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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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Honouring Mum with Athens Run

When Jamie Daniel runs the Athens Marathon on November 12th, he'll be doing something he's spent much of his life avoiding. Here, in Jamie's own words, is why.

"I had always said I would run a marathon if I had a great cause to raise money for. If I am being honest, it had always been a bit of an excuse to get out of doing one! However, when Penny asked me to run the Athens Marathon with her and her brother, my excuses had run out.

The Wessex Neurological Centre (WNC) at Southampton became a pretty familiar place in 2016.  My Mum, Delia, had what they call a Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhage, and found herself in the ward for the first time that year. The staff were amazing in nursing mum back to health over the subsequent weeks and months.  

Mum had made an almost full recovery last summer then suffered another, separate bleed. This time we weren’t so lucky and we lost Mum in May. The WNC were impeccable at looking after us as a family, and the support and care they gave us at this horrible time was outstanding.

So here I am, 18 months later, embarking on the Athens Marathon, with Penny, to honour the memory of Mum and to raise as much as I can for the WNC who did so much for us as a family. If ever there was a better excuse TO run a marathon, I can’t think of one."

Many thanks Jamie, and If you'd like to pledge your support for Jamie & Penny, please click HERE