There are many ways you can fundraise for us Spread a Smile. From collection boxes to running a triathlon, here are some examples of people or groups who have fundraised for us already.
Marina runs a marathon for Spread a Smile
Marina Constantinou, one of our talented face painters, is challenging herself to do “The London 2 Brighton 100K (62miles)” on the 24th May for Spread a Smile. In The London 2 Brighton race, she will be walking over two days starting in Richmond Park and walking to the finish line in Brighton Race Course. Marina has given her time since we started to paint the faces of children at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital. She brings joy and happiness to children who are undergoing treatment with conditions including cancer and heart, lung and kidney related illnesses. Marina said, “There is nothing more rewarding than face painting the children when I visit the hospitals. For a brief moment, the children are whisked away from the hospital environment. It’s wonderful to see the smiles of their faces.” If you would like to sponsor Marina’s amazing efforts, you can do so here.
Mystical Fairy London Run
Lisa Smith who runs the Mystical Fairies completed the London Run to the Beat half marathon on September 8th for Spread a Smile even though she’d already raced in the London Marathon, two half marathons, a 10k and a 5k in the same year! Lisa said, “This particular race was really important to me. Spread a Smile is such a special charity, and I absolutely love being involved. For a child, being in hospital must be such a scary and lonely time, and for us there is nothing better than seeing that sick child smile, even if it is only for a fleeting moment. Spread a Smiles makes this happen and with your help and support they can reach even more children” Lisa Smith – Mystical Fairies
One Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder events are hard core obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, determination, and camaraderie. They are extreme endurance tests involving miles of mud, ice, electric shocks, waist high swamps and grim underground tunnels. In other words this isn’t for the faint-hearted. Jeremy Apfel was not going to be put off by the daunting 12 mile course. It was just the kind of brave and admirable challenge that people love to support, so when Jeremy completed the course in aid of Spread a Smile he raised a brilliant £1900 from sponsorship. Jeremy hasn’t been put off and is running a different Tough Mudder course in April 2014. If you’d like to sponsor him, you can do so here.
There are many Tough Mudder events throughout the year all over the UK and Europe if you’d like to support us this way. See www.toughmudder.co.uk if you want to get stuck in!