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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.

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

'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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Six Decade Challenge

David Allen's life was ticking over nicely in 2008 when he suddenly suffered a huge aneurysm and sub-arachnoid haemorrhage leading to a stroke, along with complications including hydrocephalus, meningitis and epilepsy. 

Having spent over three months in a coma, David firmly believes he owes his life to the brilliant team at the Wessex Neurological Centre and since these life changing events David has been a dedicated supporter of Smile4Wessex and our appeals. His past fundraising events have included completing a triathlon and also shaving his hair and beard off !
As David turns 59 this year and enters the last year of his 6th decade, he has aptly named his latest fundraising mission the "Six Decade Challenge". This will see him undertake six events over the course of six weeks, once again, all in aid of Smile4Wessex.
His challenges will include; 
21st May  - 60 length swim 
28th May  - 50 mile cycle ride
4th June  - 40 vegan lunches
15th June - 30 minute stand up show
18th June - 20 mile walk
26th June - 10,000ft skydive with the Red Devils 
You can learn more about David's amazing Six Decade Challenge by clicking HERE