Winter Party 2019

940 788 Viv Levene

A fabulous time was had by all at the Spread a Smile Winter Party on Sunday 24 November 2019. The party was attended by over 300 critically and terminally ill children and their families who the charity has met whilst visiting them in hospital. The party was held at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park and was generously sponsored by our wonderful friends at Lawsons.

The annual party is a very special event, crammed full of everything to make the perfect party. From face painting to virtual reality, celebrity visitors to character appearances, sushi, pizza, cupcakes, popcorn, magic, fairies, music, a disco and arts and crafts – the best time was had by all the guests. One girl said that she loved “seeing everyone smiling.”

Our fabulous suppliers came and helped create the perfect party atmosphere. We’re sending a huge thanks to Baz & Fred Pizzas, Build a Bear, Lola’s Cupcakes, Metalfe’s Popcorn®, Pan N Ice, Spinmaster, SushiDog, TikTok, Surrey Car Meet, JH Video Entertainment, Pop Up Arcade, Walking Pet Balloon and YR Live Customise Printing. DJ Kwame Knight provided the wonderful party atmosphere and the Spread a Smile Choir performed. There were also special guest appearances from Eyal, Samira and Zara from Love Island and X Factor: Celebrity, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Arsenal star Calum Chambers and character appearances from Minions and PJ Masks.

Lucy Jackson, Chief Executive of Spread a Smile, said, “Our Spread a Smile Winter Party was the best yet! It was wonderful seeing so many children and teenagers having so much fun and hearing so much laughter. We know lots of families will leave here with special memories to cherish. All our generous suppliers helped to create the perfect party atmosphere and it was particularly exciting to welcome our celebrity visitors too. Thank you so much to everyone involved!”