Under normal circumstances, Spread a Smile would be delivering 35 monthly visits to 8 London hospitals, bringing fairies, magicians, face-painters, therapy dogs, singers and lots more to bring smiles to and enhance the wellbeing of seriously and terminally ill children and teenagers. As a result of COVID-19 we have had to suspend all visits and face-to-face…

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We are very excited to be launching Smiles TV today! SmileTV is an online platform from children’s charity, Spread a Smile.  Featuring all your favourite entertainers from our hospital visits as well as games and art activities, SmileTV allows us to sing and play along together at those times when we are unable to visit…

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3 April 2020 To continue spreading smiles. Spread a Smile has now introduced Smile Spaces to our offering. We’re always very proud to deliver a personal touch to all our visits, and that’s now continuing digitally! At a prearranged time, we can bring together a child and their parent in hospital, their family at home…

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Spread a Smile certainly spread the love during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day 2020. Our wonderful team of entertainers gave out Spread a Smile heart balloons to children and teenagers we met on our visits to Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Smiles…

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We’re delighted that January 2020 sees us add another new hospital to our roster of regular visits – King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill, south London. Spread a Smile will be visiting King’s once a month with a team of entertainers to visit children and teenagers being treated there. We also joined the King’s play…

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We’re so delighted that Metcalfe’s® has announced that Spread a Smile will be their charity partner for the next two years. Metcalfe’s® will donate a proportion of every sale of its classic Sea Salt flavour Charity Popcorn and Variety multipacks to the charity, with a total donation target of at least £30,000. Metcalfe’s® is the…

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Marina, our talented Head of Art, went to Great Ormond Street Hospital to paint windows on two of the wards to help spread smiles with a seasonal theme. Marina painted six festive windows on Lion Ward, including outlines of scenes that the children on the ward could colour in themselves. Marina also painted seven windows…

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A fabulous time was had by all at the Spread a Smile Winter Party on Sunday 24 November 2019. The party was attended by over 300 critically and terminally ill children and their families who the charity has met whilst visiting them in hospital. The party was held at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park…

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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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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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