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Robert Powell becomes patron of Lifelites helping children in hospices

By: stagedoorscribbler - June 29, 2020

Robert Powell. Photograph by Hattie Miles

I hear that our good friend and regular Clive Conway Productions contributor, stage and screen actor  Robert Powell, has become a patron of Lifelites, the charity which supports life-limited and disabled children across the UK.
The charity which donates packages of life-changing technology for young patients relying on hospice services is currently facing increased demand as more high-risk children are isolated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As well as donating assistive technology Lifelites also provides free technical support and training for staff.
In a statement on the Lifelites website, Robert Powell said: “I am lucky to have two grandchildren, boys of four years and a new-born. Just as we play and communicate in every possible way, so I would like to help life-limited and disabled children have the same opportunity, especially in this time of crisis when many are very limited as to what they can do.”
Chief Executive of Lifelites, Simone Enefer-Doy, said: “We are incredibly honoured Robert has agreed to be a patron for Lifelites. He has an outstanding record of working in film and television and is recognised and well-loved by so many. We look forward to working with him to raise the profile of the life-changing impact Lifelites makes for life-limited and disabled children, especially at this very difficult time for many of them and their families.”
Lifelites has donated a wide variety of assistive technology for life-limited and disabled children using every children’s hospice service across the British Isles for over 20 years. They also provide free technical support and training to help the hospice staff get the most out of the technology for the children they care for.
Robert returns to the Clive Conway Productions stable soon to narrate  Anything Goes! - An affectionate tribute the Roaring Twenties.
With fellow actor Liza Goddard and musical accompaniment from Christine Croshaw on piano and Clive Conway on flute, he will  celebrate the age of the Flapper girl, lavish cocktail parties and nights of carefree jazz. It was a time when the young threw off the conventions of the previous generation. Freedom was in the air, and the winds of change were blowing.  Watch out for Anything Goes! at An affectionate tribute to the Roaring Twenties at The Assembly Rooms in Tamworth on 4th October, The Kings Theatre in Southsea on 11th October and the Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton  on 1st November.