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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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William's 24hr Row & World Record Attempt

On the 10th-11th January William Nunn will be rowing 24 hours for charity, whilst attempting to break the ‘Age 19 & Under’ 24 hour British & World record, on a Concept 2 rowing machine. Being a local lad & having friends who have used the facilities at the Wessex Neurological Centre he feels passionately about the difference the new Children's Neurosciences Centre can make.

William is a 1st year Sports Science-Biomedicine student at the University of The West of England, and an active member of the UWEBC Senior Mens Squad and has been rowing for around 5 years now. From picking up his first oar at Picton Rowing Club in New Zealand, to winning Hampshire & Dorset Championships for Southampton ARC. Becoming a senior oarsman at Coalporters ARC, and now having represented his University in the 1st VIII. Having experienced a variety of challenges in the sport, he now feels it is time to push the boat out even further (excuse the pun), and raise money for fantastic causes whilst doing so.
This is what William has to say about the world record attempt:
'I am lucky enough to have Andrew Hammond, the current holder of the world record as my coach for the 24 hour row. After Henley Royal Regatta I will be undertaking 3 months of intensive training, rowing well in excess of 2 million meters, all in the aid of charity!
The current World record stands at: 265,380m. Held by Andrew Hammond (UK) (Southampton Solent BC / Coalporters Rowing Club) set in 2011. 
Please support him by visiting his fundraising page HERE