Frequently Asked Questions
What does Make a Smile do?
Make a Smile dresses as well known children's characters (often princesses and superheroes) and visits children affected by hardship. We've done work in the past with children in hospital, children with disabilities or hearing difficulties and refugees. You can find out more here.
How did Make a Smile start?
Make a Smile was started by Luke Morgan, a medical student from Cardiff. It started with a group of University friends, keen to make a difference to the lives of children. You can read more about our story here.
How can I get involved?
Make a Smile is always looking for more people to get involved. Whether you want to make a one-off donation here, or want to become a partner here, we're always open to help! You can also become a volunteer here or fundraise for us here.
What kind of children does Make a Smile visit?
We aim to be as flexible as possible. Each child is considered as an individual by the committee. Any child that's been affected by hardship, be it illness, disability or deprivation, we want to visit!
What does a visit usually consist of?
We try to customise visits as best as possible to what you want. We're always open to suggestions. Often we can come to chat and interact with the children, book reading, arts and crafts, sing-alongs and much, much more. Have a look at some of the things we do here.
What does my donation go towards?
Make a Smile is a free service. In order to keep this service free, we rely on donations. These donations go towards new costumes, maintaining and repairing costumes, travel and training.