Posts by Lucy Jack

Jamie Cullum and BBC Children in Need official single

Jamie Cullum and BBC Children in Need official single We are so excited to feature in the video for the brand new Children in Need official single, “Love Is In The Picture”, written and recorded by Jamie Cullum. It is available as a stand-alone charity single from today (Wednesday 31 October). Jamie joined us recently…

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Jez’s film screening

You may not recognise him from the photos as we are all used to seeing him dressed as a Strom Trooper, but to finish off his epic fundraising efforts for Spread a Smile and Make a Wish in 2018, the amazing Jez Allinson organised a screening of the film Battle of Britain at Pinewood Studios…

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Miles for Smiles

On Sunday 29 July, 8 brave men, our Smile Heroes, took part in the Prudential Ride London 100 to raise funds for Spread a Smile. Sheldon Mydat, Matthew Topp, Eran Afek, Howard Kayman, Carlos Fleury, Ludwig Von Sembach, Craig Rogers and Jon Mulder cycled 100 miles across London on closed roads in the howling wind and pouring…

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A special visit for Jaime Rose

This week we made an extra special visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital with Angelina Ballerina, in memory of a very special young lady, Jaime Rose Whitesman. A wonderful group of ladies, led by Sharon Jaffe of Cyclub, organised a fundraiser for Spread a Smile earlier this year and some of the funds raised from…

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Smiles with Louisa

We welcomed Louisa Johnson last week to spread smiles, laughter and excitement to patients and staff alike at University College Hospital. News that Louisa, who won X-Factor in 2015 aged just 17, had reached the young people at UCLH even before Louisa had arrived, so there were lots of very excited, eager faces awaiting our…

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Spreading Smiles with Mel Giedroyc

On Wednesday 13th June, Spread a Smile had the pleasure of taking well known TV personality and actress Mel Giedroyc to University College Hospital for a very special visit. Mel is best known for co-hosting a series of well known TV shows, with her fantastic friend Sue Perkins, most famously The Great British Bake Off…

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#VolunteersWeek2018

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Spread a Smile and we couldn’t function without them. During Volunteers Week, we are profiling some of our incredible volunteers and we’re starting with the lovely Suzy… Suzy Hilton, an interior designer, is also a volunteer for Spread a Smile. Suzy manages a monthly visit…

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Happy 5th Birthday

In celebration of our 5th birthday on 11th April, we are launching the 5 for 5 initiative and asking our friends to take part in fun challenges throughout April and beyond.  Here are a few ideas to set you off: Run or walk 5 miles or more. You can set up a fundraising page using BT…

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Miles for Smiles

We have places available in two challenge events this year and would love for you to join team Spread a Smile. You may want to cycle the Prudential Ride London on 29 July or run the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14 October. Prudential Ride London 100 Calling all cyclists. Come and be a part…

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Spreading smiles at the Evelina London

From April 2018, our teams of entertainers will start visiting the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, located next to St Thomas’ Hospital, on Westminster Bridge, bringing the total number of hospitals we now work into 5. Recently we also increased our visits at Great Ormond Street Hospital, going from 2 to 4 visits per month. The…

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