Raise a smile and raise funds too

One of our fantastic key partner charities, Dreams & Wishes, has launched a fun new campaign which aims to raise a smile and raise funds at the same time. It’s called #MilesForSmiles, and the plan is to keep spirits high and also help them to continue to deliver the amazing work they do for young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dreams & Wishes understands that, during the pandemic, supporting and improving the lives of seriously ill children and young people is more important than ever. Through their tireless work, they continue to provide ongoing support to young people living with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Remaining committed to granting more lifelong dreams and wishes to build happy memories during such a difficult time.

To support their crucial work, Dreams & Wishes have launched their new #MilesForSmiles virtual fundraising campaign to encourage people to fundraise in their own unique ways at home.

Fundraisers can choose whatever activity they’d prefer, whether that be jogging, swimming or skipping for whatever distance or time they can perform safely. The challenge is suitable for all ages and abilities to get involved, so it’s a great activity to uplift the whole family.

Wendy Hobbs, business ambassador and volunteer, said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many people of all ages participating in our Miles for Smiles challenge. Getting fit and healthy is important and you can support a charity that puts plenty of smiles on the faces of seriously ill children and their families.”

To take part, simply choose your activity, donate what you can, and then nominate 3 friends to take on the challenge too!

You can help spread the word by getting social. Upload a video of your activity to Twitter or Facebook with the official hashtag #MilesForSmiles – you can even tag your nominees and friends online to get everyone involved! The further we can spread the word, the more money they can raise to grant incredible experiences to the young people who really deserve them.

To get involved in the #MilesForSmiles campaign, click the link below to learn more and make a donation – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/milesforsmileschallenge

Dreams & Wishes have also given us, here at Child of Wales Awards, a huge thank you for our £5,000 donation to support their important mission. With this substantial donation, Dreams & Wishes can continue to do the life-changing work that spreads so much happiness and fulfilment to so many people.

So, we want to thank everyone reading this for your continued support of the Child of Wales Awards, enabling us to help charities like Dreams and Wishes with funds when they need it most.

To read more about Dreams & Wishes fantastic work and how you can get involved, visit the charity’s website here: www.dreamsandwishescharity.org