Big Smile Tea Party
Whip up Treats to Help Change the World One Smile at a Time
The Big Smile Tea Party is one of our flagship community fundraising events, where we encourage our community of supporters to host a tea party with a twist!
This year’s Big Smile Tea Party is launching on Monday 11 April. Whether you choose to ‘par-tea’ at home, schedule a tea break with colleagues over Zoom, or FaceTime relatives from afar for an afternoon tea, Smile Train UK is encouraging everybody in April to boil the kettle, enjoy a slice of their favourite cake, and have a ‘good old natter’ with the people they love whilst donating their spare change to Smile Train.
Tie up Your Aprons for the Big Smile Tea Party
This year’s fundraiser will be raising awareness for Smile Train’s nutrition programmes that provides vital support to babies and their families. Babies with clefts are uniquely vulnerable to malnutrition, even when food supply is abundant.
In 2021, Smile Train announced its five-year commitment to scaling investment in global nutrition to support mothers and babies deeply affected by clefts.
At one month old, little Mirian from Guatemala weighed just four pounds. Like so many infants with clefts, her cleft lip and palate made it difficult for her to breastfeed despite her mother’s best efforts. She was already acutely malnourished and showed signs of severely delayed growth. Find out how Smile Train’s nutritional support made a difference.
Thanks to the training and expertise they received from Smile Train, the nursing staff at a Smile Train partner hospital in Uganda were able to support Minda how to breastfeed her baby, Livingstone.
How It Works
Sign up and join the Big Smile Tea Party to receive a complimentary kit, containing recipes from countries where Smile Train operates and materials such as posters, balloons, and a collection box.
Use materials from your pack to invite family, friends, or work colleagues to your Big Smile Tea Party and get a taste for life on the other side of the globe.
Send in your collected donations to Smile Train and help provide 100%-free cleft repair surgeries to children living with untreated clefts.