Category: News

Sarah is running for SMASH!

Sarah Thomas, one of our Mentors is running the Exeter Marathon on the 20th May to raise money for SMASH.  You can help Sarah in her fundraising efforts by donating directly to this fundraising page – JustGiving: Sarah Thomas JustGiving sends your donation straight to SMASH and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so …

SMASH Curry Night In February

On Tuesday 27th February 2018, the coldest night of the year,  the Bengal Square Curry House was a welcome place to be for a delicious Indian Buffet.   50 people enjoyed a variety of dishes knowing that all profits from the evening would be donated to SMASH by the Bengal Square.  There were plenty of winners …

SMASH Wine Tasting Event – Let’s get fundraising!

Following a successful Curry Evening fundraiser recently, the next event by Friends of Smash will be on Friday 11th May 2018. This is a wine tasting event at Magnum Wine Shop in Wood Street, Old Town, SN1, 4AB  from 7pm to 9pm. (Please note this date has changed from 20th April). To book tickets for …

Thank You Emma!

Many thanks to Emma Lord, a SMASH Mentor, for hosting an evening talking about mental health earlier this week. The evening was very informative and everyone there learnt something new. It was a great way to help reduce the stigma around mental ill health. Emma has offered to host such an event again later in the …

The SMASH Team is Recruiting!

Funded by Children In Need, this is a new role within the SMASH Team. Working as a Schools Case Manager, you will work directly with children and young people (CYP) to support and guide long term, self directed positive change. Working alongside other Project Staff, you will manage and supervise a number of volunteer mentors …

Fundraising Events For SMASH – Dates For Your Diaries

Curry Night What?                  A fabulous Indian Buffet experience for only £15 (drinks are extra) Where?               The Bengal Square, Roughmoor Village Centre (Peatmoor), SN5 5DJ When?                Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7pm The Bengal Square (http://www.bengalsquare.co.uk/peatmoor/ ) will donate all the profits from the evening to SMASH so we would love as many people …

Help us change lives – we are looking for two new trustees…….

SMASH is the youth mentoring charity that serves Swindon. We believe that it only takes one person to change a life. We do this through volunteer youth mentoring, group work and practical advice and support for our young people and their families and guardians. We help 9-19 year olds, who have or are suffering trauma …

Mentors Needed at SMASH – Next Training planned for February 2018

Happy New Year to all our supporters.  Please remember to promote our next set of Training for new Mentors – Team 37 – planned for mid to late February.  Dates will be confirmed shortly.  Application forms can be obtained by clicking on the link on our home page or emailing martinaatsmash@gmail.com And remember, you don’t need …

Christmas Updates

Please note that the SMASH Office will close at Noon on Friday 22nd December and re-open on the morning of Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  In case of emergency during this time, please ring the SMASH out of hours number on 07825 264864.  Thinking about a New Year’s Resolution?!  SMASH is currently recruiting for our next …

Great SMASH Christmas Party at Jolly Rogers

SMASH would like to say a huge “Thank You” for a fantastic party on Tuesday night at Jolly Rogers. It’s always the highlight of the memory making year and without the support of Mentors, we simply wouldn’t be able to go ahead. This is the first year where we asked the children to complete an …