Samuel began his charity while fighting a very rare cancer. He was 9 years old. A few months later he lost his battle.
Samuel was diagnosed with a very rare cancer in September 2013. He saw and understood just how hard it was for other children going through a similar situation. He wanted to bring some light and fun into the dark, painful and scary time that serious and terminal conditions cause.
Now, together, we can make that happen. We can bring laughter, fun and some hope when it is needed the most to children across the UK.
A quick video showing what we do and why.
How do we help?
Your support helps us support and improve children's wards across the UK. We help decorate wards, provide otherwise unobtainable medical equipment like Accuveins, air conditioners, beds for parents, blood testing equipment and much more. All these make the day to day lives of the children so much better and help them to recover.
We provide entertainment equipment - Xbox's, TVs, DVD players, iPads, Tablets, sensory equipment, toys, books, games, craft equipment and update playrooms. If it makes a child smile and bring some joy, some relief and happiness to a dark time then we do it.
We also help individual children. We grant wishes - Tablets, computers, holidays. Whatever brings a Smile. A Tablet is often the only thing a very sick child can use - if they are confined to bed then a Tablet or iPad is a way to communicate with friend and family, they can watch Netflix or TV and play games. They can even do homework to stay up to date with their class mates.
Private donors cover the cost of our operating costs so 100% of public donations Make Smiles