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



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...

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.

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 Trustees

The members of our Board of Trustees are in effect the guardians of the charity, and are responsible to the Charity Commission for ensuring that the charity meets its legal obligations and stated objects.

The current board comprises:


ADRIAN PRICE                         OWEN SPARROW         JULIA PRIOR                               DIEDERIK BULTERS

Adrian Price - Appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2009, Adrian Price was, until December 2015, Lead Partner at the Solent Office of UK top 25 ranked chartered accountancy practice, Menzies. A specialist in Corporate Finance and Business Consultancy, Adrian regularly lectures on Strategic Planning & Business Development. In addition, Adrian is treasurer of the Royal Navy Sports Charities and the former Chair of Governors of a large local Secondary School. Adrian continues to work part-time for Menzies, now on a consultancy basis, and was elected Chair of our Trustees in March 2016.

Owen Sparrow - A senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, Owen has over 25 years' experience and specialises in the field of vascular neurosurgery (brain haemorrhages, aneurysms and vascular malformations), trigeminal neuralgia, and paediatric neurosurgery. He has worked at the Wessex Neurological Centre since 1992, serves on the Council of the Medical Defence Union and was appointed to the board of trustees in January 2009.

Julia Prior - An Associate and personal injury claims specialist at solicitors, BL Claims, Julia was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2016. Julia joined Blake Lapthorn in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having attained a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course. Julia has particular interest in motorcycle accident claims and accidents involving animals (such as equestrian falls) so has personal experience of dealing with people affected by traumatic brain and/or spinal injuries giving her a good understanding of their particular needs. 

Diederik Bulters - A Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Wessex Neurological Centre and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Southampton, Diederik joined the Board of Trustees in June 2016. His specialist areas of interest include vascular neurosurgery and head injury, and he is currently the chief and principal investigator for a large portfolio of randomised trials examining new ways to improve outcomes following intracranial haemorrhage and head injury, utilising new drug interventions and surgical techniques.