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.
2017 Smile4Wessex Christmas...
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...
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...
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
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,...
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...
Andy Hues 3 Peaks Challenge
On July 13th/14th Andy Hues and friends Steve Elliott and Tom Yelf will be taking on The Three Peaks! It is a tough personal challenge to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden (the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales).
Andy tells us in his own words why he chose to take on this challenge to raise money for the Smile4Wessex Appeal:
'Approximately 12 to 15 months ago my wife Clare was complaining of feeling dizzy and that her sight was faltering in her right eye. This continued for a couple of weeks until one day she was shopping with a friend and she as good as took out a display in a shop in our local town. Something was not right.
Not wanting to cause a fuss she popped her nose into the opticians that she had recently attended to ask them if they could have a look at her eye just to see if they could see anything. The optician immediately advised her to visit QA Eye Emergency Clinic, of which she did. They carried out a couple of tests in relation to her symptoms and she was advised that they would like to carry out an MRI Scan.
In September of last year she was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis. Everything in our world drew to an immediate halt!
Since that time Clare has received tremendous support from the local team of specialist nurses and began medication that will hopefully, in time, modify the disease to a manageable level.
I guess by me taking on the 3Peaks Challenge with a couple of friends that I have roped in, is my way of saying Thank You to everyone that has been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of Clare, and by completing this challenge I hope that I can do my bit in helping fund research into Neurological diseases or just try to help someone less fortunate than Clare.'
Please support them by visiting their fundraising page and donating HERE