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Enhancing the range and quality of patient care and sponsoring pioneering research


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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William's 24hr Row & World Record Attempt

On the 10th-11th January William Nunn will be rowing 24 hours for charity, whilst attempting to break the ‘Age 19 & Under’ 24 hour British & World record, on a Concept 2 rowing machine. Being a local lad & having friends who have used the facilities at the Wessex Neurological Centre he feels passionately about the difference the new Children's Neurosciences Centre can make.

William is a 1st year Sports Science-Biomedicine student at the University of The West of England, and an active member of the UWEBC Senior Mens Squad and has been rowing for around 5 years now. From picking up his first oar at Picton Rowing Club in New Zealand, to winning Hampshire & Dorset Championships for Southampton ARC. Becoming a senior oarsman at Coalporters ARC, and now having represented his University in the 1st VIII. Having experienced a variety of challenges in the sport, he now feels it is time to push the boat out even further (excuse the pun), and raise money for fantastic causes whilst doing so.
This is what William has to say about the world record attempt:
'I am lucky enough to have Andrew Hammond, the current holder of the world record as my coach for the 24 hour row. After Henley Royal Regatta I will be undertaking 3 months of intensive training, rowing well in excess of 2 million meters, all in the aid of charity!
The current World record stands at: 265,380m. Held by Andrew Hammond (UK) (Southampton Solent BC / Coalporters Rowing Club) set in 2011. 
Please support him by visiting his fundraising page HERE