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Mastermind Varun on BBC Children in Need Appeal Show

Mastermind Varun on BBC Children in Need Appeal Show We hope you all were able to tune into the fantastic BBC Children in Need Appeal Show last night. Perhaps you caught the special edition of Mastermind featuring the inspiring 15-year-old Varun Mahatme alongside comedian John Thomson? We had the privilege of entertaining Varun when he…

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Jamie Cullum and BBC Children in Need official single

Jamie Cullum and BBC Children in Need official single We are so excited to feature in the video for the brand new Children in Need official single, “Love Is In The Picture”, written and recorded by Jamie Cullum. It is available as a stand-alone charity single from today (Wednesday 31 October). Jamie joined us recently…

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Golf Day

We welcomed 80 golfers to Dyrham Park Country Club on Wednesday 10th October for our inaugural golf day. We got incredibly lucky with the weather and managed to schedule the day, which was sponsored by Resolution Property, to coincide with a mini heatwave. The weather in the run-up to the event had been cold and…

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Meet Louise – our newest Magician

My name is Louise Andrée Douglas and I’m a magician and illusionist. I was quite late to the magical party, so to speak. Growing up, I didn’t see many magicians, apart from the likes of Paul Daniels on the television and the odd part-time magician who’d do magic at the local Chinese restaurant where I…

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Amy goes rambling with BBC One’s Countryfile

On Sunday 7th October, Amy Foster led a ramble for BBC One’s Countryfile in the Cambridgeshire countryside around Ely Cathedral. Her inspirational story was chosen by BBC Children in Need to be part of a special episode following youngsters helped by charities, like Spread a Smile, that have benefitted from Children in Need funding. Tune…

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We’re now on Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible products to the charitable organisation of your choice. And now…

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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

On Sunday 14th October, 20 runners ran miles for smiles in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London. It may have been a rainy day, but it didn’t take away the smiles on the faces of our runners and their supporters. One of the runners on Sunday was Spread a Smile’s very own co-founder Vanessa…

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200 Miles for Smiles

200 Miles for Smiles   A dedicated team of cyclists from our wonderful corporate supporters, timber and building merchants, Lawsons, and their associates Marshalls Paving, cycled 200 miles over two days to raise money for Spread a Smile.   The group of eight included David George, Mike Kelly, Ian Scrimshaw, Nick Walker, Stacey Clare, Martyn Butler…

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