Category: News

SMASH Has Been Awarded The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Services

The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, in appreciation of outstanding work in their local communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. SMASH Chief Executive, Helen Fisher said: “It is an honour to receive this award. The Queen’s Award is not about the work done by …

Fundraiser for SMASH – a magnificent night at Magnums Wine Shop

Our Friends of SMASH Team hosted a wine tasting evening on 11 May at Magnums Wine Shop in Old Town. The evening was a great success with plenty of time for chatting and socialising in between trying 8 lovely wines. We were thrilled that the former Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Maureen Penny attended and also …

Sign up, Sign up! Next Training Dates Confirmed

Training for our new team of Volunteer Mentors – Team 39 – is to take place on the 7th and 8th July 2018.    If you feel you have the passion and commitment to help change a young person’s life then we would love to hear from you. As an equal opportunities charity we welcome applications …

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 …