One Night In Africa – Wakanda Experience

On the 4th of February 2023, Grant A Smile CIC hosted their first ever community building event dedicated to celebrating diversity and culture held at the exquisite Theydon Bois Golf Club in Essex.

One Night In Africa – Wakanda Experience

We have been very fortunate and have enjoyed both national and local news exposure recently.

We have been featured on ITV London News, BBC2 Victoria Derbyshire Show, BBC Radio Essex, Inspire Magazine, East and West Guardian News, UCB Radio, Premier Radio, The Enquirer, Keep the faith, Woman Alive and a host of others, along with recieveing the British Citizen Award and 9 other prestigious awards – please click here to see our award list.

We are always happy to talk to the media and welcome all press enquires – Please contact Janet Smith on 0203 609 4538 or For out of hours media enquiries, please call 07735515168

Essex-tv Featured: The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

“A social enterprise in Essex that provides free housecleaning and emotional support for families living with serious or terminal illnesses has been honoured with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Grant a Smile has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which is like an ‘MBE’ for voluntary organisations.

The QAV award is given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities. The recipients of the Award are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.”


We were featured on ITV news recently – Highlighting the work we do for our families – You can see the video here featuring Danielle and her daughter Erin.

ITV news

BBC Radio Essex

If you missed our President Joyce on BBC Radio Essex …here it is again for you. Please take the time to listen!

Woman Alive

We were featured in the March 2018 edition of Woman Alive.

Please click on the article to download and read the PDF version

Other Press Coverage

Loughton resident Joyce Obaseki's new charity Spread a Smile

Social enterprises promises families hope and practical support

Selfless Joyce grants a smile across Essex

Christian woman launches social enterprise to help families dealing with life threatening conditions

Free house cleaning for Essex parents with life threatening conditions

Christian entrepreneur gives up teaching to set up domestic support charity in Essex

We are always happy to talk to the media and welcome all press enquires.

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