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Judith and Jeremy's Race...

Judith and Jeremy's Race to the King
We had the pleasure of meeting Judith Murray and Jeremy King this week and were thrilled to be able to show them round the unit, so they could see the projects we have funded from our past appeals and hear about our current...

Ella's Chop for Charity...

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

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...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day
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

'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  

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Kain Dear's 26 hour, 65-mile Island Challenge

In one of the more extreme personal challenges that has been undertaken in aid of Smile4Wessex, Kain Dear had elected to take on the gruelling 65-mile Isle of Wight Challenge, a complete circumnavigation of the island - on foot. Worse still, Kain aggravated a back injury just a couple of weeks prior to the event, and there was real doubt as to whether he'd cross the start line, never mind the finish. But he did it, and here, in his own words, is just a little taste of what he faced.

"Well I'd been awake for 34 hours, walked for 26 hours, 12 of those in the rain, wind and fog at night, covering 106km cross country on the most exposed coast and cliffs and gaining a height of 1783 metres.

"It was a tough challenge and at times I wanted to give up, especially after the constant rain and wind but I did finish and came 284 out of 755 starters.

"I've managed to smash my target of £800 fund raising with the current amount including gift aid at £1780, a huge thanks to everyone who donated and supported me as well as action challenge for putting on such an event; and of course, Smile 4 Wessex for allowing me to raise funds for them."

Well Kain, the thanks are all ours, both for your magnificent effort and the tremendous support of all who sponsored you - truly outstanding!