2018 Smile4Wessex Gala...
We're pleased to announce that the 2018 Smile4Wessex Gala Dinner will take place at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on Saturday 13th October. 'Early Bird' ticket deals are available until 30th June.
Please click HERE for full details.
Ella's Chop for Charity...
12 year old Ella Ashford is preparing to have her gorgeous blonde locks cut off in her fundraising efforts to support Smile4Wessex.
This is her own way of thanking the brilliant team here at the Wessex Neurological Centre,...
Waitrose Community Matters
If you shop at Waitrose you can nominate Smile4Wessex as your chosen local charity by completing the nomination form found at the Customer Services desk in store.
Three good causes receive a share of £1,000...
Smile4Wessex Neuro Open...
Our long-awaited Neuro Open Day gave those attending a unique opportunity to see and learn about many of the amazing projects that Smile4Wessex has funded. Following a brief welcome and introduction, visitors were divided...
'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
The Smile4Wessex Appeal aims to support the work of the Wessex Neurological Centre (WNC) by raising funds for projects that:
- Improve the quality of care and range of treatments offered to patients of the WNC
- Improve the quality of facilities provided at the WNC (for patients, staff and relatives)
- Further research into neurological conditions that will have a direct bearing on patient care, or further the understanding of such conditions and their future treatment.
But what does that actually mean?
We’re often asked the question, “Shouldn’t equipment and facilities funded by Smile4Wessex in fact be provided by the NHS?” In an ideal world the answer would of course be yes, but in the real world that simply cannot happen as there will always be compromises to make over demands for new technologies, new drugs, and for larger facilities staffed by more doctors and nurses.
It is our clear policy NOT to fund anything that we believe should routinely be the responsibility of the NHS. As one of our trustees puts it, “We’re not here to provide the cake, nor even the icing, we’re here to put the cherry on the top!” In practice, that means that we work closely with clinicians, staff and researchers to identify specific projects that offer tangible and quantifiable benefits that go above and beyond what may currently be available/possible.
Further information about the charity can be found throughout this web site, and additional information such as its registered objects, framework and financial accounts can be found on the Charity Commission's web site by clicking the following link.