Lifelites at Children's Hospices in Surrey

Dear Secretary and Charity Steward,

You may already know about the charity Lifelites as a Masonic initiative which became a charity in its own right in 2006. I would like to update your Lodge/Chapter about the incredible work Lifelites does using technology to improve the lives of terminally ill children in children’s hospices in Surrey and to ask for your continued support for their work.

Lifelites currently provides and maintains a state-of-the-art technology package at two children’s hospices in Surrey, Christopher’s (CHASE) at Guildford, and The Children’s Trust at Tadworth. Each package costs around £11,000 to £15,000 and Lifelites needs an extra £5,700 per annum per site to provide ongoing maintenance and support, broadband, web filtering and Sky. Much of the equipment is specially adapted for use by children with disabilities giving them the opportunity to do something for themselves for change in a world which is governed by the restrictions of their conditions.

Thanks to the support of Freemasons in Surrey, Lifelites has been able to purchase a demonstration package which has proved invaluable in illustrating why the equipment is so important for these children for whom every second counts. Some of you may have seen this on show at the Surrey for Surrey Presentation, held in Surbiton in December last year.

Would your Lodge or Chapter consider making a donation to Lifelites?

With the support of Lodges and Chapters in Surrey, Lifelites can continue to provide this wonderful array of technology at children’s hospices in Surrey, which helps these children to work, learn and play together. Lifelites will ensure that any donation from your Lodge or Chapter is restricted against expenditure for children at hospices in the Surrey area.

If you need help or if you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact the team at Lifelites on 020 7440 4200 or visit their website www.lifelites.org

Sincerely and fraternally

Ian Chandler

Ian Chandler
Provincial Grand Master/MEGS