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Snaresbrook Primary School

Snaresbrook Snails for Spread a Smile

We are taking on the South Woodford Half Marathon for Spread a Smile because of the fantastic impact they have on children.

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  • Event: The Hobble (16 Miles Cross Country), 10 Nov 2019

Spread a Smile

We bring much needed joy, light & laughter to brighten the days of very ill children.

Charity Registration No. 1152205

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Spread a Smile

Spread a Smile is here to add some joy where it’s needed most. By visiting some of London’s biggest hospitals, with magicians, artists, singers, poets, face-painters, fairies and therapy dogs.

We visit children aged 0-18 years old who are seriously and terminally ill and we ensure that we have an entertainer suitable for any age child that we see.

We also take whole families on amazing trips to concerts and theatres and we put on special events, like our winter party. All so the children can feel like children – not patients – for a short while.

We organise 21 hospital visits a month including our regular entertainer visits plus art workshops, ice cream drops and therapy dogs. This enables us to see over 6,000 young people reached every year.

We are proud to work with Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital, Royal London Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and the Evelina London. Our visits can lift a child’s spirits – giving them something to look forward to. A whole new positive focus.

We rely on voluntary donations to fund our important work as we receive no statutory funding. 

Please watch our video to see our impact - https://vimeo.com/231698327

Snaresbrook Snails

We have chosen Spread a Smile because of the glowing reports we have received from parents about their impact on children. Within our community we have several families who've been involved with spread a smile and have spoken about their fantastic work. 

Snaresbrook Snails are back for their second outing and this time taking on 'The South Woodford Half-Marathon',. If you are interested in joining the Snaresbrook Snails please email the address below. (admin.snaresbrook@redbridge.gov.uk)

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