Magical No Tech Day Challenge
On Sunday 28th of March 'Team Lifelites' put down their screens to raise vital funds, so that life-limited and disabled children can experience unlimited possibilities through the magic of assistive technology. During the pandemic we've lived so much of our lives online, so many of those who took part welcomed the opportunity for a digital detox. Our CEO, Simone Enefer-Doy, embraced the challenge with nothing less than a bike helmet, gardening trowel, a good book and a big smile. In contrast, the children we support depend on assistive technology to play, communicate and control something for themselves and without it would struggle with unimaginable isolation. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations for completing the challenge!
Magical Donation Drop
This month we had the pleasure of dropping off donations to three magical children's hospices. We visited St Oswald's in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Zoe's Place in Liverpool and Demelza in Sittingbourne. We love visiting children's hospices to donate and install bespoke packages of assistive technology, even more so, to train the staff who do an amazing job of utilising the equipment. Our tech trunks are fully portable so they can be taken into children's homes, thanks to children's hospice staff, life-limited and disabled children can continue to be supported from the safety of their homes during covid-19. We offer training completely free of charge, so if you work at a children's hospice and feel like your team would benefit from some refresher training, please get in touch.
For several years we've been supported by GamesAid, a magical charitable organisation that represents the games industry. Earlier this month we were invited to a GamesAid cheque giving event where we were presented with a whopping £10,000. This money will go a long way to providing life-limited and disabled children with assistive technology, such as the Interactive Entertainment Hub which includes items such as the Playstation VR headset and the Xbox adaptive controller. Play is such an important part of childhood and this donation will allow more life-limited and disabled children to access inclusive gaming equipment, so they can play with their families and friends. We would like to say a huge thank you to GamesAid members for a fantastic evening, their generous donation and continued support.