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UKAAPS is proud of this reconstructive charity initiative by Mr Shailesh Vadodaria

The Help Smile Trust ( is the chosen charity for the 2017 -2018 by MyFaceMyBody Awards presented by Aesthetic Medicine ( The awards ceremony will be hosted at the Aesthetic Medicine Live conference and exhibition and on 17th March, 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.

The Help Smile Trust is a UK registered charity devoted to provide health and education particularly reconstructive services and rehabilitation to disadvantaged individuals in developing countries. Mr Shailesh Vadodaria, one of the founders of Help Smile Trust has been enthusiastically pursuing this programme for the last 15 years with trips across many countries. The activities include performing cleft lip surgery and other procedures on children and adults who are unable to receive such specialist treatment and training local healthcare professionals. The beneficiaries of these services received their treatment at places such as Global Hospital and Research Centre, Mt. Abu (supported by Bramha Kumari Spiritual University), Walawalkar Charity Hospital, Dervan, India, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh, Mercy Ship, Madagascar Africa and Ketta District General Hospital, Ghana. The work done by Help Smile Trust continues to grow at a steady pace in order to provide help to deformed children in Africa and Asia .

The British 10K run has been the most noteworthy annual fundraising event for Help Smile Trust since 2011. Since then, the supporters of Help Smile run for 10 kilometres in the heart of central London on a Sunday in summer, while being dedicated for spreading the message about the charitable cause and to raise funds to support its activities. The main aim of Help Smile Trust is to raise funds for the following initiatives and the British 10K is the key fundraising event to carry out those initiatives.

  1. To help institutions in developing world helping people with mental illness
  2. Shailesh Vadodaria, a plastic surgeon by profession visited the Mercy Ship in Africa to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries among other reconstructive procedures. (
  3. Dr. Shailesh Vadodaria, the founder trustee of Help Smile Trust visited Ghana to perform charitable plastic reconstructive surgery as a joint initiative with Dr. Paul Ofori-Atta (, in October 2017(
  4. To provide bursaries to well deserving underprivileged students
  5. Help Smile Trust has adopted a mentally compromised adult at the Navkshitij ( – A rehabilitation centre for mentally disabled adults. (

Trustees and well-wishers of Help Smile Trust have been participating in London 10K Run since 2011 for fundraising and will be doing so this year on Sunday, 15th July, 2018. This year, the charity has aimed for raising £10,000.




Plastic surgery charity work at Madagascar                                                                                        British 10K run – 2016


Plastic surgery charity work at Mount Abu                                                                            Visit to Navkshitij, Pune


Before                                    After                                                                          Before                           After


Lip reconstruction procedure at Ghana                                                  Cleft lip and palate deformity correction


Our donation links:

Please visit our website to know more about these aims:

We will like to invite you along with your family and friends to participate in the British 10K run to raise funds for these activities.

You can donate through the following link:


You can also transfer the donation directly to the following:

Help Smile Trust bank account:

Account Number: 33404862

Sort Code: 20 65 18

Your support is very crucial for bringing a smile to many faces around the world!

We would appeal to all the UKAAPS members to participate in by joining this annual overseas visit for reconstructive plastic surgery in the rural part of developing world.

UKAAPS was formed to play a fundamental role in educating the public on the benefits and risks associated with Plastic Surgery. UKAAPS is the only UK association whose membership is only available to fully accredited plastic surgeons that practice non-surgical aesthetics and aesthetic/cosmetic surgery.

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