In 2016 we launched our first motorsport calendar in aid of Mission Motorsport - we to this day continue to support them with their great charity work.
This year we have been closely involved with Clearwater Racing and their efforts in the FIA World Endurance Championship. We have met many people involved with the team and have taken an interest in their associations - in particular Smile Asia.
Smile Asia is a global alliance of independent charities working together to treat facial deformities like cleft lip and cleft palate. They aim to raise standards of medical care by creating opportunities of collaborative learning and exchange of best practices. They deliver free surgical care through medical missions and outreach centres. These initiatives build trust and bridge cultures among different communities. Together with a raised level of medical care, a groundwork is laid for self-sufficiency across many impoverished regions.
To raise money for Smile Asia, we have worked with Clearwater Racing to produce a 2018 calendar, featuring our best images of the team from the 2017 FIA WEC. 15% of sales from the calendars will be going directly to Smile Asia to help them with their work.
Smile Asia board member Swan Khing Go, told us some more about their work. OUR VISION Raise standards of medical care by creating opportunities of collaborative learning through the delivery of free surgery to children with facial deformities. OUR MISSION Initiate platforms of learning through medical volunteering Deliver free surgical care to children with facial deformities Establish training & education programmes for volunteers Build a knowledge depository with an open-source model Instil a sense of volunteerism in the community In Asia, annually over 100,000 children in Asia are born with cleft lip or cleft palate and do not have proper access to treatment that will dramatically change their lives. We, the founding charities of Smile Asia®, specialise in the delivery of care to children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Together, we have activities across 20 countries and have delivered over 60,000 surgeries. We would not have been able to do this without the continued support and contribution of our dedicated volunteers, partners, and donors.
Calendars are available to buy online from our website HERE (we are currently taking pre-orders). Shipping of the calendars will commence in December in time for Christmas! Worldwide shipping is available.