Santa’s Grotto goes live

399 325 Suzanne Brennan

This week and next we’ve moved our operations to the North Pole making it possible for hundreds of critically ill children and their siblings to meet Santa on virtual visits. Our entertainers are supporting every visit with songs, music, magic and fun.

And while they are keeping busy in Santa’s Grotto, our teams are on the road delivering thousands of your toys, games, books and art supplies to our NHS hospital partners for distribution to the children and young people in their care.  Throughout the Christmas period, thousands of critically ill children in hospital will receive a gift thanks to the generosity of so many Spread a Smile supporters.  We cannot thank you enough for helping us to spread so many smiles.  Your gifts will be distributed by play team staff to children at their bedsides and by Santa in hospital grottos.

Thank you to our friends and colleagues in the toy/games/art/book industry: Spin Master, Hasbro, Cheatwell Games, Alligator Books, The Paper Box, Hunter Price, SEGA Europe, Character Games, Playmobil, Staedtler, Aurora World, OTL Technologies, Playmaster, Acamar Films, Swizzels, Moonpig, Grant & Bowman, Derwent Art, Lush and The Toy Trust.

With special thanks to DPD and their incredible drivers for delivering gifts to all of our NHS hospital partners in London and beyond.