Spread a Smile

Lawsons is proudly to be in partnership with Spread a Smile who send a variety of entertainers and two Pet Therapy dogs into Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital, The Royal London and St. Mary’s. Over 3,500 young people a year are regularly entertained, giving much needed joy and laughter to the seriously ill children and their families.

Managing Director, Paul Sexton, said

“Having attended a simple barbeque in aid of Spread a Smile, I came away with a feeling that we can, and need to do more, and that this was just the start of hopefully a long partnership with Spread a Smile. I’ve always believed that it is easy to give a financial donation and as generous as this is, you can argue that this is a way of easing your conscience, but by giving time, resource and commitment I knew that we could take this partnership to a new level. Lawsons is built on a culture of family values and professional service. Spread a smile absolutely mirror these values. The family values part is demonstrated through their teams made up of families and friends’ commitment to bringing sunshine into the darkest days of the families they support.”

Lawsons’ staff proudly support Spread a Smile and have been fundraising by pedaling ‘Miles for Smiles’ in July 2016, running marathons, shaving their heads and beards along the way.

During the year Lawsons arrange a variety of days bringing together its staff, the Spread a Smile organisation and its recipients. We have invited the children and their families to our family orientated days such as our Family Fun Day and our children’s annual Christmas Party where every child gets to enjoy a magical themed party and gets a special visit from Santa Claus himself.

We recently were invited to attend the Spread a Smile summer ball and it was a wonderfully glamourous evening, it was an opportunity to hear the stories of some the patients and their families. Spread a Smile has such a great impact on the children and teenagers it clearly shows that laughter is a brilliant medicine for each of them.

If you would like to learn more about Spread a Smile please click here: www.spreadasmile.org

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