We are delighted to announce that singer, actor and lifestyle influencer, Rosie Grace McClelland will be supporting Spread a Smile through some exciting initiatives over the coming months.
Rosie first shot to fame back in 2012 when she appeared on ‘The Ellen Show’, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres when she was just 5 years old. Rosie was catapulted to overnight fame along with her cousin Sophia Grace, after they performed a Nicki Minaj ‘Superbase’ rendition.
Rosie, now 17 years old, boasts over 10 years in the entertainment industry as a singer, dancer, actor, and lifestyle influencer. In May 2022 she released her 8th Single, Hurt So Good and was recently back in LA, recording new music for an EP due to be released in 2024.
Rosie first got to know Spread a Smile earlier this year, running a bespoke virtual workshop and Q&A session for some of the young people we support. She received incredible feedback from everyone who attended with one of our NHS hospital partners saying, “We find that children and young people live through experiences by media, so having the option for online activities can make our patients feel included, especially when one of our long-term patients interacted with her favourite YouTube star in a Spread a Smile event!”
We’re looking forward to working closely with Rosie in the New Year to organise more virtual sessions and developing a partnership that will inspire and support some of the young people we reach. Alongside the virtual sessions, Rosie will be creating content especially for Spread a Smile’s 24-hour online entertainment channel, Smile TV, reaching hundreds of young people with her incredible talent.
“Rosie is a wonderful talent, full of passion and we are so grateful to her for sharing her time and energy with us and helping to spread a little bit of joy to the young people we support. At Spread a Smile, we see every day just how difficult and isolating a serious illness can be. I’ve no doubt that Rosie’s sessions will provide a wonderful and uplifting distraction and we can’t thank her enough for her support.” Lucy Jackson, Spread a Smile Chief Executive
Rosie said, “I’m so honoured to have been chosen to team up with Spread a Smile charity, they are such a special organisation bringing happy opportunities to these amazingly brave children.
“This charity is one that is very close to my heart, and I feel very lucky to have already met so many children on our virtual sessions, I can’t wait to meet more inspirational children and their families and create content exclusively for them to enjoy on Smile TV.”
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