Johannesburg - Members of the Australian cricket team visited the Smile Foundation in Johannesburg on Tuesday, taking a break from their preparations for the first Test against the Proteas.
Smith, Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Mitch Marsh, Jhye Richardson and Mitch
Starc were the players who attended to learn about the foundation’s work and spend time
reading stories and drawing pictures with the 35 children currently based at the ward awaiting surgery.
The plastic and reconstructive surgery provided by the foundation transforms
the lives of these children who are often ostracized when living with their
The visit was managed in partnership with the Australian High Commission in
"The Australian High Commission has supported the Smile Foundation for many
years now and it is just great that the players have been able to see for
themselves some of the life changing work that Smile does," Australian High Commissioner to South Africa Adam McCarthy said.
"I will never forget
the excitement on the kids faces and I just want to thank the team for making
the time to come here and Smile for bringing this all together."