Self Motivation In Lasting Endorphins
Registered Charity 1098658
A local Preston Charity providing a friendly environment of support and advice to members of all ages within the community suffering with chronic pain.
Who S.M.I.L.E Are
S.M.I.L.E are a self-help support group for chronic pain sufferers. Above all else we provide a platform for having a laugh with people who you share common ground with. At S.M.I.L.E, there is no expectation to explain your pain as we are all faced with our own, creating a positive environment for all of our members, which perhaps is not found elsewhere.
What S.M.I.L.E Offer
Every Wednesday from 9.30-12.00, S.M.I.L.E members meet up at The Ingol Methodist Church, where they can sit and chat with their fellow members and friends of the charity.
At our meetings, we offer the opportunity to participate in a range of activities, from holistic therapy to nail painting. We also arrange fun social events, from seasonal parties to swimming sessions.
To find out more about what we offer, visit our About page.
What S.M.I.L.E Do
Since we are only a small charity we hold fundraisers for financial support. Once a month, we run a stall at Preston Hospital where we sell goods and collect donations.
Alongside our sponsorships and the annual membership fees, these are our main sources of income, allowing us to offer the best possible service to our members.
Our committee arrange social events and trips during the calendar year of which our members can choose the ones they want to attend. We also participate in seasonal parties and meals, some of which we join with the Blackpool and Liverpool branches of our charity.
If you would like to find out more about our events, visit our about page.
At S.M.I.L.E we provide a wealth of activities at our weekly get-togethers. We regularly provide arts and crafts sessions, nail painting, weekly raffles, and sometimes get visiting speakers to talk about their relevance to our charity as well as much more.
If you would like to find out more about the activities we offer to our members, visit our about page.
We offer our members the opportunity to involve themselves with self help classes and guidance. This includes pilates, holistical therapy, face, shoulder and hand massages, chiropodist (feet care), quigong and Thai Chi.
If you would like guidance, or even if you just want to learn some simple techniques to help with your pain, visit our self help page.
Become a member
Becoming a member is easy. Just get into contact with us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org via the contact form at the bottom of the page, or ring us on 07582 535 715 / 07784 994 763.
The annual membership fee is £12 per adult with a weekly subscription of £4. This helps us to provide refreshments at our get togethers and fund the various events and activities we offer to our members.
Be a friend of S.M.I.L.E
Or, just be a friend of S.M.I.L.E. As a friend, you can volunteer to support us in our fundraising, events and activities. You may be are an organisation who wishes to offer your services to S.M.I.L.E, maybe you wish to give a speech at one of our weekly meetings, or perhaps you are someone who wants to raise funds by sponsorship or donation. We welcome anyone and everyone hoping to make a positive contribution to our charity and its members. If you are a family or a friend of a member and would like to be involved, we consider you a friend of S.M.I.L.E too.