Thank you to the local businesses and individuals  who donated thousands of pounds worth of toiletries, household essentials, food and selection boxes for the 2018 Smile Christmas Appeal.

Smile worked with a selection of local charities and community groups that needed extra support over Christmas to spread some Christmas cheer to their beneficiaries.

Thanks to our friends at a variety of businesses and organisations, including: Gosschalks; Jane Brooks Law; BCD Travel Hull: 360 Accountants; Hugh Rice; Nippon Gohsei; Clowes Methodist ChurchMalcolm West Forklifts; ResQ; Jane Linforth; Gill Dunnett; Lesley Newman; Tessa Wray; Tesco Goole Distribution Centre; Helena Newlove; Strawberry; Office AngelsSantander HullSargent Electrical we were able to donate over 800 selection boxes and hundreds of items.


The charities and community groups supported were:

Case Training: 135 selection boxes.

Healthstars:  51 selection boxes.

Together Women: Women’s toiletries

EMS Ltd: Toiletries, wash powder and household items.

Preston Road Womens Centre (Purple House): Baby clothes, toys, household items and toiletries.

Bundles of Joy: Baby items/toys and toiletries.

Five Rivers Anchor: Items for the elderly, toiletries, food and chocolates.

Hull Council for Disabled People: Food; toiletries and household essentials.

Special Stars Foundation: Toiletries, household items and 24 selection boxes.

Hull Churches Housing Association: Children’s items and 24 selection boxes.

Hull and District Live at Home Scheme: Items for the elderly, food, toiletries and chocolates.

Homestart Goole: Toiletries, household items and 30 selection boxes.

Unique Friends: 30 selection boxes

Pelican Park Community Trust: 50 selection boxes

Open Doors Project: Toiletries

Sova Hull Independent Visitors: 20 selection boxes

Dementia Friendly East Riding: 20 selection boxes

St Albans The Martyr Hull: Toiletries

Eternal Benefits: Toiletries

St John’s Bransholme (Food Bank): Food items, chocolates and 15 selection boxes.

Humber All Nations Alliance: Toiletries

Ashiana Sheffiled (Humberside Lead): Toiletries

Endike Community Care: Food items, toiletries and chocolates

Hull Community Church: Toiletries

Positive Hull CIC: 30 selection boxes

Sanctuary Housing – Donnington Court: 48 selection boxes, toiletries, household items and food.

Sunshine House: 25 selection boxes

Nurture a Child: 300 selection boxes


Alan Precious Scheme Manager from Hull and District Live at Home said:

“We are writing to pass on the grateful thanks from those who are benefiting from the donated items  received from Hive/ Smile Foundation.

“Thank you also to you for organising the donation and helping us to bring good cheer to the people who attend the Activity/ Craft/ Social Clubs that we run each week.

“It is great that your organisation is happy to help make Christmas a very special time for older people who are feeling even lonelier and more isolated at this time of year.

“We rely heavily on the support of charities/voluntary groups and local businesses to ensure that our services continue to be available for older people.

“Best wishes and kind regards from staff, volunteers and the clients we support.”

Sight Support Hull


A huge thank you to all who supported the 2018 Smile Christmas Appeal. If you’d like more information about the Smile Foundation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.