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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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Six Decade Challenge

David Allen's life was ticking over nicely in 2008 when he suddenly suffered a huge aneurysm and sub-arachnoid haemorrhage leading to a stroke, along with complications including hydrocephalus, meningitis and epilepsy. 

Having spent over three months in a coma, David firmly believes he owes his life to the brilliant team at the Wessex Neurological Centre and since these life changing events David has been a dedicated supporter of Smile4Wessex and our appeals. His past fundraising events have included completing a triathlon and also shaving his hair and beard off !
As David turns 59 this year and enters the last year of his 6th decade, he has aptly named his latest fundraising mission the "Six Decade Challenge". This will see him undertake six events over the course of six weeks, once again, all in aid of Smile4Wessex.
His challenges will include; 
21st May  - 60 length swim 
28th May  - 50 mile cycle ride
4th June  - 40 vegan lunches
15th June - 30 minute stand up show
18th June - 20 mile walk
26th June - 10,000ft skydive with the Red Devils 
You can learn more about David's amazing Six Decade Challenge by clicking HERE