Lifelites charity makes yet another children’s hospice donation


After a slew of recent donations of its ‘life-changing’ technology, charity Lifelites has once made a donation to a children’s hospice.

The J’s, in Essex, which is part of Havens Hospices, cares young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

The specialist technology, which Lifelites donated in January this year, can give them the opportunity to do things they and their parents never thought possible.

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This technology enables the young people to play, to be creative, to control something for themselves and communicate, for as long as possible.

Simone Enefer-Doy, chief executive of Lifelites, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to donate lots of our magical technology for the children at The J’s.

“The huge range of equipment is specially adapted so that it can be used by anyone, regardless of their ability.

“Every moment is precious for these children and their families, and this technology will give them the opportunities they deserve to make the most of their time together.

“We couldn’t have provided this package if it wasn’t for the generosity of our supporters, so for this we are incredibly grateful.”

The technology, along with training and technical support services which Lifelites provides for free, costs around £50,000 over four years.

After four years, Lifelites revealed that it aims to return to replace the equipment with the latest, up-to-date technology that is bespoke and most suitable for those using The J’s.

Meanwhile, head of children’s dervices at Havens Hospices, Katie White, said: “We are overwhelmed by this incredibly generous donation.

“Through The J’s, we empower our young people, create a level of independence and help them reach their potential.

“This technology allows us to encourage this by stimulating their senses, enhancing their communication skills and allowing them to get involved, no matter how complex their condition.”

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