Lifelites were delighted to be presented with a cheque of £5,000 from the Middlesex Province Relief Fund at the Province’s dinner to mark the occasion last night. Among those attending were Simone Enefer-Doy, the charity’s Chief Executive, and Assistant PGM Robert Bethel, a Lifelites trustee.
Accepting the cheque, Simone said, “This donation is so important to us. The work we do doesn’t stop with installing new equipment. We train care staff and maintain the technology over four years before renewing the package. This is where Lifelites makes the most difference, and this is what the Relief Fund’s generous donation will secure for us at Shooting Star CHASE where terminally ill children are cared for.”
The charity, which began life as a Masonic initiative in 1999, has packages of fun and educational technology for children in all 44 children’s hospices in the UK. Their innovation towards and commitment to accessibility was recognised last year as they were announced overall winners of the Technology4Good Awards.
Robert Bethel said, “The links between Lifelites and Freemasonry remain as strong as ever. There are Masonic volunteers all over the country supporting the Lifelites’ projects nearest to them. This is another fine example of how the Province has made a positive contribution to community projects in this area.”