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We help Lifelites by providing office space and administrative services so that Lifelites can focus on delivering its life-enhancing technology to baby and children’s hospices.

Lifelites provides educational and fun technology packages for every baby and children’s hospice in the British Isles.

Founded as a Masonic initiative, Lifelites has become a well-established charity in its own right and raises its funds from Freemasons and other sources. We help by providing office space and administrative services so that Lifelites can focus on delivering its life-enhancing technology.

The charity provides specialist technologies for over 9,000 terminally ill and disabled babies, children and young people. Their conditions mean that many of the children have limited mobility, reduced dexterity and some cannot communicate in traditional ways.

Lifelites provides a whole range of  packages which allow them to learn, play, be creative, control something for themselves and communicate- for as long as it is possible.

Watch Lifelites in action

Dame Esther Rantzen, Lifelites Patron, visits a Hospice in London to see these amazing technologies in action.

Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet is an interactive floor system that projects games, activities and images onto a projection mat on the floor that the children can then interact with, simply by moving on or over the image. As it is portable, it is hugely inclusive and can be also be used whilst sat in a wheelchair. The Magic Carpet gives them experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have to fly a plane, splash in the sea or play football with their brothers and sisters.

Eyegaze

The Eyegaze technology is specially designed for disabled children. Through a camera, Eyegaze allows children to track their eye movements enabling them to move the cursor around the screen. Children whose carers and families thought they were unable to communicate, can now do so with this magical technology – they can tell their carers what they would like to eat or drink and can even, for the first time, tell their parents that they love them. It means that these children can enter and stay involved in the world around them for as long as it is possible.

IPad packages

For most children, an iPad is a luxury. But an iPad can be also be an essential tool for rehabilitation. The range of apps can be used in different ways, depending on the individual child’s rehabilitation programme. They can help children regain understanding of cause and effect, relearn how to speak and redevelop fine motor control in their fingers. Because using an iPad is fun, the children are able to work at their therapies for longer without feeling fatigued.

Providing amazing opportunities

Hospices themselves simply cannot afford to do what Lifelites does. Without Lifelites these children, for whom every second counts, would miss out on the opportunities which new technology can bring. And because Lifelites look after the equipment, hospice staff can focus on doing what they do best; caring for children and their families.

Our Impact

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

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St Elizabeth Hospice

This grant helped St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich to work with primary and secondary schools to improve support for pupils following bereavement. By giving teachers the skills to respond to their pupils’ grief early on, the project aims to prevent long-term difficulties in emotional well-being. Bereavement training for schools In September 2019 the Emotional Wellbeing…

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Bolton Hospice

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