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Christmas at the Orphanage with the cast of Annie the Musical

A big thank you to the entire cast of Annie the Musical, who have made this gorgeous film, with exclusive backstage footage of the cast, to raise funds and awareness for Spread a Smile this Christmas. You can donate to Spread a Smile via their Just Giving page. Sophie Ayers and Katie Wasrsup, who make up…

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Spreading Smiles at Kerem School

On Tuesday 12th December, children from years 3-6 at Kerem School, in Norrice Lea, Hampstead Garden Suburb, took part in a Chanukah event for children’s charity Spread a Smile. The children wrapped and decorated 200 presents, which had been generously donated by parents from Kerem School and the PTA. All the gifts will be distributed…

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The Gruffalo’s Child

On 30 November and 7 December, we were joined by 55 people, consisting of patients and their families to see The Gruffalo’s​ ​Child​ ​at​ ​The​ ​Lyric​ ​Theatre,​ ​on​ ​London’s​ ​Shaftesbury​ ​Avenue. The Gruffalo’s Child is the sequel to the much loved ‘The Gruffalo’ and is full of wonderful music, laughter, magic, slightly ‘scary’ fun and…

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On the Spot Challenge

On Monday 4th December 2017, a  group of gorgeous girls from the 5th Mill Hill Rainbows pack, participated in an ‘On the Spot Challenge’ to raise money for Spread a Smile. Each girl was sponsored by friends and family to stay on the spot for one hour.    The ‘On the Spot Challenge’ meant exactly that, the children had…

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Lawsons Black & White Ball

Our fabulous corporate supporters, timber and building merchants, Lawsons, hosted a Black & White Ball on Saturday 18th November in aid of Spread a Smile. The glamorous event took place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor and nearly 400 guests attended. The evening included a dinner, and a silent auction, followed by…

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Hitting the right notes at Highgate Golf Club

On Saturday 18th November, Highgate Golf Club held their annual charity concert in aid of Spread a Smile alongside two other charities: The Harington Scheme and The Wigmore Hall Trust. The concert, the 17th one organised by George Meyer, featured internationally acclaimed violinist Jack Liebeck. Jack is a renowned soloist and chamber musician and has…

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Vanessa’s Story

On Friday 17th November, Spread a Smile was featured on the BBC Children in Need Appeal Show in an incredibly moving film featuring Vanessa Moss and her family. We first met Vanessa when she was four years old, not long after she started treatment for neuroblastoma at Great Ormond Street Hospital and shortly after the…

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