Summer Smiles- Malachi

25 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

After a long period of shielding, Malachi wanted to go to Chessington World of Adventures during the summer holidays and we were able to send him. He had a great time meeting Mr Fox, riding rides and enjoying all that Wilderfest had to offer!

 

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Summer Smiles – Jackson

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

Jackson’s Mum thought it would be amazing to have every child’s dream come true, a shopping spree in a toy store! Smyths Toystore kindly opened early so Jackson and Ava could have the whole store to themselves, they both felt like a VIP and it was very safe covid wise too. Post Pals gave both of them £100 each and Smyths kindly added some extra money too

 

 

       

 

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Summer Smiles – Brooke

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice. Money Supermarket very kindly funded Brooke‘s wish to be a zoo keeper for the day!

We spent a long time researching zoo keeper experiences all over the Uk and found Flamingoland offered the most variety of hands-on animal experiences in one day!

Brooke was told in a card

During her zoo keeper day she cleaned out, fed, groomed and played with so many different animals. These are just a small selection. She had such an amazing day. Thank you ever so much Money Supermarket!

 

   

 

 

 

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Summer Smile – Ava

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

Ava’s family said it would be lovely to have a big parasol so Ava could enjoy sunny days in the garden and a meal out. We were able to grant this wish and include some solar lights!

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Summer Smiles- Evia

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

Evia and her brother Elliot chose a swing and some garden toys, they were thrilled and spent the whole summer playing!

Evia swing

 

Evia

E & E

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Summer Smiles- Lilly

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

Lilly loves her music (especially One Direction) and watching music videos so wished for an Amazon Echo Show. Wish granted Lilly!

 

Lilly watching her Echo Show

Lilly watching her Echo Show

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Summer Smiles – Rachel

24 March 2022

Summer 2021 marked a year since Post Pals children had started shielding due to Covid-19. It had been such a difficult year and the children weren’t able to go out and about like everyone else when lockdown ended. We decided to launch a summer smiles project where each child could pick a smile of their choice.

Rachel wished for Switch games, a takeaway and as many Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons as possible! Sadly in the few months, it took for us to raise the funds Rachel lost a lot of her vision. She had to give up her much-loved Switch which she kindly donated to a children’s home. Our amazing volunteers heard about this and raised the extra so we could purchase Rachel an iPad and Apple Pencil. These were over our initial budget but they have fantastic accessibility for visually impaired people and it’s something Rachel can use both at home in bed (as she is bed bound) and in-hospital).

Rachel was amazed to receive her rose gold iPad and Apple Pencil!

Rachel holding her rose gold iPad

Rachel holding her rose gold iPad

 

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Balloon 2022

24 March 2022

It’s a Post Pals tradition that every January once the blues kick in we send out balloons. As Winnie the Pooh says “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” plus the boxes ALWAYS bring as much joy and hours of play! We used Party Rama as they have a brilliant range.

 

 

I couldn’t choose just one photograph of Seraphina, she has been struggling with pain but spent so long laughing and playing with her balloon. 

 

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January smiles

25 February 2020

Every January we send a balloon to every single child we support to brighten up such a dull month. We are never sure what creates the most joy- balloons or the giant boxes they come in?

 

Here is a small selection of the 2020 balloon and box smiles!

 

  

 

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Valentines Love

15 February 2019

We decided to spread the love this valentines day by sending a fun valentines themed balloon bouquet to the Pals. These cost £15 each and the joy was priceless.

We know when we sent things like balloon bouquets in big boxes that the children will have so much fun with boxes and this time was no exception!

We think Ava’s big smile and laugh says it all
Balloon costs – £15
The smiles – PRICELESS

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