motoring enthusiasts in Hampshire have raised funds for Lifelites at their annual rally once again.
August has been a fantastic month, read on to find out more...
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
We have so many magical moments here at Lifelites, and May has been no exception.
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.
Microsoft announces a new product designed specifically to help gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce that disabled artist Sarah Ezekiel has agreed to become Lifelites newest Patron.
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!
Our annual Lifelites Hospice Staff conference was a sold out event this year and was attended by delegates from all over the country.
We have so many magical moments at Lifelites, and every month we love to share them with you, the people who make it possible.
The latest issue of Highlites, Lifelites annual newsletter, is out now and packed full of inspiring stories and updates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
We were recently lucky enough to be awarded nearly £70,000 by GamesAid - click to find out how we're going to spend it.
Read all about what we've been up to and the children we've helped over the past year.
Do you work in the video games industry? If you do, then you’re eligible to vote for Lifelites to receive funding from GamesAid.
Sir David Wootton, former Lord Mayor of London, has agreed to lend his support and expertise in his new role as Lifelites patron.
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.
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.
Last week, children’s hospice staff from across the British Isles attended our Annual Lifelites Magical Technology Conference.
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.
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.
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.
Lifelites is auctioning two exclusive lots in its latest online fundraising auction.
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.
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.
The latest issue of Highlites, our annual newsletter, is out now!
We are offering our supporters with the opportunity to win the Ultimate Library of 100 signed books.
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.
Lifelites is delighted to have the support of Matt Lucas and other celebrities this year for the annual charity event, Giving Tuesday.
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
Work in the games industry? Make your voice heard
Voting for the GamesAid charities has opened and Lifelites has been nominated again.
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
Lifelites #Magicaltechnology conference 2016 - Report
Lifelites provides magical technology for terminally ill children as part of local hospice partnership on the Isle of Wight
Lifelites featured in Sky’s weekly technology show ‘Swipe’
Lifelites shortlisted to win 'Charity Digital Leader of the Year' - we need your vote!
Children’s hospice technology charity Lifelites represented at The Gadget Show Live 2016.
Lifelites holds Easter Egg Trail in Covent Garden sponsored by Capco
#Runewanrun – Marathon Man Ewan Gordon chooses Lifelites
Capco's New Year present to Lifelites
Dame Esther Rantzen stars in new Lifelites fundraising video
Lifelites delivers magical technology for children at Ipswich Children’s Hospice
Lifelites Highlites newsletter 2016
Sir Michael Snyder, Metropolitan Grand Master visits the Lifelites team
Lifelites delivers magical technology for children at Brian House.
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.
Lifelites made 2015 Nominet Trust 100
Lifelites supplies magical technology for children at local hospice
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 deliver a bundle of smart TV’s for the children at Little Bridge House in Devon.
Lifelites delivers a brand new package of specialist technology for the children and young people at Ellenor Children’s hospice service in Kent.
Lifelites supplies magical technology for children at local hospice
"Lifelites – the small charity with a big heart" celebrating 15 years of its work for children in hospices
National children’s charity supplies magical technology for young adults at local hospice
National children's charity delivers magical technology for children at Local East London 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 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.
Enable Gaming 2015
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!
National children’s charity supplies magical technology for children at local hospice
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 charity receives donation from local Sainsbury’s store
We've just published our report from last month's children's hospice conference.
Lifelites announce Anita Dobson as their newest Celebrity Patron!
Lifelites talks magical technology with children's hospice staff.
Lifelites delivers new specialist Eyegaze technology package for children at Demelza South East London Children's Hospice.
Lifelites delivers new specialist technology package for children at Rachel House and Robin House.
Children’s charity plays Easter bunny with help of REED West End and local businesses.
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.
We have launched our NEW online learning resources library for hospice staff.
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!
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.
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.
September has been a busy but magical month for Lifelites.
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.
We visited Naomi House and Jacksplace last month to film this amazing video.
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.
Lifelites tech for EACH and every child at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in Milton
If you work in the games industry you can help us win thousands of pounds this September.
Just laced up your new running shoes? Here's how you can achieve your running goals.
We have one place left on the Run tothe Beat Wembley park 10k - find out how you can claim it!
This month we look at the iPad and iPhone music and art app "Bloom".
Exciting projects are afoot to help children's hosipces get the most out of their Lifelites equipment.
Our project at the Chestnut Tree House receives another generous donation from Pulborough Lodge in Sussex.
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!
Tap to Talk is our App of the Month this time around.
Simone gave a presentation to WCIT memberes to explain what their strategic support has meant to children in hospices.
Our new Training Manager, Caroline, introduces herself to hospice care staff
Essex based IT company have named us as their chosen charity.
We installed a new Eyegaze package for our friends at Helen House.
We've just relased the finishing times for our Master's Ride last weekend.
Brilliant day out raises thousands for Lifelites.
Brian completes his epic motorcycle adventure!
Another hugely successful London to Brighton Master's Ride this weekend.
The Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire visited this week and presented a cheque for £15,000 on behalf of the Province.
We've just published our report from last month's children's hospice conference.
Just two weeks until our charity bike ride. Only a few places remaining.
Worcestershire Freemason begins epic journey around UK for Lifelites.
From the Rock of Gibraltar to Buckinghamshire for Lifelites!
We held a conference for the UK children's hospice movement last week.
6 runners completed the 2014 BUPA London 10k for Lifelites.
We've just received a fantastic £10,000 donation!
We're hosting a big day out in Brum for our children's hospice colleagues.
We've just launched our brand new website, designed by our good friends at Thinkology.
First ever Ladies that Lunch for Lifelites event takes place.
Hundreds of youngsters at 8 children’s hospices across London and the South East have received special visits from an army of Easter bunnies.
Simone's been out spreading the word in a busy week.
We have a new role for an experienced training manager to deliver hospice care staff training around our specialist technologies for children with disabilities.
Lifelites runners complete Addidas Silverstone Half Marathon.
Four intrepid trekkers have completed a fundraising hike along the historic Hadrian's Wall.
We're really excited about the event because it takes place in a really accessible location in London's greenest boroughs.
Stories from between the cracks of time itself...
We recently installed two new packages of cutting edge technology at two Acorns children's hospice sites in Walsall and Birmingham.
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.