Helping To Make The Journey Of Children Newly Diagnosed With Cancer That Little Bit Easier…

We provide a Milly Bag to every family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer and admitted to Manchester, Alder Hey, Leeds, Nottingham and Newcastle Children’s Hospitals.

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My daughter

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.

Our Aim

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, Ward L31 at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Ward E39 at Nottingham University 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.


Families supported


Value of Milly Bags supplied


Can you give just £3 per month?

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Make Milly’s Smiles your chosen charity

“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.”

What’s in a Milly Bag?


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 supported us through various partnerships.

What payment methods do you accept?

We prefer Just Giving, PayPal or Bank Transfer.

If you are donating via Bank Transfer our details are: –

Account Name: Milly’s Smiles

Account Number: 17509696

Sort Code: 01-00-04

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 are 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.