The Smiley Reilly Project

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

‘Round the World for Reilly is the main fundraising event for The Smiley Reilly Project.

Each March, our ‘Round the World for Reilly campaign hopes to involve as many people as possible in as many different locations as possible around the globe. The day aims to provide people with an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family for some fun, love, sunshine, and laughter.

All money raised goes to The Smiley Reilly Project!

So, what do you actually do?

The choice is yours! You can choose to walk, run, stagger, ski, cycle or stroll in memory of Reilly. Random past events for RTW4R include a retro 80s aerobics class, a helicopter flight, a trek up Mt Kosciuszko, snow shovelling … you’re only limited by your imagination. We’ve had solitary walkers, large groups, and family events, in towns and cities, at the beach, in the desert, you name it. All we ask is that you dedicate some of your day to doing something in honour of Reilly and in recognition of the bereaved families that we support near and far. It doesn't have to be a big thing, you could even dedicate your daily walk to your local cafe to us! Each year Reilly’s mum and dad and his brothers, Flynn and Liam, join a group in Brisbane walking through the Botanic Gardens, and adding Brisbane to the ‘Round the World for Reilly map.

How 'Round the World for Reilly started.

In 2016, an invitation was put out to a small network of friends to join a fun run in Melbourne to honour Reilly, the son of Raquel and Jonathan Hall, lost to SIDS in February 2015. Within two weeks, people from all corners of the globe made a pledge to participate in a fun run to be held in their own part of the world on the same day. On March 20th, 2016 around 600 people took part, encompassing 67 different locations across 17 countries, making this a truly global event.

Registrations for ‘Round the World for Reilly 2022 will open in February next year. You’ll be able to pin your spot on our RTW4R map by registering as an individual, family or business (we’ll give businesses a special plug). You can also choose to join one of our pre-organised events (details for 2022 tbc).  Click on the map pins below to see who took part in 2021 and where in the world they were.

Looking to host your own special fundraising event? 
Contact us here, we’d love to help in your planning.

Pre-organised Locations

Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Phil at Silo Park at 10.30am for a walk to Wynyard Quarter and a refreshing ale.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Ash at 10.30am in Crest Park, Bellara for a walk and a get together at the Bribie Island Hotel.
Join us at 10.00am for a walk in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens followed by a gathering at the family-friendly Victory Hotel for a drink and bite to eat.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Richard at 11.00am at Travis Wetlands for a walk followed by a gathering at the Papanui Club.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Sherrie at 9.00am at Simply Bliss Coffee (on The Esplanade alongside the Lake) for a walk and BYO picnic.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Craig at 10.00am outside Elk Espresso in Broadbeach for a walk along the beach and post-stroll gathering.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinators Penny & Rich at the National Herbarium in the Royal Botanical Gardens at 10.00am for a walk and BYO picnic.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Lara on Saturday March 27th for a walk from Trigg Beach to Scarborough Beach. Meet at 9.00am at Canteen Trigg for a morning coffee or juice kickstart before we set off.
Join our Smiley Reilly coordinator Mike at 10.00am at The Bay Run in Lilyfield for a walk followed by a gathering at UTS Rowing Club for a drink and bite to eat.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Dianne at the Yacht Club at 10.00am for a walk along the river bank and a follow up coffee.


Lang Shea
Melbourne – Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne – Royal Botanic Gardens
Business/Organisation Sponsor
Willawong, brisbane

It’s our pleasure to support such a wonderful organisation, see you all on the day

Business/Organisation Sponsor
Plantmark Merrimac

Love the cause

Reuben Giles
Melbourne – Royal Botanic Gardens
Contiki Tour Family 2005 Anel E., Yisel E., Monica G., and Irene N.
Los Angeles CA USA

We are joining you from Los Angeles CA, USA, to celebrate Reilly and your beautiful family to bring awareness to infant/child loss. We are here for you.

Dana Baynes Paterson and family

We’ll try and make the Brisbane walk but most likely be going locally in Taringa:)

The Rutherfords
Brisbane – City Botanic Gardens
Hamilton Family
Taupo, New Zealand
The Gillarneys
San Francisco, California, USA
Dianne Hall

A group of us will be doing a walk beside the Whakatane River and having coffee afterwards.

Sibbick family
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Crafting ‘Round The World For Reilly
Woodridge QLD

I’m crafting the day away with scrapbooking pictures of my most recent travels from around the world.

Michael Unrath
Regents Park, London

Count me in. So happy to be able to support such a positive cause.

The Worthington Girls
Scone NSW
Daniel Round-Turner

Looking forward to another Round the world for Reilly!


Loved everyone of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Am at peace with Reilly.

Rob, Sue, Ashley, Peter and Sam
Brisbane, Botanic gardens
Maureen Rodwell and pooches Zuleika and Cinnamon
Toogoom Beach. Toogoom Queensland
Forest Lake
Forest Lake

A day to remember Rilley and all the babies gone too soon.

Fi Siena Harry
Sunbury Victoria
Dawn Denton
Frome, UK

It’s a privilege to support all the amazing work you do. Thank you!

Rachel T
(Old) South Wales, U.K.
Karen H
Necropoli della Banditaccia, Cerveteri, 0052 Italy
Brisbane – City Botanic Gardens
Melbourne – Royal Botanic Gardens
Team Rodgers

This is for all the Angel Babies in the sky 🥰

Thank you for your support, we’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, 28 March as we go ‘Round the World for Reilly – a great day for a great cause!

Looking to host your own special fundraising event? Contact us here, we’d love to help in your planning.