Technology equals fun at Brian House Children’s Hospice, which has just received a bumper package of virtual reality, computer and IT equipment sure to put a smile on each child’s face.
Lifelites, a London-based charity which provides technology to children’s hospices across the UK, has handed over almost £50,000 worth of equipment to Brian House, which cares for life-limited youngsters from across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.
It’s not the first time Lifelites has helped Brian House, but staff and volunteers have been bowled over by the organisation’s latest act of generosity.
Nurse Andrew Beaumont said: "On behalf of everyone here at Brian House I want to say a big thank you to Lifelites, whose donation will make a big difference to the children and young people we care for.
“Equipment such as this is expensive, and often beyond our reach, but the impact it will have is really significant. Harnessing technology and using it to help our young people is so important, but we couldn’t do it without the support of organisations such as Lifelites. We can't wait to get started!"
Lifelites provided a full day’s training to our Brian House staff, ensuring that they will get the most out of the equipment, which includes new computers, games, a VR headset, projector and screen and a range of specialist IT equipment, some activated by eye movement.
Andrew added: “It’s a wonderful gift - some of this technology is simply magical for the children who find it hard to interact with the world around them. It opens up a whole new dimension.”
We can't for our children to start using this fantastic, state of the art equipment!
Lifelites equipment gives our children the chance to get even more involved with their favourite activities, such as baking! Here they're using the remote to control the electric mixer.