All members and visitors have to do is ‘buy’ one of seven different coloured mini smiley faces which can then be placed on a giant smiley face positioned in the club’s reception.
Once the giant smiley face is full all money raised will then go to the hospice in nearby Wraxall which cares for children who have illnesses which mean they will die before reaching adulthood.
Jason Eaton, manager at theclub said: “This is a great way to not only help the hospice but to put a smile on the faces of all those who use the club’s facilities.
“Our own children’s timetable means we see a lot of children around the club enjoying the facilities, keeping fit and having fun. Our ‘raise a smile’ appeal serves to remind us that not all children are lucky enough to get that opportunity and some might not be well enough to join in.
“If we can help bring just one smile to those children and their families at the hospice through this appeal then it will be worthwhile.
“The fact people from across the region can help bring a smile to a young child’s face and also have the opportunity to use the club’s facilities free for four days is a great excuse to help this very worthy cause.”
One of the largest independent health clubs in the UK, facilities at the award-winning Cadbury House include state-of-the-
Children’s Hospice South West Corporate Fundraiser, Kate Buddery added: “We always emphasise to people that despite the serious nature of our work, our hospices are joyful places filled with love and laughter. Supporting life-limited children and their families can be both fun and rewarding.
“The ‘raise a smile’ idea is a great way to achieve this and we would encourage as many people to not only raise money for Children’s Hospice South West but to take advantage of the four day pass.”
The hospice relies on donations from the public to be able to offer its valuable service to families. To find more visit www.chsw.org.uk or call 01275 866600.
The offer applies up until 30 April. Those who buy a smiley face will then receive their four-day pass providing them access to all facilities at the region’s premier health club and spa.
Anyone interested in donating an egg can do so by dropping it off in the reception at theclub, Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Congresbury. For further information please call T: 01934 834343 or visit the web site on www.theclubandspabristol.co.uk