In loving memory of Joel, Pat, Ade and all those who never came home
A fundraising charity supporting families who are victims of murder and terrorism.
SmileForJoel is a fund raising charity to support and help shattered and broken families who are victims of traumatic bereavement through homicide.
Not every family has the love and support we have had from our family and friends and even now we continue to have from our family, friends and our community and I thank them immensely for that.
So our plan is to make Smiles for Joel...
After losing three very precious family members in June 2015, during the Tunisian terror attacks our supportive loyal and loving family will never be the same. We are shattered, broken and every day is a colossal struggle for not having them here with us.
To go from a family of six to three is an unbearable pain and has left an emptiness that we know will never go away. In the midst of this heartache I am determined to stand strong for my remaining family and like any Mom would I want to strive to make Owen’s life the best I can, especially after he was the sole survivor in my family on that fateful day.
I am also determined to not let the lives of my son Joel, my dad Pat and my brother Ade be forgotten. I want their names and beautiful caring ways to live on forever through their legacy. I want to make a difference in their name for others who have experienced losing someone they love in such a heart-breaking way.
My son and I decided, we want to make a difference so SmileForJoel was set up as a fund raising charity to support and help shattered/ broken families who are victims of traumatic bereavement through homicide. We give direct to families the support that they desperately need. This support is very diverse, from time out for family breaks, special counselling, help with purchases of gifts or that special gift to a family to show them someone does care.
Not every family has the love and support we have had from our family and friends and even now we continue to have from our family, friends and our community.
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Please join us on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Sandwell Valley Park West Bromwich to take part in this years #Runforjoel in memory of Joel Richards, Adrian Evans, Patrick Evans and the 27 British tourists who never came home from Tunisia. Supported by Sandwell Council, Sandwell Leisure Trust and BBC Wm, we will be holding a 5K Race and a 3K Fun Run for all ages and abilities with a twist.
We share the photos that you take of our wristbands from all over the world. Take a picture of you wearing our bands, and you might just see it here!
Our fundraising goes to support and help shattered and broken families who are victims of traumatic bereavement through homicide.
SmileforJoel welcomes your support with our fundraising events and challenges.
If you wish to know more about SmileforJoel, or have any questions, please use the contact form.
Remember we love to see your pictures supporting SmileforJoel, and your wristbands travelling around the world.
Please send them to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages along with the hashtag #SmileforJoel.
Please send any letters or post to:
SmileforJoel, Wednesbury,West Midlands ,WS10 7DG
If you would like to organise an event or challenge please complete our Event Application Form below. We look forward to hearing your ideas and promise to get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your continued support.