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Spread a Smile on BBC Children in Need 2019

BBC Children in Need Choir and Appeal Film

We hope that you managed to tune into the fabulous BBC Children in Need Live Appeal Show last night (15 November). We’re all so proud of the wonderful Spread a Smile Choir who performed as part of the Children in Need Choir. You can see a clip of their performance here. We’re now in our…

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Choir Appearing on BBC Children in Need

We’re so excited that the Spread a Smile Choir will be appearing on the BBC Children in Need live show as part of the Children in Need Choir. The Spread a Smile Choir was established earlier this year and is made up of patients, their siblings and friends, who all gather together to sing. They…

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Gift Drive 2019

As the festive period approaches, it always means one thing at Spread a Smile HQ – the best party in town!  And this year WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it an extra special and memorable day for the children and families we meet on our hospital visits. On Sunday 24th November, we are honoured…

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Popcorn and Smiles

Be one of the first to get your hands on a bag of Metcalfe’s® Charity Popcorn Sea Salt featuring the Spread a Smile logo. We are incredibly excited to be able to announce a 3-year partnership with Metcalfe’s® which will see funds donated to us from sales of Metcalfe’s® Charity Popcorn Sea Salt and Variety…

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Marina becomes new Head of Art

Marina, our incredibly talented face painter, radiotherapy mask painter and Accounts Manager, was included in this year’s Happy List by The Independent. Marina was recognised for her work painting radiotherapy masks – making the process far less intimidating for children undergoing treatment by decorating their masks in designs that they choose. Designs have included football…

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Celebrating Smiles with Lola’s Cupcakes

We’re celebrating our partnership with Lola’s Cupcakes, who have been a wonderful supporter to Spread a Smile for the last six years.  Lola’s generously support our family events, where we take children, teenagers and their families to West End shows or concerts, by supplying delicious cupcakes for our guests to enjoy at our pre-show party.…

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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 UCLH

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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