Miles for Smiles

How far would you go to help a child smile?

Take on the Miles for Smiles challenge and get ready to feel fantastic – with every mile you do, you are helping children born with cleft conditions around the world.

Your challenge. Your distance. Your way.

Walk, run or cycle 15, 50 or 150 miles. Whichever distance you choose, your challenge will recognise the incredible journeys many families endure to access treatment and end their child’s pain and isolation.

4 Simple Steps To Get Started

1. Register now and decide how many miles you’ll cover.

2. Set up your fundraising page – how much would you like to raise? It costs as little as £150 to provide life-changing surgery and give a child the gift of a smile.

3. Tell everyone – share your amazing challenge with your family and friends and encourage them to team up with you.

4. Lace up – start your journey today, track your miles and raise a smile!


Why Join Team Miles For Smiles?

Children born with cleft conditions have difficulties breathing, eating and speaking.

In the countries where we work they have no access to treatment, often leaving them malnourished, bullied and isolated – without any hope for their future.

By joining Miles for Smiles you can change this and help families like Dest and Rosoa’s.

Dest and Rosoa travelled 150 miles through rough terrain and rivers to reach our mission in Madagascar, so that their daughters Vaviroa and Nambina could receive the life-changing surgery they so desperately needed to live happy and healthy lives.

This is not an uncommon story.

We believe every child born with a cleft condition deserves the very best care, and your help will ensure we can reach more patients and provide more surgeries for people in remote and rural communities.

Benefits of Miles for Smiles

Physical & mental health

Whether you’re walking to the shops, running around your local park or going for a weekend hike with friends, you’ll feel fitter and healthier. All while changing a child’s life forever.

Our friendly support

From motivation to keep you moving to helpful fundraising tips, we’ve got everything you’ll need to make the most of your challenge and we’re here with you every step of the way!

Your well-deserved rewards

You’ll get a free t-shirt as soon as you start your fundraising journey, a bespoke medal once you’ve raised £150 and the top fundraiser will receive an Operation Smile goodie bag!


Get In Touch

If you have any questions or would just like to chat, we’d love to hear from you. Email