CHARITY GUEST POST - Would You Consider Donating to Cleft Charity, Smile Train, In Lieu of Conventional Wedding Favours?
12th August 2019
If you know anyone who has a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate, you will know the impact this has not only on them, but on the families who go through the surgeries with them. I myself know two such families here in the UK. So please allow me to introduce you to Smile Train. Left untreated, children could suffer eating, hearing, breathing and speaking issues - but these could be resolved with a relatively simple operation. Sadly, though costing less than the average bride's pair of shoes, this is still out of reach for so many people in the world. This is where Smile Train come in, funding surgeries, training and empowering local surgeons and medical teams, and providing on-going care and rehabilitation.
In recent years, couples have taken to charity donations in place of traditional material gifts or items. This trend is hugely popular – not only is it practical, cost-effective it has the feel-good factor!
With this in mind, Smile Train is perfect for couples looking for a charity gift or table favour idea - when do you smile more than on your wedding day?! Making a donation to Smile Train on your special day will give children living with untreated clefts in developing countries the opportunity to smile, and celebrate their own special day in the future.
For more information visit smiletrain.org.uk/wedding
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