Raising Smiles - Something to Smile About
If you are visiting our website then we are happy to welcome you with a big smile! Raising Smiles is a charity that has been set up to provide smiles and happiness to children that are in hospital or hospices throughout the UK.
“A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.”
– Dalai Lama
From infants to teens, there are unfortunately times when young people will need to be in hospital. The reasons are innumerable, but the care and attention they receive from our NHS is without compare throughout the world. However, whilst receiving the expert treatment that they require, there is also an impact made on these people and their families from the fact that they are separated from their usual rhythm of life.
Young people of different ages are impacted differently, and of course some will deal with it more capably than others, but ultimately, no one likes to be taken away from their usual, comfortable environment and be experiencing ill health or injury that requires medical attention. For young inpatients throughout the UK, Raising Smiles are going to be helping them to feel that they are not only being cared for and their recovery aided; but that they can still access many of the things that make the whole experience as normal as possible for them.
"You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile."
– Charlie Chaplin