This month we were astounded by the generosity and dedication of our magical supporters, who pulled out all the stops to fundraise for Lifelites. We also had the chance to meet and play with some of the wonderful children that benefit from these funds.
After 14 days, 47 locations and too many vehicles to count, chief executive Simone Enefer-Doy completed the Lift for Lifelites challenge with some great news! Originally aiming to raise £50,000, we are pleased to tell you that Simone has raised an incredible £97,817 on her JustGiving page alone. She begged, she borrowed but fortunately she didn’t have to steal, thanks to Lifelites magical supporters, who bent over backwards to give her 56 lifts over 2,500 miles, in some of the most beautiful and bizarre methods of transport we have ever seen.
“What an amazing adventure I have had! People have come out all over the country to support my challenge and fundraising efforts. We've had old cars and new cars and army truck and pushbike and boats and a horse and a zip wire and a private plane. It's been incredible!” Simone Enefer-Doy
Katherine, our north based trainer and Hannah, our communications officer, were thrilled to be invited to Acorn’s Children’s Hospice for a Stay and Play session. Stay and Play sessions are designed to show families how to make the most out of the magical technology packages that Lifelites donates. The children and their families spent the day learning how to play with the Magic Carpet, Beamz and Eyegaze, with every child taking home their very own painting. It was so much fun, Jude had to take a little nap on the Magic Carpet.
If you work at a hospice and would like one of our trainers Caroline and Katherine to run a Stay and Play session, please get in touch and we’ll put a date in the diary. Just call 07766727671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Earlier this month our magical supporters, the Worshipful Company of Butchers, held a dinner gala in aid of Lifelites and one other chosen charity. The evening was a huge success, with guests enjoying good food, good company and dinner party games! The highlight of the evening involved an auction with luxury holidays and a pair of boxing shorts signed by Anthony Joshua up for grabs. The evening raised a whooping £90,000 in total, with £45,000 donated to Lifelites.
From all of us here at Lifelites, thank you for your continued support in helping us to deliver life enhancing technology packages to every Babies and Children’s Hospice in the British Isles.