The Smiley Reilly Project was a Queensland based not-for-profit organisation established in 2016. Dedicated to supporting families after the devastating loss of a child, The Smiley Reilly Project advocated that a smile is a powerful thing that can give a grieving family a glimmer of hope. And that knowing you are not alone can help to make the weight of your grief feel just a little lighter.
After seven wonderful years, The Smiley Reilly Project closed in March 2023.
Thank you to everyone who supported The Smiley Reilly Project through our 'Round the World for Reilly campaign. And thank you to everyone who received a little Smiley Reilly sunshine, we hope you found some comfort and connection through your involvement with us.
Our mission was to provide fun, positive experiences to bereaved families to help them navigate their new path in life following the loss of their precious child or children. We gave families a chance to smile a little for no reason, to do something fun, and most importantly, to connect with other bereaved families.
We are so proud of what we have managed to do over the last seven years. We’ve hosted many events, worked one-on-one with families, advocated for the importance of on-going support for bereaved families and celebrated the children of hundreds of bereaved families across Australia. So instead of sadness at closing, we are celebrating the amazing things we achieved:-