Spread a Smile is a registered charity that supports the wellbeing of seriously ill and hospitalised children during extended hospital stays and treatment. Our services are available, free of charge, to all children up to the age of 18 under the care of our NHS hospital partners. We offer a host of activities and entertainment that support your children, their siblings and you while your child is in hospital or shielding at home. Please see a list of current services below, each with details on how to apply/participate. To receive our monthly family newsletter detailing all our latest services and offers please click on the button below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or speak to a member of your hospital’s play team. We look forward to meeting you.
Please scroll down to find out about all our activities available this month.
Our professional entertainers including magicians, fairies, poets, artists, singers and musicians are available for bedside visits to all children in hospital or isolating at home. We make every effort to ensure every visit is personalised for your child, is fully interactive and meets their individual interests. more less
Wednesday 25th August – Back to School Virtual Challenge. It’s the last weeks of the summer holidays and we’re excited to support your children back to school. So sharpen your pencils and join us for our Back to School virtual challenge.
From Tuesday 14th September, renowned entertainer and arts & crafts expert Mister Maker will be showing us all how to make his favourite arty creation ever – the Pom Pom Bug! To join this video session – recorded exclusively for Spread a Smile – and to receive your arty bug materials in advance, please click on the photo to register.
After School Club
Our virtual After School Club is back from September and runs every Tuesday and Thursday with a full schedule of interactive entertainment and creative activities. All children and their siblings are welcome to join any sessions that interest them. Every Tuesday is Art Club and ‘Mixed Bag. more less
Spread a Smile is now working with Fledge Tuition, Fledge provides online tuition in a 1:2:1 or small group setting with qualified teachers. Tuition is available for students in school year 1 through to school year 11 and topics available are English, Maths and Science. If you would like to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread a Smile is now offering piano and singing lessons. These virtual lessons are booked on a one-to-one basis and are led by our talented, trained musicians. Click on the picture above to sign up and find out more.
We love birthdays and would be delighted to help you celebrate your child’s birthday. If would like to arrange a Smile Party with one of our entertainers for your child and up to six of their friends, please get in touch and we’ll do the rest. The choice of entertainer and activity is entirely yours. more less
Join Our Tea Party
To mark the launch of the charity’s Tea Party initiative this Autumn we will be hosting our very own children’s tea party in late September during After School Club. If you would like your child to join in the cake decorating, biscuit making and games session please CLICK HERE and, once finalised, we will contact you with all the details. more less
Have Your Say
At Spread a Smile we are always looking to improve our services and we would really value your feedback. If you had time to complete our survey we would be extremely grateful. Feedback is anonymous and should only take a few minutes. Thank you. more less
Our friends at Readly – the digital subscription service that offers unlimited, “all-you-can-read” access to thousands of magazines in one app – have given us 300 x 3-month free subscriptions to give to our families. Each subscription can have up to five individuals attached.
Switch on Smile TV
Smile TV is our entertainment channel full of pre-recorded videos from our entertainers and special celebrity guests. Watch magic shows, sing-a-long to your favourite nursery rhymes, popular music and musicals, join in with art and craft tutorials, enjoy nail art sessions, yoga classes and much more. more less