Posts by Viv Levene

Welcome to Laura, our new Head of Operations

We’re absolutely delighted to have welcomed Laura Walter to the Spread a Smile team in our newly created role of Head of Operations. Laura joins us from University College Hospital (UCLH) where she was a play specialist in the radiotherapy department – and Laura had met many of our Spread a Smile families already. Laura…

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Trinny Spreads Smiles at UCH

The wonderful Trinny Woodall and her team of make up artists from Trinny London recently joined us at University College Hospital to makeover teenagers and their mums on the teenage wards there. Trinny London has been supporting Spread a Smile with their FreshFlush LIP2CHEEKS Mama and Katja colours by generously donating 10% of sales of…

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Smiles all round for Necklace from Joubi x Spread a Smile

Joubi, the boutique jewellery brand, has collaborated with us to create a gorgeous necklace featuring a colourful smiley face motif. The necklace is available in either rose gold, yellow gold or white rhodium plating. All profits from the sale of the necklace will be generously donated to Spread a Smile. The necklace can be purchased…

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Larry King Hairdressing at GOSH

In July, Bobby, Katie, Katie and Elle from top London hair salon, Larry King, spent a day with us at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We wanted to give parents of the children we visit the chance to have their hair cut and styled as opportunities like this are scarce for parents of sick kids. The…

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Joseph and the Amazing Theatre Trip

On 3 July we took a group of 50 to see the brand new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Our guests were treated to a pre-show party which included lunch and entertainment from our magicians, face painters and fairies. They then enjoyed the wonderful production of the show,…

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Spread a Smile’s Abseil

On Sunday 16 June, 25 wonderful supporters took on the challenge of abseiling for Spread a Smile. Our first ever abseil was held at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Amongst those taking part was a team abseiling in memory of Nikhita Char, who sadly passed away last…

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We now visit Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

We’re delighted to announce that we have now added a new hospital to our schedule, with our first visit to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, bringing our total number of hospitals visited to 6. We will visit the hospital twice a month; once with our team of entertainers and a second monthly pizza…

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ICBC Standard Bank partnership

We are thrilled to announce that ICBC Standard Bank has chosen us as their Charity Partner for the next three years. Rob Threadgold, Global Head of IT Infrastructure, nominated Spread a Smile to be considered for Charity Partner. Rob said, “I have seen first-hand how Spread a Smile can have a remarkable impact on a…

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Abseil for Spread a Smile

On Sunday 16 June, over 20 Spread a Smile supporters will be abseiling the ArcelorMittal Orbit for us. The Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the UK and is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. The Spread a Smile abseil team will be descending 262 feet whilst taking in breathtaking…

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Spread a Smile Fundraising Dinner 2019

The Spread a Smile Fundraising Dinner was held on Wednesday 8 May 2019. Over 400 people were entertained by Spread a Smile’s wonderful magicians, and they heard about the work, achievements and ambitions of the charity. The fantastic Spread a Smile choir opened the evening with their debut performance. The choir is formed of current…

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