Welcome to Milly’s Smiles!
We provide a Milly Bag to every family whose child has been admitted to Manchester, Alder Hey and Leeds Children’s Hospitals with a new cancer diagnosis. We help them through those first few weeks of their unexpected hospital stay, when families are bewildered and facing a long spell in hospital with their child.
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Milly was filled with love, fun and laughter, and brought a smile to everyone who was lucky enough to know her.
I feel honoured and blessed to be Milly’s mum, I had 11 and a half years with her. It wasn’t and never will be enough. She is forever loved and endlessly missed.
Having walked in parents shoes we understand the worry and uncertainty that comes hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis.
We provide a welcome bag, known as a Milly Bag, to each newly diagnosed family admitted onto Ward 84, at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Ward 3B at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Ward L31 at Leeds Children’s Hospital.
Our Milly Bags contain items that will help during the first few days, and weeks, of their hospital stay. Along with this we provide items that will bring a smile to the faces of the children, and let families know that people are thinking about them.
Simply put, if we can, we would like to make parents feel as though they have been given a hug, and that people do understand and care.
Value of Milly Bags supplied
Can you give just £3 per month?
“God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope. If you turn a rainbow upside down, it’s like a smile in all the colours of the spectrum, so the Universe is smiling on you.”
How do you raise funds?
Milly’s Mum (Lorraine) runs the charity with the help of some amazing trustees and volunteers. As well as our own efforts, we’re fortunate that people decide to hold some brilliant fundraising events on our behalf, such as Afternoon Teas, Charity Balls, Run Events, Sponsored Walks, Family Fun Days, Cake Sales, Tombolas, Raffles and Car Boot Sales. Schools, local groups and employers have also chosen us as their ‘Charity of the Year’.
How can I contact you?
All our contact details are found on our contact page. If it’s urgent you can always give Lorraine a call on 07555 541987. Leave a message if there’s no answer and she will return your call ASAP.
Do you provide support?
Milly’s Smiles is always on hand to provide help, advice, support and signposting. Contact us and see if we can help you?
Get in touch
If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll get back to you soon.