Category: News

Poetry Competition Results

Back in April, we launched a poetry and short story competition for young people – no more than 500 words on what it’s like to be a child or young person today. We had so many amazing and creative entries that it was really difficult to choose a winner. After a lot of consideration, we …

Christmas Comes Early Thanks to Minuteman Press

Order your personalised Christmas and Holiday cards from Minuteman Press Swindon and help support SMASH at the same time! You can choose SMASH as a supported charity and Minuteman Press will make a 10p donation per card to us, on your behalf. You can view their catalogue here and download an order form here.

Running the Bristol Half Marathon for SMASH

More than 7,000 people turned out for the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday 13th September, and two of them were running on behalf of SMASH! Our amazing supporters Jessica Shakles and Nicole Harrison took on the 13 mile course to help fund our youth mentoring work, finishing with a time of 2:13:26. Nicole has said …

Help Create Lasting Memories for Children

One of our Memory Makers, Lyndsey Zdero, was recently interviewed by Swindon Advertiser about what it’s like to volunteer for SMASH. Plea for volunteers to help create lasting memories for children We are currently looking for adult volunteers who could help change the life of a Swindon child. The next training session to become a …

SMASH on BBC Wiltshire

Our Trustee Lyn Hartman and Memory Maker Lyndsey Zdero were recently interviewed by Graham Seaman for BBC Wiltshire. The interview was broadcast on 11th August and focuses on our Memory Makers project. Click below to listen!  

Annual Report & Accounts 2014-15

The 2015 SMASH Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 5th August at Nationwide’s Head Office on Pipers Way. The meeting went brilliantly without a hitch, and it was great to see a mix of familiar faces who have supported SMASH for years and new people who are just starting to get involved. There was …

Stuart’s 3 Peaks Challenge

This September, our volunteer Stuart Westley is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for SMASH! Last year, Stuart raised over £600 in the SMASH DASH by three-legged racing with his brother around the course while pushing a baby buggy. This year, he will be attempting to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and …

Change a Life

Help us to raise £5,000 to change young people’s lives in Swindon We’ve set ourselves a target of 40 days to raise £5,000 for our next team of mentors to change 15 young people’s lives for the better. Can you help us to Change a Life? Any donation you can make is HUGELY appreciated – …

SMASH Fun Day: Raffle prizes to be claimed!

Chocolates, a cake, and Sunday lunch for 4 to be claimed if you have the winning raffle tickets! Thank you to everyone who helped and attended the SMASH Fun Day last Saturday! We raised more than £800, all of which will go towards our mission of supporting children and young people in Swindon. Some of …

Vote for SMASH for Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year

SMASH are one of three charities competing to be Sainsbury’s Stratton’s Charity of the Year! If we are selected we will benefit from their fundraising and volunteering for 12 months. This would be a huge benefit to us and would really help us to do more to support young people. We are through to the …