The Help Smile Trust (www.helpsmiletrust.co.uk/) was the chosen charity for the year 2017-2018 by MyFaceMyBody Awards. This award was presented by Aesthetic Medicine, a business-to-business magazine for discerning aesthetic professionals (www.globalaestheticawards.com/uk/charity/). The award ceremony was hosted at the Aesthetic Medicine Live conference and exhibition on 17th March, 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.
The award ceremony was chaired by Mr. Stephen Handisides. At the beginning of the evening, Stephen announced an exciting news about the MyFaceMyBody’s main committee selecting “The Help Smile Trust” as the chosen charity.
The Help Smile Trust was co-founded by plastic surgeon Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria to provide reconstructive surgery to people in need of help in developing countries, including post-burn contractures, facial deformities and open wounds after traffic accidents and help with cleft lip and palate children and so on.
On the stage, Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria said: “I’m not alone on the stage today. There are very many people in the world helping me, my wife, my friends, my working partners, and outstanding doctors and nurses of different countries. Without them, I couldn’t complete this charity. I believe more and more people will join this cause.”
|Mr. Stephen Handisides charing the session at MyFaceMyBody awards
|Mr. Shailesh Vadodaria expressing his thoughts on the journey of Help Smile Trust
Glimpse of activities carried out by Help Smile Trust
During this award ceremony, an appeal was made to everyone to support this noble cause either by donation or by helping in fundraising events or by joining us in the reconstructive work in Africa and India. Help Smile trust is pleased that this appeal indeed helped to raise £2000 during the award function. Help Smile Trust would like to thank Mr. Stephen Handisides and Ms. Rachel Houlbrook (MyFaceMyBody award) and Ms. Vicky Eldridge, Olivia McLoughlin, Chloe Skilton and Mr. Danny Large (Aesthetic Medicine) for their continuous support and all their efforts.
Help to Navkshitij – A Home for Mentally Challenged Adults
Help Smile trust contributed towards Navkshitij’s mission of giving special friends a life of happiness and dignity. Help Smile Trust managed to raise £10,000 last year through the British 10K run held in July, 2017. The trustees of Help Smile supported Navkshitij in their following projects:
- Installing new Prefabricated metal roofing sheets for three homes which has been completed in February 2018. Special Friends are very happy with the shed and border sitting line.
- Annual Sponsorship for Special Friend Kunal Shinge.
Few kind words by special friends of Navkshitij
British 10K run – 2018
Trustees and well-wishers of Help Smile Trust have been participating in London 10K Run since 2011 for fundraising and will be doing so this year on Sunday, 15th July, 2018. This year, the charity has aimed for raising £10,000 in order to support following activities:
(i) cleft lip and palate and reconstructive surgery in the developing world.
(ii) to support NAVKSHITIJ a registered non-governmental organization working in the field of Rehabilitation of Mentally Challenged Adults, since 2003. (http://www.navkshitij.org/
(iii) to raise awareness and physical aid in regards to malnutrition and reconstructive surgery in Africa. (https://www.
(iv) Reconstructive surgery work in Ghana in association with Motec (http://www.moteclife.co.uk/)