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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.
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Charity Golf Day at Remedy...

Charity Golf Day at Remedy Oak GC
We're delighted to announce that we are again returning to Remedy Oak Golf Club, a firm favourite among our golfing friends, for what will be our 5th charity golf day at this truly magnificent course. Our host, Bruce Woollard,...
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Smile4Wessex Neuro Open...

Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day
Please join us for our Smile4Wessex Neuro Open Day on Saturday 2nd June.   We are excited to give you the opportunity to see many of the projects that Smile4Wessex has been able to fund, thanks to your generous support...
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Rob's Family Fundraiser

Rob's Family Fundraiser
Rob Langman is no stranger to taking on a challenge for Smile4Wessex and had no hesitation in also volunteering his brother-in-law Dave, and nephew DJ, to join him in this years FebBrainairy. They were ably assisted by his two children,...
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Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy

Kiri's Close Shave for Epilepsy
Having recently undergone surgery for Epilepsy, Kiri MacDonald-Jones bravely agreed to lose her locks for FebBrainairy 2018. Supporting Kiri was her husband Darryl, good friend Helen Webster, who is also a dedicated supporter...
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SPA / Daily Echo Property...

SPA / Daily Echo Property Ball
Huge thanks to all at the Daily Echo / Southampton Property Association for choosing Smile4Wessex to benefit from their annual Charity Ball. It was a great evening and, as the pic below shows, a tremendous amount was raised...
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Linda's Life Turns Full...

Linda's Life Turns Full (Epileptic) Circle!
When Linda Littlechild, then 38, was first diagnosed with Epilepsy it was not only a daunting time for her, but the whole Littlechild family. It was also the beginning of a difficult and sometimes frightening journey, but one which...
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'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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The 2013 Jurassic Challenge

Sunday 30th June brought near perfect weather conditions for this year's Jurassic Challenge Walks, as the early morning mist which greeted those starting the 32-mile walk from Corfe eventually cleared to reveal a warm and sunny summer day.

A total of well over 60 walkers, and several dogs, took part in the event, which offers 10, 20 and 32-mile routes across the beautiful Purbeck Hills and Jurassic Coast. This year's route had been altered at late notice to avoid sections of the coast that have suffered landslips in recent weeks, but was none-the-less challenging for it, and there were some tired limbs and blistered feet by the time everyone arrived safely at the finish line close to the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.

As always, event organiser Diana NcNally and her team of volunteers had left nothing to chance, and the early starters were treated to a cooked breakfast at Durston, where the 20-mile walkers join the route, and checkpoints throughout the route provided participants with the opportunity to take on additional water and food, or just to rest up for a moment before continuing.

This year's event also saw a team of four take on the 32-mile Challenge Trophy, with a previous record of 9 hours and 41 minutes firmly in their sights to surpass. And surpass it they did, in a quite incredible time of 8 hours and 14 miins, which will certainly take some beating next year!

Two weeks later, Diana and the team were again at Durston for the Junior Jurassic Walks, which offer 1, 2 and 5-mile routes, and which for the first time also included a 10-mile Junior Challenge Tophy which was completed by Samuel in a time of 3 hours and 42 minutes, a tremendous achievement. As always, certificates and medals were awarded to all participants and we're delighted to report that the Jurassic Walks have this year raised over £8,600 for the Smile4Wessex Appeal, a magnificent amount. Our grateful thanks go to all who took part or helped with the organisation and running of this year's event, and we hope to do it all over again in 2014.