Events

If you’re looking to take part in an event that’s well organised and great fun, there are loads of great events you can get involved in to support Operation Smile UAE – with such a wide range, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone!

For more information, contact us at info@operationsmileuae.ae or call 02 658 4790.

Bake a Smile
20 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
Bake a Smile
Bake a Smile
Whether it’s elevenses, afternoon tea or because it’s Wednesday; a yummy cake, delicious brownie or scrummy biscuit is always a welcome treat! After all, we are a nation of great bakers - cakes, biscuits, scones and so much more!

How to Bake a Smile:

  1. When?
    Choose a time and date for your cake sale between the 20th March – 27th March*Girl_mixing_bowl.jpg
  2. Set Yourself a Target
    A new smile can take as little as 45 minutes and cost just £150 – so why not make that your target?
  3. Location, Location, Location
    Where is a good place to hold your cake sale? Anywhere – your school, local shopping centre, village hall, an office or your own home or garden
  4. Tell the World
    Promote your cake sale – put up posters to tell all your family, friends, neighbours & colleagues.  Write to your local paper to publicise your cake sale, put up posters in your local supermarket and shops, office, school or place of worship.
  5. “Bake a Smile”
    Get on your apron and get baking
  6. Follow us on twitter at @OpSmileUK and tweet about your bakes so we can support your efforts and retweet your message to all our followers! Share your fundraising on Twitter and ask your followers to retweet your message. You can also share your bakes with us on Facebook.
  7. Send us your donation

Don’t forget to sit back and enjoy a cake yourself!

* If you can’t “bake a smile” during these dates, just choose a date that suits you!


Download our BAKE A SMILE FUNDRAISING KIT for ideas, top tips and more! 


Top Tips:

Hold a ‘Cakeottery’: Put a sticker on the bottom of one of the cakes or cookies and whoever buys the winning cake wins a prize

Get your ingredients donated: Ask your local shops or supermarket to donate the ingredients to make your bake a smile goodies.  If you hold a Bake a Smile event at work, ask your employer to cover the cost

Decorate your own cake: How about baking a batch of plain fairy cakes and hosting a "decorate your own cake" stand

Relevant cakes: Baking can even be appropriate to a location - the cafe at Stonehenge does a roaring trade in rock-cakes, for example.

Promote: YOU know why you're baking a smile, but the people you're selling to won't unless you tell them!  This isn't just cake you're selling - it's "cake-in-aid-of!" Letting people know that your cakes are being sold to support a cause doesn't just help spread the word about your charity - it also gives people a legitimate excuse to buy more cake!

Top Tip! You'll sell more cakes in the afternoon than at any other time of the day.


Need inspiration? Look no further! Check out some of our Staff Recipes.


How to get involved

We’re here to help you every step of the way in planning and organising your fundraising events before, during and after the event. Get in touch with our Events Team by email at events.uk@operationsmile.org or call us on 020 3475 5126 for your Bake a Smile Fundraising Kit. Contact us about your event and to order fundraising materials such as collection tins, balloons, posters, leaflets and t-shirts to help make you’re Bake a Smile 2017 the best yet!

Carols by Candlelight
07 Dec 2017 - 07 Dec 2017
Carols By Candlelight
Carols by Candlelight
Operation Smile's Carols by Candlelight 2017 will be hosted at the beautiful Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair on the 7th of December. We look forward to seeing you there!

Operation Smile's Carols by Candlelight was a great success this year and we can't wait to bring our event back in 2017.

Details for next year's event are not yet finalised, stay tuned for more info!

Cycling
16 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
Revolve 24
Cycling
Join us on the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 at Brands Hatch for the third successive Festival of Cycling and join us in raising a smile!

Revolve24 is an exciting new series of Endurance Cycling Challenges with our signature 24hour event the centre-piece of sporting and charitable endeavour. Competition and meeting a challenge are here for you - but so is having fun and making new friends.

Fast surfaces, racing lines to be learnt, challenges to be met and a chance to meet other riders or renew old friendships - whilst supporting Operation Smile.

This weekend of cycling can also include other formats including 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour Endurance Relays as well as Track Omniums and Cyclocross races. 

With participants so far aged between 14 and 70 we have something for everyone.

Choose between the 24 hour, 12 hour and 6 hour challenges - and enter as a soloist or a team of 2, 4, 6 or 8 - prizes will be awarded for each category (valid with a minimum number of category entries)

How to take part

Charity Places for Opertaion Smile are available in all three challenges.

Registration Fee: 

24 hour - £75

12 hour - £50

6 hour - £25

Minimum Sponsorship £150

In return you will receive one of our new branded fundraising packs, fundraising advice and a heap of encouragement in the lead up and on the day. We have a limited number of guaranteed places available - Seize the opportunity and register today

The Charity fees include entry to your preferred relay as above PLUS a charity cycling top, and a complimentary Sports Massage (24 and 12 hour only).

The Revolve24 Race App will be available to compete for your place on the grid and will provide access to live tracking during the event.  Data from 1 January 2017 to 31 August 2017 will count towards your Grid Position for the 24 Hour Challenge!

 

“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