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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...

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The Hampshire teacher who came back from the dead!

When Luke Wood ran the Great South Run 5k on Saturday, he wasn't taking the easy option. In 2010, Luke was taken seriously ill. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare neurological condition, completely paralysed Luke and put him in intensive care for three months. He was cared for at both the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and the Wessex Neurological Centre, and Luke vowed to one day run the London Marathon to raise money for research into GBS and the units that had looked after him. Since then, progressing from a wheelchair to a gutter frame, zimmer frame, crutches, a walking stick and shoe-splints, this remains Luke's goal. The Great South Run 5k was in Luke's words "the next step in the journey". Well done Luke - next step taken, in just under 55 minutes - a remarkable achievement!

Please click Here to see the Daily Echo article about his amazing story.

Thank you Luke and Good Luck with your continued recovery.