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Gaming industry awards funding for Lifelites

Wed 11th Sep 2019 

We’re delighted to announce that Lifelites has been awarded over £20,000 by GamesAid, the charity of the UK video games industry.

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The money will go towards donating more of our Interactive Entertainment Hubs to children in hospices across the British Isles. These portable units are packed full of assistive technology which enables life-limited and disabled children to play video games.

Gaming is a vital lifeline for children in hospices. It’s a chance to play, to have fun and to be in control, regardless of the confines of their condition.  It can also help them develop social skills and make friends with other children, helping to relieve isolation and increase confidence. However, too often these children are unable to play the games they love because they don’t have access to the right technology. The Lifelites Interactive Entertainment Hub, which contains technology like Virtual Reality headsets and specially adapted games controllers, is our solution to this problem.

Shay On The Virtual Reality With His Dad (2)

Thanks to GamesAid’s incredibly generous donation, we’ll be able to help children in hospices play and have fun for as long as possible, regardless of their illness or disability.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to every one of the GamesAid members who voted for us, and to all those who helped promote our campaign. Without you, we wouldn’t have been awarded this funding.

Our work is the perfect way of demonstrating the positive side of video games, so if you work in the games industry and would like to work with us or be an ambassador for Lifelites, please get in touch. Email Samuel Davies on sdavies@lifelites.org or call 0207 440 4200.

 
 

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Telephone: 0207 440 4200
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26 Great Queen Street
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