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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,...


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...

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...

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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. Worse still, Kain aggravated a back injury just a couple of weeks prior to the event, and there was real doubt as to whether he'd cross the start line, never mind the finish. But he did it, and here, in his own words, is just a little taste of what he faced.

"Well I'd been awake for 34 hours, walked for 26 hours, 12 of those in the rain, wind and fog at night, covering 106km cross country on the most exposed coast and cliffs and gaining a height of 1783 metres.

"It was a tough challenge and at times I wanted to give up, especially after the constant rain and wind but I did finish and came 284 out of 755 starters.

"I've managed to smash my target of £800 fund raising with the current amount including gift aid at £1780, a huge thanks to everyone who donated and supported me as well as action challenge for putting on such an event; and of course, Smile 4 Wessex for allowing me to raise funds for them."

Well Kain, the thanks are all ours, both for your magnificent effort and the tremendous support of all who sponsored you - truly outstanding!