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Charitable Support for the Wessex Neurological Centre
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  

Our Trustees

The members of our Board of Trustees are in effect the guardians of the charity, and are responsible to the Charity Commission for ensuring that the charity meets its legal obligations and stated objects.

The current board comprises:


ADRIAN PRICE                         OWEN SPARROW         JULIA PRIOR                               DIEDERIK BULTERS

Adrian Price - Appointed to the Board of Trustees in June 2009, Adrian Price was, until December 2015, Lead Partner at the Solent Office of UK top 25 ranked chartered accountancy practice, Menzies. A specialist in Corporate Finance and Business Consultancy, Adrian regularly lectures on Strategic Planning & Business Development. In addition, Adrian is treasurer of the Royal Navy Sports Charities and the former Chair of Governors of a large local Secondary School. Adrian continues to work part-time for Menzies, now on a consultancy basis, and was elected Chair of our Trustees in March 2016.

Owen Sparrow - A senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, Owen has over 25 years' experience and specialises in the field of vascular neurosurgery (brain haemorrhages, aneurysms and vascular malformations), trigeminal neuralgia, and paediatric neurosurgery. He has worked at the Wessex Neurological Centre since 1992, serves on the Council of the Medical Defence Union and was appointed to the board of trustees in January 2009.

Julia Prior - An Associate and personal injury claims specialist at solicitors, Blake Morgan LLP, Julia was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2016. Julia joined Blake Morgan in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having attained a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course. Julia has particular interest in motorcycle accident claims and accidents involving animals (such as equestrian falls) so has personal experience of dealing with people affected by traumatic brain and/or spinal injuries giving her a good understanding of their particular needs. 

Diederik Bulters - A Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Wessex Neurological Centre and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Southampton, Diederik joined the Board of Trustees in June 2016. His specialist areas of interest include vascular neurosurgery and head injury, and he is currently the chief and principal investigator for a large portfolio of randomised trials examining new ways to improve outcomes following intracranial haemorrhage and head injury, utilising new drug interventions and surgical techniques.