Jonathan Holland, Revlon’s Art Miller and Alpha’s Rod Wiltshire ride The Smile Train – 28/06/07

Jonathan Holland

HONG KONG. Jonathan Holland & Associates and Revlon have become the latest generous industry players to book a table at October’s big travel retail industry charity dinner on behalf of children’s cleft surgery programme The Smile Train.

The dinner, themed “˜Turning Tears into Smiles’ is being co-organised by The Moodie Report and Hugo Boss and is attracting hugely encouraging support. The Smile Train last year offered free cleft surgery to 42,000 children in over 60 countries, particularly developing markets. It costs just US$250 and takes only 45 minutes to change a child’s life forever with a simple operation.

Fast-growing Singapore-based travel retail and local markets distributor Jonathan Holland & Associates and Revlon, through Managing Director Global Travel Retail and Asia Pacific Distributor Markets Art Miller, have booked a combined table at the event.

Art Miller

In related news Rod Wiltshire, President of Alpha Airport Services in the US has made a generous personal contribution. He told The Moodie Report: “My wife and I have supported Smile Train for several years now. It is a wonderful organization, and such a small amount of money transforms so many lives. In support of your excellent project in October I would like to make a personal donation of US$1,000.”

Some 160 places have already been booked for the dinner, with over three months to go. A venue capable of holding such an audience is currently being finalised and an announcement will be made after a meeting between Hugo Boss and The Moodie Report next week in London. Besides seat and table bookings, pledged cash donations have already climbed above US$60,000. Further fund-raising activities will be held on the evening.

How can you help? By booking seats or full tables at the event (HK$2,000 a seat or HK$20,000 a table) or by pledging donations via e-mail Martin Moodie at or Nadine Heubel at

For more information on The Smile Train please visit

Rod Wiltshire

Pledges can be made at all levels to suit company and individual budgets – remember that for just US$250 you can change one child’s life forever. We need the industry’s support – please put the date in your diary now and do whatever you can.


Every year 200,000 babies are born with clefts. Cleft surgery funded by donations will help provide what The Smile Train describes as “a true, modern-day medical” miracle, which takes as little as 45 minutes and costs around US$250 per operation.

Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. Most are not allowed to attend school or hold a job. And all face very difficult lives, often filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache.

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