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


Ross Fripp's Cycling...

Ross Fripp's Cycling Challenge
Ross was a fit and healthy 24 year old when he became sick in November 2014. Suspecting it was just something he'd eaten, he carried on life as normal, but the sickness continued and gradually he developed further symptoms. Following...

Spreading a Little Christmas...

Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer
We're starting to feel a little festive here in the Smile4Wessex Appeals Office with the arrival of our 2018 Christmas Cards and we are really excited to be able to share them with you.  This year we have chosen not just...

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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Andy Hues 3 Peaks Challenge

On July 13th/14th Andy Hues and friends Steve Elliott and Tom Yelf will be taking on The Three Peaks! It is a tough personal challenge to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden (the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales). 

Andy tells us in his own words why he chose to take on this challenge to raise money for the Smile4Wessex Appeal:

'Approximately 12 to 15 months ago my wife Clare was complaining of feeling dizzy and that her sight was faltering in her right eye. This continued for a couple of weeks until one day  she was shopping with a friend and she as good as took out a display in a shop in our local town. Something was not right.

Not wanting to cause a fuss she popped her nose into the opticians that she had recently attended to ask them if they could have a look at her eye just to see if they could see anything. The optician immediately advised her to visit QA Eye Emergency Clinic, of which she did. They carried out a couple of tests in relation to her symptoms and she was advised that they would like to carry out an MRI Scan.
In September of last year she was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis. Everything in our world drew to an immediate halt!
Since that time Clare has received tremendous support from the local team of specialist nurses and began medication that will hopefully, in time, modify the disease to a manageable level.
I guess by me taking on the 3Peaks Challenge with a couple of friends that I have roped in, is my way of saying Thank You to everyone that has been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of Clare, and by completing this challenge I hope that I can do my bit in helping fund research into Neurological diseases or just try to help someone less fortunate than Clare.'
Please support them by visiting their fundraising page and donating HERE