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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...

Previous Projects

Smile4Wessex appeals (and those previously run under the Smile4Rich campaign) have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at the Wessex Neurological Centre.

Please click on the project headings below for the full story of each project.

3D Endoscopic Neurosurgery

The charity's latest appeal success brings 3D Endoscopic Neurosurgery to the Wessex Neurological Centre, making possilbe procedures that simply could not be conducted with 2D technology.

The Smile4Wessex Children's Neuro Centre

The charity has part-funded the development of a world-class Children’s Neurosciences Centre to replace the previous Children’s Neurosurgery Ward.

ISIS IOM Intra-Operative Nerve Monitoring System

In a collaboration with the Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group, Smile4Wessex has funded the provision of sophisticated nerve monitoring equipment which will further enhance the safety of complex neurosurgery.

Revolutionary Microscope Sheds New Light on Neurosurgery

In 2011 the Wessex Neurological Centre became the first centre in the UK to install a new generation of neurosurgical operating microscope, equipped with revolutionary fluorescence imaging technology.

Paediatric Video-Telemetry (PVT) Suite

Epilepsy has a dramatic impact on those it affects, and none more so than children. In severe cases a child may suffer 30, 40 or even 50 seizures each day, daunting for an adult let alone a child.

The Smile4Rich Ambulance Appeal

There was a time when recovering patients awaiting transfer from the WNC back to their ‘home’ hospital elsewhere in the region did just that - wait - due simply to the lack of an appropriate vehicle.

Auto-Tilt Sigma Physiotherapy Chair

Physiotherapy is a crucial part of the rehabilitation process, and the ability to provide this to patients who would otherwise endure long periods of immobility is an important aid to their recovery.


Please also see the page covering Research Projects that have been funded by the charity