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Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre
Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research


Charity Golf Day at Remedy...

Charity Golf Day at Remedy Oak GC
We're delighted to announce that we are again returning to Remedy Oak Golf Club, a firm favourite among our golfing friends, for what will be our 5th charity golf day at this truly magnificent course. Our host, Bruce Woollard,...

These Boots Were Made...

These Boots Were Made for Walking
For most people, completing a 60km charity walk would probably put them off the idea of doing anything similar for a while. But for Graham Hayes, who completed just that distance when he took on the longest of the ‘Just...

Rob's Family Fundraiser

Rob's Family Fundraiser
Rob Langman is no stranger to taking on a challenge for Smile4Wessex and had no hesitation in also volunteering his brother-in-law Dave, and nephew DJ, to join him in this years FebBrainairy. They were ably assisted by his two children,...

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy
Having recently undergone surgery for Epilepsy, Kiri MacDonald-Jones bravely agreed to lose her locks for FebBrainairy 2018. Supporting Kiri was her husband Darryl, good friend Helen Webster, who is also a dedicated supporter...

SPA / Daily Echo Property...

SPA / Daily Echo Property Ball
Huge thanks to all at the Daily Echo / Southampton Property Association for choosing Smile4Wessex to benefit from their annual Charity Ball. It was a great evening and, as the pic below shows, a tremendous amount was raised...

Brave febBRAINairy volunteers...

Brave febBRAINairy volunteers raise over £11,000
A total of 11 brave souls volunteered to have their heads shaved for our inaugural 'febBRAINairy' fundraising event, collectively raising a quite incredible £11,182 for Smile4Wessex. Throughout February (and into March),...

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...

'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  

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...

Our Mission

The Smile4Wessex Appeal aims to support the work of the Wessex Neurological Centre (WNC) by raising funds for projects that:

- Improve the quality of care and range of treatments offered to patients of the WNC
- Improve the quality of facilities provided at the WNC (for patients, staff and relatives)
- Further research into neurological conditions that will have a direct bearing on patient care, or further the understanding of such conditions and their future treatment.

But what does that actually mean?
We’re often asked the question, “Shouldn’t equipment and facilities funded by Smile4Wessex in fact be provided by the NHS?” In an ideal world the answer would of course be yes, but in the real world that simply cannot happen as there will always be compromises to make over demands for new technologies, new drugs, and for larger facilities staffed by more doctors and nurses.
It is our clear policy NOT to fund anything that we believe should routinely be the responsibility of the NHS. As one of our trustees puts it, “We’re not here to provide the cake, nor even the icing, we’re here to put the cherry on the top!” In practice, that means that we work closely with clinicians, staff and researchers to identify specific projects that offer tangible and quantifiable benefits that go above and beyond what may currently be available/possible.

Further information about the charity can be found throughout this web site, and additional information such as its registered objects, framework and financial accounts can be found on the Charity Commission's web site by clicking the following link.