Latest News And Updates

Charlie Paradise joins SMASH as a Trustee


Hi my name is Charlie and I am really looking forward to becoming part of the SMASH family and really helping to make a difference.

I currently work for the council in the Community Health and Wellbeing team, supporting local people of all ages to overcome their challenge/ barriers to leading a healthier and sometimes happier lifestyle. I have worked with young people for the last 10 years in different roles and I understand how challenging life can be with all the pressures of growing up, education and sometimes home life- charities like SMASH are essential to help young people have the best chance they can to reach their potential.

I am hoping to bring some passion, experience and hard work to the table to help SMASH become resilient to the growing demands and changing landscape, supporting the volunteers who make such a big difference in the local community. I have experience of working in the charity sector, public service and university settings and I am really looking forward to working with you all.

SMASH Is Recruiting! Do you have what it takes?


We are currently recruiting for a new Case Manager – please read the attached Job Description – Case Manager SMASH – Nov 2017

To apply for this role, please email your C.V. to admin@smashyouthproject.co.uk.

If you have any questions then email martinaatsmash@gmail.com.

Closing date for Curriculum Vitaes is 5pm on Tuesday 5th December 2017.

In line with our safer recruitment practices, any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check,  receipt of two satisfactory references and a probationary period.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Trustees Needed At SMASH


We are seeking volunteers to join us on our Board of Trustees which currently meets on a monthly basis for a couple of hours. There would also be a need to commit a few additional hours each month to undertake board related duties. Currently, we have two specific vacancies to fill –  the role of Secretary and the role of Treasurer.

We need individuals who can add real value to what we do, who are enthusiastic and who can manage their own time effectively but also work within the wider board team. We need individuals to help steer us through some strategic challenges as the environment in which we are operating is changing and we need to think differently and rise to these challenges. We need support of highly experienced individuals with a strategic mindset, who are open minded, innovative and passionate about our cause. If supporting our charity interests you then find out more by contacting Helen Fisher at helenatsmash@gmail.com or give her a call on 01793 729748.

 

Panto Tickets for SMASH!


The Wrde Up Highworth Music Festival Committee has awarded SMASH £240 to fund the purchase of theatre tickets. This will enable young people that SMASH are involved with to experience Panto this year. What wonderful news! Going to the Theatre is an experience many of the children we work with would normally miss out on but this year many of them will have that opportunity. Thank you so much.

Charity Of The Year Awards – Just Giving


The Just Giving Awards are back in November 2017 and voting is now open for Charity of the Year. Could SMASH as one of the nominees be this year‘s winner? With your support, yes it could be!

Charity of the Year is an opportunity to showcase the amazing things SMASH does in the community, and a chance to celebrate the hard work of everyone involved with SMASH.

Voting is really quick and simple, and absolutely anyone and everyone can vote. Type in SMASH Youth Project when you access the link.  Over to you!   Please spread the word and share the link when you have voted.  Thank you.    http://pages.contact.justgiving.com/awards/2017/charity/

 

 

Friends of SMASH – update


Our Friends of SMASH group’s  recent fundraiser, a “Night At The Dogs!” which took place at the end of September at Blunsdon Stadium raised £280 for SMASH.  Thank you to all those who supported this event.

There are lots of ways you can support SMASH – here is what has happened recently….


To those of you that took the time to vote for SMASH in the recent MCF Community Awards – we have been awarded a grant of £4,000 and we thank you for this support.   One of our  Trustees and a SMASH Mentee went to Salisbury on the 5th October to collect the award on behalf of SMASH.

 

 

 

To Winky Foos Bachata who held their annual beach dance party in aid of SMASH on the 11th August – they raised £150 on the night for SMASH. Thanks to Aaron and Katie for contacting us and for thinking of SMASH.

To Claire Billesdon a Senior Designer who volunteered her time to assist us in producing an infographic for our Annual General Meeting. This helped greatly when presenting our annual review of the project. Thank you Claire for donating your time and skills to SMASH.