Virtual Reality and Photography at Milton Young People’s Event

Virtual Reality and Photography at Milton Young People’s Event

Jul 11, 2019

We had a fantastic time at our recent Young People's Event at Milton. The theme was Virtual Reality and Photography. The young people were able to try out the new Lifelites Virtual Reality equipment, and use the Lifelites iPads to take photos around the hospice building and grounds on a 'photography treasure hunt', or find items from a ‘photography lucky dip’. 

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Photo by Josh                                      Photo by Chloe     

The young people also got to make their own pizzas and enjoy an ice cream factory at lunchtime, as well as making UV hats and trying them out in the sensory room, and chilling out with a few games of table tennis, giant Connect 4, and the Xbox. 


Lifelites joined us to assist with the technology, and we were able to make really good use of the equipment they’ve supplied us with, including using switches with the iPads and Xbox to help make the photography and gaming activities as accessible and inclusive as possible. 


We also welcomed visitors from adult hospices Arthur Rank and Thorpe Hall who joined us for the day.

Feedback about the day was captured through emojis, and we’re pleased to say there were smiley faces all round! 


Our next Young People’s Event is EACHfest on 31st July, which is open to young people (aged 13+) across all three hospice localities – click here for more info…

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  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

The Nook

Pigot Lane, Framingham Earl
Norfolk, NR14 7PX