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#VolunteersWeek2018

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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 to University College Hospital and oversees groups of Spread a Smile entertainers at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We caught up with Suzy to ask what motivates her to continue volunteering for Spread a Smile. She said “I absolutely love the visits to the hospitals. It feels so rewarding to be a part of the Spread a Smile team. The sense of fulfillment and joy to see the smiles and hear the laughter we create is one that you can’t really put into words and every single visit I leave knowing we have made such a huge difference to the amazingly inspirational children and teenagers we visit. I love the fact that for visiting family members and loved ones, we have left them with happy memories of what would otherwise be a dreary hospital day. We often see them joining in, singing along, sometimes even dancing too and these are happy memories they can cherish for always.

“Spread a Smile has become such a huge part of my life and I look forward to every visit. The resilience and bravery we see, week in, week out inspires me.”

“The visits we make are invaluable! The Spread a Smile team itself is like an extended family. We all work together to create happy moments for every patient we visit.”

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I’m really proud to say that we now make 20 visits every month at five London hospitals, spreading smiles to over 5,000 seriously and terminally ill young people in hospital every year. We also organise regular VIP outings for young people and their families. We couldn’t do any of this without your support, so please take a moment today to opt-in.

An evening of song and opera

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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 Spread a Smile & our co-founder, Josephine Segal explain during the interval about our work.

The concert featured an array of different musical styles from many different composers including Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Mozart, Puccini and Schubert to name but a few.

One guest said, “What an amazing evening! It was fantastically well organised in the most wonderful venue. I was so impressed by Spread a Smile and all that such a special charity manages to achieve.”

Max Lobel, Jacob Philips, Charlotte Firth Lylis O’Hara, Magnus Walker, Rosamund Thomas, Jacob Philips, Elen Lloyd Roberts are all to be congratulated on their fantastic musical ability and we at Spread a Smile are so grateful to them all for putting together such a wonderfully elegant evening and so generously giving proceeds from the night to our charity. We wish them all so much success for their futures.

 

Syndicate Spin – 19 April 2018

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Prudential Ride London 100 2018

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Sign up for Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

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