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Leinster and international rugby player Ian Madigan was all smiles as he helped launched World Smile Day, which takes place on October 3.

Leinster and international rugby player Ian Madigan was all smiles as he helped launched World Smile Day, which takes place on October 3.

It aims to raise awareness and funds to assist 100 volunteers from Ireland to help children in the developing world.

"I am proud to support the life-changing work of Operation Smile Ireland," said Ian.

Operation Smile is an international charity that provides free surgery for children born with facial deformities.

From the this Friday until October 9, Operation Smile will be will be handing out smiley treats at collections throughout the country and the team will be in full force in Dublin city centre on October 3.

For more info, just visit Operationsmile.ie/donate.

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