Volunteer With Us!

Volunteer With Us!

Could you spare a few hours of your time each month?

We really need your help to keep running our groups and develop the work that we do 🙂

We are looking to increase our volunteer team and would welcome regular volunteers who can support children & young people during activities and groups.

We also have our garden space at Stainbeck Community Hall which would welcome any volunteer gardeners on a regular basis!

Please drop us an email to hello@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk and we can send you a volunteer registration form.

We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Fabulous Fundraisers

Fabulous Fundraisers

This month has seen some amazing fundraising challenges taking place and we would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken on these fantastic personal challenges to support, and raise funds for, Sunshine & Smiles!

On Friday 6th April Jack Lonsdale spent the day football ground hopping, taking in every football ground in Yorkshire! So far he has raised a phenomenal £526 … four times as much as his original fundraising target!

You can read more here: https://www.morleyobserver.co.uk/news/local-lad-raises-funds-for-charity-1-9095672

On Wednesday 11th April our daring dance teacher, Laura Jakes, will take to the skies for a fundraising parachute jump .. you can read more & sponsor her here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/jumpforsunshineandsmiles/

On Sunday 15th April one of our brilliant Great North Runners from 2017, Beth Liddle, takes on a full marathon distance in Brighton, please support her by visiting her fundraising page here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/bethbrighton26/

And finally on 22nd April – the ultimate marathon! Chris Chapman will start his fundraising journey for us by running The Virginmoney London Marathon and then later in the year he will be taking on an Ironman 70.3 Triathlon challenge .. wow! Again, you can read more & show your support by visiting Chris’ fundraising page here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=ChrisChapman39&pageUrl=2

Sunshine & Smiles rely very much on fundraising & donations to be able to run our groups & activities as well as developing new areas of our work … we are extremely grateful to everyone who fund raises for us and all those who generously donate .. we couldn’t continue our work without you!


Leeds United Foundation – Football Camps

Leeds United Foundation – Football Camps

We are delighted to announce the Leeds United Foundation have offered us some football holiday camps to be held at the Grammar School at Leeds.

We have secured Wednesday 30 May and the following are in the summer holidays, all on Thursdays: 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August and 30 August.

The sessions will run from 10am-12.30. The one we ran in February half term was a great success and as the weather was cold we accessed the indoor provision the whole morning.

The session was perfectly pitched for our budding footballers and they all had a wonderful morning.

If you would like to put your name down please contact Joanna Rowlands: joannarowlands@hotmail.co.uk

We understand most people will have some holidays booked in August and it is not important to attend every session at all.

If you have never accessed the football sessions please do come along to these holiday camps and try them out.

Parents & carers will need to stay at the session to support their children.

Age range – 4 years to 11 years.