Our Story

Cianna’s Smile was founded by the charity chair person Hayley King and was registered as a charity  in May 2017. After Hayley’s daughter Cianna (who has Sickle Cell Anaemia) experienced a traumatic admission at their local hospital, Hayley felt that there was a lack of awareness of the condition in the medical profession and no support locally for families affected by it.  

Hailey and Cianna

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer hope for those with Sickle Cell who feel isolated and victimized. We want to focus on breaking the myths and stigmas attached to Sickle Cell. We want to educate about Sickle Cell and  increase awareness and empathy to amplify the voices of those  affected by Sickle Cell conditions.

Our Goals

Our projects aim to increase support for those affected by Sickle Cell conditions. We want to continue to raise awareness of Sickle Cell in order to reduce social isolation, decrease risk of behavioral and mental health complications, and improve the quality of life for those affected within our community.

Short term goals by 2022

Long term goals between 2026 and 2031

Class room event

Our Values

We are transparent about how and where we spend donations and will always continue to do so.

We believe that everyone should be treated equally and that there is no place for discrimination anywhere.

We know that 110 years after Sickle Cell was discovered there still has not been much progression with awareness and treatment.  However, we are determined to help make a change for those who need it most.

Kindness is key to making someone’s day that much better.  We believe that we should always be kind to one another, and this underpins everything that we do.

We believe that united we are stronger.  We pride ourselves by actively working alongside many other Sickle Cell organizations to help and support as many people as we can.

Our Achievements

  • The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.
  • The winners of the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Award for the South East have been chosen.

In the Press

Cianna smiling