The Smile Brigade: Karaoke + Cupcake afternoon

The Smile Brigade: Karaoke + Cupcake afternoon

We are a non profit organisation offering free services and activities to vulnerable people. Delivering smiles to those who need it most.

We did it!

On 24th Aug 2016 we successfully raised £195 of £160 target with 9 supporters in 21 days

New stretch target

Thankyou for helping me reach my target of £160. Another £80 will help us provide 1 more karaoke and Cupcake afternoon + 2 additional care home visits. 

The Smile Brigade are a non profit organisation offering free services and activities to the most vulnerable members of society, with our focus being on the homeless, the elderly and the mental health services. 

Our aim is to help take people away from the more negative aspects of life by providing positive and meaningful activities.

We offer free hot meals and haircuts to the homeless  as well as free fitness sessions, encouraging people to stay active and be proactive. 

Our most popular service is our Karaoke and Cupcake afternoons which we offer to care homes.  

Music, along with singing - has long been shown to have a positive affect on people with dementia.

When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress - induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function and coordinate motor movements. 

£160 will pay for 2 karaoke + cupcake afternoons at 2 care homes + 2 additional visits, where we will provide dementia friendly activities for all the residents.  

So all in all your money will pay for 4 visits with a total reach of 80-100 people.

By offering free services and activities such as our Karaoke and Cupcake afternoon, we help bring people out of isolation, whilst gaining new skills and confidence. 

Benefits of Activities..

Reduced Anxiety/Depression

Alleviating Isolation

Promoting Relaxation

Development of skills

Confidence

Self Expression

Social Interaction

Preserving Dignity and Self Esteem

Maintaining Skills and Independance

We want to help make a difference to peoples lives, wherever we can and however we can.

Our services help people who are lonely and isolated to feel like a valued member of the community whilst promoting social networks. Through activities that develop basic skills including communication, it is more likely that the people we help will find the confidence to access other beneficial services such as healthcare for example. 

FOOD HANDOUTS

The Smile Brigade also work closely within the local homless community. We have been doing food handouts and providing free haircuts to the homeless since December 2012,  giving out food and donated clothes to people who are homeless and living in hostels or sleeping rough. 

WE HAVE NOW HANDED OUT OVER 4,000 MEALS TO PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH IN LONDON 


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