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Lifelites teams up with Thomas Cook Children’s Charity to help Zoë’s Place Baby Hospices

Thursday, 06 June 2013

Stay, play and learn

Lifelites, a subsidiary charity of the RMTGB, provides fun and educational technology to the 9,000 children who stay, play and learn in all 49 of the UK’s baby and children’s hospices.

Three Zoë’s Place Baby Hospices are to receive packages of fun technology thanks to Lifelites.

The first was delivered to the Middlesbrough Hospice and contained an array of technology devices designed for babies and disabled youngsters. Simone Enefer-Doy, chief executive of Lifelites, says: ‘This is a great start to 2013 – we’re so pleased to turn our technological expertise to providing these babies and toddlers with new opportunities.’

A total of 13 children’s hospices will benefit from a Lifelites package this year, thanks to the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, which made a £60,000 donation towards the technology charity’s projects. A Lifelites package at each site costs around £37,500 to install and maintain over four years.

Lifelites was founded as a Millennium Project in 1999 and became a separate but subsidiary charity of the RMTGB in 2006, and continues to benefit from RMTGB support. Lifelites does not receive any central masonic funds, but raises money from different sources.

Masons make up the vast majority of Lifelites’ technical support volunteers for the projects it undertakes in children’s hospices.

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