The Lifelites team proudly hosted its largest conference to date, with children’s hospice staff travelling from all corners of the British Isles to be there. The day offered attendees the chance to network with colleagues, share best practice, and learn how to make the most out of the incredible technology that Lifelites donates. Special guests included the Microsoft accessibility team, who led interactive workshops and kindly donated Xbox Adaptive controllers to all children’s hospices represented at the event. One of our delegates explained: “I can’t imagine doing my job without Lifelites!”, such feedback really does put a spring in our step. It really was a magical day and we look forward to the next one.
You can read more about our conference here.
We were thrilled to take part in the 10x10 Philanthropy fundraising event. 10x10 Philanthropy is a live crowdfunding organisation that aims to support innovative grassroots charities, such as ourselves. A cross between a cocktail party and dragons’ den, attendees pledge a minimum amount of cash, three charities pitch to the crowd, votes are casted and at the end of the night participants decide which charity to support. Our very own Sam Davies took on the challenge and walked away with almost £6,000 in magical donations. From everyone here at Lifelites, we would like to say a big thank you to 10x10 Philanthropy and everyone involved.
You can read more about 10x10 Philanthropy here.
Magical hospice support
We visited Rainbows, in Loughborough, to drop off a treasure trove of equipment for the life-limited and disabled children who use its services. Their magical package included: the Xbox Adaptive Controller, iPads loaded with specialist apps and the Magic Carpet.
Dee Sissons, chief executive of Rainbows, said: “We are very grateful to Lifelites and their wonderful donors for their fantastic gifts. Many of our children and young people are contained to wheelchairs and equipment like this enables them to do new things, enjoy different sensory experiences and make treasured memories. We know it will be loved and enjoyed by many”.
We had some brilliant news, Lifelites has been shortlisted in the Third Sector Business Charity Awards for our ongoing partnership with the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The BMJ is the leading general medical journal and have championed better research, clinical practice and healthcare policy since 1840. We’ve been working together since 2017, and their invaluable support has helped us with our digital marketing, branding, recruitment, database work and management training. Our CEO, Simone said “We are delighted that our partners and friends at BMJ have been recognised by Third Sector for their efforts and hope to continue our relationship with BMJ for many years to come!”. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on the 22nd of May.
You can learn more about the business charity awards here.