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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 Current Appeal

The Wessex Plasma Therapy Appeal

Our latest appeal aims to fund a new Spectra Optia (plasma therapy) machine for the Wessex Neurological Centre. A large number of diseases affecting brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle are known to be caused by antibodies (known as auto-antibodies) that can trigger life-threatening illness and severe, permanent neuro-disability. Rapid, effective treatment of patients is critical to enable good recovery.

The Spectra Optia machine will allow staff at the Wessex Neurological Centre to continue to treat critically-ill patients on NICU suffering from life-threatening neurological disease with the latest technology. In addition, the new machine will enable the Wessex Neurological Centre to establish a Plasma Therapy Unit allowing clinicians to treat day-case and neurology ward patients from across the region living with a range of long-term conditions that are individually rare, but collectively common, such as Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).

Further details of this project will be made available in due course.