Entertaining children
and teenagers in hospital

Life in hospital for a child or teenager with a serious illness can mean isolation, boredom, frustration, fear, painful treatment, sometimes life changing surgeries and time away from parents, siblings and friends.

Spread a Smile exists to show there is still joy and laughter to be experienced, even in the most desperate of situations. Our teams of entertainers including magicians, face-painters, artists, singers and fairies visit young people in hospital and they are trained to know just what to do to get a smile out of everyone they see. We also organise regular VIP outings and trips and a spectacular winter party for families. 

"Spread a Smile does exactly what it says on the tin.
Their simple approach of showing that there is still joy, love and laughter to be experienced,
even in the teeth of very real stress, is nothing short of genius”


 "Please take a moment to watch our latest campaign film. It shows our entertainers in action and the difference we make to young people in hospital"

Meet Our Entertainers
Corporate Support
What Hospitals Are Saying
Meet Buddy Bear

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our work, join our family events or support us in some way.

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