Supporter Stories

10 Marathons in 10 Days
United Kingdom

An enormous challenge set by a man with sheer determination and focus, hoping to raise smiles by running miles (262 miles to be exact).

A Child’s Smile is Priceless
United Kingdom

UK Duo Undertake Grueling Challenge in Support of Operation Smile!

Lily & Charlie Johnson
United Kingdom

Congratulations Charlie and Lily Johnson from everyone at #TeamOperation. Charlie and Lily are the youngest ever Operation Smile Triathlon competitors - completing a 150 metre swim, a 1.6 kilometre cycle, and a 1 kilometre run, raising over £500 for Operation Smile

James Numbere
United Kingdom

Johnson & Johnson employee turned singer songwriter smashes it at local 'Raise A Smile Concert'!

Jomatt's path to recovery

U-Voice student volunteer Ellie McDonald shares the story of Jomatt, a patient who received cleft surgery at Operation Smile medical mission in Cebu, February 2018.

Paddleboard the Atlantic!

In everything he does - from breaking world records in big wave surfing to Standup Paddleboarding - Chris Bertish shifts boundaries and shatters perceptions of what’s possible.

Collecting Change, Changing Lives

Student "Smile Change Makers" are collecting change to help Operation Smile provide free, life-changing surgeries for children born with cleft.

Bucket Collection Blast!
United Kingdom

Liz, a dedicated fundraiser and Burketeer, had a blast at bucket collection in Cambridge December 2017. She took to the streets spreading awareness and raising money for Operation Smile.

The Harley Medical Group Smile Week
United Kingdom

In October our corporate partner The Harley Medical Group celebrated Smile Week at 20 clinics across the country to raise much need awareness and funds to help children living with cleft conditions worldwide.

Clipper Round the World Sailing Race
United Kingdom

A year ago, I was looking for a life changing challenge, to push me to my limit in a variety of ways….enter The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. To really make the most of this adventure, I want to raise money for a wonderful charity: Operation Smile.


“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President