Helping To Heal Children’s Smiles
This beautiful powerful healing crystal mala has a very different journey to most in that it is here to help raise money and awareness for those in need of cleft palate surgery.
I have linked up with Operation Smile, who have been nothing but helpful in guiding me on this journey to help others.
So I cannot really say it better than them, so here are some excerpts from their own story…
Operation Smile was founded in 1982 when Dr. William (Bill) P. Magee, Jr., a plastic surgeon, and his wife, Kathleen (Kathy), a nurse and clinical social worker, traveled to the Philippines with a group of medical volunteers to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates.
What they found was overwhelming. “People pushed their babies at us.” recalls Kathy. “They tugged at our sleeves with tears in their eyes and begged us to help their children.” In Naga City, approximately 300 families arrived hoping their children would receive surgery, but the team could only treat 40 children. As they prepared to leave, the Magees made a promise they would return to help more children.
It takes as little as £150 and as few as 45 minutes to provide a bright, beautiful new smile and an even brighter future to a child born with a cleft lip or cleft palate.
We’ve provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term sufficiency in resource poor environments, we train doctors and local medical professionals in our partner countries so they’re empowered to treat their local communities. We also donate medical equipment and supplies and provide year-round medical treatments through our worldwide centres.
You can read the full post on the mala and all it’s crystal healing properties here:
I am lucky enough to have 3 wellbeing spaces that have agreed to ‘house’ this mala for the duration of the fundraiser, which is launched today “World Smile Day” which seems fitting for this desire to help heal smiles.
Venues & Dates Where The Mala Can Be Seen
Oh Darling, 48 White Hart Ln, Barnes, London SW13 0PZ
5th October – 11th October
Gazelli House, 174 Walton St, Chelsea, London SW3 2JL
12th October – 18th October
Bhuti, 50 Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UB
19th October – 30th October
If you cannot see it in person, don’t worry there are plenty of photographs and a full description of the healing properties of this mala, which again you can find here: Charity Mala
The prize draw will be on 31st October 2018.
How Do I Enter
This fundraiser is open to everyone, no matter how small or large your pocket, as I believe this mala will find it’s right owner no matter what country you live in, or how much money you have to spare.
Therefore, all I ask is this, please donate as much as you are comfortable with doing to Operation Smile, each surgery costs £150 and takes 45minutes, you can see above that this is such a worthwhile cause and I invite you to take a look around Operation Smile’s website to read more about them.
In order to be entered in to the Prize Draw you MUST please type Aurora Facets under the bit that says ‘donating on behalf of a company’, this then allows Operation Smile to filter all the people who have donated through my fundraiser, otherwise you will miss the opportunity to enter, but still give a very welcomed donation.
The prize draw is on the 31st October.
This is open WORLDWIDE, I will fund the postage and have put up the cost myself of the mala (retail value £250) and my time making it, I make no money from this whatsoever, that is my gift!
I ask nothing in return except perhaps a small photo of you with you with your mala, because for me I would love to see it with it’s Spirit Owner & to share on social media the malas journey and who it is with now (no names need be mentioned). You can email this to: firstname.lastname@example.org
So I thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION FAR AND WIDE, FOR ALL TO HAVE A CHANCE TO HELP AND WIN.
Much Love, Justine xxx