What's on

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 to support your children, their siblings and family while your child is in hospital or at home. Please see a list of our current activities below, each with details on how to apply/participate.

If you haven’t yet registered with us, please do so by clicking here.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on events@spreadasmile.org or speak to a member of your hospital’s play team.

Entertainer Visits

Our professional entertainers make virtual or in-person bedside visits to children in hospital or at home.  To book your virtual visit or find out when our next in-person visit to your hospital is, please email us on events@spreadasmile.org or speak to the play team in hospital.

After School Club

Our virtual After School Club runs every Tuesday with an exciting schedule of creative art activities each week. All children and their siblings are welcome to join any sessions that interest them.

Queen’s Jubilee Activities

We will be hosting a bunch of royal activities in the lead up to the Queen’s Jubilee, including biscuit decorating, bunting making, and a special Jubilee themed sensory show! You can see the full schedule of virtual events and sign up here.

Smile Parties

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. 

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 Please discuss the options  available at time of booking with our Visit Manager.  All Smile Parties are virtual (via video conferencing) at this time.

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Spread a Smile Choir

Our Spread a Smile choir meet every Wednesday afternoon to share our love of singing. We rehearse a range of songs – everything from Disney to Dolly Parton!

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We have had the pleasure of performing on Children in Need and at fundraising dinners. At Christmas time you’ll find us singing Christmas carols and spreading festive joy around our hospital partners in London.

We are always keen to welcome new songbirds to our ensemble, so if you are one of the families we support and would like to join, please email us at events@spreadasmile.org

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Magazine Subscription

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. 

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In addition, Smile TV features exclusive interviews with and messages from stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment.  Let us know what you would like to see more of by emailing   smile@spreadasmile.org

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Fledge Tuition

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 events@spreadasmile.org

Music Lessons

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.

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.

We really appreciate you taking the time to help us develop our services.  Please CLICK HERE and complete the survey.