Category: News

Georgina’s Charity Skydive

Our amazing volunteer mentor Georgina Viveash is doing a charity skydive for SMASH on Saturday 30th May! She hopes to raise £500 for our charity so please head on over to her JustGiving page to help her reach this target. Georgina has said of SMASH: I was paired with a 15 year old girl who …

Zero to Hero

Matt Woolley, friend of SMASH and Memory Makers will be going into the ring in a few months time to raise money for the project. Folow his progress at: https://zerotoheroboxing.com/zth-swindon-season-2-contender-boxes-to-thank-charity-that-helped-his-son/ or donate at: http://www.justgiving.com/Matty-Woolley GOOD LUCK MATT!!

Lucas’ Story

My name is Lucas Moon Browne and I’d like to say a little about what it meant to me to have a SMASH mentor. Having a SMASH mentor gave me someone who I could go out and do something interactive with on a very regular basis. This was helpful to me as I wasn’t out …

Raffle Winner Announced

This weekend saw Christmas kicked off in style as young people and volunteers from the SMASH Youth Project took ASDA Hayden by storm with drumming, bag packing, singing and aiming to attach a SMASH/Memory Maker sticker to everyone (and thing) that moved. The whole day was an effort to continue raising the profile of Swindon …

Memory Makers Wanted

Could You Help a Child Make Some Positive Memories? If you can give a few hours a week to a child who needs a chance to make some positive memories, we’d like to hear from you. The Memory Makers project is part of established Swindon charity, SMASH. Since 1999 SMASH has been bringing children and …

Mentee Reflects on His Time At SMASH

Today the SMASH team received a letter from one of our young people, who was reflecting on his time at SMASH: “Hi, my name is Aidan and I am 14 years old and I have been attending SMASH, a Charity group for young adults since December 2013. SMASH is where you get the chance to …

Mentors Become the Pride of Swindon

On Thursday 13th March, our Mentors were officially named the Pride of Swindon. The ceremony, hosted by Shirley Ludford (station manager at 105.5), was held at the STEAM museum. The project was represented by three mentors, alongside Managing Director, Rob Chappell who nominated the team. He said “[the nomination is a] thanks for all your …

Memory Makers Fully Trained

The Memory Makers Project has hit its first milestone by training 6 volunteers. The Memory Makers Project offers children at Swindon’s primary schools the chance to do an activity, weekly or fortnightly, with a volunteer adult Memory Maker. Over the last 4 weeks, the Memory Makers Programme Co-ordinator Clare Armagan, along with founders Lyn Hartman …

Urgently Need New Mentors

SMASH are now recruiting for a new set of mentors. The training kicks off on Saturday 8th March, and continues on Saturday 15th March; Child Protection training training takes place on Wednesday 19th March And the “Meet the Mentees” Day will take place on Saturday 29th March. For the full training schedule please click here …

Fundraising Group Exceeds Target

TEN of our young people, all with mentors, have exceeded their own expectations and raised over £1,000. The young people formed a fundraising group after going climbing together to help to pay for an outdoor adventure challenge, but then they decided to switch their efforts to an altruistic cause. The groupheld a Christmas fayre, and …