The packages, the first of which was delivered to the Middlesbrough hospice in mid-February, contain an array of technology designed with babies and disabled youngsters in mind.
Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of Lifelites, said, “This is a great start to 2013: we’re so pleased to turn our technological expertise to providing these babies and toddlers with new opportunities. The Lifelites package will be used for play, but it will also help develop communication skills, what’s really important is that we’re giving these children a chance to smile and there’s nothing more powerful than that.”
A total of 13 children’s hospices across the country, including Zoë’s Place in Middlesbrough, will benefit from a Lifelites package this year, thanks in no small part to the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity who have made a £60,000 donation towards the technology charity’s projects.
Pip Tyler, Vice Chair of The Thomas Cook Children's Charity said, “It’s so wonderful to give these children the chance to participate in Christmas by making cards and taking photos of their Christmas parties. The technology Lifelites provides has such a positive impact on both the children and their families and we're thrilled that we can help them offer this to more hospices throughout the UK.”