The national children’s technology charity Lifelites has announced their latest Patron, stage and screen actress, Anita Dobson.
Lifelites is the only charity to provide assistive and inclusive technology packages for terminally ill and disabled children in every baby and children’s hospice across the British Isles. The package of technologies provided and maintained by the charity brings new opportunities for the children in hospices to enhance their lives. Through the magic of technology, Lifelites gives them opportunities to play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate - for as long as it is possible.
Stage and television actress Anita Dobson, best known for her role as ‘Angie’ in BBC 1’s EastEnders, is well known for her services to charity, most significantly for her work with children’s charities and causes. She also waltzed, jived and tangoed her way through Strictly Come Dancing in 2011 showing off her moves and lasting eight wonderful weeks in the competition.
As a new patron, Anita will help to raise awareness of Lifelites’ work for children in hospices. She will support the charity in many ways including backing their fundraising campaigns and speaking out on its behalf. Lifelites is extremely grateful for her support and is delighted to welcome Anita Dobson as their newest advocate.
Anita said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be able to support Lifelites and the important and valuable work they do supporting children’s hospices with magical technology, allowing children to explore and communicate opening up a whole world of opportunities.”
Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of Lifelites, said: “We are extremely lucky that Anita has agreed to lend Lifelites her support. Not only is she is a high profile and respected personality, we are also keen to draw on her experience in the charity sector. She’s a perfect fit to our charity because she’s a well-known supporter of children’s projects with a passion for caring and quality of life in the same way as Lifelites does.”
Anita Dobson joins Peter Bowles, Joe Pasquale and Rick Wakemen (among others) as Patrons of the charity.