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2018 Smile4Wessex Gala...

2018 Smile4Wessex Gala Dinner Date
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...

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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Honouring Mum with Athens Run

When Jamie Daniel runs the Athens Marathon on November 12th, he'll be doing something he's spent much of his life avoiding. Here, in Jamie's own words, is why.

"I had always said I would run a marathon if I had a great cause to raise money for. If I am being honest, it had always been a bit of an excuse to get out of doing one! However, when Penny asked me to run the Athens Marathon with her and her brother, my excuses had run out.

The Wessex Neurological Centre (WNC) at Southampton became a pretty familiar place in 2016.  My Mum, Delia, had what they call a Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhage, and found herself in the ward for the first time that year. The staff were amazing in nursing mum back to health over the subsequent weeks and months.  

Mum had made an almost full recovery last summer then suffered another, separate bleed. This time we weren’t so lucky and we lost Mum in May. The WNC were impeccable at looking after us as a family, and the support and care they gave us at this horrible time was outstanding.

So here I am, 18 months later, embarking on the Athens Marathon, with Penny, to honour the memory of Mum and to raise as much as I can for the WNC who did so much for us as a family. If ever there was a better excuse TO run a marathon, I can’t think of one."

Many thanks Jamie, and If you'd like to pledge your support for Jamie & Penny, please click HERE