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Lifelites' debut on Sky News Swipe

Mon 16th May 2016 

Over the weekend, Lifelites was featured in Sky’s weekly technology show ‘Swipe’ which showcases latest technologies and gadget news in a 10 minute programme. Gemma Morris, presenter of the show found Lifelites through their recent fundraising video campaign staring their newest Patron Esther Rantzen which highlights the magical technology Lifelites provides for terminally ill and disabled children cared for in hospices across the British Isles.

The show was filmed at Shooting Star CHASE, Hampton where Sky News Swipe took part in and filmed a music class with play specialists at the hospice with the Soundbeam technology donated by Lifelites. The new Magic Carpet developed by Sensory Guru is also featured in the show for the first time. Sky News Swipe also got to speak with Ellen Hopkin, mum of Sophie who attends day care at the hospice and who enjoys using the Lifelites specialist iPad packages.

Gemma Morris introduces Lifelites in the programme by saying:

“We’re often talking about the way technology positively influences out lives, sometimes we might even take it for granted. I’ve been to visit a children’s hospice in Middlesex where one small charity is making a big impact with some special technology”

CEO of Lifelites Simone Enefer-Doy was interviewed about the work of Lifelites. She concludes: “When we actually get to the hospice after having raised the money, done all the research, bought the best technologies to them and to see the young person be able to draw a picture on a screen with their eyes for the first time or to watch them use an iPad and talk to their parents and tell them that they love them - that is absolutely magical for us and to see the parents faces and the care staff as well –  is just the best job in the world!”

You can watch Sky News Swipe every weekend on Sky News, Sky 1,2 Challenge & Pick TV channels.

Watch the show here where you'll see our section at 4 minutes 35 seconds.


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