Magical 'Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge'
On Sunday 28th March 2021, we'll ask Lifelites supporters across the country to put down their tech for a charity challenge like no other. The 'Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge' is about disconnecting from the technology we've come to depend on for just one day to raise money for the tech that life-limited and disabled children really need. It's a great opportunity to go for a walk, bake or get stuck into a new book or simply talk to your family, while raising money at the same time! Ask friends and family to join you or sponsor you via our JustGiving page and don't forget to share your stories and photos with our head of fundraising and PR, Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org. With your support, we can raise funds for life-limited and disabled children so they can connect with the world around them, control something for themselves and have fun with their loved ones, for as long as it is possible.
The Lifelites team have been busy safely delivering magical packages of assistive technology for children and young peope at Claire House in Wirral, Chestnut Treehouse children's hospice in Sussex, The J's in Essex, Zoe's Place in Coventry and Zoe's Place Middlesbrough. We love visiting children's hospices, especially when we've got tech to donate, because we know how much joy it will bring to life-limited and disabled children and their families.
The Lifelites Tech Trunks we've donated included adaptive iPads, which have proven to be invaluable during the pandemic as it allows shielding children to connect with their loved ones and continue vital therapy sessions. We also donated the fantastic POD, a sensory pop-up tent. Its themed lights and sounds enabled children to escape into another world. The POD packs away easily into a rucksack which makes it perfect for home visits. It has felt wonderful to kick off the year with such a positive start!
Our Tech Trunks are incredible, but we need hospice staff to fully harness the magical properties of assistive technology. That's why Lifelites provides free ongoing training and maintenance for our technology to children's hospices across the British Isles. So, we've been busy this month delivering online training sessions to complement our donations and have had a lot of fun in the process. If you work at a children's hospice and have any questions or queries around our donated technology, please don't hesitate to get in touch; we'll be happy to hear from you.
Lifelites relies on donations to provide assistive technology for life-limited & disabled children using hospice services. Luckily for us, we have some incredible supporters such as the Shanly Foundation, who kindly made a donation so we can purchase assistive technology for the children of Helen House children's hospice in Oxford. We'd like to say a big thank you to Shanly Foundation for their support.