This Halloween we’ve been spreading spooky smiles to hospitalised children across three of our partner hospitals in London. Thanks to our friends at Bregal Milestone we’ve delivered more than 250 treat-filled Halloween buckets to seriously ill children in University College Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital. Every bucket was packed full of Halloween goodies including a selection of slime, jellies, popcorn, stickers and sweets and aimed as spreading smiles and spooky fun on the eve of Halloween.
Photograph: Marion Depre, Jan Bruennler & Shafali Gupta from Bregal Milestone joined the Spread a Smile witch and CEO, Lucy Jackson at UCLH, London to deliver Halloween buckets
We were also thrilled to host a virtual Halloween-themed activity day during half term, with over 50 patients joining from our hospital partners and from their homes. The day included an energetic session with the fabulous Body Coach, Joe Wicks, an incredible football freestyle performance and tips from Jamie Knight, Mad Science and Wild Science workshops, Halloween arts and crafts and so much more. One young patient summed up the day by saying, “I loved it. It was the best day in hospital.”