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FebBRAINairy
It's cold in February, but that's what woolly hats are for. FebBRAINairy is your chance to show your support for those who have their heads shaved for brain surgery, by having yours shaved to raise funds for Smile4Wessex. The...
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Smile4Wessex Launches...

Smile4Wessex Launches 3D Endoscope Appeal
Latest Smile4Wessex Appeal Launched Click HERE for details.
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Linda’s Life Turns Full...

Linda’s Life Turns Full (Epileptic) Circle!
When Linda Littlechild, then 38, was first diagnosed with Epilepsy it was not only a daunting time for her, but the whole Littlechild family. It was also the beginning of a difficult and sometimes frightening journey, but one which...
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'Wall of Smiles' Launched

'Wall of Smiles' Launched
We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles  
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You Smile, We Smile,...

You Smile, We Smile, They Smile - Promo Video Launched
We're delighted to reveal the new promotional video about Smile4Wessex - You Smile, We Smile, They Smile.  You may find it moving, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, or a combination of all those things, but we hope...
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Inside Story - L/Cpl...

Inside Story - L/Cpl Dan Mason
To be diagnosed as having a brain tumour must be devastating at any age, but at just 22 years of age, married for less than a year, and with your first child on the way, you could be forgiven for asking “why me?”....
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STOP PRESS - We are delighted to report that Dora and Kenny Ferguson have won the Fundraiser of the Year Award for 2016. On 1st January 2014, Kenny Ferguson suffered...
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Helen & Kiri's Coffee Morning Collaboration

Helen & Kiri's Coffee Morning Collaboration

Having undergone epilepsy surgery at the Wessex, Helen Webster has long been a supporter of Smile4Wessex, running regular coffee mornings and charity sales to raise funds for the charity. She has also been able to share her experience...Read More
FebBRAINairy

FebBRAINairy

It's cold in February, but that's what woolly hats are for. FebBRAINairy is your chance to show your support for those who have their heads shaved for brain surgery, by having yours shaved to raise funds for Smile4Wessex. The...Read More
Dora & Kenny's West Highland Way Challenge

Dora & Kenny's West Highland Way Challenge

STOP PRESS - We are delighted to report that Dora and Kenny Ferguson have won the Fundraiser of the Year Award for 2016. On 1st January 2014, Kenny Ferguson suffered a traumatic brain injury. Though originally from Scotland,...Read More
Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties Choose Smile4Wessex

Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties Choose Smile4Wessex

Taylor Wimpey plan to raise big Smiles for new charity partner Staff at Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties are all smiles following a vote to choose its 2016 Charity of the Year. Selected from a shortlist of employee nominations,...Read More
Smile4Wessex Launches 3D Endoscope Appeal

Smile4Wessex Launches 3D Endoscope Appeal

Latest Smile4Wessex Appeal Launched Click HERE for details.Read More
Pioneering Surgery Leaves Sword Family Smiling

Pioneering Surgery Leaves Sword Family Smiling

When Micala Sword last met Mr Paul Grundy, he'd just performed an Awake Craniotomy to remove a brain tumour. That was in December 2014, and Micala's was one of the first operations using the Fluorescence Imaging capability...Read More
Kain Dear's 26 hour, 65-mile Island Challenge

Kain Dear's 26 hour, 65-mile Island Challenge

In one of the more extreme personal challenges that has been undertaken in aid of Smile4Wessex, Kain Dear had elected to take on the gruelling 65-mile Isle of Wight Challenge, a complete circumnavigation of the island - on foot....Read More
Martin Broomfield's Run Honours Dad's Memory

Martin Broomfield's Run Honours Dad's Memory

When Martin Broomfield decided to enter the 2015 ABP Southampton 10k, he wasn't just doing so to raise funds for Smile4Wessex, but honouring the memory of his father, Terence, who suffered a brain Haemorrhage in January 2014...Read More
Smiles Await Customers of HSBC

Smiles Await Customers of HSBC

We are delighted to announce that customers visiting branches of HSBC Bank throughout the Southampton area will find they’re greeted with even more smiling faces, following the adoption of Smile4Wessex as their Charity...Read More
HMS Iron Duke's Senior Rates Show Hearts of Gold

HMS Iron Duke's Senior Rates Show Hearts of Gold

HMS Iron Duke’s Senior Rates Show Hearts of Gold During their recent six month deployment, members of the WO and CPO Mess aboard HMS Iron Duke have been raising funds for Smile4Wessex, and having returned to Portsmouth...Read More
Jess McNally

