The Wessex Neurological
Centre Trust

Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre

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


Wall of Smiles

Wall of Smiles

The Smile4Wessex 'Wall of Smiles' is just that, a wall covered in smiles that is located directly adjacent to the main entrance to the Smile4Wessex Children's Neurosciences Centre. It provides a colourful addition to the unit, and an opportunity for individuals or organisations to leave a lasting message of support, to give thanks for the care a loved one received, or to remember someone special who is sadly no longer with us.

Each 'Smile' can be sponsored for just £100 and, with a maximum of 192 Smiles available, once fully populated the 'Wall' will have covered the £18,000 that Smile4Wessex contributed to creating 'The Retreat' playroom and the sensory equipment installed therein.

The image above shows the first section of the 'Wall' (which is almost 2 metres wide) will contain 80 Smiles, and there will be a second section that will accommodate a further 112. In addition to the 'Wall' itself, an electronic replica can be accessed on this website (see below), so your support can be seen online as well as by anyone visiting the ward.

Samples of the messages that can be dedicated are as follows, though we're happy to consider other messages.

'Smile4Jack - Mum & Dad'      'Love from Jill Patient & Family'      'Thanks from Jack & Jill'      'Keep Smiling - ACME Construction'

PLEASE NOTE: The maximum message size is up to three lines of text containing a maximum of 15 characters per line (including spaces). In consideration of the feelings of those parents/families whose own children may be receiving treatment on the unit for an acute illness, we trust you will understand that we CANNOT include messages that contain wording such as "in memory of ...." or "gone but not forgotten".

If you'd like to sponsor a Smile, simply click HERE to go straight to the Smile4Wessex Shop to make your purchase.

Alternatively, you can download a leaflet and order form in PDF format at the foot of this page.


In addition to the physical Wall of Smiles, we have created an electronic version HERE on which you can see the sponsored Smiles, and on which a more detailed message can be accessed (by clicking the + sign on each Smile). Use the scroll arrows to view the next panel and scroll the page up and down to reveal more rows of Smiles.