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Feeling Festive at Chickenshed

Feeling Festive at Chickenshed We began to get into the festive spirit early on in December, as we took 30 guests to see Chickenshed’s A Christmas Carol. The Victorian tale had had a makeover: it was a brand new musical version updated to 1930s Britain. It was a real extravaganza – Chickenshed are an inclusive…

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Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Visits at GOSH

Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Visits at GOSH Since April, we have been given special access to visit children in isolation rooms on Fox and Robin wards at Great Ormond Street Hospital. These wards are for children who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. They are treated in strict isolation before and after their…

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Smile Party ’18

Smile Party ’18 As the festive period approaches, it always means one thing at Spread a Smile HQ – the best party in town! On Sunday 25th November, we were delighted and honoured to invite over 300 VIP guests to our Smile Party at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park.      The space was…

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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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