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

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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. In...
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2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas...

2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas Cards Sold Out
Sorry if you missed them, but our 2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas Cards have sold out. Thank you to all who purchased packs and we hope you have an enjoyable festive season and a very happy and healthy New Year.
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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),...
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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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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.