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Miles for Smiles Challenge for Operation Smile

  • October 01, 2021
Miles for Smiles Challenge for Operation Smile

The EMEA Recruitment team is participating in a Miles for Smiles challenge to raise money and awareness for Operation Smile.

During the month of October, EMEA Recruitment is challenged with virtually travelling the 1,900 miles/3,000km from our Nottingham office, to our Amsterdam office, our Zug office, around our key locations in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and back again.

Illustration of a map of the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland

Over the past year, we’ve missed face-to-face contact with our clients and candidates. Although we can’t currently see you in person, we thought we’d visit virtually and set a Miles for Smiles challenge for the team at the same time.

The team can decide whether to walk, run, cycle, swim, dance around our key markets to raise as much money and awareness as possible for children and adults with cleft lip and palate.

It costs just €180/182CHF/£150 and can take as little as 45 minutes to provide life-changing surgery on an Operation Smile medical mission.

Please donate as much as you can and check out our Miles for Smiles challenge progress through the Enthuse platform:

As a business, this is a cause close to our hearts, as the Founder of EMEA Recruitment, Paul Toms, was born with a cleft lip and palate himself.

Paul explained his connection to the charity: “I can’t compare the challenges I faced with those of the young children Operation Smile help. All I can say is that, from my experience over the years, I changed from being afraid my uniqueness would define me, to embracing the fact that it defined me.”

Through supporting us in our challenge, you’re helping children like Nazifa. Nazifa was born with a cleft lip – it was something no one in her village in Ethiopia had ever seen before. They were scared and thought it could be the work of an evil spirit.

Watch Nazifa’s story:

Operation Smile is the official partner of the EMEA Recruitment podcast. Through this partnership, we are raising vital funds and awareness of the work Operation Smile’s volunteers do around the world. If you’d like to find out more, read about the partnership on our website:

Operation Smile United Kingdom is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in the UK (No.04317039) and is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1091316).