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Our UK community of over 6,000 supporters is the backbone of Operation Smile in the UK. Our community raises awareness and finds vital funds for Operation Smile’s work with children and adults around the world.

By joining the nationwide community, you are taking an active role in shaping the future of safe, timely and effective surgery – enabling our volunteers to work in over 60 countries to continue to change children’s lives forever.

Together, we will reach thousands of those still waiting for the surgery they so desperately need.

The Great North Run

The Great North Run first staged in 1981 and now the biggest half marathon in the world. More than 1 million competitors have taken part, including GB’s greatest ever distance runner, Sir Mo Farah. 5 guaranteed Operation Smile places!


Represent Operation Smile in your community by purchasing some of our merchandise and event wear, browse from a selection of beautiful Christmas Cards and virtual gifts! Show your support by wearing an Operation Smile Pin Badge.


Do you know someone who could hold a Collection Tin? Holding one of our new tins on your/their premises will not only help the lives of hundreds of children every year, but raise brand awareness for such a vital cause!


Take part in one of our collections and raise vital funds for Operation Smile. Children and adults with an un-repaired cleft condition live with unimaginable emotional and physical suffering; yet a surgery can take as little as 45 minutes to complete. A small amount of your time will make a huge difference! What can you do in 45 minutes?

Email us at events.uk@operationsmile.org to sign up today!


Our network of medical volunteers give talks and presentations up and down the UK to groups of all sizes. Why not request a speaker to come and visit you or your members/congregation for FREE to make your event more memorable and to help us spread the word of Operation Smile. Fill out this form to book a Speaker.

 Get in touch to find out how you can get involved where you are!

Contact the Community and Events Team on:

+44 (0)20 3475 5126 | events.uk@operationsmile.org 

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“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