Our Events

Want to get involved with Spread a Smile? We have cookery demonstrations, concerts, sports and challenge events plus a special fundraising dinner every two years. Take a look at our upcoming events below for ideas.


Spread a Smile receives no government funding; we are funded entirely by your support. The generous supporters who take part in our events enable us to continue our work brightening the days of seriously ill children and teenagers.

By supporting our events you are helping children like Chloe, who we first met as a frightened two-year-old who had just been diagnosed with a rare type of cancer. Her dad said: 'My Chloe was full of fear until you came into our lives. You make a real difference - it's not just smiles you spread.'

Abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Sunday 30 June 2019

The UK’s highest freefall abseil from the UK’s tallest sculpture is the adrenaline-fuelled way to see London at 262 feet above the city.

Registration fee £30

Minimum donation £300

Tri for Life

Saturday 7 September & Sunday 8 September 2019

Over 2200 triathletes descended on the picturesque Woburn Abbey Triathlon in September 2018, for a weekend of sporting, challenge, family fun and and charity fundraising! 

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Sunday 13 October 2019

Run a mile, Spread a Smile!

Join Team Spread a Smile in this 13.1 mile half Marathon, taking in world famous London landmarks and four Royal Parks and help make a difference to seriously and terminally ill children and teenagers in hospital.

Registration fee £30

Minimum donation £370

Prudential Ride London 100

Sunday 4 August 2019

Ride a mile for Spread a Smile!

Ride 100 miles from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford on closed roads through London and into the Surrey countryside, finishing on The Mall in central London.

Registration fee £30

Minimum donation £500

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