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Fundraise for Smiles

Planning to run Two Oceans or Comrades … or even just your first 10km challenge? Entering the Cape Town Cycle Tour, or an Iron Man contest? Celebrating a milestone birthday? Looking for extra motivation to lose weight?

Whatever you’re doing, why not use the opportunity to raise funds for Operation Smile? Just by doing something you love – or accepting a challenge – you could help provide safe surgery for a child born with a cleft lip or palate, whose family cannot afford to pay hospital and doctors’ bills.

fundraising idea


Choose your fundraising activity – anything from participating in an event to donating your birthday! You can fundraise as an individual, or get a team of friends together to add to the fun.

fundraising target

Set your target

On average, R5 500 pays for surgery to give one child a beautiful new smile. But you can set any target you’re comfortable with. There are no penalties for not reaching your target. So go ahead and aim high!

fundraise online


Visit the Operation Smile profile on GivenGain or Back-a-Buddy to set up your fundraiser. Tell friends why they should support you (and Operation Smile). Add pictures and videos and a deadline.

Share fundraiser


Share on social media and face-to-face with family, friends and business colleagues. Ask them to support you. Be bold – you’re not asking for yourself. TIP: It’s easier to ask others, if you first donate to your own fundraiser.

Cycle for Smiles

Register now!

The Global Cycle for Smiles takes place from 7 October (World Smile Day) to 15 November 2022. Get a 4 person team together and sign up to ride a total of 400km between you in 40 days to raise funds for Operation Smile.

Each team needs to raise enough for one smile … approx R5500. You can cover the distance indoors or outdoors, in groups or individually, using Strava to track the distance. Enter now online or email [email protected] or call 083 417 6637 or 021 447 3608 for more information.


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