Spread a Smile brightens the day of seriously ill children and teenagers in hospital by providing entertainment including fairies, magicians, face-painters, singers, therapy dogs, children’s characters, celebrities and theatre visits.
They make 40 scheduled visits per month to 8 London hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital, visiting over 7,200 bedsides each year. Their 25 annual VIP outings and parties help over 1,000 young people, their siblings and families to create positive memories during dark days.
Spread a Smile’s visits help to enhance a patient’s well-being and provide a distraction from treatment and boredom. Their visits allow children to experience the things they are missing out on because of long hospital stays, and bring much needed joy, light and laughter.