The Isle of Man’s Freemasons’ Provincial Grand Lodge has donated £50,000 to pay for equipment and technical support from the Lifelites charity to Rebecca House, the children’s hospice.

Martin Blackburn, the Isle of Man’s Provincial Grand Master, said: ’We are delighted to be working with Lifelites once again to bring this much-needed technology to life-limited and disabled children of the Isle of Man. We know that this will give these children and their families wonderful new experiences that they may never have thought possible.’

Vicky Wilson, head of children and young people services at Rebecca House, said: ’From all of us here at Rebecca House, we want to say a huge thank you to Lifelites for donating this amazing technology and to the Freemasons of Isle of Man for making this possible.’

She added: ’Having access to the kind of equipment Lifelites donates is a huge benefit to the children we care for, but also for our staff, as it gives them a chance to develop a better understanding of how they can support these children.

’We are so excited to start using the new pieces of technology that we have received from Lifelites. And are grateful for the maintenance and technical support that Lifelites donate.’