Magical Annual Review 2020
We released this year's annual review to celebrate and summarise what's been happening over the last 12 months. As we all know, this year has been particularly challenging and at times incredibly isolating. But despite all of this, there has also been a lot of magic! We wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone of the magic of technology, community and generosity, and how all these things put together translates into magical moments for life-limited and disabled children. In our latest edition we walk you through the technology we donate, introduce you to some of our supporters and show you ways in which you can support us. We also share the stories of some of the incredible children that we support. You can view our online copy here.
Our CEO, Simone Enefer-Doy, attended the #Tech4Good Awards 10th Anniversary. Lifelites was the very first winner of the awards which recognise organisations who use technology to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place. Simone tweeted that it was inspiring to hear stories of how people are using technology to achieve all sorts of amazing things. A big thank you to #Tech4Good for hosting such an incredible event and inviting Lifelites to be a part of it.
Simone also took part in an interview with tech blogger Marie Drake, a principal test automation engineer for News UK. In the interview Simone talks about the impact that Covid-19 has had on the life-limited and disabled children that Lifelites supports, offers up advice and highlights common accessibility barriers. It’s a really good read, you can check it out here.
A magical opportunity has arisen, we're looking for two new members to join our charitable projects committee. The committee meets around four times each year and is focused on providing challenge and assessment of the charity’s activities and technology developments. We’re looking for someone who can really bring their experience of using Lifelites equipment to the table, they could be hospice staff, volunteers, or family members receiving care or psychosocial support. You can read more about this amazing opportunity here.
Could this be the future for Lifelites? A new prototype of the Mobile Magic Carpet is being developed - only this time it’s full-scale portable! The Mini Mobile Magic Carpet could be real game changer for hospice at home services, which have become all the more essential since Covid-19. Currently in its development phase, the Mini Magic Carpet does everything that its big brother can do, the only difference is it will be easier to carry!
Did you know that hospice staff can take Lifelites equipment, such as switches, into the children's own homes? In times such as these, it is crucial for children to be able to access assistive technology within the safety of their own homes. This means that children like Troy, who has limited mobility, can use the Switch to bake his favourite cakes by controlling connected devices.
For life-limited & disabled children, every second counts. That's why Bryan from our Lifelites tech team fixes any technical issues as soon as he can. Recently he looked after our accessible gaming equipment at Keech Hospice in Luton, which meant that the children there could continue to play and have fun. We want all our donated technology to run smoothly, so if you work at a children’s hospice and have Lifelites donated technology that could so with some maintenance, please get in touch with Bryan by emailing: email@example.com
For life-limited & disabled children, every second counts. That's why Bryan from our Lifelites #tech team sorts any technical issues promptly🌟— Lifelites (@LifelitesOrg) September 7, 2020
Recently he looked after our #accessiblegaming equipment at @KeechHospice in #Luton so the children can play for as long as possible!✨ pic.twitter.com/C1LiWIvRvr