Sunshine & Smiles Annual Report and Annual General Meeting

Sunshine & Smiles Annual Report and Annual General Meeting
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Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual General Meeting and to everyone who voted by email to elect our Trustees for the next term.
The meeting was a great opportunity to reflect on and share all that we have achieved over the period 2014 – 2015 and to look to the future in terms of our concerns and considerations in the issues we are wanting to address, services and support we want to develop and deliver. Also how we are going to financially and practically sustain the organisation as well as growing and developing.
The meeting was opened by Marc Davies, our chair of trustees, who reflected very poignantly on the current social and economic climate and reminded us that in the midst of this we need to keep focussed on the work we do and the part we all play in making Sunshine & Smiles what it is … this is particularly resonant given the huge diversity of our families and we just want to reiterate that we are all part of, and welcome, in this amazing community and network of support.
If you follow the link below you can read our annual report which reflects a busy and successful period which we are continuing to build on… we hope you enjoy reading it.
We are also pleased to announce that Marc Davies and Jodie Barrow were both re-elected as Chair of Trustees and Trustee – Secretary, respectively, for a further term. Alongside Katie Kelly & Jonathan Astin they will comprise our Board of Trustees until our next Annual General Meeting in 2017.
Lastly, huge thanks to all of the trustees, our service delivery team, volunteers, supporters and all of our families for the time, energy, care and commitment that makes Sunshine & Smiles such a vibrant, supportive, resourceful and fantastic charity & organisation to be a part of.

Sunshine & Smiles Annual Report 2014-2015


Comments from the AGM and on the Annual Report

Lovely report. V impressed – well done to you all – Wendy Uttley, Down Syndrome Training & Support Service, Bingley
You must all be very proud – Angela McNulty – Special Educational Needs & Inclusion Team
Many thanks for the copy of the annual report.
It was very interesting to see the overview of your group’s work – what a lot you have undertaken and achieved!!  And fab photo’s, lots of fun been had too!!
Congratulations to everyone at Sunshine & Smiles, you have a highly committed group of people working purposefully to improve outcomes for families. – Janet Clark, Special Educational Needs & Inclusion Team
Fantastic report! – Pip Goff, Leeds Community Foundation
If you spare a couple of minutes please have a look at the Sunshine and Smiles annual report for the year ending 2015. This is a project the Foundation helped to developed. They have come a long way since they received their first community cash grant – Carlos Chavez – email to the Leeds Community Foundation Team
Thanks to all the trustees and those who spoke at the AGM tonight with such passion and drive, the annual report looks fantastic and as a family we are proud to part of the group  – Jill Williamson – parent
Thank you for all that you do – Sandeep Assi – parent

Take part in Leeds 10K for Sunshine and Smiles

Take part in Leeds 10K for Sunshine and Smiles

We are delighted to say that we have four reduced price places for Leeds 10k on 10th July 2016.

A fast and flat 10k out along Kirkstall Road and back into the City Centre … definitely a Personal Best route and it’s a great atmosphere with supporters all along the way!

If you would like to run or know anyone who would like a place please contact for more details.

Places cost £22 (charity place price) and we are asking people to aim to raise some sponsorship for Sunshine & Smiles.

We can send you sponsor forms and a link to set up your own fundraising page.

CDS – Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

CDS – Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

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We are delighted that a team of walkers, and their families, from the Leeds office of CDS took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks on Saturday 18th June to raise funds for Sunshine & Smiles.

You can read more about their challenge here: CDS – Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

The team had  a great day and we are very grateful to them for taking on this impressive challenge to support Sunshine & Smiles and in doing so raised £714.75.

Thank You CDS!!