Dancing Queens at Swings & Smiles Charity Ball

We held our Charity Ball on 5th October at Hillfields Farm and were thrilled to make over £30,000!

Guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner followed by music from The FABBA Girls and lots of dancing. A big thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Green Green Grass of Englefield

On 8th July 2018 we were very lucky to be chosen as the charity partner for a special Tom Jones concert held in the beautiful setting of Englefield Estate.

It was a scorcher of a day but the team kept on smiling while they scanned tickets and collected money in the buckets. We even got to enjoy a boogie to some of Tom’s biggest hits. We were absolutely chuffed to raise £638.27, which we couldn’t have done without such a hardworking team of lovely volunteers!

Super Fundraising from CDK

The lovely people at CDK Global were very busy fundraising for Swings & Smiles in June!

They raised a brilliant £1500 during ‘Connect Week’ at their office in Hungerford by holding competitions, raffles and a huge cake sale. And on top of that they made a very generous donation of £4000 to Swings & Smiles as well. A great big thank you to everyone involved!

A Trip to the Farm

We were very lucky to be invited for a visit to Selfs Farm in Faccombe by The Country Trust Hampshire on a very sunny Wednesday afternoon in June.

The children got to see sheep being sheared and stroke some baby lambs, sit in the driver’s seat of a tractor and learn all about farming grains – they even made flour by hand! The highlight though has to be the lovely working dogs and the children getting to try their hand at a bit of dog training. It was a wonderful afternoon out, a big thank you to everyone who made it possible!

A Sad Loss

It is incredibly sad that one of our first patrons, Peter Baker, passed away in December 2017.

We have come a long way over the past decade and received immense support from Peter over the years. He was a dedicated and talented patron and is sorely missed.

Opening our Outdoor Area

We were delighted to officially open our fabulous new outdoor area in March.

Families can now enjoy our fully accessible swings, mini golf course, an in-ground trampoline suitable for wheelchairs and a slide with ramp. All of this as well as our interactive sensory garden, picnic area and a den especially for siblings. Our official opening was attended by lots of Swings & Smiles families who enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea from Castle Hospitality and Catering Enterprise.

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