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Significant changes to UK data protection laws come into force in a few weeks. This means we need your consent to keep you informed of the important work Spread a Smile performs. We ask for just a moment of your time to confirm your communication preferences. We promise we will never overload you with emails…

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Meet Fairy Ruth

My name is Ruth and I am a 26 years old Rainbow Fairy!! I originally trained in Contemporary Dance, and then went on to study an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy. I have a passion for child development and the therapeutic benefits of moving and dancing, so in running a children’s entertainment company, I have…

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An evening of song and opera

On 22nd March, an exceptional evening of song and opera took place at St. John’s Wood Liberal Synagogue. Eight young and incredibly talented musicians each from the highly acclaimed Royal Academy of Music played and sang to a very large and appreciative audience. The eight young musicians decided to give proceeds from the evening to…

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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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Super masks for Superheroes

The hugely talented Marina Constantinou, Spread a Smile’s resident face-painter, artist and finance manager, has recently added to her repertoire to help take the fear out of radiotherapy for young cancer patients in London, by hand painting their radiotherapy masks. It is compulsory for patients undergoing radiotherapy, to wear mesh, harsh-looking masks which cover the…

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Sneaky peak at our new logo

We are delighted to be able to reveal our new logo to you, just in time for our 5th birthday. Five years since we launched, we decided it was time for a refresh and update of our logo. We will launch it officially on 9 April, as we start a week of birthday celebrations at…

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New Chief Executive and Trustee at Spread a Smile

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Jackson has been appointed Chief Executive of Spread a Smile. Lucy joined the charity in February 2017, initially as Director of Strategy and Communications and was appointed CEO in January 2018. She brings a wealth of experience having previously worked as Director of Communications at Teenage Cancer Trust…

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The Running Stormtrooper

Jez Allinson, a dedicated officer of 20 years with the Royal Air Force, is now a record-breaking, Marathon running, Star Wars Stormtrooper, know as “The Running Stormtrooper!” This year, as well as running the London Marathon in April, fully dressed as a Stormtrooper, on May 17th, Jez will run a whopping 100km (62 miles) in…

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