This September The Smile foundation gave a large grant to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. We gave this grant after hearing about the wonderful work they do below is a message from their founder.
The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation was founded with a single aim; to ensure that men and women diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness can fulfil their wish to marry their soul mate, regardless of physical, emotional, or financial constraints. The charity assumes many of the burdens associated with organising a wedding, such as funding and planning those key moments, as well as being on hand to offer support, advice and inspiration. This allows couples to savour their time spent together, rather than worrying about aspects of their day that are easily taken care of for them. Getting married might be the last tick on a couple’s bucket list; it might be one more thing for them to focus on before illness takes hold completely. We don’t believe that anyone should miss out on getting married if they’ve found The One – even if their health and financial status is screaming at them otherwise. Illness can’t destroy the happy memories that are taken away from such an occasion; even in those darkest hours. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation exists to help as many couples as possible to marry before it’s too late. I wouldn’t want to spend my time doing anything else.
Without any financial support the charity relies on generous donations and fundraising efforts, as well as suppliers working for free or heavily reduced costs. For this reason, the team were thrilled when The Tracy Clarkson Smile Foundation approached them with a generous gift.
The Tracy Clarkson Smile Foundation’s gift means the world to us, and the couples it will go on to help. I feel as though we’ve been seen and appreciated for what we do – and that we finally deserve the help that other charities receive. We are eternally grateful, and know that we will be able to do so much good with their donation.
we are delighted we could help!