The international children’s cleft charity, Smile Train, is excited to announce that their annual fundraising event, the Big Smile Tea Party, will be returning again for 2020 – just in time for the Easter festivities.
Launching on Sunday 5th April, the Big Smile Tea Party encourages friends, families, colleagues and students all over the UK, to come together and host an internationally-themed tea party, whilst raising vital funds for children with clefts in need of treatment.
Many children around the world with clefts do not have access to proper treatment, which can impact their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To tackle this issue, Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with the training, funding, and resources that is needed to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children living in their communities. All monies raised through the Big Smile Tea Party will allow the charity to continue this life-changing work and give more children the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives. So, tie up your aprons, put on your Easter ears, and whip up some treats using your favourite international ingredients to help change the world one smile at a time. Complimentary fundraising kits are available to order at smiletrain.org.uk/bigsmileteaparty for anyone who is eager to take part. The kits contain all the essentials you need for a successful tea party, including recipes of global treats, Smile Train posters, balloons, stickers, and a collection box. Ian Vallance, Director of Fundraising, Smile Train UK, says: “The Big Smile Tea Party is a brilliant opportunity for families to brush up on their baking skills and spend some quality time together over Easter, whilst raising money for children in need around the world.
To date, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than 1.5 million children by giving them the power of a smile. The funds we receive from the Big Smile Tea Party will enable us to continue our vital work and create even more smiles in the years to come.” The Big Smile Tea Party campaign will be running from 5th – 12th April 2020, but you can hold one at any time. Order your fundraising pack at smiletrain.org.uk/bigsmileteaparty today!
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