Let the Bells Ring Out!

By George Crockford / 7 November 2023

Yes, it’s that time of year to book in and get your creative Christmas spirit on and support local children’s uniform charity Packed with Smiles! Join us at the stunning new Diversity Studio and design and create your very own unique Christmas Wreath. Delivered by the talented Christine Wyatt and team from Flourish & Bloom,…

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Our Largest Delivery So Far…

By Claire Morgan / 1 August 2023

To say that June and July 2023 were busy months at HQ is an understatement!   PWS made its largest delivery to date with a whopping 220 parcels containing 3,170 items winging their way to children across the Southend and Rochford/Rayleigh areas. Orders had increased by almost 40% from the same period in 2022, a…

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Volunteers giving back

By Claire Morgan / 8 May 2023

On the 4th of May, Packed with Smiles welcomed 50 volunteers from London-based Insurance broker, Howden Group Holdings, for an afternoon of activities giving something back to Southend on Sea. Packed with Smiles supports local children experiencing financial hardship by providing school uniform and essentials twice a year, to help children participate more fully in…

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Our Journey So Far…

By George Crockford / 13 November 2020

We’d love to take you on our journey so far, take a look at our roadmap to see how far we’ve come.

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Fundraiser Faith raises more than just money on her Spooky Swim!

By George Crockford / 12 November 2020

We’ve managed to catch up with Faith Horsley to ask her a few questions about her recent Spooky Night Swim to fundraise for Packed with Smiles. So Faith, we all think you’re a bit brave and maybe a bit crazy! What made you want to dip into sub 10 degree water and swim in the…

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