Join the Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge so children in hospice care can receive life-changing technology

Friday, 19 February 2021

The charity Lifelites, like so many charities across the UK, has seen a big impact to fundraising because of the cancellation of fundraising events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity donates assistive technology for all life-limited and disabled children using children’s hospice services across the British Isles

In order to adapt to the current circumstances of isolation and social-distancing, the charity has launched an innovative fundraising challenge – the Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge.

Help life-limited and disabled children receive life-changing technology by taking part in the Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge on Sunday, 28 March 2021 on Sunday, 28 March 2021. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you and help raise funds so that life-limited and disabled children using hospice services can have access to life-changing technology. Your digital detox day of disconnecting from tech can help Lifelites raise the funds to help these children to connect with their loved ones through assistive technology.

Lifelites is particularly aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many people feeling overwhelmed by the sudden change of routine and isolation. Everyone is now getting a living insight into what it is like to be a life-limited and disabled child; unable to leave the house independently, or speak to people and socialise naturally, or even carry out all sorts of everyday activities that we usually take for granted. Of course, these are all the challenges that Lifelites is seeking to help these children overcome through the provision of our special technologies.

Simone Enefer-Doy, CEO of Lifelites, said, 'Throughout the pandemic, we have relied on technology now more than ever before to communicate with our loved ones, entertain ourselves, and stay connected with the world. Life-limited and disabled children have been more isolated due to the virus. Lifelites-donated technology enables these children to escape the confines of their conditions, communicate with their parents, play, and learn about the world around them.

'We decided that with the Lifelites No Tech Day Challenge on Sunday 28 March, everyone would get a taste of the isolation experienced by life-limited and disabled children: not being able to communicate, or entertain ourselves the way we used to. While we are fortunate enough to be able to go for walks, chat with our household, or take up hobbies, these children cannot play in the garden, read a book or paint like other children can. Life-limited and disabled children very often depend on assistive technology that Lifelites donates, to be able to communicate and play with their families.'

Join the sponsored challenge by visiting www.justgiving.com/team/LifelitesNoTechDay.

Lifelites donates and maintains assistive and inclusive technology for around 10,000 life-limited and disabled children using every children’s hospice service across the British Isles. This technology gives these children the opportunity to play, be creative, communicate and control something for themselves, for as long as it is possible.

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