Skip to main content
Families For Children Trust
Families For Children Trust
Miles for Smiles

Miles for Smiles

Why we need your help

JULY 7th - October 14th 2019

Get Active with your family and raise vital funds for the support of adopted children.   Many of the children we place have experienced early life trauma; join the Miles for Smiles - every step for adoption campaign to help support them!

Families for Children had been looking for a campaign to launch in 2019 to raise much needed funds for our Family Strengthening Unit and vital adoption support work which aids a child to recover from their early years of abuse or neglect.  We also want to let more people know about the work we do and the need for families to come forward to adopt some of the 4500 children waiting to be adopted in the UK.  We were generously approached by local sports professional, Ben Knight who had challenged himself to walk/climb the 5 highest peaks in 5 different countries in Western Europe!  Ben was looking for a charity to support whilst completing the challenge, he has had personal experience of coaching children in foster care and understands how a family's support, love and nurturing can help a child realise their ambition - Families for Children fitted his beliefs.  

Families for Children have built a campaign around Ben's personal challenge - we challenge you and your family to collectively (with others!) walk around the world, 24,901 miles between July 7th and October 14th 2019.  We know we can do it with your help!

Minimum entry is £25 sponsorship.

If you walk the miles you will receive a certificate/medal and:

10 miles - Teddy key ring

50 miles - Metal sports bottle

100 miles - T-shirt

(subject to availability)

Please set up your fundraising page linked to our campaign and you can watch your sponsorship donations add to our total target of £24,901! 

Please go to  to complete your registration for the campaign if you have not already done so (this will mean we can send you your gift and certificate for achievement and we can log your miles!)

Thank you!


raised towards 24,901.00 target


Spread the word

Url copied

How you can support us

Make a donation

Select the amount you'd like to give or fundraise towards

Fundraise in support

Create a fundraising page in support of Miles for Smiles and make a real impact


Erica Ankers

Miles for Smiles Every Step for Adoption

Anne Chambers

Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Emily Colegate

Miles for Smiles - Every Step for Adoption

Tracy Ebbrell

Miles for Smiles - every step 4 adoption

Olive Fullard

Walking Miles 4 Smiles

Dylan G

50 miles for smiles

Harry and Dillon Holdgate

Miles for Smiles

Aimee Knight

Brody and Niamh walking for Miles for Smiles

Ben Knight

Miles for Smiles


Jul 08, 2019

Claire Docwra

Go Ben!

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jun 27, 2019

Wayne M

Well done Ben


Jun 26, 2019


You can do it captain F ??

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 26, 2019


Great cause good luck ben


Jun 26, 2019


Geddon bey

(plus 2.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 4,078.86

Direct donations


Raised offline 140.00

Fundraising pages


Back to Top