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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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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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