- Advertisement -

PROUD SUPPORTER

Saturday, 19 September 2020

CHARITY TODAY AWARDS

Smile Train: Give the gift of a smile this Mother’s Day

- Advertisement -
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, popping to your local high street to search for the perfect gift is likely to be a tradition – but just how many years in a row has your Mum received flowers and/or a box of chocolates?

Traditionally, many people have turned to material gifts for Mother’s Day – but in recent years it has become hugely popular for people to donate to a charity in place of these.

Not only is a charity donation very practical and cost-effective to organise but giving ‘a gift that gives back’ can also feel special and unique – particularly if you choose a charity which is close to someone’s heart.

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the mother figure in your life and bringing a smile to their face; so, what better present to give than the gift of a smile?

Here we have outlined three reasons why donating to Smile Train will make a great gift for your loved one this Mother’s Day:

Clefts are much more than a cosmetic concern

It is often assumed that cleft lip and palate are purely cosmetic concerns however, this is certainly not the case. When left untreated, clefts can lead to very serious health and survival issues for children – including difficulties with eating, breathing and speaking. Therefore, cleft surgery is vital.

The good news is that a surgeon can perform a cleft surgery in as little as 45 minutes, which is a tiny amount of time for a change that lasts a lifetime.

Comprehensive cleft care beyond surgery is life-changing

While reconstructive surgery is a key part of the cleft treatment process, there are further challenges beyond this procedure which many patients will experience. After surgery, some children may experience challenges with hearing, speech delay, and problems with oral health, which can complicate their recovery process.

At Smile Train, our comprehensive cleft care programs include essential treatments beyond cleft surgery, such as nutritional support, orthodontic care, dental care, psychological services, and speech services. This care helps to ensure long-term, successful rehabilitation for our cleft patients, thus improving their quality of life and wellbeing.

Your donation will go miles – and be turned into smiles!

In the UK and many other countries in the western world, we rarely see children with a cleft lip and/or palate. The reason for this is because cleft treatment is often offered for free on the NHS and is carried out very soon after birth.

In other, poor resource areas of the world, many babies born with a cleft are not as fortunate. These families don’t have access to either the services or the resources to carry out the appropriate treatment.

Your donation on Mother’s Day could help to support the free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care that is needed to give children with clefts new smiles all over the world – and the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives.

For more information about Smile Train and how to donate this Mother’s Day, please visit: smiletrain.org.uk

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

1,362FansLike
1,834FollowersFollow
30,053FollowersFollow
1,200SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

New report: How to tackle climate change through community action

THE National Lottery Community Fund has today published a new report sharing learning and insights from recent environmental projects made possible thanks to National...

Famous faces show their support for first-ever virtual RBC Race for the Kids

HARRY Potter star, Jason Isaacs, Downton Abbey actor, Matt Barber, Great British Bake Off favourite, Candice Brown and actor, Michelle Collins will be pounding...
- Advertisement -

Employment News

Samaritans appoints Keith Leslie as new Chair of Trustees

THE leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and ROI has appointed Keith Leslie as the new Chair of Trustees at Samaritans. Keith joins Samaritans...

The Big Issue makes two new appointments

THE Big Issue is expanding its reporting team with the appointment of a new Digital Editor and the newly created role of Digital Producer. Alastair...

New asbestos-related cancer nurse specialist appointed for South Tyneside and Sunderland

JOANNE Anderson has been appointed as a new Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Joanne will be...

Related News

Disability Action Yorkshire learners benefit from Freemasons Coronavirus grant

DISABLED students in Harrogate are being aided in their lessons thanks to a local Masonic Lodge. Harlow Lodge secured a grant of £1,500 to enable...

Awards project receives grant boost

A share of £600,000 has been awarded to three West Midlands organisations to create inclusive arts and cultural projects linked to the Commonwealth Games,...

Auntie’s fundraising for miracle baby Kayleigh

THE auntie of a young baby who was operated on during her birth has fundraised for a Manchester hospital which helped save her niece’s...

Revolutionary piece of equipment will support surgeons operating during pandemic

LEEDS Cares funds revolutionary piece of equipment to help support surgeons operating during the pandemic. Leeds Cares has announced that Leeds Teaching Hospitals is now...

Samaritans appoints Keith Leslie as new Chair of Trustees

THE leading suicide prevention charity in the UK and ROI has appointed Keith Leslie as the new Chair of Trustees at Samaritans. Keith joins Samaritans...
- Advertisement -
X