Families treated to Disney’s new musical Aladdin
Spread a Smile took thirty-four families with children receiving treatment at GOSH and UCH for a fabulous visit to the new musical Aladdin on 13th October. The guest list included siblings, parents and even grandparents. All those invited received a goody bag and an ice cream in the interval.
The visit to the musical was a toe-tapping success! Nicola Carter, mother of Ellen on Eagle Ward at GOSH, wrote: ‘I wanted to say a huge thank you from the Carter family… it was absolutely amazing. We were still humming the tunes on the way home on the train! Most of our journeys on the train are to go to GOSH; it was nice to be able to go up to London knowing there were no blood tests to be done.’
The visit provided much-needed respite for the families. Julie Williams-Lourenco, mother of Lara, wrote to say ‘a huge massive thank you for inviting us to see Aladdin yesterday! Lara was enthralled from start to finish. What an amazingly brilliant, vibrant and colourful show. It was a great way to finish our day of appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital and a great contrast to all of the medical stuff! We all thoroughly enjoyed it.’
It was great to spread the fun to the whole family. Jane Keer, grandmother to Ellie Phillips on Eagle Ward at GOSH, wrote: ‘Thank you so much for inviting us to Aladdin. The show was wonderful. You are a wonderful rganisation and definitely light up the day for the children and parents while going through a traumatic period of their lives. I certainly looked forward to your Thursday visits when I took Ellie for dialysis at GOSH.’
Lynsey Steele, the Play Specialist on Eagle Ward said: ‘Spread a Smile are fab! Thanks for all the trips throughout the year. It really makes a big difference to all the kids and their families.’
Thanks go to Disney and particularly to Simon Vickers, Director of Sales and Ticketing at Disney Theatrical as well as the team at the Prince Edward Theatre.
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So thank you to everyone at Spread a Smile
from the Jain Family.