Lifelites were invited to mark the launch of the Technology 4 Good Awards at the BT Tower this week, having had a very successful time at the ceremony last year.
Back then, they received recognition in the ‘Accessibility’ category for their work with assistive technology and were declared overall winners as they collected ‘Best in Show’.
Lifelites Chief Executive Simone Enefer-Doy gave a short speech to those present, and discussed what a difference the awards had made to Lifelites. “It’s been so busy since we won the awards,” she said “We’ve barely had time to celebrate.”
Simone says that this recognition came in the middle of the busiest year since the charity was founded. “We’ve expanded our operations to include every hospice in the UK, including Northern Ireland,” she explained before adding “And our success at the Awards didn’t let us pause for breath.”
With over twenty years’ experience in the charity sector Simone says Lifelites were ready to make the most out of their victory on the night. “We recognised straight away how significant a moment this was for Lifelites,” she said, ”The kudos of being named winners has definitely opened doors.”
Perhaps most significantly, though, was Simone’s acknowledgement of what it did for the volunteers and staff who work for the charity.
“We use technology to help very poorly children, who often have very little say in their daily routine, to have a little more control over their lives. Winning really brought home how great, and how necessary, the simple idea behind Lifelites is.”
Lifelites successfully nominates Digital Hero for second time.
The champagne was flowing at the Lifelites head office again this week as this year’s TalkTalk Digital Heroes were announced and one of their nominations were amongst them.
Claire Floyd of Naomi House in Winchester was announced as the Hero of the South East regional heat for her work with the technology donated by the national charity. The ceremony took place in the House of Lords and UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox was on-hand to present the awards.
“This is a another great achievement in an extremely successful year,” Said Simone Enefer-Doy “We’re proud of our project in Naomi House, but our projects all over the country are doing great things everyday.”
“We’ve won this award before, and we’ll continue to nominate inspirational care staff from across the UK,” she continued “Technology forms a vital part of our lives, and the Digital Heroes awards recognise that. We’re trying to ensure that technology remains accessible.”
Dido Harding, TalkTalk CEO, said: "We would like to congratulate Claire, as well as our other 11 regional winners. The Digital Heroes Awards was designed to recognise and reward those who use digital technology to make a difference in their communities. We've seen some incredibly worthy causes and we are delighted that these projects are getting the recognition they fully deserve."