Magical donation drops
The training and installing team visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) in Milton, for yet another magical donation drop! Included in their package was the immersive Virtual Reality (VR) headset and the revolutionary Eyegaze. Every second counts for these children, and the technology which Lifelites has donated will help them to do things they never thought possible. They can play games with their friends, be creative with art and music, control something for themselves and communicate with their family, perhaps for the very first time.
Helen Thrower, EACH Play Specialist, said: “We’re all very excited to receive this donation. For obvious reasons, it’s not always easy to keep the mind of a young person with a life-threatening condition occupied by all the joys of childhood, but this technology, with its ability to completely immerse, will certainly help. We really look forward to seeing how the children we offer care take to using it and thank Lifelites for their support.”
We also paid a special visit to an adult hospice, St Elizabeth in Ipswich. St Elizabeth provides a transition service, to support young people as they move from children’s hospice to adult hospice. This can be a stressful time for young people but having access to Lifelites technology such as the Xbox adaptive controller, can make a world of difference. While there we met Josh, who loves to use the Xbox adaptive controller to game independently and with his friends.
A big thank you to our supporters, whose generous donations really do make magic happen.
Magical Lifelites Benefactor
The fundraising team got their hands on some shiny new badges this month, that will be sent to anyone who signs up to be a Lifelites Benefactor!
For a direct debit donation of just £8 a month or more, you can become a Lifelites Benefactor - one of a growing number of magical supporters helping Lifelites to enhance the lives of disabled and life-limited children and young people in hospices. Alongside your Lifelites Benefactor pin badge, you will also receive regular updates about the work you are helping to fund and invitations to Lifelites hospice celebrations.
Click here for more details on how to apply.
Magical refresher training
Earlier this month Caroline, our training manager travelled to the Isle of Man to deliver refresher training to staff at Rebecca House. The training sessions ensure that the hospice staff know how to get the most out of the magical equipment that Lifelites donates. It is completely free of charge, so if you work at a children’s hospice and you and your team would like some refresher training, we would love to hear from you.
For more details, you can contact Caroline on firstname.lastname@example.org.