Cycling miles for Spread a Smile – The Big 100

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Sometimes our supporters really do go the extra mile for Spread a Smile.

Carter Schwartz is a leading executive search boutique and more than familiar with overcoming challenging situations. So when it comes to encouraging a massive group of keen cyclists to join in their annual cycle ride, it was a breeze. This year the Carter Schwartz team relaunched the cycle ride as The Big 100 bringing participants from across healthcare and social care to ride either 100km or 100 miles through The Chilterns. They partnered with Spread A Smile to raise an incredible £15,434 to support our work bringing joy and laughter to seriously ill children, young people and their families.

Carter Schwart’s Founder and Managing Partner, Adam Carter said, “a record breaking cycle challenge – 47 riders, our largest group yet, raising an enormous £15K plus for the amazing Spread A Smile…Fantastic generosity in these pressing of times. I’m so proud of my team for going the extra mile, our amazing sponsors who supported this amazing day and of course all the riders who gave it their all.”

Lucy Jackson, Spread a Smile Chief Executive said, “The team at Carter Schwartz has been an inspiration to us at Spread a Smile over the last few months, working tirelessly to organise a fantastic fundraising event to support our work. We’re so grateful to everyone involved, including all of the riders and sponsors for their effort and commitment and for helping to raise such an incredible amount of money which will make such a difference to so many seriously ill children and their families. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” 

Carter Schwartz was introduced to the charity at our Gala Dinner earlier this year through long-term supporters, Downing, who also were also headline sponsors for this brilliant fundraising event.

Downing’s Head of Development Capital and Partner, Mark Gross said, “Downing and The Downing Foundation are proud to be headline sponsor of The Big 100 cycle ride. A huge thank you to Carter Schwartz for organising the event; bringing professionals together from across the healthcare industry and raising money and awareness for the wonderful healthcare charity Spread a Smile.”

Check out this short film from the event. The Big 100 – Cycle Challenge September 2023. – YouTube

Thank you to the event sponsors: Downing, Bracebridge, Bevan Brihan, Hazlewoods, Sensecheck, JEM Property, Shawbrook, Precious, Colliers, DC Advisory and Connell Consulting.