A message from Caroline Stevens, Chief Executive at KIDS and Steven Clarke, Chairman at Smile:

We are delighted to announce that the charity trustees of KIDS and Smile (Support Education and Respite Care for Children) have agreed to explore opportunities for closer working relationships with the ultimate aim of Smile becoming an integral part of KIDS.

Both charities share the same values and principles, work in the same localities in the South East of England and believe that the timing is perfect to harness our united passion for enhancing the lives of disabled children, young people and their families whilst further strengthening the charitable objects of KIDS and Smile respectively.

There is much to do before we finalise this agreement; more information will be shared as we progress this exciting relationship and once the formal timeline has been confirmed.