News & Events


SMASH and Link Centre Working Together To Support Our Young People

This partnership with the Link Centre – run by GLL’s Better brand – has youngsters involved with our Mentoring Programme and aged between 13 and 19, enjoying free weekly sports sessions including ice skating or trampolining alongside gym, fitness or games training. They will also receive careers and apprenticeships advice to further enhance their experience. Read the full story here.

Staff and young people from SMASH Youth Project at Better’s Link Centre, Swindon.


A big “Thank You” to West Swindon Open Gardens

A fantastic £790 was donated to SMASH as one of the events chosen charities.  A great result for everyone involved.

We value your support and efforts in helping us to continue our good work in the community.

SMASH Curry Night – 20th June 2017

Despite the heat outside,  SMASH Mentors, Memory Makers,  Staff, Trustees and their friends and family met at the Bengal Square Curry House in Peatmoor for an Indian Buffet. Over 50 people enjoyed a variety of dishes knowing that all profits from the evening would be donated to SMASH by the Bengal Square.  The food was delicious and there was plenty of chat and laughter creating an even warmer atmosphere.  There were plenty of winners of the vast array of raffle prizes all kindly donated, which included a meal for four at the Blunsdon House Hotel, train tickets donated by GWR and a family bounce at the Link Centre. The evening was really enjoyable and a grand total of £568.80 was raised for SMASH.


The next social event to be organised by the Friends of SMASH is on Saturday 30th September  – a night at the dogs – at Swindon Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are £5 with the total cost of the ticket being donated to SMASH. Please put the date in your diary – further details to follow in due course.

Thank you

Thank you to Swindon Scrapstore for donating a desk to our offices. It is much appreciated.


It’s Time To Vote Again!

Dear Friends and Supporters.   Your  mission, should you choose to accept it, is VOTE for SMASH in the MCF Community Awards at and help us to win £25,000 for our Charity. Ask your family, friends and work colleagues to do the same and support this mission and help us on our way to achieving this goal.


Interested in becoming a Volunteer Mentor with SMASH?

We would love to hear from you. First step – complete our application form – Volunteer Application Form June 2017

Next step –  we will make contact with you on receipt of your form. Final step – watch this space for our next set of training dates later this year.

It couldn’t be easier!.



Vote Now for SMASH in the MCF Community Awards 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of SMASH everywhere!

We need your VOTE. 

Help us win up to £25,000 by voting in the MCF Community Awards at

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is giving away £3 million to 300 charities across England and Wales to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. It’s up to the public to decide which charities get the largest grants through an online vote at

The online voting website opened on the 12th June so please vote for us now at 

It is fantastic news that SMASH has been chosen as one of the nominated charities to receive a grant, and it is the public vote, your vote! that determines how much we receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000.

Help us to continue meeting the increasing demands for one to one mentoring support that we offer to those children and young people within the town, who are in most need of our services and support.   Spread the message – please encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to  vote for SMASH also.