A smile really can brighten your day – and together our SMILES are brightening, changing – and even saving people’s lives all over the UK and Republic of Ireland.
We first realised the enormous potential of Slimming World’s fundraising efforts in 1996 after Consultants and employees raised over half a million pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. A year on, in 1997, we registered our very own charity – SMILES.
SMILES stands for SLIMMERS MAKING IT a LITTLE EASIER for SOMEONE, and each year our SMILES committee chooses a special charity to benefit from our Consultants' and members' amazing generosity.
So far, SMILES has raised £3.7 million for worthwhile causes including:
- Breakthrough Breast Cancer
- Sargent Cancer Care for Children
- Children in Need
- NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
- ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Our charity partners for 2014 - Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation
SMILES raised over £1 million last year for Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation. Due to the overwhelming success of these partnerships, SMILES will continue to support these wonderful charities again in 2014.
Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity, dedicated to beating cancer through research, and the Marie Keating Foundation is a leading voice in cancer awareness and information in Ireland.
Cancer touches the lives of so many of us, and research shows that many types of cancer are more common in people who are overweight or obese, making these charities natural partners for Slimming World.
The life-saving work carried out by these charities would not be possible without the extraordinary generosity of supporters like Slimming World. Together, through our partnerships, we can play a part in helping to find more cures, improve treatments and outcomes, understand the causes of cancer and provide people with information to help them avoid the disease.
Are you interested in becoming Slimming World's charity partner?
For more information and details of how to become our charity partner, please email Jo Mather in the Marketing team at email@example.com
Make a donation to SMILES (click here to visit JustGiving)