Bringing the magic of technology into children hospices wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of our wonderful partners. This month we were happy to welcome two new platinum partners: The Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (WSMBA) and the Edward Gostling Foundation. Both of them have been of great support over the past few years, and this year, they are committing to an essential, continued, and long lasting support. Their dedication to Lifelites’ mission is essential to continue to empower children using hospice services, and enhance their creativity and communicating capabilities through the magic of Lifelites’ technology.
Magical National Children’s Day
For this year’s national children’s day, we have a wonderful and inspiring story to share with you. One of our hospice projects contacted us and asked for our support in assisting two brothers, both in the advanced stages of an aggressive degenerative disease. We were informed that both brothers would likely pass away in a matter of weeks, and the hospice had been in touch to seek our help to enable the brothers to play together, interact and express their feeling and emotions during these very trying times. Being a small charity, every team member was involved in making this happen and, with time against us, we managed to deliver an Eyegaze from our office in London directly to the hospice.
It was a heartwarming experience which reminded us of how important it is to celebrate children every day and do our best as a community to give them the best possible childhood.
The month of May also brought along some great collaborations, especially with the gaming industry. Amongst them all, we were delighted to announce our team up with Humble Bundle.
Raising money for charity has been at the core of what Humble Bundle does and we were ever so happy being their featured charity of the month. The campaign raised over £49.000 for charity. Funds raised by gamers will help Lifelites continue to support children with disabilities and life limiting conditions using hospice services across the British Isles.44
We are delighted to announce that Reuben’s Retreat has recently become a Lifelites’ project and we will be working with them in the coming year to deliver life-changing tech for the children they support.
The work they are doing is admirable and has already touched the lives or over 1000 beneficiaries. Started to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the loss of a child or have a child suffering from a complex illness, Reuben’s retreat offers so much more than that and we are so very glad to work with them and the children and family they support offering, in their own words:
‘A place to Relax, Recharge, Remember, Rebuild, built on an army of love and compassion’.