Jess McNally

It was with enormous sadness that we learned of the sudden and tragic passing of one of the charity's most active and respected supporters, Jess McNally.    Jess and wife, Diana - who founded and have so brilliantly...Read More
'Wall of Smiles' Launched

'Wall of Smiles' Launched

We are delighted to announce details of the Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles'. For the full story of this new initiative please click Wall of Smiles  Read More
You Smile, We Smile, They Smile - Promo Video Launched

You Smile, We Smile, They Smile - Promo Video Launched

We're delighted to reveal the new promotional video about Smile4Wessex - You Smile, We Smile, They Smile.  You may find it moving, emotional, uplifting, inspirational, or a combination of all those things, but we hope...Read More
Peak Performance

Peak Performance

Congratulations to Terry Bates, Ellie Bates and Simon Horspool on their successful completion of the 3 Peaks Challenge over the Bank Holiday weekend. Having first scaled Ben Nevis on Sunday, they moved on to Scafell Pike...Read More
BAE Systems Give Auction Winners a Day to Remember!

BAE Systems Give Auction Winners a Day to Remember!

When Lindsey Marks made the winning bid at the 2012 Smile4Rich Gala Dinner in the auction for a Tank Experience at BAE Systems, she knew she was in for an unusual day out. Together with her friend, Elaine Wilson,...Read More
The 'Expendables' tackle the Tough Mudder

The 'Expendables' tackle the Tough Mudder

A team of six from HMS Collingwood recently undertook the Tough Mudder, a 12-mile obstacle course designed by ex-special forces personnel, in aid of the Smile4Wessex Appeal. The course included some fearsome obstacles, such...Read More
The 2013 Jurassic Challenge

The 2013 Jurassic Challenge

Sunday 30th June brought near perfect weather conditions for this year's Jurassic Challenge Walks, as the early morning mist which greeted those starting the 32-mile walk from Corfe eventually cleared to reveal a warm and sunny...Read More
Pete Plowman's 200 in 24

Pete Plowman's 200 in 24

Pete Plowman has been back on his bike, raising money for the Smile4Wessex Appeal by cycling 200 miles in 24 hours.  More details to follow....Read More
2013 Smile4Rich Golf Day

2013 Smile4Rich Golf Day

 The 2013 Smile4Rich Golf Day was thoroughly enjoyed by all, despite the trying weather conditions!    More details to follow....Read More
Devon Delight! - Holiday Chalet Rental Benefits Smile4Wessex

Devon Delight! - Holiday Chalet Rental Benefits Smile4Wessex

Now you can support Smile4Wessex when you take a holiday or short break in Devon Fancy a short break or longer holiday with stunning panoramic views over Plymouth Sound, and secluded sandy coves just a few steps away? In...Read More
Lynn Barber raises £450 with the help of Ordnance Survey

Lynn Barber raises £450 with the help of Ordnance Survey

Lynn Barber and her colleagues at Ordnance Survey in Southampton have raised £350 by holding a cake sale at work. Ordnance Survey have also agreed to match fund £100 of this, bringing the total donation to a massive...Read More
Snows Motor Group Support Smile4Wessex

Snows Motor Group Support Smile4Wessex

Buy a new or used car from Snows SEAT (Portsmouth) or any one of 15 other Snows Motor Group dealerships throughout the Wessex region and Smile4Wessex will receive a £100 donation! For full details of how you could...Read More
S4W Branded Merchandise

S4W Branded Merchandise

Open for business! With our new Online Shop there's something for everyone in our exclusive range of Smile4Wessex branded clothing and merchandise, and tickets for our varied and exciting calendar of fundraising events....Read More
Children's Appeal Update

Children's Appeal Update

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our supporters, the appeal has now raised over two-thirds of our £150,000 target and, with our eyes firmly fixed on seeing the centre fully operational by the end of the year, I am delighted...Read More
Bruce & Tom Woollard - Costa Rica Trek

Bruce & Tom Woollard - Costa Rica Trek

Costa Rica Rainforest trek Feb 2013. On 18th April 2012 my wife Louise suffered a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage. It was torrid time, fraught with anxiety and worry, but we were the lucky ones and she walked out of Wessex Neurological...Read More
Applemore Netball Club donates in memory of Margaret Whittaker

Applemore Netball Club donates in memory of Margaret Whittaker

Applemore Netball Club was formed in 1962 by Margaret Whittaker, who over the years developed the club into one of the largest in the South. Margaret was an excellent player herself and ran the club for almost 50 years until...Read More
'Lost' Golf Balls Pay Up!

