Smile For Life
Was formed in 2007.

Our mission
Is to assist children who are unable to get all the funding they require from the larger national charities and other organisations.

About North East Childrens Charity Making children smile across the north east

Smile For Life wishes to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children.

Working in the North East of England our vision is to put a smile on the face of every disabled and disadvantaged child. We empower these children and young people to achieve their potential to live a full and happy life. Our support enhances the life experience of disabled and disadvantaged children, giving them the opportunity to smile. We put the needs of our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do.

Our Challenge Days offer a fun and exciting experience for children and young people with disabilities or special needs; many new and exciting activities and challenges can be enjoyed in a safe and secure environment. The youngsters leave feeling stimulated, confident and proud having conquered fears and succeeded in new challenges - often making new friends along the way. The days often give valuable respite to parents and carers who provide intense care for their child during the long school holidays .

Our Community Coffee Shop, Cafe Beam, provides a fabulous environment for young people with disabilities and learning difficulties to gain hands on work experience, learn new skills and meet many members of the community. The coffee shop belongs to all of the youngsters involved; from baking the produce we sell to handcrafting the beautiful soft furnishings - 12 young people work in the cafe every week and are given the opportunity to develop their skills over a 3 month work placement.

We also assist individual children and their families who are sometimes in desperate need of help. We can provide specialist equipment, therapeutic activities, short breaks or simply a wonderful day out for a child and their family - we ensure our work makes a child's life happier or just a little easier - giving them the opportunity to smile.

You can read our Guidelines for Applicants and find our Application form by clicking on the following links.

We rely on donations to provide this support, which make a real difference to our beneficiaries lives. If you would like to help us make a real difference by making a donation or by fundraising please go to how to donate and fundraising or telephone 0191 284 4166 visit or write to 27 Ashburton Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4XN or email

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