Smile for ME is a childrens surgical charity that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of children in the Philippines born with cleft lip & cleft palate deformity

Smile for ME is a not for profit surgical charity run by the team of volunteers that undertake the surgical mission because we are passionate about helping the children in the Philippines. As we manage the charity every dollar donated goes towards the surgical mission.

The Children

Elias

3 year old Elias stole our hearts with his cheeky grin on our 1st day of screening. He came for a cleft lip repair in 2024 & will return for a cleft palate repair in 2025.

Lovely Jean

9 year old Lovely Jean had a Cleft Lip repair with the Team in 2024 & will return in 2025  for her Cleft Palate repair.

Jake

4 year old Jake has an infectious smile & is 1 of the children we will always remember. We did his Cleft Lip repair in 2018 & then his CleftPalate repair in 2019.

Christian

8 year old Christian came to see us in 2019 for a repair of Facial Cleft. As the cleft was so significant it needed to be repaired over several stages. It was a delight to meet Christian & his family. We hope to continue to support him during his surgeries.

What we do

Our Mission

Help improve the lives of children in the Philippines born with cleft lip & cleft palate deformities

The Children

The families often travel considerable distances to access the medical missions. Here are some of their stories & pictures.

Donate

Smile for ME is a not for profit surgical charity run by the team of volunteers that undertake the surgical mission.

What Drives Us

Our Vission

Our charity organisation aims to make a difference by something as simple as volunteering our time & expertise. And while our days are long and often difficult, we work tirelessly to ensure that each and every child will soon be able to lead healthy, happy & productive lives.

Get Involved

We are dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Philippines born with cleft deformities.

Latest Events

Join us for our upcoming Comedy Night

The event will be held at the Join us for our Comedy Night July 27th at the Randwick Club. This years surgical mission was a great success but to...

Salty Noise Local Band Night Moruya

Smile for Me are pleased to be joining Sade in Moruya for a fundraiser to help raise money for our next surgical mission. The Salty Noise Local Band...

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Join us for our upcoming Comedy Night

Join us for our upcoming Comedy Night

The event will be held at the Join us for our Comedy Night July 27th at the Randwick Club. This years surgical mission was a great success but to continue to help the children we need to raise more money. So come join the team & our fabulous comedians for the...

Finally we are back doing what we love Helping Kids

Finally we are back doing what we love Helping Kids

What an amazing week we had in Cebu. We met so many beautiful children & their families. As always the Smile for Me team collaborated with other dedicated health professionals to help these children.  As we had not been since the pandemic we needed extra time...

Superhero effort for our Superhero Walk

Superhero effort for our Superhero Walk

Tas & Mandy walked the Superhero Walk last weekend & it was a fantastic experience. They were joined by several walkers along the way for the scenic walk around the harbour. Thanks to all the wonderful people who supported Smile for Me & donated to the...

Superhero Walk to Celebrate our Triumphant Return in 2024

Superhero Walk to Celebrate our Triumphant Return in 2024

For many people the last few years have been challenging in many ways. For Smile for Me as a children surgical charity we have been unable to do what we love most… help the children in the Philippines who desperately need surgery. It has been heart breaking to hear...

Covid 19 update

Covid 19 update

The Smile for Me team have been hoping the Covid 19 pandemic would be over by now & we could return to Cebu to operate on the many children who have been contacting us to enquire about surgery. We would desperately love to return to the Philippines to help all the...

2020 Surgical Mission Postponed

2020 Surgical Mission Postponed

It is with much regret that Smile for Me is announcing the postponement of our surgical mission next week. We have received advice that we will not be able to hold our surgical mission in Cebu due to the current Covid-19 concerns. We have been closely monitoring the...

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Superhero effort for our Superhero Walk

Superhero effort for our Superhero Walk

Tas & Mandy walked the Superhero Walk last weekend & it was a fantastic experience. They were joined by several walkers along the way for the scenic walk around the harbour. Thanks to all the wonderful people who supported Smile for Me & donated to the...

2020 Surgical Mission Postponed

2020 Surgical Mission Postponed

It is with much regret that Smile for Me is announcing the postponement of our surgical mission next week. We have received advice that we will not be able to hold our surgical mission in Cebu due to the current Covid-19 concerns. We have been closely monitoring the...

Cebu 2020

Cebu 2020

Finally we are all locked in & ready for the next surgical mission in Cebu. It's only 6 weeks away but we will once again be going to UC Med hospital in Cebu. It's a fantastic state of the art facility that's perfect for us. We hope to operate on 80 children again...

Trivia Night 2019

Trivia Night 2019

On Sunday night we held our first ever trivia night at the Randwick Club. It was such a fun evening with lots of trivia & heaps fun games. There were lots of great prizes. We also had loads of yummy Filipino food. It was great success & we can't thank the...

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Smile for Me is holding a Trivia Night on the 29th of September at the Randwick Club. As well as the trivia there will be lots of games with amazing prizes & a raffle as well. You will be treated to lots of traditional yummy Filipino food to make your night...

Salty Noise Local Band Night Moruya

Salty Noise Local Band Night Moruya

Smile for Me are pleased to be joining Sade in Moruya for a fundraiser to help raise money for our next surgical mission. The Salty Noise Local Band Night will featuring 4 local bands. It will be held at the Moruya Golf Club on the 2nd of February. It it will be a...