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Hatherton Lodge, Avenue Road, Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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SMILE stands for Sensation Movement Interaction in Life Experiences. We help a variety of children with profound and multiple disabilities. SMILE (Sensation Movement Interaction in Life Experiences) is part of ARCOS Therapy Centre and provides a multi-sensory environment for calming relaxation and sensory stimulation. It is for the benefit of children with a variety of difficulties including those with profound and multiple disabilities and their siblings.


Read all about the wonderful response to our appeal for tins!

The SMILE Christmas party is in full swing! The children and young people are having a great time and were delighted when special guests Cynthia Palmer, Mayor of Malvern and Father Christmas arrived! Activities this afternoon include party games such as 'pass the parcel', singing and dancing and a special Christmas lunch. The team at SMILE would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the very best in 2018.

Appeal for tins! If you are getting a tin of chocolates this Christmas we would really appreciate the empty tin when you have eaten all of your chocolates. We always need tins to enable clients to bring home the goodies that they make in the ARCOS therapy kitchen. Many thanks in advance!

We love this time of year and getting into the festive spirit! Visitors to the ARCOS Centre today included one young person cleverly disguised as Santa! Here he is pictured with SMILE Project Leader Sarah Harrison.

SMILE Project Leader Sarah Harrison and ARCOS Therapy Centre Speech and Language Therapist Clare Grennan called into the Malvern Special Families festive open day today to catch up with the team and wish them a merry Christmas and all the very best for 2018. The open day is on until 4 pm today so do call in and find out about our fellow Malvern based charity and the work that they do.

Don't forget about the Xplorer event at Priory Park tomorrow - all are welcome at this inclusive event!

Today is #LocalCharitiesDay! The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are today celebrating the fantastic work that local charities do to help communities across the country. Please help us to mark this day by inviting friends to like our Facebook page so that they can learn all about the fantastic work that we do!

Les to the rescue!

A Christmas Cracker! Read all about The Malvern Singer's Christmas Concert in aid of ARCOS!

We had lots of visitors to our open day on the 25th November with children enjoying biscuit decorating, listening to Christmas stories and having a go on some of the equipment; the children and staff also enjoyed seeing Pudsey #BBCChildreninNeed.