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.
Charity Golf Day at Remedy...
We're delighted to announce that we are again returning to Remedy Oak Golf Club, a firm favourite among our golfing friends, for what will be our 5th charity golf day at this truly magnificent course. Our host, Bruce Woollard,...
Smile4Wessex Neuro Open...
Please join us for our Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day on Saturday 2nd June.
We are excited to give you the opportunity to see many of the projects that Smile4Wessex has been able to fund, thanks to your generous support...
Rob's Family Fundraiser
Rob Langman is no stranger to taking on a challenge for Smile4Wessex and had no hesitation in also volunteering his brother-in-law Dave, and nephew DJ, to join him in this years FebBrainairy. They were ably assisted by his two children,...
Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy
Having recently undergone surgery for Epilepsy, Kiri MacDonald-Jones bravely agreed to lose her locks for FebBrainairy 2018.
Supporting Kiri was her husband Darryl, good friend Helen Webster, who is also a dedicated supporter...
SPA / Daily Echo Property...
Huge thanks to all at the Daily Echo / Southampton Property Association for choosing Smile4Wessex to benefit from their annual Charity Ball. It was a great evening and, as the pic below shows, a tremendous amount was raised...
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
The members of our Board of Trustees are in effect the guardians of the charity, and are responsible to the Charity Commission for ensuring that the charity meets its legal obligations and stated objects.
The current board comprises:
ADRIAN PRICE OWEN SPARROW JULIA PRIOR DIEDERIK BULTERS
Adrian Price - Appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2009, Adrian Price was, until December 2015, Lead Partner at the Solent Office of UK top 25 ranked chartered accountancy practice, Menzies. A specialist in Corporate Finance and Business Consultancy, Adrian regularly lectures on Strategic Planning & Business Development. In addition, Adrian is treasurer of the Royal Navy Sports Charities and the former Chair of Governors of a large local Secondary School. Adrian continues to work part-time for Menzies, now on a consultancy basis, and was elected Chair of our Trustees in March 2016.
Owen Sparrow - A senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, Owen has over 25 years' experience and specialises in the field of vascular neurosurgery (brain haemorrhages, aneurysms and vascular malformations), trigeminal neuralgia, and paediatric neurosurgery. He has worked at the Wessex Neurological Centre since 1992, serves on the Council of the Medical Defence Union and was appointed to the board of trustees in January 2009.
Julia Prior - An Associate and personal injury claims specialist at solicitors, BL Claims, Julia was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2016. Julia joined Blake Lapthorn in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having attained a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course. Julia has particular interest in motorcycle accident claims and accidents involving animals (such as equestrian falls) so has personal experience of dealing with people affected by traumatic brain and/or spinal injuries giving her a good understanding of their particular needs.
Diederik Bulters - A Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Wessex Neurological Centre and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Southampton, Diederik joined the Board of Trustees in June 2016. His specialist areas of interest include vascular neurosurgery and head injury, and he is currently the chief and principal investigator for a large portfolio of randomised trials examining new ways to improve outcomes following intracranial haemorrhage and head injury, utilising new drug interventions and surgical techniques.