'Lost' Golf Balls Pay Up!

December 2012 sees us receive yet another donation from Vicki Anderson. Along with her colleagues Stella, Arthur, Eleanor and their canine companions they recover 'lost' golf balls and sell them on. The money raised is donated...Read More
Zealey & Marks Charity Concert

Zealey & Marks Charity Concert

Hannah Marks held a concert at her school, Bedgrove Junior in Aylesbury, in aid of Smile4Wessex. The programme included music by Zealey & Moore, Left Bare, Hannah & James Zealey and Zealey & Marks. The evening...Read More
The Hampshire teacher who came back from the dead!

The Hampshire teacher who came back from the dead!

When Luke Wood ran the Great South Run 5k on Saturday, he wasn't taking the easy option. In 2010, Luke was taken seriously ill. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare neurological condition, completely paralysed Luke and put him in intensive...Read More
Matt Maguire completes the Birmingham Half Marathon

Matt Maguire completes the Birmingham Half Marathon

Matt Maguire completed the Birmingham Half Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Smile4Wessex. His nephew Freddie was a patient at the Wessex Neuro Centre. 'My nephew Freddie was a very poorly little boy but fingers crossed...Read More
Colleagues Triathlon Battle goes to the wire!

Colleagues Triathlon Battle goes to the wire!

Sprint finish ends in dead heat for Ben and Dave! When colleagues Ben Brunton and Dave Hudson agreed to undertake the Southampton Fast Twitch Triathlon, neither would have claimed to be at the peak of fitness. Ben, who works...Read More
Jurassic Walks Raise Mammoth Total!

Jurassic Walks Raise Mammoth Total!

The annual Jurassic Challenge and Junior Jurassic Walks, organised by community fundraiser Diana McNally and team, again benefitted the Smile4Wessex Appeal in 2012. These gruelling walks are set among some of the most beautiful...Read More
Red Devils Skydive

Red Devils Skydive

When 24-year old Emily, the younger sister of Richard Bowler in whose memory the Smile4Rich Appeal was founded in 2002, and 54-year old Neil Westbrook, who runs the charity (now known as Smile4Wessex), put their names down...Read More
Locks Heath Couple's Tandem Ride is just Super

Locks Heath Couple's Tandem Ride is just Super

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sudden death, from a brain haemorrhage, of their close friends’ 15-year old son, Richard Bowler, and to raise funds for the Smile4Wessex Appeal, set up in his memory, Phil...Read More
Miller & Lights trip to France is no booze cruise!

Miller & Lights trip to France is no booze cruise!

When Andy Miller awoke in Southampton General Hospital in March 2010, he remembered little of the previous 24 hours.  Andy had suffered several seizures at his home in Hamworthy and, following initial triage at Poole...Read More
Guernsey Golf Day

Guernsey Golf Day

La Grande Mare, on the beautiful west coast of Guernsey, was again the venue for the 6th annual Guernsey Golf Day and Dinner. A total of 19 teams participated, and whilst the rain stopped just as the first groups were teeing...Read More
BCC/Mouchel Donates over £2000

BCC/Mouchel Donates over £2000

Kevin, Linda and Casey Littlechild came to the Wessex Neuro Unit to present a cheque for £2030 which has been donated by BCC/Mouchel. The money was raised by employees during the period that Smile4Wessex was their chosen...Read More
C2 Ribs RIB Experience

C2 Ribs RIB Experience

A big thank you to Ian Winson of C2 Ribs who kindly donated a RIB Experience for 8 people as an auction prize at the 2011 Gala Dinner. Jerry Wild was the winning bidder and he and his party enjoyed a great day out on one of C2's...Read More
HSBC Charity Golf Day

HSBC Charity Golf Day

My Health & Wellbeing hosted the HSBC Southampton Golf Tournament 2012, which raised £361.56 for Smile4Wessex Children's Neurosciences Centre Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. Click on the link HERE for the news...Read More
S4W Charity Night RNA Gosport

S4W Charity Night RNA Gosport

Silence is Golden for Ryan - and his friends! Fundraising Event at RNA Club, Gosport, Nets £2,250 for Smile4Wessex Appeal. It’s fair to say that 20-year old Ryan Claridge is no stranger to the Wessex Neurological...Read More