Uncommon fundraising, volunteering and more

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Corporate support for Spread a Smile is invaluable and we’re extremely grateful to all our corporate partners and supporters for the different ways they help us to achieve our aims – be it through Charity of the Year partnerships, donations, fundraising, volunteering, pro bono work and more.

The support we receive from our friends at Uncommon is just one example of how we work with our partners to develop a mutually beneficial relationship, with the main aim of making a difference to the families that Spread a Smile supports.

The relationship started two years ago when Uncommon kindly provided us with office space so we could deliver our Christmas activities. This made such a difference to our preparations as our Christmas support is a huge undertaking, involving creating a Christmas grotto from scratch and managing, packing and delivering thousands of presents to multiple locations across the UK.

“I am so proud of our partnership with Spread a Smile – a charity supporting seriously ill and hospitalised children. I have witnessed the huge difference they make to the children, so it is a pleasure to support them with fundraising initiatives. Our team volunteers regularly and everyone is touched by the work that is done. We have been hosting events for the charity in our locations and having Spread a Smile based permanently in one of our buildings makes them part of the Uncommon family. The bond we have is powerful. The next step is to further involve our clients in fundraisers. By working together we can create an even greater positive impact.” Luciano Frederico, Assistant General Manager at Uncommon.

Moving the Spread a Smile Head office to Uncommon, Highbury cemented our relationship further, with Uncommon employees regularly volunteering to support the charity at our family events and Christmas packing days.

The Uncommon team recently hosted four quizzes across all of their sites (Liverpool Street, Borough, Fulham and Highbury), raising over £2,000 for Spread a Smile and our work bringing joy to seriously ill children and their families. The quizzes went down so well with members that they are thinking of making them a yearly thing.

CEO of Uncommon, Chris Davies also sits on our Real Estate Committee, helping us to plan and reach new audiences.

Lucy Jackson, Spread a Smile Chief Executive said, “We are extremely grateful to all of our friends at Uncommon for their invaluable support. Their commitment, passion and positivity means a huge amount, helping us to continue to provide our vital services to families when they most need it.”

Thank you Uncommon. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

If you would like to talk about how your company can support Spread a Smile, please email Amanda Azouz to get the ball rolling.