The past and the future were united in style when Lincolnshire made its
contribution to the UK tour being made by Lifelites charity Chief Executive, Simone Enefer-Doy. She’s almost at the end of nationwide donation-collection marathon in
which she’ll visit all 47 Provinces in a 2,500-mile round trip in just 14 days.
The Lincolnshire presentation of £10,000 took place at the Gordon Boswell
Romany Museum in Spalding, which represented one part of ‘the past’. The second
part being the 1937 Hudson car of Provincial Almoner John Grimwood, who used it
to whisk her off on the next stage of her Day 12 journey en route to Norfolk,
Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
‘The future’ is the lives of young people in every children’s hospice in
the UK, all of whom are supported by Lifelites. The charity, based in Great
Queen Street in London, provides specialist entertainment, educational and assistive technology packages to more than
10,000 children and young people with life-limiting, life-threatening and
The Lincolnshire donation was presented by Provincial Charity Steward
Bruce Goodman. He said: “We are especially grateful to the Boswell family not
only for opening their museum especially for us, but also for making their own
personal donations to Simone’s fundraising efforts.”
Simone’s journey has taken her to many different locations across the
country, but none more unusual than the Romany Museum. She said: “On behalf of Lifelites and the Boswell family I’m
grateful for the support shown by way of the generous donations which will fund
much needed equipment for children in hospices.”
The Gordon Boswell Romany
Museum at Spalding is home to a large display of Romany ‘vardos’ (gypsy
caravans & carts) which are beautifully preserved and presented.