We’re delighted to announce that we have now added a new hospital to our schedule, with our first visit to the Royal National
Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.
The RNOH recently opened their new children’s ward for up to 27 children. The ward looks after children with a range of orthopaedic related conditions, with children staying anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Many children who we see at UCH who have osteosarcoma have already begun their treatment with surgery at the RNOH so we’re pleased we will be able to spread smiles throughout their treatment.
Vanessa Crocker, Spread a Smile co founder, said, “We’re delighted to add the RNOH to our current offering. It’s always wonderful to be able to spread smiles to more children and teenagers and to help alleviate the monotony of a hospital stay with our special range of entertainment including fairies, magicians, face painters, singers, arts and crafts and so much more.”
During our first visit (June 2019), Spread a Smile entertained a range of children from 2 – 16 years old. Children were entertained with a fairy, singing, arts and crafts and balloon modelling (which the student nurses also enjoyed). We also delivered some of our Finn’s Fleeces blankets to keep the children warm at night.
Spread a Smile will be visiting the RNOH twice a month, with one visit being a pizza and movie afternoon and one being a regular visit with our range of entertainers.