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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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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febBRAINairy - Nick Ward reveals all!

Nick Ward had no hesitation in volunteering to have his head shaved for febBRAINairy, and was the first to brave the razor. But for Nick, it wasn't just a bald head that he'd be revealing, but something he'd never seen before - despite it having been there for over 45 years! We'll leave it to Nick to explain

"Exactly why did I shave my hair off on 1st February? Well, apart from wanting to support Smile4Wessex, I had never seen the scar left by life saving brain surgery back in 1971.

"I never forget that had The Wessex Neurological Centre’s surgeons not taken prompt action and operated I may well have died. It is as simple as that. It could have happened to anyone. Back then I was a just a 15 year old, strong and fit as a result of dinghy sailing and hockey. 

"The brain is complex, a delicate organ protected by an incredibly robust armoury. However, had it not been for the skills of Mr John Garfield and Glenn Neil-Dwyer who had the spunk and guts to drill five holes in my head, enabling them to remove damaged veins in my temporal parietal lobe, then I would not have gone on to recover, walk again, meet my wife, and enjoy the love of our two, wonderful children."

And as the before, during and after images above show, Nick's finally able to see the scar that bears witness to that surgery, and his newly bald pate is a sign of his latest fundraising effort in aid of the charity.

"I carry my scar with pride" adds Nick, and if you'd like to add your support you can do so by clicking HERE. Many thanks to Nick, and all those who are having their heads shaved for febBRAINairy.