15th December 2023 – Constellia, a leading procurement Managed Service Provider for the public and private sector in the UK, is delighted to announce its partnership with Spread a Smile, a charity dedicated to bringing joy and happiness to seriously ill children and teenagers during long hospital stays.
As a procurement partner to the NHS and the wider public sector, Constellia understands the enormous pressures the NHS faces daily when it comes to time and resources to deliver lifesaving work. By choosing Spread a Smile as its nominated charity of the year for 2024, Constellia hopes it can, in some small way, contribute to this amazing charity that brings precious moments of joy to seriously ill children, teenagers and their families.
The partnership includes:
– Volunteering days at Spread a Smile
– Financial contributions to the charity
– Providing Spread a Smile a platform to showcase their work to Constellia’s dynamic marketplace of suppliers and clients.
To kick off this partnership, Constellia’s team joined forces with Spread a Smile and their social value partners at whatimpact.com for a heartwarming day of packing “Smile Hampers.” These hampers, filled with handpicked gifts and treats, are intended for the homes of some of the incredible children and young people supported by Spread a Smile, as well as their siblings. This collaborative effort was part of Spread a Smile’s annual campaign, which this year saw 1,450 boxes sent out to the families they support. The campaign achieved remarkable success, with the joint efforts of 530 volunteers from all over the UK.
Rob Levene, CEO of Constellia, commented, “At Constellia, we are passionate about making a positive social impact and Spread a Smile’s incredible work aligns perfectly with our values. We are honoured to support them as our nominated charity of the year and look forward to contributing to their mission of bringing smiles to children and teenagers facing challenging times.”
Lucy Jackson, CEO of Spread a Smile, commented, “We are thrilled to have Constellia as a charity partner. Their commitment to helping children and young people facing illness is heartwarming, and their support will enable us to continue bringing happiness and laughter to those who need it most.”
Constellia remains committed to its vision of delivering exceptional value to clients and communities alike, and the partnership with Spread a Smile is one of many initiatives it’s embarking on to drive social value in the public sector.
About Spread a Smile:
Spread a Smile, founded in 2013, is a UK-based charity dedicated to bringing joy and hope to seriously ill children in NHS hospitals, hospices and homes across the UK.
Through in-person and virtual visits, their renowned entertainers – from magicians to face painters, musicians to therapy dogs – generate moments of distraction and excitement, helping young patients and their families cope with the pain and anxiety of serious illness and hospitalisation.
Since its founding in 2013, Spread a Smile has established a reputation for developing bespoke relationships with each family and health setting, ensuring the delivery of meaningful and impactful support. In the upcoming year, Spread a Smile will deliver over 12,000 in-person bedside visits and more than 2,000 virtual visits in collaboration with 31 hospitals and four hospice partners. The charity aims to expand its network to include 38 partners within this year.
For more information on Spread a Smile’s announcement, visit: New partnership with Constellia
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