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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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The Hampshire teacher who came back from the dead!

When Luke Wood ran the Great South Run 5k on Saturday, he wasn't taking the easy option. In 2010, Luke was taken seriously ill. Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare neurological condition, completely paralysed Luke and put him in intensive care for three months. He was cared for at both the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and the Wessex Neurological Centre, and Luke vowed to one day run the London Marathon to raise money for research into GBS and the units that had looked after him. Since then, progressing from a wheelchair to a gutter frame, zimmer frame, crutches, a walking stick and shoe-splints, this remains Luke's goal. The Great South Run 5k was in Luke's words "the next step in the journey". Well done Luke - next step taken, in just under 55 minutes - a remarkable achievement!

Please click Here to see the Daily Echo article about his amazing story.

Thank you Luke and Good Luck with your continued recovery.