Help deliver smiles this December

Seriously ill children have, since the beginning of lockdown, experienced months of extreme isolation away from family and friends.  This is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.  With the prospect of spending the festive season on a hospital ward or shielding at home, the need to bring joy and smiles into their lives could never be more crucial.

This December, at a time when we can’t visit the children in person or host our annual Winter Party, we will be delivering more than 600 gifts to hospitalised children (aged up to 18) across our nine partner hospitals as well as 250 gift boxes to those shielding at home. In addition, we will include the same gift boxes for siblings to ensure that they feel supported and included. Each box will contain toys, play activities and treats and will be delivered by a member of the Spread a Smile team and, for those home deliveries, an entertainer, for a live doorstep performance.

It’s an exciting new initiative that we know will spread much needed smiles at what should be the most magical time of the year for every child.  We very much hope you will want to play a part in making it a reality.

Photograph taken prior to lockdown

How you can help

    1. Contribute a gift by clicking on our Amazon wish list above and selecting/purchasing an item/s.  Please select the correct address PO Box 76787, London NW3 9YY to ensure your item/s are delivered directly to Spread a Smile for inclusion in the boxes.*
    2. Make a donation.  The average cost of a gift box including delivery is £50.  If you would like to make a donation towards a gift box please do so by clicking on the donate button at the top of this page or by contacting us direct on  If you choose to donate through the website please select Gift Boxes at the time of donation.
    3. If you are a company working in the toy/games industry and are able to offer multiple gifts in kind we would love to talk to you please contact
    4. If you are interested in partnering with us and sponsoring the gift box initiative, please contact

*Please note, due to the current situation our office is not open.  If you would like to donate a gift not on the gift list please send to PO Box No.  We are only able to accept new & boxed items – nothing too large or heavy to assist us with delivery.  If you would like to arrange a delivery or have any further questions please contact

Thank you.